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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 14, 2017

Another day in the offseason sees another massive trade go down.

MLS: Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason continues to roll along as we’re a day out from the first stage in the Re-Entry Draft.

// FC Dallas //

Maxi Urruti interest is picking up interest from America de Cali - Big D Soccer
The silly season brings new rumors for Maxi.

Report: Red Star Belgrade joins the hunt for Maxi Urruti - Big D Soccer
But there wasn't just one Urruti rumor yesterday, there was two of them.

Building for 2018: A look at the young FC Dallas forwards - Big D Soccer
There is a lot of Homegrown talent up here but when will we see them?

IN HIS WORDS: Riding the Rookie Roller Coaster | FC Dallas
Hayes certainly had an up and down season with the team but I do think we'll see more of him in 2018.

Five Names That Could Make Sense for FC Dallas in MLS Free Agency | FC Dallas
The only one I want on this list is Drew Moor. The rest, meh.

No Chicken Little - Frisco STYLE Magazine
Here is a nice little profile on former academy keeper Eduardo Cortes.

// MLS //

OFFICIAL: Atlanta United acquire Darlington Nagbe from Portland Timbers - Dirty South Soccer
Man that is a whole lotta money for one guy.

Official: Portland Timbers Trade Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United; The End of an Era - Stumptown Footy
I don't think Portland will be down for long given the amount of allocation they are getting from this deal.

Boehm: Nagbe’s departure an end of an era for Timbers...and Nagbe, too | MLSsoccer.com
Portland's first era in MLS is certainly over with this trade (and likely some other moves that will follow).

Baer: Darlington Nagbe's arrival in ATL sends message to rest of MLS | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta already meant business with the way they entered the league, now they are showing they are for real.

It's not you, it's us: Resetting our expectations for Darlington Nagbe in Atlanta | FourFourTwo
We've always seen the flashes of his potential in Portland but going to Atlanta should unlock his true potential even more.

Independiente's Ezequiel Barco plays down talk of Atlanta United transfer | ESPNFC
Independiente midfielder Ezequiel Barco was coy about reports linking him with a $12 million move to Atlanta United.

Houston Dynamo complete full transfer for Alberth Elis - Dynamo Theory
The Dynamo got their panther. Honduran forward goes from loan to permanent player in Houston.

Sounders GM lays out offseason plan - Sounder At Heart
I always like seeing how Seattle discusses their offseason plans like this.

Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman sound ready to play together at LAFC - Angels on Parade
I think the change of scenery will be good for Walker in the long run here.

// USSF //

USSF set to revamp president's responsibilities, create GM role - ESPNFC
The USSF board of directors met in Toronto last Sunday, and took some initial steps towards revamping the responsibilities of several positions.