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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FC Dallas looks to get ready for their big game with Houston this weekend.

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The week rolls on here as we get ready for a busy rivalry-filled set of games this week in MLS.

// FC Dallas //

Heineken Rivalry Week: Counting Down Until the Texas Derby Finale | FC Dallas
Wanna meet some players and El Capitan this week? There are plenty of opportunities to do so.

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Major League Soccer awards expansion team to St. Louis | MLSsoccer.com
This should be a good spot for MLS to plant a flag in as St. Louis will provide some instant rivalries to KC and Chicago, as well as potentially Nashville and Minnesota.

What comes next in St. Louis after the MLS expansion announcement? | MLSsoccer.com
Obviously the stadium is the next big hurdle to get over there in St. Louis. Then obviously the name, colors and other things of that nature will be next too. Give me Gateway City or something like that please, and thank you.

St. Louis awarded MLS expansion team - Stars and Stripes FC
I really just hope we don't get another United, FC, SC moniker with this team.

LAFC trade $50,000 general allocation money to New York Red Bulls - Angels on Parade
You gotta love these types of deals in MLS.

LA Galaxy fall to Cruz Azul, out of Leagues Cup - LAG Confidential
No shocker here, LA didn't put out a top lineup as they have a rivalry game this weekend to deal with that is way more important.

Beckham stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels | ESPNFC
The proposed stadium site for Inter Miami CF contains levels of arsenic and lead that exceed legal limits, a new environmental study states. Which is nasty.

Minnesota's Opara eager to show former club SKC what it's missing | ESPNFC
Ike Opara became the odd man out in Sporting KC's defense, but he has galvanized a reborn Minnesota United.

Is there a Western Conference underdog? | US Soccer Players
It's easy to already go all in on LAFC as the Western Conference representative in the 2019 MLS Cup but this league normally doesn't work that way.

Who's leading the MLS Newcomer of the Year race? | Pro Soccer USA
Absolutely no love for Bryan Acosta in this one but if we're being honest, he had no shot at this anyways.