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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 8, 2017

The summer MLS transfer window is getting ready to close.

The summer days are rolling on here as we’re getting into the heart of August.

// FC Dallas //

What we learned: Takeaways from FC Dallas’ loss in Philadelphia | Big D Soccer
There was plenty to take away from last weekend's loss in Philly.

Roland Lamah has given FC Dallas more than they bargained for | Big D Soccer
The big Belgian talks about his past, his future, and the best player he’s ever played with.

Late Summer Woes, Youngster Opportunities and Pending Summer Moves | FC Dallas
The interesting tidbit of information in this one is that FCD is close to signing someone this week.

Summer swoon? Despite two straight lopsided losses, FC Dallas not panicking | MLSsoccer.com
I seem to recall a swoon last year that had us all in a panic before the start of summer. But these things happen and they'll come out of it soon enough.

// MLS //

Discretionary spending: Why MLS has to break its own rules in order to grow | FourFourTwo
The haves and have nots will only begin to increase with more TAM.

On MLS’s weak link problem | The 91st Minute
The league has been working hard to fix the middle of the roster with things like TAM but what about the back-end of the roster? Honestly, that is where the HGPs come in.

How NYCFC-Red Bulls lost its innocence and became a proper derby | FourFourTwo
For the first time, the Hudson River derby lived up to its name, marking a potential turning point in the battle for New York.

Houston Dynamo sign former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos | Dynamo Theory
Senderos knows he's going to Houston right? Where it is humid. And just...well it is Houston.

Report: Bobby Boswell is set to be traded to Atlanta United | Black And Red United
D.C. United’s attempts to rebuild at the the transfer deadline are ramping up. Trading a veteran defender though is an interesting way to do it. I like the move for Atlanta.

Lamar Neagle returns to Sounders | Sounder At Heart
Sounders acquire Lamar for the fourth time, sending a fourth-round SuperDraft pick to D.C. United.

Wilf family from NFL Minnesota Vikings join Nashville franchise bid | ESPN FC
Wilf missed out on a MLS team in Minnesota so now he is joining the already strong Nashville bid. More and more I think this bid has a really good shot.