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

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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.