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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 19, 2019

FC Dallas heads to Kansas City this weekend.

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is finally here as we push forward in the month of July into what is shaping up to being the hottest period (weather speaking) of the year. FC Dallas is back on the road for another game too.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against Sporting KC? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas looks to rebound from their loss last week in Minnesota when they head to another rough venue in KC.

Rumor: Pablo Aranguiz looking to leave FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Reports from South America suggest the young midfielder is looking to return to South America. I think most FCD fans are ready to move on at this point.

Playing Their Game: FC Dallas Sticking to Their Style Against Sporting Kansas City | FC Dallas
Luchi plans to keep the same course this weekend as they take on SKC.

// MLS //

MLS Recap: Lucas Rodriguez, D.C. United thump FC Cincinnati 4-1 - Black And Red United
Rodriguez struck twice as United got a win that they've been needing for a couple weeks.

Misfiring Portland Timbers fight back to draw Orlando City SC 1-1 - Stumptown Footy
Right now, this is the kind of result you want to see Portland get if you are an FCD fan.

Warshaw: Wake up, the Quakes are good now – here's how they can be stopped | MLSsoccer.com
San Jose has been on a good run lately but there are ways to get by them and have some success.

Stars collide in Los Angeles as Galaxy face LAFC in first 2019 El Trafico | ESPNFC
Can LAFC be stopped? Who can the Galaxy rely on besides Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Tonight's game should be a fun one.

Hundreds of LAFC fans shut out of El Trafico - LAG Confidential
LAFC fans won't be filling up the Galaxy stadium tonight as much as they did a year ago. Hmm..

Sporting KC Signs Midfielder Cameron Duke - The Blue Testament
Duke has been one of those names in SKC's system to watch out for here these last few years.

Sources: USL may drop MLS-owned teams from second-tier Championship to third-tier League One by 2021 – The Athletic
Some MLS clubs are not happy with the proposed change but I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple MLS sides drop down next season anyways.

Bruce Arena revamps the Revs | US Soccer Players
Somehow it's still a surprise to the rest of MLS that Bruce Arena can turn a team around, which is what's happening with the Revolution.

NYRB reject Prem offers for U.S.'s Long | ESPNFC
The New York Red Bulls have rebuffed transfer offers from an unnamed Premier League side for U.S. international Aaron Long, but this feels like one to keep an eye out on here.

MLS-Liga MX tourney to have 16 teams in '20 | ESPNFC
Leagues Cup between MLS and Liga MX clubs will jump from eight to 16 clubs for the tournament's second edition in 2020. Because, money I guess.

NBA star James Harden joins Houston Dynamo & Dash ownership group | MLSsoccer.com
I think if you are a Houston fan, you like this but I wouldn't expect Harden to help bring in new talent anytime soon.