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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Austin FC has made their picks in the Expansion Draft.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Expansion Draft is in the books for Austin FC. After the five picks were made, FC Dallas went untouched (largely thanks to the amount of Homegrown players on the roster that didn’t need protection) and now can set their sights on free agency.

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FC Dallas rumored to sign a Colombian right winger - Big D Soccer
It looks like FC Dallas has their eyes set on a Colombian winger that has done well over the last year. He might also be a Barrios 2.0 when you really look at him.

FC Dallas 2020 Team Awards presented by Toyota | FC Dallas
Big Bad Bryan won a few team awards yesterday from the club. That feels like a going away present if there ever was one.

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2020 Expansion Draft results: Austin FC makes picks | MLSsoccer.com
Austin made their picks yesterday in the expansion draft and then immediately traded away one of them for some allocation money and a draft pick.

Armchair Analyst: Austin's roster build begins to take shape after the Expansion Draft | MLSsoccer.com
Austin went for it in a way yesterday evening with the expansion draft by taking some value, making a deal and taking a gamble.

Austin FC decision-makers explain Expansion Draft selections | MLSsoccer.com
Perhaps there was some symbolism to Austin's first pick when they surprised many by picking Dutch forward Danny Hoesen.

Montreal Impact 1, Club Olimpia 0 | Concacaf Champions League Recap | MLSsoccer.com
Montreal had their shot to advance but came up short in the end thanks to a goal given up back in March.

New York City FC 0, Tigres UANL 4 | Concacaf Champions League Recap | MLSsoccer.com
I know NYCFC had their issues heading into the CCL but man they got blown away once they got there.

State of MLS: The challenges ahead after a difficult 2020 – The Athletic
MLS began the year dreaming big, but ended it just thankful they could complete a season.