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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 4, 2017

One more sleep until FCD is back in action.

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas is in Philadelphia for their weekend match against the Union.

// FC Dallas //

August Outlook: Will FC Dallas start to ramp up for the playoffs? | Big D Soccer
Only four losses to date on the season but FC Dallas hasn’t played their best soccer in a while. Can this be the start of a good run into the playoffs?

Squad Selection: Does FC Dallas respond after last week’s loss? | Big D Soccer
Another game with suspensions getting in the way of the best possible lineup.

What to watch for as FC Dallas travels to take on the Philadelphia Union | Big D Soccer
For all of our sakes, I hope VAR isn't needed in our match this weekend. But if it is...

MLS All-Star game: FC Dallas All-Stars improvise to face 'world's best' Real Madrid | Goal.com
Here is a good breakdown of what our guys were thrown into at the ASG.

// MLS //

2017 MLS All-Star Game vs. Real Madrid sets new TV ratings record | MLSsoccer.com
It would be hard for MLS not to be excited about these numbers for a Wednesday friendly.

In surprising revelation, Higuain says 2017 will be final season with Crew | The Columbus Dispatch
In a small way, I can't say I am shocked to see this kind of thing come out. But Columbus fans will probably be excited to see the team get a new DP in the process.

How Samuel Piette Can Improve Montreal | Mount Royal Soccer
Montreal was able to bring in a big time Canadian international to their team this week.

Report: D.C. United is chasing World Cup veteran Gary Medel | Black And Red United
This is certainly better than the thought of getting Nigel de Jong.

Miami FC taking promotion-relegation fight to Court of Arbitration for Sport | ESPN FC
Miami FC is taking its battle to require the U.S. Soccer Federation to introduce promotion and relegation to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. This will either be an interesting story for Miami or one that will kill them (and NASL) off for good.