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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 28, 2014

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The Christmas season is officially here.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving yesterday. I know I am still a bit stuffed but I'm sure I'll work it all out during some Black Friday shopping. Grab your morning coffee and lets get into some links.

// FC Dallas //

BDS Awards, Un-Sung Hero of 2014 | Big D Soccer

A little ICYMI from yesterday, we began rolling out our end of the year awards. Up first was a look at who was our Un-Sung Hero of the year.

// MLS //

A look at the Galaxy in a post-Beckham world |

It took a little bit of time to get over David Beckham leaving the club but now it appears the Galaxy are on their way to something special in Landon Donovan's final run.

Petke holds impromptu Q&A over Twitter |

Sometimes I love living in a world with Twitter. New York manager Mike Petke gave some Red Bull fans a treat yesterday with a quick Q&A. I highly doubt we'll ever see something like that from Oscar Pareja but in a way I am okay with that since we have Dan Hunt chats on Facebook.

LAFC reportedly paid the highest expansion fee yet | The Goat Parade

Wow, a whopping $110 million. And a note in there that new clubs will need to pony up at least $100 million going forward will possibly change how the expansion race is going to go.

Expansion overview of where MLS is going |

The Goat Parade linked to this article as well but there is a lot of good information stacked in this piece from Brian Straus. While it wasn't said in this piece, I've been told a couple times by various sources that if the money and stadiums works out for all of these bids, MLS would go beyond 24 teams.

Teal Bunbury thriving in a new role |

They're calling his new position a 'target winger'. Yeah, that one is new to me. I wonder if this could end up being soccer's version of the 'wildcat offense' or something like that.

And that is all for now. We'll have another BDS award up later this weekend but until then what do you all have today? Anyone snag a good Black Friday deal?