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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 22, 2019

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All the roster decisions are done for MLS teams in 2019, now on to the fun stuff in the offseason.

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday was an interesting day in MLS with one team rebranding and several teams making their end-of-year roster moves.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas and their weird history with the Designated Player - Big D Soccer
FCD's history with the DP has been mediocre at best when you look at everyone who has been here with that label.

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The New Fire Logo Is Garbage [UPDATED] - Hot Time In Old Town
The club had to get this brand refresh 100% right. It’s not even close.

Chicago Fire FC unveil new badge, brand identity "inspired by the story and spirit of Chicagoans" |
A lot of folks were pretty upset with the massive change in look and colors. I don't hate it. I also don't love it.

Chicago Fire unveil new badge ahead of move to Soldier Field | ESPNFC
The Chicago Fire unveiled its new badge and brand identity on Thursday, ahead of next season's move to Soldier Field.

Warshaw: RBNY exits for Robles, Wright-Phillips are an end of an era for one of MLS's all-time great teams |
If I were both expansion teams, I would be calling Luis Robles right now.

New Austin FC sporting director Claudio Reyna jumps at another chance to build a roster from scratch |
This is an interesting decision by Reyna but one that I can't argue with him on. I thought after this season his time in New York was coming to an end and a new start with another ambitious team is a good fit.

Atlanta United expects Pity Martinez, Ezequiel Barco back for 2020 - Dirty South Soccer
No pending sales for either star are on the horizon just yet, which may be good for their CCL hopes.