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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Can LAFC find a way to bring MLS some Champions League glory tonight?

Columbus Crew SC v FC Dallas Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

The week rolls on here as we get closer to Christmas Day on Friday. Yesterday saw a flurry of roster news for FC Dallas as they look to lockdown some of their roster ahead of next season.

// FC Dallas //

Transfer: FC Dallas acquires Jose Antonio Martínez from SD Eibar - Big D Soccer
The rumored deal from over the weekend gets announced by FC Dallas on Monday.

Bressan and Phelipe Megiolaro return to FC Dallas for the 2021 season - Big D Soccer
Both Brazilians will make their return to the club after working out new contracts.

Why Michael Barrios deserves more respect - Big D Soccer
The little Columbian deserves far better than he’s getting from this fanbase.

Workhorse of the Year goes to defender Ryan Hollingshead - Big D Soccer
There shouldn't be too big of a shock who the top Workhorse from 2020 was for FC Dallas.

// MLS //

Can LAFC can beat Tigres, make Concacaf Champions League history? | Matt Doyle, Tom Bogert discuss | MLSsoccer.com
Both sides have some key players potentially missing tonight but can LAFC finally make history for MLS in this competition?

Bob Bradley: LAFC not expecting Eduard Atuesta to be available for Concacaf Champions League final | MLSsoccer.com
LAFC tried to appeal a red card to Atuesta but they didn't have any luck in getting it overturned.

How LAFC reached CONCACAF Champions League final – The Athletic
After a difficult MLS season, LAFC will play for their first cup title in the CONCACAF Champions League final against Tigres of Mexico.

Can LAFC take out Liga MX's Tigres and break MLS' CONCACAF curse? | ESPNFC
No MLS team has won CONCACAF's biggest club prize in nearly 20 years. If LAFC are to do it, they'll have to beat another Liga MX power in Tigres.

Report: Juventus eye young MLS quartet as they search for next Weston McKennie | MLSsoccer.com
Aside from FC Dallas right back Bryan Reynolds, a report from Italian publication Tuttosport outlines that Juventus are looking at an additional three MLS youngsters, including Ricardo Pepi.

The Salt: Beckerman’s retirement and the end of an era - RSL Soapbox
Beckerman’s retirement ends the on-field career of a club-defining player.

Hector Jimenez says goodbye to the Columbus Crew, joins Austin FC - Massive Report
The versatile defender spent seven years in Columbus and capped it with an MLS Cup.