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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 9, 2020

MLS looks towards the future following Don Garber’s annual address.

MLS: MLS IS BACK Final-Orlando City SC at Portland Timbers Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Back in March when the pandemic started, thinking about 2021 seemed like a silly thing. Now we’re only a couple of weeks away from a new year and only a few more days from the true start of the MLS offseason that will include the usual drafts, allocations, waivers and more.

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MLS Notebook: State of the League, Trapp to MNUFC – The Athletic
Don Garber held his annual league address yesterday and some interesting details about the upcoming 2021 season came out of it. The short end of it all is that they’re losing a ton of money and the 2020 CBA was never ratified, so that could make matters really intriguing this offseason.

MLS to take control of Real Salt Lake sale in January – The Athletic
With the Utah Royals going back to Kansas City, an array of complications remain in the sale of Real Salt Lake.

MLS commissioner upbeat about 2020 season despite $1bn in lost revenue | ESPNFC
MLS commissioner Don Garber said that MLS stands to suffer almost a $1 billion reduction in revenue this season at his state of the league address.

Liga MX president Arriola wants to improve relationship with MLS | ESPNFC
Liga MX is looking to strengthen its relationship with Major League Soccer and CONMEBOL in a bid to consolidate its internationalization.

The Crew is ‘lucky’ to have underrated, under-appreciated Gyasi Zardes - Massive Report
The Black & Gold striker doesn’t get the acclaim his performances deserve, unless you talk to those in the know.

The Crew’s midfield trio is rising to the occasion in MLS Cup playoffs - Massive Report
Artur, Nagbe and Zelarayan played arguably their best match together in the Eastern Conference Final.

Sounders vs. Minnesota United, Talking Points: Frantic finale - Sounder At Heart
Monday night's game was certainly one for the ages.