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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 28, 2018

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

// FC Dallas //

Rumor: FC Dallas linked to Reece Oxford | BigDSoccer.com
Yeah... this one sounds more like an agent trying to start a bidding war.

Hoops Home and Abroad | BigDSoccer.com
Richards’ loan to Bayern is supposed to end in a few days, but he was back in Dallas for Luchi’s presser. He’s also absent from the roster list on the official FC Dallas page (and has been for a while). We’ll find out soon I suppose.

Keeping up with the hectic FC Dallas offseason | BigDSoccer.com
Because Jose loves you, he keeps this page up to date with all the transfer rumors. You’ll want to bookmark this.

Best of 2018: Gina Miller’s Favorite Stories of 2018 | FCDallas.com
Still laughing at “Reggie’s retirement” and the whole commitment to the bit. I particularly lost it when Clavijo tried to bargain with Cannon to just play a half.

Luchi Gonzalez, a Hialeah native, named FC Dallas manager | MagicCity.soccer
Nice little back story on the new head coach and his Miami roots.

// MLS //

Laurent Ciman signs with Toronto FC | WakingTheRed.com
Ciman returns to MLS, which is a great move for TFC and Ciman personally. Ciman originally came to MLS and Montreal specifically because his daughter has special needs and this was the best place for her to get treatment. Hopefully this works out for the best for the Ciman family.

2019 MLS Mock Draft: Version 1.0 | TopDrawerSoccer.com
MLS SuperDraft isn’t too far away, better brush up on some of these names. FC Dallas holds the #4 and #10 picks in the first round.

Seltzer: MLS’ top 10 player revelations of 2018 | MLSsoccer.com
Unsurprisingly Cannon makes this list at #6.

Crew SC sign Joe Bendik after sending TAM to Lions | MLSsoccer.com
Looks like the Crew have found their eventual replacement for Steffen.

Orlando City transfers Yoshimar Yotun to Cruz Azul | TheManeLand.com
Yeah, they denied this was happening but we all knew it was happening. Good move by OCSC.

Fire Sign Marcelo From Sporting CP | HotTimeInOldTown.com
As author James Bridget Gordon put it, 2018 was a clown show for the Fire, especially on defense. Getting an experienced center back could be a positive step in the right direction... or maybe not. This is Chicago we’re talking about.