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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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The newly formed Leagues Cup gets underway tonight.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Peter G. Aiken

The week rolls on here as FC Dallas begins to prepare for a weekend home match against RSL.

// FC Dallas //

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in their win over Sporting KC? - Big D Soccer
Three points on the road are sweet. Who was the top player from FCD’s win at Kansas City?

TV deal forces FC Dallas fans to scramble for SKC game - Big D Soccer
If you use AT&T or DirecTV, you might’ve not seen this spectacular win.

FC Dallas’ Match Versus New York City FC Flexed to UniMás/TUDN | FC Dallas
The second-to-last game gets a 5pm kickoff time as the league is slowly flushing out their schedule at the end of the season.

// MLS //

Warshaw: 24 Takeaways about 24 teams after Week 20 |
Bobby goes into how FCD has excited him in ways other teams aren't right now. Seriously, watch the video he adds to the piece on FCD.

Bogert: Zlatan, kids these days and more Highs and Lows from MLS Week 20 |
There were plenty of things to take note of over the past weekend and this helps dive into even more things.

ASN article: It's all Zlatan, San Jose soars, Revolutionary improvement, & More
One more deep dive into the week here. There is some good bits on FCD too in this one.

Schelotto looks for LA Galaxy players to break through in Leagues Cup |
I'm glad FCD isn't having to deal with this tournament right now. I will be curious to see if it is a good thing or a total distraction for the MLS sides involved.

Will MLS show it can compete with Liga MX in upcoming Leagues Cup? | ESPNFC
The latest chapter in the MLS-Liga MX rivalry begins on Tuesday as the inaugural Leagues Cup kicks off. But can the U.S. league close the gap?

The Leagues Cup matters for MLS and Liga MX | US Soccer Players
The Leagues Cup needs to be more than a revival of the SuperLiga for MLS and Liga MX with an opportunity for more games that really count.

Mohamed El-Munir to undergo surgery after Zlatan Ibrahimovic challenge |
Yeah this isn't a good look for the league in my mind.

Serious bleacher damage confirmed by LA Galaxy - LAG Confidential
I kind of love the back and forth of this rivalry now. It isn't just on the field, its in the stands!

Fire Sign 34-year-old USMNT Defender Jonathan Bornstein - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire finally have a left back and he is an old familiar face. Also, let's not forget to laugh at the fact that Columbus some how had his rights through an old deal with Chivas USA.

A fake oral history of Josef Martínez’s incredible missed penalty -
If you need a good laugh to start the day...just begin here.

Montreal Impact, Harry Novillo agree to contract termination | Pro Soccer USA
The move frees up an international spot on Montreal's roster but doesn't free up any cap space for the Impact.