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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 15, 2017

The first stage of the Re-Entry Draft is today.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is nearly here as we are just ten days out from Christmas.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas linked with “Ecuadorian Neymar” Fidel Martinez - Big D Soccer
Martinez’ future seems to in MLS with FCD as a potential destination. He could be a solid fit here.

Defense a focus as FC Dallas begin to retool their roster for 2018 |
The last quote from Dan Hunt in this article is worth pointing out. Don't be too shocked if the team doesn't spend big this winter due to the World Cup next summer.

// MLS //

What LAFC fans can expect from new Designated Player signing Diego Rossi |
Seriously, LAFC is going to be fun to watch if Bob Bradley can pull it all together nicely.

Laurent Ciman "shocked" by news of trade from Montreal Impact to LAFC |
This doesn't leave a good taste in my mouth but hopefully Ciman can get the care that he needs for his daughter in LA.

Armchair Analyst: LAFC roster starts to take shape |
There are still plenty of pieces to add but so far, the bigger names look like they will be fun to watch.

LA Galaxy sign defender Jorgen Skjelvik - LAG Confidential
While their new crosstown rival gets a DP, LA goes out and signs a defender from Norway.

Sporting KC trades Saad Abdul-Salaam to NYCFC for Khiry Shelton - The Blue Testament
A defender for attacker swap in this deal but I like the move for SKC.

Will Toronto FC regret losing Raheem Edwards? - Waking The Red
Every time there is an expansion draft, a MLS Cup participant loses out on quality player. We saw that in 2010 with Dax McCarty and TFC is feeling that with Edwards.

Sounders acquire veteran Costa Rica international in trade with Crew - Sounder At Heart
Seattle parts with $50,000 in Allocation Money to sign Waylon Francis. Not a bad pickup for Seattle.

Who is Alphonso Davies? The MLS teen sensation invited for a trial by Man Utd |
Davies is going to probably net Vancouver a nice transfer fee one day here soon.

Three new owners added to David Beckham's Miami expansion team |
Sure they got new local owners in the mix but will this project actually happen? We've been asking that for almost four years now.

MLS board of governors approves David Beckham's expansion bid group | ESPNFC
Saying that we'll hear more in January is promising though for Miami but I still wouldn't expect much.