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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 12, 2019

FC Dallas heads north this weekend to battle Minnesota.

MLS: D.C. United at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas is getting set to travel up north to deal with Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against Minnesota United? - Big D Soccer
After dealing with a stretch of double game weeks, FC Dallas finally had a little bit of a breather in the schedule.

Edwin Cerrillo, Bryan Reynolds, Brandon Servania Thomas Roberts React to 2019 Homegrown Game Selection | FC Dallas
All four players seem excited about the chance to play in Orlando later this month.

Brandon Servania earning more minutes after strong U-20 World Cup | Pro Soccer USA
Gruezo leaving really did open up some good chances for a guy like Servania.

ASN article: Servania striving for playoffs and Olympics following U-20 World Cup
Here is a nice write up on how Servania is progressing here this summer.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Grading all 24 MLS teams at midseason |
I think the grade for FCD is pretty spot on, good but not excellent. Reading the rest of the league does provide some decent thoughts (and laughs).

Warshaw: My MLS best XI for the first half of the 2019 regular season |
The almost-all LAFC roster brought a bit of a laugh out of me but seeing one FCD on the actual team was a bright spot.

Seltzer: Top 5 MLS MVP candidates midway through 2019 season |
Right now it is really Carlos Vela and anyone else that can catch him.

MLS Player Poll: pro/rel, superheroes, cheat food, Kanye vs. Drake and more | ESPNFC
It’s time for the fifth annual edition of MLS Confidential in which the players sound off about everything from work to food to how they unwind.

Pity Martinez reveals frustration with Frank de Boer, tactical role during Argentine radio interview - Dirty South Soccer
Well, that isn’t what you want to see/hear if you are an Atlanta fan.

LA Galaxy to construct safe standing supporters’ section - LAG Confidential
The safe standing sections are starting to pop up all over MLS.