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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The All-Star week kicks off today.

While the most of the league is getting ready for a new weekend of soccer, there are some All-Star game festivities taking place today.

// FC Dallas //

What we learned from FC Dallas’ 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps | Big D Soccer
Thankfully we can move on from this loss rather quickly.

Rumor Update: Carlos Sanchez move to FC Dallas could come in December | Big D Soccer
New report suggests that the Honduran defender will come after the 2017 season and probably spell the end of the Anibal Chala era.

Acosta views Gold Cup struggles as learning experience | ESPN FC
Kellyn Acosta opens up about his Gold Cup experience with the U.S., his role with FC Dallas and his desire to someday play in Europe.

MAILBAG: Texas Heat, Squad Rotation Concerns, Referee Reactions and More! | FC Dallas
Plenty of good notes from Saturday's loss in this one as well.

ALL-STAR MINUTE: FC Dallas on Location in Chicago | FC Dallas
Six different FCD players are in the Windy City for All-Star festivities.

// MLS //

Villa, Giovinco showing they are still best in MLS | Expected Goals | MLSsoccer.com
I don't think you need an expected goals model to know that these two are miles above a lot of players in this league.

Miami Beckham expansion bid 'at the finish line' | ESPN FC
MLS commissioner Don Garber said that David Beckham's Miami franchise is close to finally being official. I'm guessing we'll hear more this week about it.

Strictly business: Why MLS shouldn't change the All-Star Game format | FourFourTwo
MLS hardcores might like an East-West format, but the big clubs give MLS' marquee summer event some visibility.

Victor Rodriguez signing only awaits paperwork, club attempted to re-sign Joevin Jones | Sounder At Heart
Some updates from up north in Seattle as they await a new Spanish midfielder and what really happened in the Joevin Jones deal.

Two charts that show why Andrea Pirlo shouldn’t start a game for NYCFC ever again | Hudson River Blue
Wait, Andrea Pirlo is still with NYCFC? I kind of forgot he was still there.

D.C. United reportedly close to deal with Nigel de Jong | Black And Red United
Why? I mean seriously, why would DCU think this will solve their issues?

Could the LA Galaxy be losing their defense? | LAG Confidential
Ashley Cole and Jelle Van Damme have received interest overseas here lately and all signs seem to point to at least one of them leaving.

Three losers of USMNT’s 2017 Gold Cup | Stars and Stripes FC
Everyone continues to hate on Kellyn Acosta from what he didn't do at the Gold Cup.