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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 20, 2017

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FC Dallas heads to Montreal today to finish preparing for the Impact.

The weekend is nearly here as the Gold Cup shifts to the semifinals and FC Dallas returns to the field.

// FC Dallas //

2017 FC Dallas Midseason Report Card | Big D Soccer
The performances of a few players resulted in a breakout of USMNT call-ups, but not everything has been smooth so far this year.

Chris Seitz Looking to Seize Opportunity Once Again | FC Dallas
It does feel a bit like deja vu for Chris Seitz here. I do think he'll do well this weekend in Montreal and who knows, maybe he'll really push Jesse Gonzalez when he returns.

TRAINING TALK: Walker Zimmerman on #MTLvFCD | FC Dallas
Zimmerman gives us a bit of a preview of this weekend's game.

// MLS //

Sounders are first team in MLS history to win a game after trailing 3-0 | Sounder At Heart
Dang. That was a wild night in Seattle for sure but it may have also awakened this club for the second half of the season.

New York City FC 2-2 Toronto FC: Victor Vazquez penalty rescues last-gasp draw | Waking The Red
Toronto hung around late and got rewarded a penalty in the final moments to secure a draw.

Recap: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union | Mount Royal Soccer
Montreal picked up an important win in the midweek to help their playoff push.

RSL steamrolls Portland on the road 4-1 - RSL Soapbox
Lots of red cards in this one as a 10-man RSL hammers a 9-man Timbers team. In Portland!

LA Galaxy suffer another home loss vs. Vancouver Whitecaps | LAG Confidential
Despite having some of their key players back, LA still struggled at home.

Dynamo shoot but can’t score against Loons, settle for scoreless draw | Dynamo Theory
Dynamo still winless on the road in 2017 folks.

Five to sign: Midfielders who could change the game for MLS clubs | FourFourTwo
Finding the right midfielder is tricky but there are some gems out there that could help a lot of MLS sides.

Disappointing Designated Players: The 5 who need to justify their price | FourFourTwo
I'm sure some of you are surprised Cristian Colman didn't make this list.

Seltzer: The top 10 young players of the 2017 MLS season | MLSsoccer.com
I like where Kellyn Acosta landed on this list. But I do find issues with who he is directly under on this list.

// USMNT //

US struggle to keep focus amid El Salvador's "shocking" biting antics | MLSsoccer.com
CONCACAF games, am I right?