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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Atlanta is moving on to the USOC finals, after downing Orlando last night.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in the week here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for a weekend visit from Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

Five Reasons for FC Dallas Fans to Stay Optimistic in 2019 | FC Dallas
Yes, there are a ton of reasons to be optimistic here but on the flip side...there are a lot of things to be frustrated by too. Surely the club realizes that.

TRAINING TALK: On Getting Creative and Scoring in the Final Third | 8.10.19 | FC Dallas
It is all about finding that guy to step up and find goals right now.

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RECAP: Atlanta United Beats Orlando Again, Advances to USOC Final - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta went to Orlando and picked up a big win in the USOC. Now, they'll host the damn final.

Bogert: Making sense of Tuesday's transfer moves around MLS |
Man, DCU had a busy...busy Tuesday. All of that went on yesterday.

Wayne Rooney to leave D.C. United for Derby County this winter - Black And Red United
I know some folks are confused by this...maybe due to the timing. But in all reality, none of this shocks me as I always assumed Rooney would go back to England at some point and become a coach.

Reports: D.C. United pursuing Arsenal’s Mesut Özil - Black And Red United
Could Wayne Rooney’s replacement be another Premier League star? Uh, this wouldn't be a bad move if it comes true.

Why Wayne Rooney swapped D.C. for Derby and how it limits his MLS legacy | ESPNFC
Do you really think a guy like Rooney cares about his MLS legacy? No, I don't think so.

Inter Miami seals third signing, Venezuelan teenager Christian Makoun |
Miami's roster is slowly starting to take shape with yet another South American signing.

MLS: Austin FC offers VR preview of new stadium | Pro Soccer USA
Austin FC is inviting select fans to its Experience Center, which will offer a virtual preview of what its 20,500-seat stadium will look like.

Chicago Fire Academy will not field U-18/19 team this season | Pro Soccer USA
Bucking a trend around Major League Soccer, the Chicago Fire will not be fielding a U-18/19 team in the upcoming academy season. What a damn shame.