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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Gearing up for the Galaxy is in full effect.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas is getting set to take on LA this weekend.

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Looking back at the Voyagers Cup history |

The Canadian Championship or Voyagers Cup final kicks off tonight with Montreal and Vancouver. The Caps have never won this tournament since it began in 2002. I'll be curious to see how much they put into this one with important league matches ahead.

Championship looms for the Impact | Mount Royal Soccer

We know that Vancouver is in this year's CCL because of an agreement that took place to allow the top team in MLS from Canada in 2014 to earn that spot. But can the Whitecaps actually pick up a trophy in this one against Montreal? The Impact are a much different team at home this year.

Espindola out two weeks with knee sprain | Black and Red United

DCU will once again be without one of their bigger strikers here in August. How many games has this guy missed this season with injuries and suspensions? Feels like a lot.

Gomez likely available this weekend for Toronto | Waking the Red

He wasn't able to go last week against the team that held his MLS rights hostage for all of those years but Herculez Gomez should have plenty to prove in his return back to MLS.

Torres lands in Seattle | Sounder at Heart

The Roman Torres watch continues for Sounder fans as Sigi Schmid and some front office folks met him at the airport yesterday.

DCU and NYCFC show its not what you spend but how you spend | Washington Post

Two drastically different approaches to spending in this league and two drastically different outcomes in the standings right now.

Chicago vs Philly in USOC semifinal, who is worse? | Brotherly Game

It is still funny to me that three of the four teams in the semifinal for the USOC this year aren't above the red line in the standings right now. And one of these two teams get to host the final right? Crazy.

RSL needs a quick turnaround against SKC | RSL Soapbox

RSL's massive road show continues here this week with a big game at SKC. They've gone all over North America in the last week, so do they have anything left in the tank for this one?

Red Bulls show DP overhaul isn't the only way to win |

NY continues to get it done right now without going after some really big names like they used to do.