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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 11, 2017

FC Dallas is back in action tonight in KC.

It is another Tuesday game day edition of our daily links. I’m still not getting used to Tuesday night games here.

// FC Dallas //

Squad Selection: What is your best lineup against Sporting KC? | Big D Soccer
The whole five internationals rule could make things tricky tonight for FCD.

REPORT CARD: Assessing FC Dallas at the Midpoint of the 2017 MLS Campaign | FC Dallas
The midway point is always good to grade how things are going. I can't argue too much with this assessment.

// MLS //

Q&A: MLS commissioner sees 'can-do attitude' in Nashville | The Tennessean
Don Garber believes Nashville has the right ingredients for a Major League Soccer franchise. But will it get a team? Right now, I would put good money on it.

Armchair Analyst: As the window opens, a look at roster needs |
Honestly, I wouldn't go for a center back at this point. Between how Atiba Harris and Walker Hume have stepped up in recent weeks, I think that depth is there. Now, the wings could use some work on the depth front. Or you know, that third keeper.

Midseason Awards: Who's the Defender of the Year frontrunner? |
Everyone is going with Ike Opara over Matt Hedges. I can't fault them for that either, Ike has been a monster this season.

Earthquakes hope new Designated Player "Vako" Qazaishvili is a cornerstone |
San Jose beat their rivals in the USOC last night and introduced their new DP.

LA Galaxy to sign Pele van Anholt | LAG Confidential
On the other hand, LA is beefing up their back line.

Dom Dwyer's hot start for USA could lead to big payday |
Dom Dwyer hopes to tell SKC to show him the money after this summer.

Why this summer transfer window will impact MLS far beyond 2017 | FourFourTwo
Playoff hopes and long-term roster goals leave every team with work to do before August 9.