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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

LAFC makes plenty of moves on Expansion Draft day.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

One draft down and still plenty more to go in this offseason.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas looking to sell Anibal Chala to LDU Quito - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas could be looking to sell off their Young DP. Right now it appears to be the case.

EXPANSION: No FC Dallas Players Taken by Los Angeles Football Club in 2017 Expansion Draft | FC Dallas
There really shouldn't be anyone surprised to see that LAFC didn't take a FCD player in yesterday's draft.

// MLS //

Report: New York Red Bulls in talks to trade Sacha Kljestan to LAFC |
LAFC is quickly turning into a team that will be worth watching in 2018.

John Thorrington discusses LAFC’s expansion draft approach - Angels on Parade
Looks like LAFC didn't flip all their picks yesterday but they did manage to get some quality players.

LAFC acquire defender Laurent Ciman from Montreal Impact - Angels on Parade
Putting him next to Walker Zimmerman is a pretty genius move. Their defense is going to be tough.

Savarese to be next Timbers Coach? - Stumptown Footy
The former NY Cosmos boss could finally be landing in MLS.

Reports: South American strikers Fidel Martinez, Gabriel Leyes on MLS radar |
No MLS clubs listed but we know that both players would do well in a Dallas uniform.

Report: Chinese clubs interested in Timbers' star striker Fanendo Adi |
If I'm Portland, between this and the Nagbe deal, I take the money and rebuild.

Atlanta United re-signs Jeff Larentowicz - Dirty South Soccer
Big Red is staying in Atlanta for another season.

Ezequiel Barco to MLS? Why Atlanta United's pursuit of the $14M 'New Aguero' breaks new ground |
Atlanta United could make a huge transfer splash if the Major League Soccer club sign Ezequiel Barco.

Beckham's MLS expansion group restructured at 11th hour - ESPNFC
David Beckham's MLS expansion team investor group has undergone a significant restructuring days before a meeting of the league's Board of Governors.

// USSF //

US Soccer is headed in the wrong direction | Sports stopped making sense in 2017 | SBNation
The future of the men’s and women’s soccer national team programs is at a crossroads, and no one is sure which way to go.

There's no escaping the politics dominating US soccer right now | FourFourTwo
Even at MLS Cup, the focus remained off the field as incumbents and hopefuls all held court.