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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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Who will join Seattle at MLS Cup?

November is nearly over here as we’re almost to the heart of the offseason.

// FC Dallas //

Building for 2017: A look at the keepers | Big D Soccer

Right now FC Dallas has two solid goalkeepers on the books for next year, but how much are they costing the team? We dive into the numbers.

Should FCD go after Ruben Luna? | Big D Soccer

Many of you have been thinking it these last few months, and now we dive into the debate ourselves.

Five academy alum still alive in College Cup | FCDallas.com

A few are still in it from the academy teams but none bigger than UNC’s Sarah Ashley Firstenberg, who play in the women’s College Cup semifinals this week against my alma mater WVU.

// MLS //

What could the weather be like at MLS Cup? | MLSSoccer.com

Let’s just say it will be cold and likely wet.

Four more clubs announce roster moves yesterday | MLSSoccer.com

Roster moves are starting to come in at a hot pace as both NY clubs, New England and Houston all making announcements yesterday.

Lessons Toronto can learn from Obama in pursuit of a MLS Cup | Waking the Red

Yes we can? I never like to get too political here but alright.

LA hires a GM but who will be manager? | LAG Confidential

Peter Vegenas was named the team’s GM yesterday afternoon but there is still no new news about who will replace Bruce Arena on the bench.

Orlando City sets the standard for inclusion | The Mane Land

I really like what they’ve done in this department lately. They made a section of seats in their new stadium to have a rainbow of colors in honor of the victims of the nightclub shootings.

DCU updates stadium renderings again | Black and Red United

At this point I can hardly tell a difference in them from one to the next but good for them.

Could Jones stay in MLS? | Goal.com

If I were to guess, I would say no. Unless a team is fine spending a large sum of money on a guy that may only play 10-15 games in a season like he did this year.

// NASL //

Cosmos struggling to pay players and employees | Empire of Soccer

I think the MLS owners are smiling a bit that they didn’t end up with the mess that the Cosmos have turned into in the NASL. But again, this looks horrible for a league that is losing teams left and right.

The idea of a re-born Cosmos is already dead | Yahoo Sports

And a little more thought on the Cosmos and NASL.