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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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All-Star week is here in MLS and it is time to focus on Orlando.

MLS: MLS All-Star Game Press Conference Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The eyes of MLS are all focusing on Orlando with the Homegrown and All-Star games set for this week.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: FC Dallas experiencing the lows of “Play Your Kids” - Big D Soccer
Fun mantra with great upside, but "Play Your Kids" has a serious downside too as we're learning more and more.

FC Dallas loans Pablo Aranguiz to Unión Española for remainder of 2019 - Big D Soccer
The young midfielder never caught on in 2019 under Luchi Gonzalez. But plenty of question linger as to how the club is scouting young players like this these days.

The Learning Opportunity and Being the Youngest Player in the 2019 MLS All-Star Game | FC Dallas
Paxton is hoping to get his shot this week at the All-Star game in Orlando. He's at least got Hedges there to help guide him through it.

// MLS //

How Orlando City became entrenched in the fabric of Central Florida | MLSsoccer.com
There was something to be said about getting a new stadium in a city that only had one other professional team that had to work. I'm glad it is working in Orlando.

Maxi Moralez speaks on Simeone reunion, NYCFC hopes, Racing return | MLSsoccer.com
Moralez has been one of those under the radar type of players in this league that is making a lot of things happen for his club.

Two more Atlanta United stars air their concerns over Frank de Boer’s tactics - Dirty South Soccer
It doesn't matter which team you are, if you have players that don't believe in the coach, things can go south in a hurry (remember 2017 FCD?).

Martinez: Atlanta's Pity, Barco 'special talents' | ESPNFC
Atlanta United forward Josef Martinez says he soon hopes to play in the same starting lineup again with Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez.

ASN article: Eastern Conference follies while Portland and San Jose shine in West
I do think it is interesting to see how the Eastern Conference is shaking out right now, it kind of reminds me of last year's Western Conference.

Fourth straight win lifts San Jose Earthquakes into fourth place in West | Pro Soccer USA
The San Jose Earthquakes have their sights set on a top-four finish in the Western Conference and right now they may be the most dangerous team outside of LA in all of MLS.