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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Up early with some coffee? Come discuss some MLS happenings below.

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Plenty to discuss today as FC Dallas begins prep work for their Brimstone Cup match this weekend in the Windy City against the Chicago Fire. But first some morning links.

// FC Dallas //

Loyd earns team of the week honors | MLSSoccer.com

Good to see Zach Loyd get the recognition that he deserves. People are starting to forget that he was playing out of position again as a center back.

Instant Replay on the Perez red | MLSSoccer.com

I can't say I am too shocked that Simon Borg thought the call was fine.

// MLS //

Week 24 review of MLS | ESPNFC.com

Some good words about FC Dallas in this one and oh, Je-Vaughn Watson made their team of the week too. Alright then.

Is it now or never for MLS in Sacramento? | Sacramento Bee

I still think they got some time to sort things out but their bid needs to look good going up against the likes of ones from Minnesota and San Antonio.

Atlanta has fans but now what? | SBNation.com

Very interesting points brought up about Atlanta and all the season tickets they've sold for a team that won't kick off for another two and a half years. Time to find ways to keep that momentum riding high.

State of MLS with nine weeks to go | Sounder At Heart

Seeing a 99.1 percent chance of making the playoffs beside FCD's name is pretty comforting. It is also starting to look like FCD may be in a fight for 3rd place with RSL too.

A few good minutes with Bruce Arena | Washington Post

Bruce always brings the honesty, even if it comes across as whining at times about the state of things in MLS.