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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

FC Dallas made a couple of moves yesterday.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Thanksgiving is almost here and FC Dallas has treated us with a pair of roster moves yesterday.

// FC Dallas //

Matt Hedges signs contract extension with FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The veteran defender looks to add more years to his time in Frisco. By the end of it I will be asking where we should build his statue.

FC Dallas trades for winger Fafà Picault - Big D Soccer
FCD spends some GAM and maybe a bit too much on a guy that will need to get a new contract worked out.

How New Signing Fafa Picault Fits Into Luchi Gonzalez's System | FC Dallas
Reading this makes me think that neither Badji or Mosquera will actually be back in 2020. But that is just a weird gut feeling.

// MLS //

Four players selected in Stage 1 of 2019 MLS Re-Entry draft |
Four players selected in Stage 1 of 2019 MLS Re-Entry Process yesterday, including two keepers. Which feels exactly like what we said after the Waiver draft on Monday.

Report: Earthquakes making $10 million swoop for Chivas, Mexico striker Alan Pulido |
Almeyda looks to get some familiar faces from his Chivas days up in San Jose. I'm kind of all for that.

Amid a busy offseason, Philadelphia Union stockpile cash reserves to add impact players | Pro Soccer USA
Makes you wonder what the Union are really up to here. Gotta think they have a couple of expensive purchases in mind here.

Picault: ‘I came to play in the city of brotherly love, and you became my home’ - Brotherly Game
Sounds like we're getting a good character guy for the locker room, which shouldn't surprise anyone who follows FCD these days.

Five possible MLS destinations for Mario Balotelli | Greg Seltzer |
For some reason I think Montreal feels like the most likely spot here...its almost Didier Drogba round two.

Is MLS next for Afshin Ghotbi, U.S. soccer's international globetrotter? | ESPNFC
Afshin Ghotbi is an Iranian-born, American-raised coach whose career spans the whole world. As he looks ahead, could MLS be his next destination?

Former FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja leaves Club Tijuana - Big D Soccer
Could he be heading to Orlando City next? Or somewhere else?