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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 30, 2016

Time to put an end to 2016.

We’re almost at a new year here as 2016 is coming to an end.

// FC Dallas //

Top FC Dallas games of 2016 | Big D Soccer

There were loads of good moments in 2016 and here were a few of them for me.

2016 BDS Goal of the Year: Finals | Big D Soccer

It all comes down to these two goals in our annual GOTY bracket. One is a homegrown bomb and the other is a late stunner.

Morales: To be honest it is the perfect situation |

There is a lot to like about the Javier Morales move. A lot to like.

15 New Year’s Resolutions for FC Dallas |

There is a ton to be thankful and grateful for with when it comes to this club. While 2016 was a memorable year, 2017 looks to exceed that.

New Year’s resolutions from the players |

A few FCD players discuss their resolutions for 2017. I like where a lot of their heads are at with them too.

// MLS //

Top unsung heroes of 2016 |

Nice to see some Carlos Gruezo love on this list.

RSL offers Landon Donovan a two-year deal | RSL Soapbox

This has Karl Malone or Joe Montana written all over it. Just seems wrong to see him in a uniform that isn’t one of a California team.

Nicol: Donovan more into money than soccer | ESPNFC


Donovan’s worth and future HGP signings in MLS |

There is plenty in this piece but its worth going all the way through if you are curious about HGPs around the league and items for next month’s SuperDraft.

Influx of Ticos good for MLS | FourFourTwo

And here is another look at how well the Costa Rican signings this offseason are going to be for the various MLS sides.

What has been behind the flurry of moves in MLS | Soccer America

A good reminder of all the ways a MLS club can get players on their roster.

Rawlings leaves a lasting legacy in Orlando | The Mane Land

It is kind of crazy that the major players in Orlando’s expansion run are all gone or in Phil Rawlins case, watching from a distance.

Keisuke Honda wants to come to MLS, which teams need him? | Fox Soccer

Here is a list of a few teams that may be interested in Honda. I don’t think we’ll see him here.