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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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Expansion Draft day is here.

MLS: LAFC Groundbreaking Ceremony Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The full MLS offseason is really kicking into high gear here as we get the first draft today.

// FC Dallas //

Report: Maynor Figueroa re-signs with FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The veteran defender will remain in Dallas for another season, which is good considering the lack of players on the roster right now in that area.

Why FC Dallas traded Walker Zimmerman to LAFC - Big D Soccer
With his trade to FC Dallas, we ask, what happened to Walker Zimmerman? Our team tries to make sense of it all.

ONE-ON-ONE: Fernando Clavijo on CONCACAF Champions League, Preseason and More | FC Dallas
Fernando gives us a little update on where he sees things going this offseason.

// MLS //

Potential targets for LAFC in the MLS Expansion Draft - Angels on Parade
From a LAFC standpoint, today could be interesting.

Sizing up LAFC's options in the MLS expansion draft | Goal.com
LAFC coach Bob Bradley and general manager John Thorrington will likely look to make a lot of deals today.

Armchair Analyst: The 9 most interesting names for the Expansion Draft | MLSsoccer.com
There are some decent names available for today's draft but the big thing to consider is how likely none of these guys are going to be playing for LAFC next season is.

Stejskal: Portland shopping star Darlington Nagbe with Atlanta in running | MLSsoccer.com
The amount of money being discussed for this pending trade is bananas.

Report: Atlanta United pursuing Darlington Nagbe deal - Dirty South Soccer
I'm not sure where he'd fit in Atlanta's roster just yet but boy does it make them scary in the attacking third.

Report: Columbus Crew SC the leading suitor as LA Galaxy shop Gyasi Zardes | MLSsoccer.com
Columbus seems to be really messing with their fans on this deal if you ask me.

Baer: How the new Targeted Allocation Money infusion will affect MLS | MLSsoccer.com
I know all the TAM can get confusing at times but this piece does a good job breaking down how teams can actually use it to their advantage.

Toronto FC news: Jozy Altidore just gave an incredible parade speech - Waking The Red
Drunk parade speeches are always the way to go.