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Big D Daily: News for Monday, December 17, 2018

Luchi meets the press today at 1pm!

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Off-season? What off-season? It’s been a very busy week for FC Dallas, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop any time soon!

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas announce Luchi Gonzalez as their next head coach |
It took some time, but FCD finally found and got their man. It really had to be Luchi.

Why Luchi Gonzalez is the Clear-Cut Choice for a New Era of FC Dallas |
Our friend Carter Baum over at FC Dallas makes his case why Luchi made the most sense. There’s also a good 1-on-1 interview where the new head coach tells all about what kind of team this will be and the culture he’ll build upon from Oscar Pareja.

Rumor: FC Dallas to sign Czech striker Zdenek Ondrasek |
This one seemed out of nowhere, but it appears FCD could be going after a 29 year old striker with the nickname, “Cobra”.

Report: Bolivian midfielder to join FC Dallas on trial |
One of the advantages of having an USL side is the ability to take a gamble and bring in young prospects that you could potentially flip.

Off-Season Rumor Tracker for FC Dallas |
Big ups to Jose for putting this together. There’s a lot of noise happening, so here’s a one stop shop for you to keep up to date with what’s happening.

// MLS //

Stejskal: Breakdown a whirlwind of MLS moves |
It feels like a lot has happened in a very short period of time. Stejskal provides a good recap here to keep us all up to date.

Reports: Columbus Crew in ‘final’ stages of hiring coach |
Spoiler: It’s Caleb Porter.

Barros Schelotto leaves Boca - MLS next? |
The former Crew legend and league MVP has stepped away from Boca Juniors. GBS has expressed interest in coaching in MLS at some point, so maybe this is the time?

Rodriguez: The story behind Atlanta’s fresh looks |
Brek Shea aside, find me another sport where 99.9% of all the players have the best hairdos.