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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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MLS sides learn their Champions League draw.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The five MLS teams that made it to next year’s Champions League have learned who they will face in the first, with some picking up a hard draw.

// FC Dallas //

By The Numbers: What’s Up with the FC Dallas Offense - Big D Soccer
Second most goals scored in a season? Did we under appreciate this Dallas team? Maybe we did.

The Alex Bruce Era Begins for North Texas SC - Big D Soccer
Okay, maybe calling it a new era is a bit much but the new signing does give us a little insight into where NTSC could be going in 2020.

MLS best clubs of the decade: No. 5, FC Dallas | MLSsoccer.com
Was FCD a top club in the last decade? Bobby Warshaw thinks they were. Okay.

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Concacaf Champions League draw takeaways: LAFC, Atlanta United get tough bracket | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Man, the two teams that should give MLS their best shot have rough paths to a CCL title.

MLS teams learn their opponents for the 2020 Concacaf Champions League | MLSsoccer.com
Here is the full bracket for the five MLS sides as they all have tough challenges in front of them.

Three thoughts on the Revolution’s new training center - The Bent Musket
Yup, this place is beautiful indeed. But they really do need to figure out a new stadium though.

What do Monday's moves mean for LA Galaxy, Atlanta United and more? | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
DCU's handling of Bill Hamid over the last couple of years is going to go down as one of MLS's greatest mysteries.

Orlando City Acquires Midfielder Andrés Perea On Loan - The Mane Land
Ah, it is good to see Oscar Pareja signing young Colombian players again. Feels like old times.

Orlando City confirms departure of Lamine Sané, eight other players from 2019 roster | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando did some more house cleaning yesterday to their roster.

In return to MLS, Oscar Pareja looks to lead Orlando City to uncharted territory – The Athletic (Paywall)
Orlando City has yet to make the playoffs since joining MLS, but new coach Oscar Pareja has set his aim higher.

Sources: Inter Miami working to sign Club America’s Roger Martinez – The Athletic (Paywall)
The Colombian international would be Inter Miami's second designated player. I think this is the right direction for them if they can't land big names just yet.

RSL signs defender Alvin Jones - RSL Soapbox
RSL signs Trinidad and Tobago defender Alvin Jones from OKC Energy.

Sacha Kljestan to sign with LA Galaxy | ESPNFC
Former U.S. international midfielder Sacha Kljestan is set to sign with the LA Galaxy.

Charlotte's quick arrival as an MLS expansion target | US Soccer Players
With Charlotte set to become the next MLS expansion team, it went from outsider to foregone conclusion courtesy of a billionaire investor/operator.