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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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The league’s annual All-Star Game is tonight in Orlando.

MLS: MLS Skills Challenge Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The mid-summer fun in Orlando is almost over as tonight we’ll see the league’s best take on Atlético de Madrid in the annual All-Star Game.

// FC Dallas //

Two penalty calls that didn’t go FC Dallas’ way against Real Salt Lake - Big D Soccer
The two talking points from this game were those no calls. We take one more good look at each of them.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player against Real Salt Lake? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas struggled last Saturday night, missing key chances and surviving behind two crucial saves to settle for a home draw. Who was your top player?

TRAINING TALK: On Missing Six Players During Preparation for Orlando City SC | FC Dallas
The dealt with this back in May with even more players out.

// MLS //

MLS rallies from behind to win Homegrown Game | Pro Soccer USA
The MLS Homegrown team defeated Chivas' U-20 side in the MLS Homegrown Game behind two PK saves from J.T. Marcinkowski. Also Edwin Cerrillo was the team captain, so that was cool.

MLS Skills Challenge captures the imagination with Disney storybook finish | MLSsoccer.com
I'm so glad this was brought back and revamped. It was a ton of fun to see last night and I really hope they can expand it even more in the years to come.

MLS All-Stars dish on defending Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa | MLSsoccer.com
It won't be easy, we know that for sure.

All-Star Game piqued Schweinsteiger's interest in joining MLS | ESPNFC
Bastian Schweinsteiger says his introduction to MLS at the 2014 All-Star Game kickstarted his interest in joining the league. Which just seems odd to me but okay, cool.

Official: Petke fined, suspended, reprimanded by MLS - RSL Soapbox
Petke received a three-match suspension and a $25,000 fine. My gut tells me he won't be back next year as their manager. You can only put up with this kind of stuff for so long.

Official: Nicolas Benezet joins Toronto FC on loan - Waking The Red
TFC has been very busy this summer adding and spending their TAM to revamp their attack.

Official: Orlando City Signs Uruguayan Midfielder Mauricio Pereyra - The Mane Land
Orlando gets a new DP here for the remainder of the season but I wouldn't anticipate seeing him this weekend against FCD.

Earthquakes acquire Argentine forward Andres Rios | San Jose Earthquakes
San Jose has been on fire lately and now they're adding more attacking pieces. Oh boy.

Galaxy $16m bid for Pavon rejected | ESPNFC
Boca Juniors have rejected a $16million bid from LA Galaxy rejected for Cristian Pavon, adding more intrigue to this story.

Garber defends pace of MLS expansion reveals | ESPNFC
MLS commissioner Don Garber said the cost of entry into the league is the main reason it's taking added time to finalize the next expansion teams.