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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The league’s transfer deadline is today...so grab some popcorn.

The middle of the week is here as FC Dallas continues to prep for Colorado this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Kickoff for FC Dallas’ next match against Houston Dynamo moved | Big D Soccer
To help with a national broadcast, the kickoff has been bumped up an hour. So get the game early that day folks.

ON LOAN: Anibal Chala Goes 90 Minutes with L.D.U. Quito | FC Dallas
I still have doubts that he'll return to Dallas next year but this is certainly promising.

FC Dallas finds second outlet for young talent | Dallas Morning News
Fernando Clavijo comments on both the transfer window and why FCD is sending players to Tulsa these days.

// MLS //

Parchman: Five teams most reliant on their star to carry them to MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Saying that FCD relies too much on Mauro Diaz may be a bit of an understatement.

Carlos Vela announces he’s joining LAFC | Angels on Parade
So this is how LAFC is going to announce each signing huh? This is certainly a big splash for them.

Vela's move to LAFC raises eyebrows, but he could become the best in MLS | ESPN FC
Carlos Vela's joining LAFC raises many questions, but the expansion franchise could strike gold if the Mexico international is up for the challenge.

It's August: Finally, we can start taking MLS' standings seriously | FourFourTwo
The MLS postseason structure gives teams a healthy margin of error, but now it's finally time to put up or shut up.

Derlis Gonzalez’s agent seems to think transfer is dead | Sounder At Heart
Seattle's potential big DP signing may not be on his way after all.

Dissecting the curious case of LA's Gyasi Zardes | MLSsoccer.com
Part of me thinks that Zardes is starting to be one of those guys that just needs a new team to get back on track here.

Report: Ethan Finlay to be traded to Minnesota United | Massive Report
Dang, that is a fair amount of allocation money for a solid winger.

Columbus Crew SC sign Pedro Santos to Designated Player deal | Massive Report
Trading Finlay makes since as the Crew bring in a DP-level winger to the mix.

Boring and Stagnant: The 2017 Rapids’ Biggest Crime | Burgundy Wave
Our weekend opponent has had a tough season so far, which is interesting when you think how close they were to a Supporters' Shield last year.

Atlanta United place Zach Loyd on season-ending injury list | Dirty South Soccer
Yeah, I'm bummed about this one.