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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 25, 2019

The weekend is nearly here with a FC Dallas home game coming up.

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

Just a couple more days until FC Dallas is back at home for what feels like the first time in weeks (yeah, I’m not counting that friendly last week).

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake Epitomize a Possible Future in MLS Ahead of This Weekend's Match | FC Dallas
The Homegrown Derby is back this weekend with RSL in town.

The Crucial 10 Minutes Holding FC Dallas Back | FC Dallas
Closing out games can be the toughest for a team this young. FCD is getting better at it as we saw last weekend in KC.

FC Dallas midfielder Edwin Cerrillo takes appearance for North Texas SC in stride | Pro Soccer USA
Cerrillo didn’t make the KC trip last weekend so he could get some much-needed minutes with NTSC.

// MLS //

Braz: The busiest team of summer window? It's Columbus Crew SC |
Columbus was certainly a team that needed a lot of work done to their roster this summer.

FC Cincinnati release updated renderings for new training facility |
These training facilities are getting more and more impressive.

Real Salt Lake eliminated from Leagues Cup with 1-0 loss to Tigres UANL - RSL Soapbox
RSL sat some of their starters while playing a few others and came up short last night.

Inside the VAR process: How the referee review cycle works in MLS | ESPNFC
MLS was the first to adopt VAR in late-2017 yet we are seeing it quickly get passed up on how to use it properly.

Ibra escapes punishment for elbow on El-Munir | ESPNFC
LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic has escaped punishment from MLS for elbowing LAFC defender Mohamed El-Munir in last Friday's 3-2 L.A. derby win. Anyone really surprised by this?

Tigres UANL boss: Leagues Cup can do better | ESPNFC
He's not wrong really in his thoughts on this tournament. MLS is midseason while Liga MX is in the early stages of their new season. Just weird timing.