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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

FC Dallas hosts Sevilla tonight in a friendly.

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

The big summer friendly round two for FC Dallas is tonight as they host Sevilla. Outside of that there are a slew of MLS games on tap tonight that have a little bit more importance.

// FC Dallas //

East Stand View: Minnesota’s New Crib - Big D Soccer
FCD's struggles on the road continue but damn that stadium in Minnesota is something else.

Workhorse of the Week vs. Minnesota United FC - Big D Soccer
Despite some good play, FC Dallas can’t hang on for a point in Minnesota. Vote for your top player from last week’s action.

FC Dallas Looking at Sevilla FC Friendly as Another Opportunity to Learn From One of the World's Best | FC Dallas
While it is a big deal to play a team like Sevilla, I can't help but think it comes at a terrible time in the schedule (same thought with the Tijuana friendly a couple weeks back).

FC Dallas Faces La Liga Giants Sevilla FC in First Summer Classic pres. by Toyota | FC Dallas
But saying that, if FCD is keen on brining back an annual summer friendly to the stadium, I can start to get behind it if it makes sense and the team is intriguing enough like Sevilla.

// MLS //

Braz: Toronto start summer window strong and they're likely not done yet |
I do find it cool that the league's website has a former technical director writing for them now and this is a pretty interesting read to say the least.

FC Cincinnati unveil new designs for soccer-specific stadium project |
Damn Cincy. I know we have another year to wait for this stadium but man does it look like it will be one of the best in MLS.

Why LA Galaxy-LAFC is already one of the world's great club rivalries |
One of the best rivalries in the world? That feels like a stretch after only a couple of seasons but it is pretty damn good already.

The controversial call that cost NYCFC the Hudson River Derby - Hudson River Blue
A controversial call does nothing but add fuel to the fire in this derby.

Rumor: LAFC’s Diego Rossi a transfer target for Krasnodar? - Angels on Parade
Report in Russia claims talks are underway but we know how rumors can go. But if it did happen, it would be a major blow to LAFC this summer.

Sounders pass first big test - Sounder At Heart
Seattle's win over the weekend has their fans feeling good about their chances here again this season.

Prekrap: Atlanta United vs. Houston Dynamo - A lot on the line in the Peach vs. Orange derby - Dirty South Soccer
So there is a MLS game tonight and it involves some peaches and some oranges. Go peaches.

ASN article: Toye looking to build off recent success, eyes playoffs and U.S. U-23s
FCD saw first hand what Toye could do.

Official: Minnesota United sign Finnish attacker Robin Lod - E Pluribus Loonum
So Minnesota now has a couple attacking pieces out there as trade bait with this addition.

The new MLS playoff problem | US Soccer Players
I think it is a little premature to say the new playoff system is bad for MLS when they haven't even used it yet. I actually like the one-off series and the shorter time between games.