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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The transfer window closes for MLS today, does FCD have any more moves up their sleeves?

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

Another day without Fabian Castillo in camp as the saga continues to move on.

// FC Dallas //

FCD adds defender Paparatto | Big D Soccer

A solid move by the club to add one more defensive piece at the end of the transfer window. They did give up some of their TAM to get him from Portland though but given the CCL games ahead, I’m all for that.

As far as Castillo goes, we don’t have any other updates than that from his agent:

Basically it says the meetings went well. So once again, grain of salt and move on.

The Castillo saga rolls on | MLSSoccer.com

It should be noted that since Turkey’s transfer window closes on September 1, this thing could continue to drag out all month long even though the league’s window closes today.

Legacy of Lamar | FCDallas.com

Yesterday would have been Lamar Hunt’s birthday, so the club tweaked this page up a bit on honor of that. Really cool stuff to show the history of the club and the man himself.

CCL games to be broadcasted on Facebook Live | FCDallas.com

While the TV broadcast will be on Univision Deportes tomorrow night (for those that get that channel), the English side of things will be on Facebook. Ah, the world we live in now where social media streams live games.

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Rising expansion fees harmful to MLS | Last Word on Sports

I’m not sure I entirely understand the argument here. I guess it is a more money, more problems kind of view? Either way, an increased demand in expansion fee to me means you get an ownership that really wants MLS, and can afford the means of running a team.

How can MLS demand $200 million for an expansion team | Fox Soccer

I think it is a little more complex than just saying that a new owner ponies up that kind of cash all at once. You know, payment plans and what not.

Sapong heading to Portugal? | Brotherly Game

Philadelphia is full of player rumors at the moment and this one fascinates me a bit. CJ Sapong has had a decent season so far but would Philly really let him go right now?

TFC turns down offer on Bradley | Goal.com

I do find it interesting that teams (and MLS) are turning down a lot of bids this summer on key players. Its good to see TFC want to hold on to Michael Bradley here.

Timbers add Nigerian defender | Stumptown Footy

Portland continues to add pieces left and right here before their CCL run kicks off. Not to mention they have to find ways to replace Nat Borchers for the rest of the year. They already added Steven Taylor from Newcastle.

Wealth of young Americans could pay off for the USMNT | FourFourTwo

The flip side to not having some young Americans in MLS like some of us would like is that they are getting good exposure overseas. I still have my doubts for this current World Cup cycle though.