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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Once again, MLS comes up short in the CCL.

Soccer: 2020 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League - Final-Los Angeles FC at Tigres UANL Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The soccer year in North America is now in the books as the Champions League crown stays with another Mexican team after last night’s CCL final between LAFC and Tigres.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas acquires Jader Obrian from Rionegro Aguilas - Big D Soccer
Another big signing that was rumored last weekend comes true.

What FC Dallas’ defensive moves mean for 2021 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas’ defense is getting some new and returning faces in a winter offseason that promises stability and competition on their vaunted backline. What does it mean for 2021?

Why FC Dallas Wanted José Antonio Martínez and Jáder Obrian | FC Dallas
Getting two guys in their prime like this is exactly where you want FC Dallas to go.

// MLS //

LAFC's heartbreaking loss to Tigres again shows there's no agony quite like CCL agony | Charles Boehm |
LAFC came agonizingly close to becoming the first MLS team to win the modern incarnation of the Concacaf Champions League. But once again, MLS comes up short.

LAFC rue missed Carlos Vela chance, second-half concessions in Concacaf Champions League Final defeat |
There's no shame in losing to a team as good as Tigres UANL, but that doesn't make Tuesday's 2-1 defeat in the Concacaf Champions League final any less painful for LAFC.

Bradley disappointed in LAFC Champions League loss, vows to stay course - Angels on Parade
If you think about it though, LAFC did beat three Liga MX sides on the way to the final. That is still really impressive.

Tigres, Gignac break LAFC hearts as MLS' wait for CONCACAF Champions League glory goes on | ESPNFC
MLS still awaits its first continental title since 2000, while Liga MX clubs dominate CONCACAF like no other nation in any other confederation.

Cruz Azul eye San Jose Earthquakes boss Almeyda and Hugo Sanchez | ESPNFC
Cruz Azul's shortlist for head coach has been reduced to San Jose Earthquakes manager Matias Almeyda or Mexico legend Hugo Sanchez.

Joe Corona headlines three selected in Stage Two of the MLS Re-Entry Draft |
This is peak MLS here. A guy taken in both the Expansion and Re-Entry Drafts.

The best MLS coaching fits for Miguel Herrera | Greg Seltzer |
The suddenly free Miguel Herrera could be an attractive proposition for MLS clubs.