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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 3, 2017

MLS All-Stars drop game in penalty kicks to Real Madrid.

The annual All-Star game has come and gone in MLS but now it is time to get back to work.

// FC Dallas //

Training Notes: A change in tone | Big D Soccer
Good to hear that practice had a little more urgency about it this week.

Rumor: Interest in Kellyn Acosta is picking up | Big D Soccer
Grab your popcorn because the next week is going to be a fun one.

ALL-STAR MINUTE: FCDers See 45 Minutes vs. Real Madrid | FC Dallas
Our three All-Stars got second half minutes last night in the game. And all also made up the back line for the team as well.

// MLS //

Second City, soccer city: All-Star Game gives a worthy showcase for Chicago |
It was certainly a good showing for the city of Chicago last night. It reminded me that it would be great if the Fire had a stadium more in the heart of the city.

All-Star Game show highlights increase in excitement towards MLS | ESPN FC
The All-Star game saw its usual hype and drama. But at the end of it, its still a pretty meaningless friendly.

Tony Meola on Tim Howard, the development of MLS, and giving back to the community | Burgundy Wave
A lot of old MLS names have been in the media as of late, talking about the league and its development.

MLS and adidas continue their partnership through 2024 in massive new deal | Sounder At Heart
The big talk in this deal is how much it is worth potentially for each team.

Garber: Beckham's worked hard for Miami deal | ESPN FC
This Miami thing is finally going to happen.

Young stars show MLS growth but next step is for league to let these stars leave | ESPN FC
There are plenty of comments in this one from Fernando Clavijo.

Mexico's dismissive view of MLS has left the league bereft of El Tri talents | ESPN FC
Mexico internationals view MLS as a retirement home. But the league has resurrected many El Tri careers, so why does it still have that reputation?

Play Your Kids FC: How Real Salt Lake’s youth movement saved its season | FourFourTwo
RSL is proving that you have to have patience with playing kids but it is worth it in the long run when you do.