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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 22, 2021

I guess we just need to get used to these sorts of results this season.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

There is no getting around it, right now this FC Dallas squad just isn’t any good. Yeah, as much as I want to be optimistic about things, seeing another road loss (the seventh overall this season and the 23rd(!) under Luchi in three years) is just starting to be a bit depressing.

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Recap: FC Dallas falls 2-0 to Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
Despite featuring seven Homegrown players for the first time this season, FC Dallas picks up their third straight loss.

FC Dallas fades in second half against Colorado Rapids, falling to seventh consecutive road defeat | The Striker Texas
You have to wonder what the mental state of this group is right now that they were looking good and then gave it all away in the second half.

FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges pressing on with 'frustrating' hip injury recovery | The Striker Texas
I can personally attest to how rough hip injuries can be. Mine was a dislocation, so I can only imagine how much more painful a fracture on the hip would be. There is some hope that he could return to training as early as the beginning of August though.

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Wednesday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 14's action |
Man, if you think things here in Dallas are bad. Just ask how it is going in Miami or Chicago right now. Geez.

The good & the bad from every MLS team thus far in 2021 |
As you can expect, there is a lot more bad than good for FC Dallas in this kind of story. But at least the good still focuses on the HGP factory that we have here.

Chris Mueller To Leave Orlando City After 2021 Season - The Mane Land
That is kind of rough for Orlando to not get a transfer fee out of this one.

Why Sounders are unlikely to offer more than $2.5M for Wesley’s transfer - Sounder At Heart
While the transfer fee they can spend on a U22 player is technically unlimited, MLS rules create a strong incentive for a soft cap.

Timbers beat LAFC 2-1 after Mora goal in 93rd minute - Stumptown Footy
Felipe Mora showed up once again at the death to earn Portland the 2-1 victory over LAFC.

Raveloson-ary: Real Salt Lake 2, LA Galaxy 2 - LAG Confidential
Our Saturday opponent picked up a pretty good draw in Utah last night too.

Fire 2, D.C. United 2: It Was Going So Well - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire dropped points late on Wednesday night at Soldier Field, as D.C. United scored twice in the game’s final eight minutes on a night.

Columbus Crew held to 0-0 home draw by Nashville SC - Massive Report
The league's two yellow soccer teams came out with a point apiece on Wednesday night.

A rehydrated Atlanta United draws FC Cincinnati 1-1 in a cup half-full or half-empty kind of game - Dirty South Soccer
Not a bad start to the Rob Valentino reign for some folks.

USL proposes promotion/relegation, calendar change – The Athletic
As MLS preps its own lower-division league, the USL is looking to set itself apart with "seismic" changes.