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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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New York outlasts Cincy in the Open Cup semifinals.

The midweek is here as we push closer towards a weekend date with Sporting KC.

// FC Dallas //

Two Dallas venues make shortlist for 2026 World Cup host candidates | Big D Soccer
It is still a long way from happening but at least we know there are some options here in Dallas.

View from the East: Delays and VAR | Big D Soccer
VAR is not my favorite thing in the world right now, and probably it isn't for you either.

// MLS //

New York Red Bulls revel in "huge moment" after USOC semifinal comeback | MLSsoccer.com
Cincy couldn't quite make it for the USL in the USOC last night but they put forth a good effort in an OT loss to the Red Bulls.

Sabetti: Summer transfer signings hit the ground running across MLS | MLSsoccer.com
Our new signing hasn't even hit the training field yet due to his Visa and what not but here is a good look at the rest of the bigger signings and what they've done so far.

Nashville releases preliminary concept designs for potential MLS stadium | MLSsoccer.com
Some of these stadiums are starting to look alike but at the end of the day they still look pretty damn awesome. I love the thought of a team in Nashville.

Sacramento is ready for MLS but will it be passed over again in expansion | ESPN FC
Sacramento has everything MLS demands of its expansion hopefuls, but the wait for them to get in continues. I still think they'll get in once it is all said and done though.

Pablo Mastroeni fired | Burgundy Wave
It all fell apart for me when he shaved his mustache last year. Its been down hill since then for the Rapids.

What Does the Future Hold for Matias Laba? | Eighty Six Forever
Laba goes out with a torn ACL and now there are questions of what his future is in Vancouver (and maybe even in MLS).

Roster overhaul, new stadium hope may finally end years of misery at D.C. United | FourFourTwo
Two decades after building MLS' first dynasty, United's approaching its team with renewed ambition. But will it be enough?

Why Jordan Morris’ production will make or break Seattle’s title defense | FourFourTwo
Nicolas Lodeiro and Clint Dempsey's are the stars, but the hometown kid is the Sounders' X-factor.

Orlando City’s frustrating reality: It still isn’t ready to contend | FourFourTwo
The headline just spits the truth about Orlando. They made decent changes but to me, once Kaka is gone, then they can begin building a team that will be a postseason contender.