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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Homegrown Game kicks off tonight in Atlanta.

MLS: FC Cincinnati Signings Cincinnati Enquirer-USA TODAY NETWORK

The week continues on here as FC Dallas prepares for San Jose this weekend but not before the league goes through their All-Star festivities.

// FC Dallas //

Jesus Ferreira added to MLS Homegrown Game roster - Big D Soccer
The FCD Homegrown replaces Reggie Cannon (who gets a well deserved break).

Kickoff for FC Dallas’ Match on Saturday, October 13 has been moved to 4PM CT | FC Dallas
Update those calendars in October folks for an earlier kickoff.

// MLS //

The 5 reasons soccer exceeded all expectation when MLS came to Atlanta |
Overcoming number five on this list is a big one in my book but I would also add that Atlanta is so diverse as a city that soccer was the perfect thing to add to their sports market.

Boehm: Cincinnati get a jump on 2019 with clever moves for Adi, Alashe |
It gives them two MLS ready players on day one. There is that and they get a proven goalscorer in Adi. You can't beat getting that for day one.

Stejskal: Montreal Impact interested in acquiring Fanendo Adi for 2018 |
Adi won't join Cincy until 2019 (obviously) but there are MLS teams interested in getting him on loan for the remainder of this season.

Alphonso Davies is so much more than the best prospect to emerge from MLS -
Bayern Munich is never this aggressive in the transfer market, and no one pays $22 million for teenagers this unproven. Davies is truly special.

Miguel Almiron aiming to make the jump to Europe in 2019 - Dirty South Soccer
The Atlanta United midfielder has his sights set on leaving MLS next year, which kind of make sense to me.

MLS should be able to benefit from foreign transfers - ESPNFC
MLS Commissioner Don Garber wants the league to be able to fully participate in FIFA's system of solidarity payments to reward player development. Which would be good to see moving forward.

MLS in 'ongoing' talks over Columbus' plans should Crew move to Austin - ESPNFC
It makes you wonder if Columbus will get the San Jose treatment in getting an expansion team of their own should the Crew bolt.

A review of Banc of California Stadium - LAG Confidential
It is always interesting to see someone review a rivals' stadium, especially when it is a new stadium like this.

Paolo Hurtado transfer update: Negotiations continue - Sounder At Heart
Seattle continues to look to round out their roster this summer.