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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 21, 2017

Only a few more days left until Christmas.

MLS: MLS Press Conference Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly over as we approach Christmas. Teams are making moves left and right and there are expansion teams getting awarded.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas chasing Bulgarian national teamer Anton Nedyalkov - Big D Soccer
This rumor could mean the end for Anibal Chala.

// MLS //

Nashville awarded MLS expansion club |
Another team within a reasonable driving distance for FC Dallas fans is coming to MLS in 2019.

Fans, politicians, ownership rally to make Nashville's longshot bid reality |
The announcement was pretty darn sweet yesterday for the Music City. I think given the new stadium and the excitement there, this team could be another early success story for MLS.

With Nashville confirmed, more expansion updates could come soon |
We'll know soon enough if it is Cincy, Sacramento or Detroit that enter in this round with Nashville.

MLS confirms Nashville will be home to its latest expansion franchise | ESPNFC
I will be curious to see if that stadium ends up looking like any of the initial renderings.

Stejskal: Colorado Rapids sign US international Edgar Castillo on loan |
This is an interesting pickup for Colorado as they get ready for CCL play in the spring.

Analyzing Atlanta United’s blockbuster trade for Darlington Nagbe - Dirty South Soccer
Some folks weren't on board early on with this deal but the numbers add up well in Atlanta's favor.

Atlanta United won't budge over $12 million Ezequiel Barco offer - ESPNFC
I mean $12 million transfer fee for any MLS team is still pretty crazy to think of here.

San Jose Earthquakes sign Swedish league top scorer Magnus Eriksson as designated player |
The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Swedish Allsvenskan top scorer Magnus Eriksson as a designated player.