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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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The Leagues Cup got underway last night with some interesting matches.

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

We push forward in our week here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for a weekend visit from Real Salt Lake.

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Chalkboard: Where’s Jesus Ferreira’s best position for FC Dallas? - Big D Soccer
We’re starting to see the full breadth of Jesus’ skill set but we have to wonder where he truly fits with this club.

TRAINING TALK: On Developing Young Players and The Teams Identity Ahead of Real Salt Lake | 7.27.19 | FC Dallas
Both RSL and FCD do a good job at developing their own here and it will be a fun HGP battle.

FC Dallas hope Paxton Pomykal will stay "2-3 years" amid interest abroad | MLSsoccer.com
Hoping to keep him for three more years seems like wishful thinking but it is a tricky balance to face when you think back to how things were with Kellyn Acosta around his hype.

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Austin FC name Josh Wolff first head coach | MLSsoccer.com
I'm all for this hire by Austin, not only because of the name but it also gives him a lot of time to prepare before the start of the 2021 season.

LA Galaxy top Xolos, advance to Leagues Cup semis - LAG Confidential
If there is a MLS side that can win this thing, it is likely the Galaxy.

League first in MLS | US Soccer Players
LA gambled last night with their roster and came out on top as they opted not to prioritize the League Cup.

Why RSL traded TAM for GAM, and what it means - RSL Soapbox
If you ever wanted a solid break down of why teams trade TAM for GAM, here is a good place to start.

MLS clubs dominate Development Academy year-end awards for 2018-19 season | MLSsoccer.com
There are some FCD names on this list that picked up awards for their work in the academy season this year.

Don’t worry about Wayne Rooney, says Ben Olsen - Black And Red United
You gotta love the big names like Rooney sitting out turf games to head back to Europe for a quick spell.

Tim Parker Tweets chronicle New York Red Bulls' full day of flight delays out of Orlando | Pro Soccer USA
The New York Red Bulls spent nearly all of Monday stuck at Orlando International Airport due to massive flight delays.

Chicago Fire fans, team wrestle with potential name change - Chicago Sun-Times
The Fire are exploring changes to their brand, which might even include a new name. Oh boy.

MLS to Las Vegas? The process of luring a top soccer league - Las Vegas Sun Newspaper
We should be hearing very soon how some of the expansion talk has gone and where the league will go next but Vegas is an interesting one to keep an eye out on.