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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 17, 2020

Free agency has opened up in MLS but no one has made any big deals just yet.

MLS: Nashville SC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The week is starting to wrap up here as the offseason is really getting underway in MLS. We’re also almost a week out until Christmas too. And before you know it we’ll be ringing in the new year (thank God, am I right?).

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas has the best odds to win MLS Cup in 2021 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is very high on the list for the odds to win MLS in 2021. I guess if FCD pulls off one or two really good signings this winter, it may all make sense.

// MLS //

Recap: Los Angeles Football Club vs. Cruz Azul 12/17/2020 | Matchcenter
Well, MLS got one team in the semifinals as LAFC managed to overcome Mexican side Cruz Azul.

LAFC to play Club América Saturday in Concacaf Champions League semifinal - Angels on Parade
LAFC hopes to be one of the first MLS team since 2018's Toronto to reach a final in this tournament.

Jackson Conway’s debut goal was made in Atlanta - Dirty South Soccer
While Atlanta didn't advance past Club America on Wednesday night, they did get a little glimpse of what their future could look like.

St. Louis City SC celebrate stadium construction milestone |
St. Louis City SC celebrated a major milestone in the construction of its in-progress new stadium on this week, with the placement of the first steel beam.

Sounders offseason plans: Don’t expect much - Sounder At Heart
Sounds like Seattle won't have a ton of wiggle room in the salary cap to do anything big this time around.

LA Galaxy in talks to acquire Jorge Villafana from Portland Timbers | ESPNFC
This looks and feels like a move the Galaxy would make here though they need all the defensive help they can get here.

MLS 2020 season review - Columbus Crew SC were worth saving | ESPNFC
With MLS Cup in the books, clubs are already planning for 2021, but before next season gets underway here is a look back on an unforgettable 2020 campaign.

MLS free agency takes another step | US Soccer Players
Chris Wondolowski, Matt Besler, and Dom Dwyer are all free agents in an interesting off season for clubs across Major League Soccer.