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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 28, 2014

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The month of July closes with FC Dallas still unbeaten in league play.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We're two-thirds of the way through the summer months and so far this season FC Dallas isn't having a bad go of things. We'll dive into yesterday's game a little bit more today and tomorrow but first here are some morning links.

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John does light work on Friday | Soccerly

What does this mean? Could George John actually play this season? Boy that would be a big, big deal if things end up working out to where he can get fit again.

FCD treating upcoming stretch like the playoffs | MLSSoccer.com

A draw yesterday got this stretch off to a decent start. August will be really telling though with how this team does. I'll continue to say, if they win their home games and pick up draws like yesterday on the road, they'll be fine.

FCD overcomes key players being out in the draw | MLSSoccer.com

If you think about it, not having Matt Hedges or Mauro Diaz for the full game. No Andres Escobar or Fabian Castillo. Heck, no Je-Vaughn Watson either. And the club still came away with a point.

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DeMerit's Legacy | Eight Six Forever

I really hated seeing Jay DeMerit having to hang it up over the weekend but the dude was a class act on the broadcast yesterday.

Thoughts from Week 20 | MLSSoccer.com

New England lost another game. So that makes eight in a row. So glad FCD isn't having a similar summer swoon like we've seen them have in June and July these last couple of years.

Monday night football is a measuring stick for LA and Seattle | MLSSoccer.com

Did you realize there is a game tonight? Yeah, I sure didn't either but that is alright. We get LA and Seattle on ESPN2 tonight.

Can LA move Landon to CAM? | LAG Confidential

Interesting look to see what it will take to move Landon Donovan to a central attacking midfielder spot in the Galaxy lineup.

13 goals shared between All-Star teams back in 2000 | MLSSoccer.com

Man, I forgot how bad some of those East v West games used to be. As much as I really dislike the current format, I don't think I would want to go back to this kind of nonsense either.

QPR recalls Cesar | Fox Soccer

We all knew this would be coming after the World Cup, so now Toronto goes back to the drawing board (at least a little bit) on their keeper situation.

The DP model continues to evolve in MLS | Fox Soccer

Another late Friday piece that was worth sharing this morning. A good look at how teams are using the DP model as the league continues to expand. I think it is safe to say that no team has really cracked the secret formula to having three DPs at a time.