Friday Links: FC Dallas looking to add Arriola in trade with DCU

Man, what a week it’s been to start pre-season. Many transfer and trade rumors surround FC Dallas as they continue to fill out the roster for the upcoming season. It’s been an interesting ride so far that I think will only get crazier.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas acquires goalkeeper Maarten Paes on loan from FC Utrecht – Big D Soccer
Paes will compete with Jimmy Maurer for the starting keeper position as he is on a short-term loan.

Report: FC Dallas acquire Paul Arriola in record deal – Big D Soccer
FCD is flush with allocation funds and with Estevez’s familiarity with Arriola, this move makes sense. At least on paper.

Paul Arriola addresses his fateful offseason as the World Cup looms | MLS Soccer.com
Arriola has a lot of options on the table right now, which isn’t always a bad thing for a player.

FC Dallas striker Designated Player Franco Jara welcomes challenge for starting spot again | The Texas striker
Jesus Ferreira will push to be the starting striker, but his fellow DP finally wants to make his mark at Frisco.

Nico Estévez is already making changes at FC Dallas – both on the pitch and at Toyota Stadium | The Texas striker
Hoping for a bigger and better season in 2022, FC Dallas is finally investing in improving its facilities. That’s a bit huge if you ask me.

// MLS //

Sources: Arsenal bid for New England Revolution, USMNT GK Matt Turner | MLS Soccer.com
Of all the potential transfers out of MLS this winter, this is perhaps one of the most surprising. Not that Turner didn’t deserve it, but that a big club like Arsenal are bidding on him.

What to call the Atlanta United-Charlotte FC rivalry? Darren Eales proposes his idea | MLS Soccer.com
I know it’s corny but I like the suggestion to call their rivalry the Royal Rumble.

Inter Miami try to find themselves in third year | American football players
After a difficult 2021, Inter Miami is reworking its roster while addressing the realities of building a soccer club in South Florida.

Diego Valeri officially transferred to Club Atletico Lanus – Stumptown Footy
Valerie was in a class of his own when he left MLS and ended an era in Portland.

Matt Real under contract, Glesnes close to green card, Przybylko update and more from Curtin presser
It sure looks like Chicago and Philly are close to closing that deal for Przbylko.

Edgar Castillo, Doneil Henry and more join RSL as pre-season guests – RSL Soapbox
Both could add potential defensive depth to RSL’s backline.

Sporting KC’s Vermes: Pulido update, new striker signing, Ford, Lindsey – The Blue Testament
It’s kinda crazy to me that SKC can’t open a DP slot with Pulido on the IR this season. They get an open international slot, but not the DP slot.

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