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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 6, 2018

Can it be Saturday already?

MLS: Landon Donovan MVP Presentation John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The hype train to MLS Cup continues along here as we’re just two days away from the final match of 2018.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: What should the FC Dallas USL team be named? - Big D Soccer
Today the real name is revealed but until then, we’re going to speculate.

Report: Luiz Muzzi set to leave FC Dallas for Orlando City - Big D Soccer
The offseason of change continues to happen for FC Dallas as one of the important front office pieces is set to depart.

A Guide to MLS Draft Mania and the Offseason Schedule | FC Dallas
The season of drafts is upon us here as we'll get three of them next week. Yes, three!

// MLS //

Josef Martinez named 2018 MLS MVP - Dirty South Soccer
You score that many goals in a season and you're almost always going to win a MVP trophy.

Wiebe: Are Portland Timbers an MLS elite team? Let's investigate their case | MLSsoccer.com
The funny thing about Portland is that they can be so hot at times and then so cold at other times.

Miguel Almiron's journey to MLS Cup: from Asuncion to Atlanta United FC | ESPNFC
The deep dive into some of the bigger Atlanta players continues here as MLS Cup week rolls on.

Report: Miguel Almiron likely to join Newcastle United in January - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta could lose a very important piece to their roster (and CCL hopes) next year.

It’s time to shed the “underdog” label - Stumptown Footy
Portland folks want to make sure that people across MLS know that they are no underdog.

Bruce Arena is among candidates Columbus Crew SC general manager role - Massive Report
The longtime MLS stalwart would oversee building the roster for the Black & Gold.

Columbus to build Crew training center sports complex at MAPFRE Stadium - Massive Report
Once the new stadium is complete, the city will build a Sports Park which will include the team’s new training facility.

Transfer Rumor: Orlando City Linked to Brazilian Midfielder/Right Back - The Mane Land
The Lions are reportedly a leader for the services of Yago Pikachu of Vasco da Gama in Brazil’s Serie A.