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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 2, 2018

MLS drops another All-Star Game in penalties.

MLS: MLS All-Star Game Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports

The All-Star Game has come and gone in MLS, now it is time to focus on the weekend ahead.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: Does FC Dallas have any more moves to make this summer? - Big D Soccer
There have been a lot of moves this summer but are there any left?

Can FC Dallas keep their Supporters’ Shield pace in August? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is on a good pace to contend for the Shield again, but will August derail them any?

Matt Hedges Plays Clean Sheet Second Half as MLS All-Stars Fall to Juventus in PKs | FC Dallas
It is always fun seeing one of our guys in the All-Star Game, even more so when it is a defender that plays apart in a scoreless half.

TRAINING TALK: Dominque Badji After First Session in Frisco | FC Dallas
Badji landed in Dallas the other day and is now getting used to his new teammates.

Behind the scenes of the Kellyn Acosta trade with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo | Pro Soccer USA
It is good to hear how open and honest Clavjio was about this move. It had been in the works for much longer than most of us realize.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Four quick takeaways from the 2018 MLS All-Star Game | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta put on quite a show last night and part of that is because their main guys performed well.

Boehm: Doing MLS All-Star their way, Atlanta keep pushing things forward | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta has been great but let's please stay away from any Soccer City, USA monicker now.

Josef Martinez Scores, Takes Home All-Star MVP, No One Injured - Dirty South Soccer
I do appreciate the no one injured line in this. Glad it stayed that way.

Tata Martino delighted MLS All-Stars lived up to the expectations of the fans | ESPNFC
The result wasn't what he wanted, but Tata Martino was pleased with the performance that his thrown-together MLS All-Stars side delivered vs. Juve.

Alphonso Davies shows maturity at the MLS All-Star game | Pro Soccer USA
Alphonso Davies played 30 minutes in his first ever MLS All-Star game and showed a level of maturity that probably got Bayern hooked on the young star.

Zack Steffen can't repeat Atlanta penalty shootout heroics in defeat | Goal.com
Zack Steffen was the hero for the Columbus Crew in Atlanta during the MLS playoffs, but couldn't make the saves he needed to beat Juventus

Orlando City Will Host 2019 MLS All-Star Game - The Mane Land
According to a ProSoccerUSA report, the Lions will host the mid-season event next year. Which kind of stinks as I was hoping FCD and the HOF would get a run at hosting.