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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 2, 2021

It is game day again here in the preseason for FC Dallas!

We’ve made it through another week here as the Easter weekend is upon us. FC Dallas will host another friendly this morning, as they take on San Antonio FC for the second week in a row as a part of the La Copita preseason tournament.

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Why FC Dallas selling Thiago Santos is good business - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas will have opened up an international roster spot and earned some good money in the process in this move.

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Sporting KC sign AFC Richmond striker ... send Ted Lasso BBQ sauce | MLSSoccer.com
I'm not usually one for April Fool's Day jokes but I did enjoy this one. Now I need to go re-binge Ted Lasso.

Report: LAFC set Atuesta asking price amid Palmeiras interest | MLSSoccer.com
This would certainly be a hit to LAFC here if Atuesta leaves but it sounds like there is a lot of work to be done to get this one over the finish line.

Enzo Zidane on trial with MLS club Inter Miami - ESPNFC
Enzo Zidane has been training with Inter Miami throughout the preseason, but no word yet on if this move will actually happen.

Kaku arbitration case latest; MLS TV broadcast breakdown – The Athletic
There is a lot to take in this piece from the Kaku situation to the breakdown of how many national TV games each club got this year. I know we complain sometimes about the lack of exposure for FC Dallas but there are a lot of teams in the same boat as us.

Why the Sounders hired Craig Waibel to replace Chris Henderson - Sounder At Heart
During his time at RSL, Waibel oversaw one of the league’s most successful academies and developmental pipelines. Smart move for the Sounders as they look to the future.

LAFC make Thorrington, Freedman as co-presidents permanent - Angels on Parade
I've watched enjoy of The Office to know that co-leaders in any role can be a bad thing. But maybe they know what they are doing in LA.

How an innovative program helps the Chicago Fire Academy develop mentally stronger players - Hot Time In Old Town
I know Chicago has had their issues in the past but I do think a lot of their programs like this are moving them forward in a positive direction.

The Columbus Crew facing early-season injuries ahead of opener - Massive Report
A couple of Columbus players won’t be 100 percent for the start of the Champions League.

Taylor Twellman responds to Jozy Altidore comments; Altidore fires back - Waking The Red
This Twitter spat has been interesting to say the very least.

Rumor: Red Bulls close to move for Celtic striker Patryk Klimala - Once A Metro
The 22-year-old cost Scottish giants $5 million just a year ago and is extensively capped with Poland youth national teams.