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Big D Daily: News for Monday, January 16, 2023

Preseason is underway as FC Dallas is back out on the field.

It is great to see the ol’ round ball moving again up in Frisco. Yeah, preseason is underway for FC Dallas and it is a welcome sight to see. The club will have some scrimmages with themselves in the coming days before they head out to Spain.

// FC Dallas //

After a promising 2022, FC Dallas looks to do more in 2023 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas’ Dan Hunt, Andres Zanotta and head coach Nico Estevez were on hand to answer a slew of questions.

North Texas SC Announces Javier Cano as Head Coach - Big D Soccer
Cano has links to MLS from his time with DC United and Austin FC.

5 FC Dallas Storylines Heading into 2023 Preseason | FC Dallas
The open DP slot is going to be an interesting item to watch for here this season.

FC Dallas "looking at different options" at DP after Franco Jara exit |
Jara’s exit was a surprise to some but a relief overall. Again, how FC Dallas deals with this spot will be key this year.

FC Dallas looks to shake things up and be unpredictable in 2023 | The Striker
There's still room for FC Dallas to grow despite its improvement in 2022, and it's looking to accomplish that by mixing things up in multiple ways.

// MLS //

Insider notebook: Houston eye attacker, trade interest in LAFC's Arango & Opoku |
Could FC Dallas be in the hunt for Arango or Opoku? Probably not, but it would be interesting to see if they’d try to make a play for either of them.

LA Galaxy eye 2-3 "good, sound moves" before 2023 season starts |
Some of LA’s moves feel like they’re on the verge of being back into what they used to be but I think it will all come down to their defense improvement. If they figure that out, they’re going to be a mess to deal with in 2023.

Five questions answered with Austin FC's squad number release | The Striker
Austin FC dropped the 2023 squad numbers on Thursday, revealing a few clues to the makeup of the squad we'll go ahead and glean, just because.

2023 moves highlight the importance of MLS center backs | US Soccer Players
There have been some big moves this offseason that mainly saw some key center backs move around the league.

Club World Cup draw: Sounders could face Real Madrid in semis - Sounder At Heart
Pretty sure Seattle and even those at MLS will be super annoying if the Sounders end up playing Madrid in a competitive match. But, it is also a big deal.

Colorado Rapids Announce Secondary Kit Launch Date and Tease Possible Color Scheme - Burgundy Wave
So, Colorado may have a different kit color for their secondary kit. As much as I enjoyed their recent secondary kits, I’m very curious about this one.