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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Honors continue to roll in for FCD as they leads the standings.

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls on as FC Dallas gets set to take on Portland later this week.

// FC Dallas //

FCD's midfield is more intriguing than any big addition in MLS | 3rd Degree

Like we've been saying since Saturday, FCD's win over DCU is one few around the league will talk about. Same goes for the club's midfield trio of Mauro Diaz, Victor Ulloa and Kellyn Acosta. At least all of us are able to see how special this group has been playing for the last month or so.

Streaking into first |

Lots of streaks still in play for FCD this season as we roll on into the final week of July.

// MLS //

Orlando is approaching a bad record | The Mane Land

I won't lie, I find it absolutely hilarious that Orlando complains about the refs as much as they do here. Looking back at last year's red card run, I don't believe we blamed the refs nearly as much as we blamed the players and coaches.

Why everyone should be happy for Drew Moor | Dallas Morning News

Totally agree with everything in this piece. Did he deserve the bid based on his play this season? Maybe not. But being that this game is in his home stadium and his coach is leading the charge for the league's team, I again see no issue with his addition to the team.

Seattle lose Pappa pending investigation | Sounder at Heart

Ruh-ro. That is no good.

Five things the Sounders have learned during slump | Sounder at Heart

Staying with Seattle for a moment. They've been in a fairly similar rut that FCD was in back in May and June. Though they've had a couple home games in their slump too.

Drogba to Montreal? | Mount Royal Soccer

It looks as though we could see Didier Drogba in a MLS uniform very soon as Montreal is reportedly working out a deal with Chicago to acquire his player rights (you know that fun MLS discovery crap).

// Gold Cup //

Assessing things in Atlanta ahead of USMNT-Jamaica |

I don't think the US should be sleeping on Jamaica at all here in this game.

Dempsey rising above controversy | ASN

It was a weird month or so for Clint Dempsey but once he got to the Gold Cup he was all business. I think we're all glad for it too because the US might not be in this spot without him.

And just because this needs to be included: