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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 20, 2019

Did you mark your calendars yesterday with the 2020 schedule reveal?

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MLS: Toronto FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We now know our dates and times for games in 2020. Can we just fast forward to the end of February already?

// FC Dallas //

Report: Jesse Gonzalez drawing interest from Liga MX - Big D Soccer
Cruz Azul and potentially other Liga MX sides are wanting the young keeper.

FC Dallas announces full 2020 season schedule - Big D Soccer
No Atlanta, New England or Toronto next season, but that may be okay.

Five can’t miss FC Dallas home games for 2020 - Big D Soccer
These are the five that caught our eye for next year as the schedule looks pretty doable.

Breaking Down FC Dallas' 2020 Season Schedule | FC Dallas
August looks the roughest so far when you break things down but the months leading up to it should be manageable, even with potential USOC matches.

// MLS //

MLS 2020 schedule: The 11 matchdays I’m most excited about for the new season | Andrew Wiebe |
Debuts, rivalries, and more are the highlights of any schedule reveal.

Can’t-miss MLS matches in 2020 include El Trafico, debuts of Nashville and Beckham’s Inter Miami | ESPNFC
MLS has released its 2020 schedule, and ESPN breaks down the 10 most compelling matchups you’ll find in the league’s 25th anniversary season.

Charlotte makes first hire, Cincinnati to add three DPs, Atlanta re-evaluating Gressel stance – The Athletic (Paywall)
There is so much to unpack in this one, including the news on Jesse Gonzalez. Nice to see some offseason notes pick up here before Christmas.

Why Charlotte paid $325 million for its MLS team and where the cash goes next – The Athletic (Paywall)
You'll be very interested to see FC Dallas mentioned at the bottom of this one and how much money they get some these expansion fees.

Charlotte sold more than 7,000 season-ticket deposits in first 24 hours, says Panthers president |
This is a positive thing to see out of the gate for Charlotte, who are already proving to be a good addition to MLS.

DC United celebrate 2020 schedule release with homage to "The Office" |
There are many ways to promote the 2020 MLS schedule. DC United used some retooled clips from American sitcom "The Office" for a fun trip through the schedule. And it worked so damn well.

Ex-DC United man Luciano Acosta signs with Atlas of Liga MX |
Acosta doesn't stay in MLS as he heads down to Mexico.

Rumor: Gremio to negotiate with Atlanta United for Pity Martinez after agreeing to personal terms - Dirty South Soccer
Reporting on a sale of Pity Martinez to Gremio continues to build, which just seems wild to me that it is happening this quickly.