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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 11, 2021

Oh this international break is slowly coming to an end here.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

If you are like me, you feel like this international break is taking its sweet, sweet time. But in all reality, it is moving pretty quickly and we’ll get another FC Dallas game here next week. So in some ways, it is moving along quite well as we finish out another week here.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas Academy: How they stack up with other MLS clubs - Big D Soccer
We know FC Dallas has put out some great talent over the years but has it been enough? Here is a good stack up against some of the other MLS elite programs.

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The Day The Crayon Flag Might Have Died in Tweets - The Bent Musket
So there is a potential for New England to finally ditch the crayon logo for something more modern. I don't hate it, but I also don't love it. It is still miles better than some rebrands we've seen in the last two years though. Also, I really hope it remains true that their name isn’t getting a rebrand here either. That feels like the biggest win.

Sporting Kansas City look to continue surge in return to action vs. Austin FC |
While the rest of MLS is off this weekend, we do get one game with Austin and SKC, which should be nice.

Euro 2020: Four MLS players to watch as the tournament kicks off |
There is some love for the lone FCD rep in this tournament at the bottom of this one.

Emerson Hyndman out for the year with torn ACL - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United will miss one of its key players in the middle of the park. You always hate to see injuries like this, especially ones picked up in training.

LA Galaxy aren’t exactly kicking back during season break - LAG Confidential
I would imagine most teams aren't taking things easy at this point in the break, after all, teams do have games next week to prep for.