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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 28, 2017

FC Dallas finally makes some roster decisions.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The roster decision day has past and now we can get down to the meat of the offseason.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas make end-of-season roster moves for 2017 - Big D Soccer
20 players are currently under contract right now as the offseason rebuild begins.

Where FC Dallas' Roster Stands Heading into 2018 Season | FC Dallas
Right now the depth in the back is pretty weak but there is plenty of time to go out and rebuild it.

Bobby Rhine's Oldest Son, Jake, Wins Tournament Named After Late Father | FC Dallas
If you need a good story for the day, this is it. I really look forward to the day that Jake is playing for FCD like his father did.

// MLS //

Contract Deadline Day: Breaking down the biggest moves |
There are a lot of interesting names out there available now. We plan to go through them this week.

LA Galaxy 2018 roster moves announced - LAG Confidential
If you want to see a wild roster decision day move, LA is down to 12 players under contract. 12!

Hunting for new blood: Why the Rapids, Quakes went abroad for their coaching hires | FourFourTwo
The league's latest head coaching hires arrive from overseas. Are they useful innovators, or cut-price copies? Time will tell but I could see San Jose working out while Colorado gets another bust.

Could Toronto FC become the first MLS team to win a domestic treble? |
I feel like this is a similar article that was written about FCD a year ago, sigh.

Defending Giovinco: Trapp, Parkhurst detail what makes Toronto ace so great - ESPN FC
How hard is it to defend Sebastian Giovinco? It isn't easy that is for sure.

Toronto FC news: Greg Vanney named MLS Coach of the Year - Waking The Red
Some folks didn't like Vanney as the Coach of the Year but when you break as many records as TFC did this year, it was not a surprising pick (and by the way, he got my vote).

It’s official: Brian Schmetzer is horribly underrated - Sounder At Heart
Sounders boss finishes outside the Top 6 in MLS Coach of the Year voting. Given how up and down Seattle was though throughout the year, this one didn't shock me.

Road to Talen Energy Stadium: NCAA men's soccer tournament down to final 8 |
There are a few FCD academy guys to watch for in this final eight of the NCAA tournament.