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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A new month for FC Dallas as we begin the home stretch on this season.

MLS: MLS All-Star Training John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The final three months of the regular season are here as FC Dallas begins August with tonight’s All-Star Game in Atlanta.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
Those three points felt really, really good. FC Dallas dominated Sporting Kansas City, and you get to vote for your top player from the match.

Praising Michael Barrios and his three goal effort in Kansas City - Big D Soccer
We've hammered on Barrios all season long but he finally came through when we needed him to.

FC Dallas signs former Homegrown defender Moises Hernandez - Big D Soccer
The former Homegrown comes back home to help add to the defensive depth of this club.

Former Homegrown Moises Hernandez Returns Home on New Contract with FC Dallas | FC Dallas
I still hope we get a good redemption story out of Mo here like we did with his BFF Victor Ulloa.

FC Dallas U-17 Forward Beni Redzic Called to US U-17 National Team | FC Dallas
We're always curious about who is next on the HGP list and Redzic is certainly up there.

Jesus Ferreira and Paxton Pomykal Nearly Seal Perfect Night for MLS Homegrowns vs. Tigres U-20s | FC Dallas
It is a damn shame that VAR took back Jesus' goal last night in the HGP game.

// MLS //

MLS All-Star Game: Is it time to change the format? |
The MLS All-Star Game has featured match-ups against European teams for 15 years, but the event is ready for a change. So go back to East vs West? Yes please.

MLS All-Star Game missing Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic but remains vital to league's business | ESPNFC
Cristiano Ronaldo isn't here. Neither is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But the MLS summer game is still very important to the league.

Stejskal: How Atlanta United plan to emerge as a player on the world stage |
If you want some seriously good detail about how Atlanta came to be and where they are going next, you want to dive into this post.

Bradley Wright-Phillips concedes Golden Boot race, all-time record to Josef |
It may be wise to just give it all to Martinez right now as he is only three goals shy of the all-time regular season mark. Also, Atlanta has 11 games left for those curious.

Alphonso Davies: Vancouver, MLS's next steps after landmark move |
Alphonso Davies's MLS-record transfer to Bayern Munich is a boon for the league, his current club and player, but there's a challenge that follows for the selling entity after it takes its victory lap.

Stejskal: All-Stars react to Alphonso Davies' big Bayern Munich move |
You get some reactions from guys like Matt Hedges in this one.

MLS Homegrown game recap: Team MLS 1-1 Tigres U20s - Stars and Stripes FC
A solid showing for the MLS youngsters as two of our own showed very well against Tigres.

Sebastian Giovinco: My life is in MLS - but I did consider Serie A return | ESPNFC
Italian striker joined Toronto FC from Juventus in 2015 and says, while he used to think about going back, he is now settled in Canada.