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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas is nearly here!

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The big holiday is almost upon us here as we await things like the 2016 schedule and more roster moves.

// FC Dallas //

Goal of the Year semifinals round 1 and 2 | Big D Soccer

We're zeroing in on our top goal from 2015 with your help. Half of the semifinals were released yesterday with more on the way today. Get to voting!

// MLS //

Best matches of 2015 |

The MLS folks went a little east coast biased with these games but they were good ones. I would have thrown a couple playoff games in the mix as the top games of the season. One with FCD comes to mind against Seattle. That SKC-Portland game was nuts as well.

Forlan still interested in MLS | Deportes Total USA

The old forward continues to talk about coming to MLS. I'll say pass if FCD's name gets mentioned again for his services.

Blue skies with a hint of clouds | Howler

Howler takes a look at NYCFC and their fans.

Nicol predicts Jones won't return to the Revs | The Bent Musket

Yeah, when a player comes out and tweets that the offer was too low, I would imagine he won't be back. I believe his time in MLS is over but that may just be me.

Atlanta linked with striker from Panama | Dirty South Soccer

Something tells me that Atlanta will do some serious roster building in 2016 where they sign guys and immediately loan them out. A bold strategy that may work in some places.

Orlando snags Joe Bendik from Toronto | The Mane Land

So Toronto had to give up a conditional fourth round draft pick for a average starter. I know it may be apples and oranges but this shows me a lot about how keepers are valued in this league when I look at this deal and what FCD got for Dan Kennedy.

Will TFC's winter finally make them a winner? |

The last couple of winters have been all about how Toronto has brought in some big name DPs into the league. Now they're making smart moves within the league to better their roster.