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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Today marks the expansion draft in the offseason calendar.

MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason calendar is certainly going to pick up some steam today as the league’s expansion draft is set for this afternoon when Charlotte FC selects their five newest players. Should FC Dallas lose anyone, we’ll talk about it on here.

// FC Dallas //

Building for 2022: How will the FC Dallas forwards look next year? - Big D Soccer
The attack was better in some spots in 2021, but can it improve even more under Nico Estevez?

FC Dallas Announces its 12 Protected Players Ahead of 2021 MLS Expansion Draft - Big D Soccer
No real surprises in this year’s protection list for FC Dallas.

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Best players available to Charlotte FC in the 2021 MLS Expansion Draft |
Charlotte will get to pick five today in their expansion draft, and I will say that there is some decent options for them this year.

Why Real Salt Lake coach Pablo Mastroeni opted to "follow my heart" |
Mastroeni didn't work out as a head coach in Colorado but his late-season surge in Utah proved to be the right landing spot for him.

Official: LAFC transfer Eduard Atuesta to Palmeiras - Angels on Parade
Atuesta has been a pretty vital cog in the midfield for LAFC over the years but the club is now going to get a pretty good transfer fee for him.

NYCFC Roster Moves: Héber, Acevedo re-signed, Medina, Thórarinsson released - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC makes roster moves after winning the 2021 MLS Cup, announces unprotected players for Expansion Draft.

New York City FC's Valentin Castellanos ready for move to Europe | ESPNFC
Pep Guardiola believes New York City FC striker Valentin Castellanos is ready to leave MLS and take the next step in his career in Europe.

Timbers Announce Contract Decisions for 2022 - Stumptown Footy
Seven options were picked up, three were declined, and the club remains in talks with a number of players.

Gaston Gimenez signs a new Designated Player deal with the Chicago Fire - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire re-up one of their DPs this week as they sign Gimenez to a new deal through 2023.

MLSPA anonymous player survey reveals Atlanta as most desired club to play for and best atmosphere - Dirty South Soccer
I'd love to see the full results of these surveys to see how far down Dallas is on some player's lists.