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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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MLS: FC Dallas at LA Galaxy Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in our week here as the Gold Cup pushes through and FC Dallas continues to prepare for their weekend trip to Portland.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas Loans Thomas Roberts to SK Austria Klagenfurt - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas also extends Roberts’s contract with a club option for the 2023 season. I can’t help but wonder if this is really the last we’ve seen of him in a Dallas uniform though.

// MLS //

MLS' running leaders: Who tops the stats in sprints, distance covered & more |
Speed in this league is still very much a big deal and there are some that do it better than others.

Top young-player performances for MLS Week 12 |
A very Dallas-free article here this week as none of the young stars were able to do much in the loss to the Galaxy last Wednesday.

Notebook: Jonathan Gómez to Real Sociedad; Mueller to Belgium? – The Athletic
There is a lot of goodies in this notebook including how the Gomez brothers are heading to Europe, Chris Mueller may have a transfer of his own to think through and some early building blocks being set in St. Louis.

Major League Soccer's Canadian teams look to go home | US Soccer Players
Toronto and Montreal may play their next home games in Canada while Vancouver waits in a season where all three have tried to adjust playing away.

DeAndre Yedlin isn’t looking to leave Galatasaray, agent says - Sounder At Heart
I know Sounder fans would love to have him home but it doesn't look like the time is right for that move to take place just yet.

Miguel Berry doesn’t want to be the Columbus Crew’s one-hit-wonder after scoring on his MLS debut - Massive Report
The young Black & Gold striker took his chance well but knows the work is far from over.

Toronto FC welcomes Jozy Altidore back to team after freeze out | ESPNFC
It is kind of crazy to me that he was training on his own for seven weeks here. Yeah, seven weeks.

Atlas Shrugged: All eyes on Jozy Altidore - Waking The Red
There’s no one else to point the blame at. Now it’s time for Jozy Altidore to step up and let his play do the talking.

Orlando City Signs Argentine International Left Back Emmanuel Mas - The Mane Land
The Lions shored up a spot that’s been thinned by injuries this season to address a key need.