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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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MLS: Knockout Round-Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The busy draft-filled week in MLS continues on for another day as Re-Entry and free agency begin today.

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ACADEMY: Boys Academy Teams Prepare For Big Tournament Stretch | FC Dallas
It will be a busy holiday week for the academy teams as most are on the road.

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Haris Medunjanin, Danilo Acosta highlight 2019 Waiver draft picks |
Typically the Waiver Draft is rather dull but yesterday's saw four selections, with two of them being goalkeepers.

Armchair Analyst: Nine silly-season moves I want to see before the window opens |
Most of these suggestions are rather ridiculous but seeing a call for Fabian Castillo to come back to MLS is kind of nice. I wouldn't hate that.

On the move? Seven players to watch during the Re-Entry draft |
Another offseason roster process begins today with the Re-Entry. Typically we don't see a ton of action in round one but this year could be different.

Rapids sign fan-favorite free agent Drew Moor, sources say – The Denver Post
I'm rather bummed FCD didn't make a play for Moor, even though we really don't have a need for him right now.

Report: MLS club interested in winter move for Pachuca's Franco Jara |
I wouldn't expect FCD to be in the market for Jara.

Julian Gressel wants to play for the USMNT, but that could depend on reaching a new MLS deal – The Athletic (Paywall)
This one is certainly puzzling as Gressel wants to stay in Atlanta but the Five Stripes are playing some weird hardball.

MLS, Liga MX, and the MLS All-Star Game | US Soccer Players
Here are some more thoughts on the recently announced ASG for next year against the Liga MX side.

Orlando City Should Embrace a “Play Your Kids” Philosophy - The Mane Land
With another rebuild likely in progress, Orlando City should focus on youth rather than veterans.