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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 9, 2016

Who ya got tomorrow night?

MLS Cup is finally here as Seattle and Toronto square off tomorrow night.

// FC Dallas //

Is Mix the fix for FCD? | Big D Soccer

We know Mix Diskerud is going to be available soon from NYCFC but given his price tag, he won’t come cheaply to those who want him.

Goal of the Year, Round 2 | Big D Soccer

Our second installment of the annual goal of the year bracket pits a bit time bomb against a robana. Tough choice.

Clavijo on the future of the club |

Signing young players from within his a big deal in soccer but also is signing the right players from within the club. So far FCD has been knocking it out of the park in the HGP signings.

Pareja and staff head to Spain for a week of learning |

I guess there are worse places to spend a week learning from others in.

// MLS //

Legacies are at stake at MLS Cup |

Sure, titles and a star on a jersey is nice but there is a whole lot more going on in this game tomorrow.

Toronto focused on ‘biggest MLS Cup yet’ |

Is it the biggest MLS Cup? Maybe.

Toronto enjoying the media circus with MLS Cup | Waking the Red

Cup games have a certain sense of craziness that follow them. I would imagine being at home for them either adds to it or makes it a little easier to deal with.

Seattle and Toronto mayors place bet on MLS Cup | Sounder at Heart

Oh the old mayor bet for a title match. Fun.

MLS will consider updates to the playoff format | ESPNFC

Just like they always do, MLS is making up their rules and formats on the fly. Eh, whatever. I’m just thankful they actually look at these things when they don’t seem to be working properly.

Don Garber Q&A on expansion and more | ESPNFC

Lots of things in this one as we will hear even more today from Garber during his annual State of the League address. But seriously, grab a coffee and take all of this in.

Atlanta and Minnesota focus on experience in mock draft | SBNation

All the MLS blogs got together recently for a mock expansion draft. Thankfully no FCD players were taken in this one. But I do like what players were picked by both new clubs.

Expansion draft changes, Hedges’ new deal |

Plenty of thoughts in this one but I’m sure you’ll be more interested in the section about Matt Hedges towards the bottom.