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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Luchi Era Begins

Lots of Luchi Gonzalez content as the new head coach is front and center of the news cycle right now.

// FC Dallas //

The Luchi Era Begins |
Luchi talks about the club’s philosophy, his philosophy and how he envisions leading FC Dallas into the next chapter.

Questions for Luchi |
We do have some questions for the new head coach and what we can expect from his tenure.

Gonzalez: “If you’re stagant, you die” |
Great press summary and insight from Alicia DelGallo and Arman Kafai.

Who is Luchi Gonzalez |
Most of us are familiar with Gonzalez, but if you’re new here or haven’t read up on him yet, here’s your chance.

Stejskal: Why FC Dallas turned to their academy to hire Luchi Gonzalez |
I mean, it makes sense right? Who better to take this team to the next level than one of their own ‘homgrown’ coaches?

Off-Season Rumor Tracker for FC Dallas |
More moves as it appears two incoming players are going to be announced soon.

// MLS //

Major League Soccer reveals new playoff format for ‘19 |
It was about time. The old home/away and away goals was terrible for the seeded format. Oh, and having the final on Nov 10 and no international break to disrupt the playoffs is music to our ears.

Why the new playoff format matters |
I personally don’t care for the playoffs, but ‘Murica. But here’s a list of reasons why this is a good thing.

Brad Evans announced retirement |
The 12 year veteran, former USMNT international, and MLS Cup winner hangs ‘em up.

Ignacio Piatti: This is my last year with Montreal |
The most underrated player in the league is seeing his end with Montreal and MLS and eyes a return to Argentina.

“Not done with you yet! Zlatan confirms LA stay |
Well, it looks like we get another year of Zlatan.

Former USMNT Coach Dave Sarachan joins North Carolina FC |
The former USMNT interim coach is headed to the USL