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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

FC Dallas continues to prepare for their weekend trip to Houston.

MLS: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls into Wednesday as there are a couple US Open Cup matches tonight to take care of before the weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ win over the Chicago Fire - Big D Soccer
Take aways from Dallas’ domination of Chicago as some of the offense looked good against a much weaker defense.

Workhorse of the Week vs. Atlanta United, Real Salt Lake, and Chicago Fire - Big D Soccer
Our Workhorse poll has been offline for a summer break but now we're catching up for three games worth here.

TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo | 7.21.18 | FC Dallas
Once again it is time to crush the Orange.

// MLS //

Warshaw: Time for Toronto FC to face these crucial questions about 2018 | MLSsoccer.com
Throw the towel in on this season TFC. Just do it already.

Portland Timbers acquire Tomas Conechny from San Lorenzo - Stumptown Footy
The Timbers scoop up more young attacking talent as they land a guy that Dallas was actually looking at too.

Fire Sign Raheem Edwards From Montreal - Hot Time In Old Town
That is a decent amount of TAM for a young midfielder.

MLS owners agree on name for Beckham Miami team | Miami Herald
So they have a team name and apparently a big name World Cup star to go with it. Cool.

Miami MLS expansion group working to earn stadium plan place on ballot | MLSsoccer.com
So they'll join in 2020 for sure in a temporary venue, that sounds like a lot of fun. Or just another stadium headache waiting in the wings.

US Open Cup: Houston Dynamo take on Sporting Kansas City - Dynamo Theory
While FCD is getting ready for their weekend trip down I-45, the Dynamo will be busy tonight taking on SKC in the Open Cup. Can we hope for some tired legs come Saturday?

Here’s how the Sounders can qualify for the playoffs - Sounder At Heart
Seattle needs a ridiculous unbeaten run to make this happen in 2018.

Bradley Wright-Phillips has reached the peak of MLS, rising from depths of English game | ESPNFC
Bradley Wright-Phillips was once a highly touted prospect in English football. But after trudging its depths, he has shined since he arrived in MLS.

No plan for Revolution soccer stadium in Boston, despite Jorge Mas' claim | Pro Soccer USA
Representatives from the City of Boston poured cold water on reports that the New England Revolution had a proposal in place for a downtown stadium.