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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 25, 2021

And some how this week has already brought us to the weekend.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Los Angeles FC Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Here we are, at the end of another week with a game on the horizon this Sunday for FC Dallas. A win at home will certainly make things feel better as winning typically cures a lot in this sport. But first, let’s get into some links to discuss before we go into this Sunday’s game.

// FC Dallas //

Justin Che hoping to live up to expectations early in FC Dallas career | The Striker Texas
You can only imagine what kind of year it has been for this kid. His first game in a Dallas uniform was good though.

Three takeaways from FC Dallas' 2-0 road loss to LAFC | The Striker Texas
A loss to Vela and LAFC in California is usually acceptable but the manner of Wednesday's loss is just frustrating.

// MLS //

Wednesday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 9's action |
The midweek had nearly every club in action (sorry Miami, you got the short straw on that one). But naturally, FC Dallas will play a team that is red-hot this weekend.

Caden Clark transferred from New York Red Bulls to RB Leipzig |
Big news for RBNY here as they have sold another player back to their German owners.

New England Revolution: Carles Gil keeps record-breaking pace against NYRB - The Bent Musket
With three assists on Wednesday night, Carles Gil has 10 assists in 10 games for the New England Revolution this season. Which is kind of ridiculous.

Q&A: New Houston Dash, Dynamo owner Ted Segal – The Athletic
Segal took over the MLS and NWSL clubs and immediately made some noteworthy acquisitions. But will Houston return to their old glory? Only time will tell.

MLS in the lower divisions | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer will start a lower division league next season, an interesting move in a crowded marketplace for second and third-tier clubs.

Four things we liked — and one we didn’t — from Sounders’ win over RSL - Sounder At Heart
Seattle is starting to compete with FC Dallas for giving up penalties this season.

Timbers riding high after stealing a point in Houston - Stumptown Footy
A come-from-behind draw on the road is tough to do in this league and Portland managed to escape the heat and grab a point in Houston.

Atlanta United’s loss to NYCFC once again proves desperate need for attacking help - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta is also another team struggling to find the back of the net this season.