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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Not too many days left this year.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The week is turning the corner towards the weekend today as we're inching closer towards the next draft in the MLS offseason.

// FC Dallas //

FCD academy sides sweep Texans, Houston sides in final 2015 matches | FCDallas.com

The FCD youngsters went out with a bang to finish up the 2015 calendar year. It is always nice to beat some local rivals to end any year.

Return to LA a bit surreal for Kennedy | MLSSoccer.com

We're all not too happy with the outcome of this trade but allowing a guy like Dan to return home to LA is something I'm okay with since it means we got an emerging keeper in Jesse Gonzalez.

// MLS //

Brener takes over as majority owner of the Dynamo | Dynamo Theory

Yesterday was a rather large day in the league's history. For the first time, every club has a majority owner with no one owner dealing with multiple teams. I don't know about you all but it seemed fitting to drink to Uncle Lamar, Kraft and Phil last night when thinking about this. Oddly enough, this took place on Houston's 10th anniversary in MLS.

Colorado lands Pappa in trade | Sounder at Heart

There had been talk of this trade for a few days now but yesterday it became official. Colorado is secretly stocking up on old Sounder players (they snagged one in a waiver draft last week).

Should the Revs move Farrell back to right back? | The Bent Musket

New England has a bit of an issue of their own in their defense this offseason, they have to find out a way to either have Andrew Farrell at center back or at right back. He's oddly enough their best player in both positions.

Was the 2011 Galaxy either lucky or good? | ASN

The 2011 LA side won the double in MLS, something that has rarely happened in the league's short history. So were they that good or were they just lucky along the way?

Free agency a step in the right direction for MLS | SBI Soccer

So far we've had one signing in free agency but my gut tells me that things will begin to pick up after tomorrow's Re-Entry Draft stage two.