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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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The schedule in MLS is about to begin to pick up here.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Things are about to really pick up here as we begin to move into a crazy summer schedule in MLS. FC Dallas has two games to deal with this week before July hits the calendar.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas Defender Bressan Receives U.S. Green Card - Big D Soccer
This move opens up an international roster slot just ahead of the secondary transfer window opening.

Three takeaways from FC Dallas’ draw with Minnesota United - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas needed a result and in the end, their early-season funk got an extension.

// MLS //

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 8 | MLSSoccer.com
The quick takeaway on FC Dallas is still that this group is too good to be where they are at right now. I want to continue to believe that but I'm starting to feel the opposite.

MLS to launch new professional league in 2022 | MLSSoccer.com
The new MLS league will launch next year with 20 clubs, most coming from MLS but some independents as well. And yes, it begs the question, will North Texas SC be one of them? Hard to say at this point.

Major League Soccer to launch development league in 2022 | ESPNFC
Here are some more quotes and details on the new league that MLS is starting up. And no, pro/rel is not part of the plan at the moment either.

Inside the rising trend of athletes and celebrities buying ownership stakes in sports teams – The Athletic
As their wealth grows, investing in major sports teams is becoming an increasingly popular investment option for former athletes.

The Chicago Fire have a new logo, and this time, they got it right - Hot Time In Old Town
I totally forgot this one yesterday but the Fire revealed their new branding for next year. I know some wish the old logo could have made a return instead but I like this new branding. When I see it, I immediately think of Chicago.

Sounders finding points in the least likely of places - Sounder At Heart
Sounders are managing to string together results without looking lucky or dominant. Probably the best kind of combination you could get in this league really.

Four thoughts on Atlanta United blowing a late two-goal lead at home again - Dirty South Soccer
I know we're frustrated with results here in Dallas but Atlanta is probably equally as frustrated with the way their team is playing these days too.