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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 31, 2020

One last day here in 2020. Good riddance, am I right?

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MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

One last day in 2020. It does seem weird and yet awesome at the same time that this year is already in the books. What was possibly one of the wildest, toughest years for many of us is finally over. Sure, 2021 will still have a lot of the same problems and issues as 2020 but at least for a period, it will feel new again. Let’s do some links for the last time this year.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas owner denies that his side have agreed to a deal with Juve for Bryan Reynolds -
It was a wild day on Wednesday in the transfer saga for Reynolds. Wild day.

Report: Juventus, FC Dallas agree to deal for Bryan Reynolds - Black & White & Read All Over
Juventus’ number of Americans is about to double, it seems. But it will come down to if they can secure a loan for him right away.

// MLS //

The 25 wildest and wackiest moments from MLS's 25th season | J. Sam Jones |
A wild year, calls for listing out the moments. Good to see the FCD's social media guy getting some love for his creative stuff on here.

Top 10 January transfer targets around Europe for MLS teams | Greg Seltzer |
There probably aren't any FCD potentials on this list from Europe but it could be fun to dream.

Sounders close to finalizing João Paulo’s transfer - Sounder At Heart
He was a surprise player on the 'not re-signed' list for 2021 for Seattle but it appears they'll keep their DP midfielder.

Matias Almeyda will always be linked to other jobs - Center Line Soccer
While Almeyda is staying put in San Jose, he's always going to be linked back to places in Mexico.

The best stories of 2020 from The Athletic's soccer staff – The Athletic
The Athletic's soccer staff has put out some really good stuff this year coving MLS and other soccer items (I mean...Socker Slam was crazy).

MLS chooses to remain stuck in 2020 | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer and its players negotiated a new CBA in February, redid it in June, and now MLS has triggered the force majeure clause.