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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 27, 2018

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El Trafico continues to be entertaining.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is finally upon us here as FC Dallas looks to close out July on a high note.

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What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Sporting Kansas City? - Big D Soccer
Does Oscar Pareja go back to a 4-3-3 tomorrow night or does he keep things going with a 4-2-3-1?

FC Dallas Looking to Integrate New Faces to Core Group After Busy Summer Transfer Window | FC Dallas
All the new faces need time to get accustomed to things here in Dallas but I think we'll possibly see Pedroso get his debut tomorrow.

ON LOAN: Chris Richards Plays 45 Minutes vs. Juventus in International Champions Cup | FC Dallas
Richards has been impressive so far for Munich since going on loan.

FC Dallas president Dan Hunt explains Mauro Diaz, Kellyn Acosta moves, emphasizes goal to win now – The Athletic
If you don't have the paid subscription to the Athletic (which you should, its good stuff), the long and the short of this is that Dan Hunt sees FCD as good to go right now following these moves this week.

Liga MX transfer news: Former FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo signs with Tijuana | Goal.com
This is a good move for Fabian, one he probably should have made from MLS in the first place.

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Stejskal: Fanendo Adi asked Portland for move, Timbers exploring options | MLSsoccer.com
He won't come cheap because of that DP tag but boy Adi could be a massive difference maker for a club right now.

Report: Timbers’ striker Fanendo Adi requests transfer - Stumptown Footy
Here are some thoughts on Adi wanting out from the Portland side of things.

LA Galaxy shock LAFC 2-2 in second El Trafico - LAG Confidential
It happened again as the Galaxy came storming back late in the second half to steal another point from their new rivals.

LAFC, comfortably ahead again, lets another one go against Galaxy | ESPNFC
LAFC looked to be on its way to revenge, but then the Galaxy rallied again, scoring twice in the final 10 minutes to steal a point on Thursday.

New York City 2, Orlando 0 - as it happened! - Hudson River Blue
New York City looked comfortable last night against a struggling Orlando side.

Emiliano Amor reportedly on his way out of Sporting KC - The Blue Testament
Sporting hasn't been super active so far this summer in the transfer window and now they may have one guy on the way out.

MLS Trade Value Rankings: Midsummer update Part 2, Nos. 100-65 | Pro Soccer USA
This kind of subjective thing is always fun to look at but when you get down to things, I don't think the FCD guys are going anywhere at this point.