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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 10, 2020

Did you forget there was a US friendly last night in Miami? Yeah, you’re not alone.

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Soccer: International Soccer-El Salvador at USA Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The week is nearly up here as we head into MLS Cup between Seattle and Columbus on Saturday evening. Next week will start the real fun of this offseason with trades, drafts and more.

// FC Dallas //

The biggest offseason questions to be answered for FC Dallas | Tom Bogert |
Nice breakdown of what needs to happen this offseason for FC Dallas. I actually am fine if the club doesn't go through with keeping Phelipe at this point but I would be happy to see Bressan back.

// MLS //

The 25 Greatest presented by AT&T |
I'm sure the league website folks had better plans for this kind of stuff throughout the year but seeing a top 25 list does take me back a bit with some of the names on it.

The transfer windows that remade Columbus Crew SC into an MLS Cup finalist | Tom Bogert |
Columbus has done well in the open market these last couple of times and it is paying off in big ways for them here this year.

Peter Vermes on why Sporting KC legend Matt Besler will depart the club |
Come to Dallas there Matt. Seriously, I'd take a flyer at him as a defensive piece for 2021.

Paul McDonough stepping down as Inter Miami CF sporting director |
Very interesting move to see him step down in Miami. I guess this means he's going to eventually go off an help Charlotte next.

Columbus Crew have new positive COVID test ahead of MLS Cup final vs Seattle Sounders | ESPNFC
The Crew continue to deal with COVID here as MLS Cup approaches this weekend.

MLS Cup 2020: Who's playing, how to watch, what to know – The Athletic
Here is a solid breakdown of this weekend's big game in MLS between Seattle and Columbus.

Sigi Schmid's clubs play for a title | US Soccer Players
Sigi Schmid won MLS Cups at Columbus and Seattle, reviving one club, building the foundation of the other, and putting his mark on this MLS Cup.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: What we learned as an experimental USMNT squad steamrolls El Salvador |
Last night's USMNT game wasn't even close.

ASN article: Thoughts on the U.S. team's 6-0 win over El Salvador in Florida
The US cruised to an easy win last night with a heavy MLS looking lineup.

USMNT December 2020 Friendly - USA 6-0 El Salvador: giving the gift of goals - Stars and Stripes FC
Nothing like capping off a year with a slew of goals.