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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, January 10, 2018

Draft picks are getting traded left and right here before tomorrow’s draft.

MLS: Combine Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We’re slowly making our arrival at this year’s SuperDraft as FC Dallas potentially could shopping their two first round picks tomorrow.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas names Marco Ferruzzi Director of Soccer Operations - Big D Soccer
The long-time assistant officially moves into the front office where he will have plenty to do. Congrats Marco!

Luchi Gonzalez Announces New Coaching Staff - Big D Soccer
The newly-minted head coach fills out his first coaching staff.

Looking at the Inner-Workings of Luchi Gonzalez's Coaching Staff for 2019 | FC Dallas
I really like the additions that Luchi has here to his staff. Peter Luccin looked like a natural fit to go from the academy to the first team.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: 2019 Mock Superdraft – final version |
Doyle has FCD taking a forward and a right back in this draft. That seems about right to me.

Philadelphia Union trade all five of their draft picks to FC Cincinnati for allocation money - Brotherly Game
The Union will receive a guaranteed $150,000 in 2019 and a potential additional $50,000 in general allocation money in 2020 for all five of their picks. Which is just wow.

LAFC trade 2019 first-round draft pick to FC Cincinnati - Angels on Parade
This trade is...confusing? But whatever. MLS trades like this are always a show of how weird this league is.

Stejskal: Bezbatchenko goes home, ready to make Columbus Crew SC elite |
Now that the Crew are staying put, getting a new stadium, and new owners...I think we're about to see the beginning of what they can truly be in this league.

Tim Bezbatchenko is the right guy to lead the Crew into a new era - Massive Report
Bez is home and where he wants to be from what it sounded like yesterday.

Columbus Crew SC's downtown stadium construction to start in summer of 2019 | ESPNFC
This is big news as well. They were the first MLS team to build a soccer-only stadium, now they'll be the first to build a second soccer-only stadium.

Warshaw: Three prospective MLS rookies who can make immediate impact |
There aren't too many big names in this draft, so we may see one or two of these guys make an impact. Or we'll see them purely in the USL.

Winger Siad Haji eager to see hard work pay off during MLS Superdraft | Pro Soccer USA
Winger Siad Haji is widely considered one of the top prospects in this year’s MLS SuperDraft, which takes place Friday in Chicago.

Gustavo Barros Schelotto, Dominic Kinnear added to LA Galaxy technical staff - LAG Confidential
The Galaxy staff gets rounded out with some familiar faces.