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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 18, 2019

Draft season is almost upon us here in the MLS offseason.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Another weekend is in the books as MLS teams revealed who they are going to protect (and no protect) for tomorrow’s Expansion Draft.

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Transfer Rumor: FC Dallas linked with Romain Philippoteaux - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is in talks with a veteran Ligue 1 player. This could be a solid addition to the squad for 2020.

Everything FC Dallas Fans Need to Know About MLS' Draft Season | FC Dallas
Yes indeed, draft season is upon us here.

Dan Hunt on FC Dallas' offseason plan, futures of Pomykal and Cannon |
This one dropped after our Friday links and it is full of interesting quotes. For starters, they're still working on a deal with Reggie Cannon, and secondly, saying that Andre Zanotta will be judged in this transfer window is key. He barely got time in 2019 to really understand what the team needs.

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Seltzer: An expansion mock draft for Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC |
Mock Expansion Drafts rarely go well for anyone who writes them but if Miami or Nashville went with these five picks, they'd be off to a decent start.

Boehm: Is MLS becoming world soccer's new runway for aspiring coaches? |
It is kind of intriguing to think that MLS is starting to develop managers in a different sense than they used to.

MLS coaching vacancies update: Montreal make a splash, Chicago start over |
I kind of forgot that there were still a slew of vacancies across the league. That is what the offseason does to ya I suppose.

Tim Ream Q&A: On Fulham, Aaron Long and MLS in St. Louis - Once A Metro
Ream caught up with our pals up in New York this past week to discuss a few key things going on in his career and in MLS.

MLS clubs reveal players eligible for 2019 Expansion Draft | Pro Soccer USA
Eighten MLS clubs have announced their respective list of unprotected players for Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF to choose from in the Expansion Draft.

Vancouver Whitecaps hire ex-Schalke executive Axel Schuster as new director | ESPNFC
This feels like it could be a very underrated move by Vancouver that will pay off down the road.

Comparing 2020 Season Ticket Prices Across MLS - Big D Soccer
Who’s got the best deal in the league? We took a deep dive into that subject over the weekend.