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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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The saga with Fabian Castillo never seems to end.

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The summer transfer window has a few hours left on it to get deals done for MLS teams.

// FC Dallas //

Castillo’s agent still working on deal | Big D Soccer

This really has turned into the summer transfer deal that won’t go away. MLS and FC Dallas both are saying that the deal is dead and Fabian Castillo would be reporting back to Frisco this week. His agent has other plans though as he took meetings in New York with the league yesterday.

Pareja and team downplay the Castillo saga | Dallas Morning News

For the most part on Sunday evening, everyone was happy to hear that Castillo would be heading back to Texas.

Castillo’s future continues to remain murky |

Here is a really good look at what all has gone on in this saga between Castillo, the league, and in Turkey.

FCD vs VAN: The Good and the Bad | Big D Soccer

Here is one more look at Sunday’s game against the Caps. Plenty of good nuggets to chew on.

Urruti gains nod on team of the week |

Maxi Urruti had some bad misses on Sunday but he made one count and it earned him a spot on the league’s team of the week.

// MLS //

Previewing all eight CCL groups |

The Champions League group stages kick off this week around the region. FCD has a home game on Thursday but I am curious to see how other teams will do.

Bedoya in ‘advance talks’ with Union | Brotherly Game

This one hit yesterday evening as the Philadelphia Union are looking to snag USMNT midfielder Alejandro Bedoya from France. I’ve always wanted Bedoya in MLS and Philly would be a decent fit for him if you ask me.

MLS looks to double expansion fees for next round | Fox Soccer

Expansion fees are always going to continue to rise in MLS but to see them hit $200m is kind of crazy to me. But in a way that will weed out who is serious and who is not.

MLS provides update on expansion fees |

And of course the league had to downplay that number a bit.

Wright-Phillips now New York’s all-time goal scoring leader | Once A Metro

It seems crazy to me that he has already achieved that mark in just a couple years time.

Lodeiro’s transfer fee among one of the richest in MLS history | Sounder at Heart

Very interesting but leave it to Seattle to pay up for a guy like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if he is a MVP type candidate next year though, seriously.

Life on a tight budget | FourFourTwo

DCU has been doing this for a couple seasons now where they pull together a roster of guys that have a lot of MLS experience. Very bold strategy if you ask me.