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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 24, 2015

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FCD is back in action at home tomorrow night.

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We have one more day to go until FC Dallas hosts Portland.

// FC Dallas //

Castillo's development extends into leadership | Dallas Morning News

It has been a banner year for Fabian Castillo so far in 2015, but now he is starting to take on a leadership role with the club as well.

No love lost between FCD and Portland | FCDallas.com

Between intense matches in 2014 and the TissueGate earlier this year, I would expect tomorrow's game to be a big time battle.

Harris finding his way with FCD | MLSSoccer.com

People may not like the guy on the field but if you talk to Atiba Harris, you'll find probably one of the nicest guys in all of MLS.

FCD excited about the midfield competition that Cirigilano will bring | MLSSoccer.com

They've been searching high and low for some more depth in the central midfield.

// MLS //

Portland still waiting on Melano's transfer papers | Stumptown Footy

The Timbers believe they have a secret weapon in newly signed Lucas Melano, but he may not be able to go tomorrow if all of his paper work doesn't come in before hand.

Atlanta United hope to have training ground determined by next week | AJC.com

I have to say, the Atlanta side is building their new club in the right manner. Still think they need to get a youth academy going before they hit MLS though.

Pirlo ready to start his MLS chapter | SI.com

He may not seem totally excited when you just look at him during a press conference but I would imagine the guy is eager to prove himself here. I'm still really pumped to see him in this league.

Pirlo targets Sunday debut for NYCFC | ESPNFC.com

The two expansion sides square off again this weekend, which means we could have Kaka vs Villa and Pirlo. Yeah, that sounds nice to me.

Drogba decision coming very soon | ProSoccerTalk

I would imagine by the weekend we'll know if he lands in Chicago or Montreal...or some random league overseas.

MLS salary cap is what Donald Trump is to humanity | Forbes

Despite going for the clickbait title, this one does a decent job of looking at the flexibility that teams have in the salary cap.