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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 31, 2015

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The month of July is ending, what will August bring us?

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

We're nearly at the weekend here as FC Dallas heads to Chicago to snag the Brimstone Cup.

// FC Dallas //

Acosta playing beyond his years | FCDallas.com

I keep having to remind myself that Kellyn Acosta is only 20-years old. The kid is playing like a big time veteran right now on the field. Thankfully he hasn't even come close to his ceiling yet as a professional.

// MLS //

Drogba hails the Montreal community on his arrival | MLSSoccer.com

Kudos to Montreal for coming out to support Didier Drogba as he arrived in his new city the other day. That is how you make a big star feel welcomed.

Tifo shows misunderstanding of American soccer | The Mane Land

Apparently NYCFC insulted Orlando last weekend in their meeting a bit. Now the folks in Orlando are writing about it.

D.C. United nearly had a different name | The Washington Post

This is a little extra from the SI.com piece that we posted but DCU was nearly the D.C. Revolution. Yeah. Lots of bad names were floating around back then and I believe Dallas was originally going to be the Doom or something weird like that.

MLS attendance on the rise with big stars arriving | Star Tribune

It continues to be hard to ignore the attendance rising around the league. Though, it is also hard to ignore that attendance has been fading here for a first place team too. #justsaying

MLS ASG format needs to change | Yahoo Sports

I've been beating this drum for a while now as I think it is time to make the switch, even if it is just for a year.

Garber: the league is still losing money | ESPNFC.com

In other news, the league owners still want to let everyone know that they are still losing money here. But at least Garber continues to say that the league is in investment mode instead of just spending for fun mode. I can wrap my head around development cost more than the other right now.

Garber insists MLS is clean | Goal.com

Well of course Garber is going to say the league is clean despite all that is going on in CONCACAF at the moment. But to be fair, it doesn't take much to be cleaner than CONCACAF.

And lastly...this: