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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 14, 2015

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The All-Star Game First XI has been revealed but no FC Dallas players made it.

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We're moving forward on this week as FC Dallas gets ready to take on D.C. United.

// FC Dallas //

Hedges makes MLS Team of the Week | FCDallas.com

After three straight shutouts, the FCD defense is finally getting some love with captain Matt Hedges picking up a spot on the league's team of the week.

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Fan XI for ASG announced | MLSSoccer.com

While I don't have too many issues with how the fans vote, I am still puzzled by Demarcus Beasley being selected. Seriously? And the SKC fans voting in their favorite players is a hoot as well. I wouldn't exactly say that Matt Besler or Graham Zusi have had All-Star type seasons so far this year.

Garber's commissioner picks are laughable | Burgundy Wave

Really Don? Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard make the ASG because you said they could. What happened to using the Commissioner Picks to get guys that truly deserve the nomination?

The Sven Paradox | MLSSoccer.com

So how will Pablo Masteroni get this ASG midfield to work? Matt Doyle explains how.

Hamid out four to six weeks | Black and Red United

Ouch. For our purposes, this is a big one for the weekend ahead as DCU is a different team with Bill Hamid not in goal for them. That is a big time loss for the current Supporters' Shield leaders.

Derrick Etienne could be the latest to come out of the Red Bull Academy | Goal.com

A young Haitian has done well with the USL side owned by the Red Bulls. See what a USL team will do for you FC Dallas?

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Alitdore explains his national anthem routine | Goal.com

I've never quite noticed what he does during the national anthem but I guess from now on I will.

US draws Panama in final group stage game | SI.com

On one hand, the US did not look great in the group stage but still managed not to lose a game. On the other hand, FC Dallas might possibly get Blas Perez back this weekend.