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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 14, 2018

Stage 1 of the 2018 Re-Entry Draft is today!

MLS: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re inching closer to the Christmas holiday around here as we get one more draft to wrap this week up with in MLS.

// FC Dallas //

It may be time to bring Brek Shea back to FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Brek Shea is a free agent. What is weird about this thought is that I don't hate it. I should but I don't. On the other hand, I don’t see him ever returning here.

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List of players eligible for 2018 Re-Entry Draft Stage 1 |
Only one FCD player on this list (Figueroa), but I don't see a ton of players that I would jump all over right away here, especially in stage 1.

Barros Schelotto vs. Sampaoli: Who is the better fit for Atlanta United? - Dirty South Soccer
As the two most-linked replacements for Tata Martino, Atlanta folks are debating which ones they want.

Report: Miguel Almiron to Newcastle United is moving towards finish line |
This one starting to feel like the worst kept secret. But good for Atlanta for getting as much out of this deal as they possibly can.

The Stubhub Center will soon become Dignity Health Sports Park - LAG Confidential
Yeah, I still call this place the Home Depot Center from time to time.

Stejskal: FC Cincinnati sign Polish goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton |
Cincy has their main keeper for next year now in an international guy who's name I'm not even going to attempt to pronounce.

D.C. United roster updates on Luciano Acosta, reentry draft and more - The Washington Post
If DCU wants a repeat of 2018, they'll need both Asad and Acosta back.

Caleb Porter near deal to take Columbus Crew job instead of LA Galaxy - ESPNFC
Just last week he was close to a deal with the Galaxy. So, this is a change of events to say the least.

Orlando City denies it 'passed' on Gerardo 'Tata' Martino | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City's vice president of communications said the club was never in contact with Tata Martino after then-head coach Adrian Heath was fired in 2016.