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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 13, 2018

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This has been a rough week in some ways for FC Dallas fans.

MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

To say this is a typical offseason would be a bit of a lie. Right now it sort of feels like FC Dallas is cleaning house before Christmas.

// FC Dallas //

Who’s left on the FC Dallas roster and will we recognize any of them? - Big D Soccer
If it feels like there’s nobody left.... well, take a look. Next year's squad is going to be super young.

FC Dallas trades Victor Ulloa to FC Cinncinatti - Big D Soccer
The Homegrown player and eight-year veteran becomes the third FC Dallas player traded in the last week. This one feels even tougher to deal with than when the club traded Kellyn Acosta away back in the summer.

Breaking Down FC Dallas' Trade of Victor Ulloa to FC Cincinnati | FC Dallas
I'm starting to wonder if all players have filmed a good-bye video as this point. Still, this is a solid breakdown of why this move made sense for FC Dallas, and Ulloa.

Luiz Muzzi making player personnel decisions for Orlando City | Pro Soccer USA
It is funny seeing reports like this when FC Dallas front office folks have basically said this is totally untrue. Either way, it isn't a good look.

// MLS //

Warshaw: FC Cincinnati just picked up an essential trait for MLS success | MLSsoccer.com
I always say defense wins in this league and Cincy is at least trying to make sure theirs is good from day one.

Stejskal: What just happened? Breaking down a whirlwind of roster moves | MLSsoccer.com
On the other side of things, Cincy has spent a lot of their allocation already on players that may or may not work out there.

Cincinnati "continue to have interest" in US international Fabian Johnson | MLSsoccer.com
This would be an interesting pickup for Cincy as they build out their roster.

Marco Ureña among four players selected in 2018 Waiver Draft | MLSsoccer.com
I know some fans here wanted to see Urena picked up in the Waiver draft but Chicago snagged him.

Orlando City Nabs Fourth-Round Pick for Tony Rocha’s Rights - The Mane Land
Lions declined Rocha’s contract option after the season but picked up a draft pick from NYCFC for his rights.

Zack Steffen is ready for Manchester City because Crew SC prepared him - Massive Report
The Black & Gold turned Steffen into the MLS’s most desirable goalkeeper in just two and a half years.

Columbus Crew SC interviews ex-Red Bulls GM Ali Curtis - ESPNFC
I'm still shocked as to why Curtis hasn't been hired by now after being out of a job for more than a year.