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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 12, 2018

FC Dallas continues to re-work their roster this offseason.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The MLS offseason is really starting to speed up here as the Expansion Draft has come and gone for another year with FC Cincinnati selecting a few yesterday.

// FC Dallas //

Rumor: FC Dallas close to signing Bryan Acosta - Big D Soccer
Dallas has been super busy as of late and this rumor could be an intriguing one to keep an eye on.

FC Cincinnati Select Roland Lamah in Expansion Draft - Big D Soccer
You have to wonder if selecting Roland was the cheaper way to obtain his MLS-rights from FCD than trying to sign him some other way.

Five Players Who Could Make Sense for FC Dallas in Free Agency | FC Dallas
Hard pass to just about every name on this list. I know there are some good names here but I can’t see Dallas bringing in a single one of them.

// MLS //

2018 Expansion Draft results: FC Cincinnati pick, trade big names | MLSsoccer.com
Cincy drafted some interesting names yesterday, but also made some good deals too along the way.

FC Cincinnati acquire Kendall Waston from Vancouver Whitecaps | MLSsoccer.com
Landing a good center back in this league isn't easy, but Cincy went out and got a good one for their expansion year.

FC Cincinnati acquires MLS Cup champion Greg Garza from Atlanta United | MLSsoccer.com
I may not get the allocation being spent here but I do like that Cincy is getting a strong back line to begin in MLS.

MLS Expansion Draft: Breaking down FC Cincinnati's moves | Pro Soccer USA
Breaking down the five picks and two trades made by Major League Soccer expansion side FC Cincinnati on Tuesday afternoon.

Wiebe: Running down the top storylines of a busy start to the offseason | MLSsoccer.com
This has plenty on what FC Dallas is trying to do this offseason. Going young appears to be the way right now.

Atlanta United's MLS Cup party is winding down, but hangover of trying to stay on top is just beginning | ESPNFC
Right now, Atlanta United is on top of MLS. But with an offseason of change ahead, how will the champions replace their most influential characters?

Zack Steffen will join Manchester City in July after historic transfer - Massive Report
The Black & Gold will send their young goalkeeper to England in the summer, not in January like previously thought.

LA Galaxy officially name Dennis te Kloese GM - LAG Confidential
The GM is in place and next will be getting a head coach.

Orlando City Acquires Joao Moutinho from LAFC for Mohamed El-Munir - The Mane Land
In years past, trading away a guy that was selected number 1 in the SuperDraft would have been a bigger deal. Not so much these days.

New York Red Bulls sign defender Tim Parker to three-year deal - ESPNFC
Sources have told ESPN FC that Parker's salary will be worth in excess of $2 million over the course of the deal.