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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 8, 2019

MLS’s transfer deadline day has passed with a lot of moves to discuss

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

The weekend is nearly here as MLS has crossed the summer transfer window off their to-do list with a slew of big moves.

// FC Dallas //

When is it time for FC Dallas to go “full developmental” in 2019? - Big D Soccer
Despite some positives on the field this season, there is a lingering question that is looming for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas Embarks on Final 10-Game Stretch in Playoff Push | FC Dallas
A lot can happen in ten games, we know that from the last two seasons.

Reporters Remember: A Look at Matt Hedges's Legacy at FC Dallas | FC Dallas
It is kind of insane to me that Hedges has been around this long. He's definitely a special one for the club.

Entering final stretch, FC Dallas making sure players at peak | Pro Soccer USA
FC Dallas manager Luchi Gonzalez is working on managing his players minutes while also pushing them down the final stretch of the 2019 MLS season.

Latest dry spell has FC Dallas homegrown Ricardo Pepi frustrated, but motivated | Pro Soccer USA
Ricardo Pepi may have hit the rookie wall for FC Dallas, but the young homegrown is motivated to get back on track in USL League One.

// MLS //

MLS Deadline Day: Latest moves ahead of 2019 Summer Transfer Window close |
Deadline Day was pretty wild across MLS. Here is a good summary of what all went down.

RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen considering firing coach Mike Petke - RSL Soapbox
In a conversation with a group of fans, Hansen said the decision comes down to values.

LA Galaxy sign Cristian Pavón from Boca Juniors - LAG Confidential
Okay, so he's coming in like Zlatan did on a big TAM deal and not a DP deal. Man the Galaxy always find the way to get these guys huh?

Recap: Loons Win 2-1 Over Portland, Will Face Atlanta in Final - E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota's big year continues with a trip to the USOC final.

RSL signs Kelyn Rowe from Sporting Kansas City on deadline day - RSL Soapbox
It is always weird to see rivals trade players like this but Rowe never caught on in KC like some thought he would.

Official: Minnesota United signs Thomás Chacón - E Pluribus Loonum
The Loons also made this deal official yesterday as well. Good for them.

BREAKING: Houston Dynamo acquire USMNT forward Christian Ramirez from LAFC - Dynamo Theory
Some will see this as a playoff push type move, others will think that Houston is preparing for one of their big DPs to depart.

LAFC sign Uruguayan attacker Brian Rodriguez as Young Designated Player - Angels on Parade
Again, I'll say it...good grief.

Ballou Tabla heads back to Montreal Impact on loan from Barcelona B |
Tabla was one of those rare players for Montreal a couple of years ago. Now he's back for the playoff push.

“Josh Sims is the man!” But what can he bring to Red Bulls in limited time? - Once A Metro
The Red Bulls added a Young DP at the deadline from England.

D.C. United signs forward Ola Kamara - Black And Red United
For the third straight summer window, United has put up millions to land a new attacking threat.