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

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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.