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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Could MLS be heading towards a work stoppage in 2021?

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

The end of the year is coming at us quickly here as we head into what hopes to be a more promising year for everyone in 2021. But things are already looking a tad cloudy on the MLS front for next year.

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Report: Juventus close to landing FC Dallas’ Bryan Reynolds - Big D Soccer
It appears Juventus and Club Brugge are still trying to get Reynolds on a big transfer from FC Dallas.

Luchi Gonzalez: Bryan Reynolds transfer interest reinforces need to invest in youth |
It certainly is crazy to see how this transfer started out and where it could ultimately land when it is all said and done.

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MLS informs players’ union that it will invoke force majeure clause in CBA - ESPNFC
This could really make this offseason a long one if things don’t get worked out. For everyone’s sake, I hope there is a quick resolution.

MLS to invoke force majeure, risking work stoppage – The Athletic
Renegotiating the collective bargaining agreement with the MLSPA for a third time in a year brings further tension to a fraught relationship.

Philadelphia Union have deal in place with KRC Genk for Mark McKenzie | Tom Bogert |
This is a pretty solid piece of business for Philadelphia here, who also are making a good bit of money off Brenden Aaronson too.

Five possible MLS fits for Lionel Messi if he departs FC Barcelona | Greg Seltzer |
Could you imagine Messi in Canada? That seems odd to me even if two of the teams listed here could financially do it. But let’s be honest, it is LA, New York or Miami.

Inter Miami re-sign MLS veteran Brek Shea |
Shea isn't coming back to Dallas anytime soon for those who were wanting to see that happen.

FC Cincinnati acquire Ronald Matarrita from NYCFC in big trade |
This is certainly one of those trades that won't get a ton of attention now but could go down as a big one towards the end of next year.