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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 23, 2021

Can FC Dallas rebound at home this weekend?

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

It hasn’t been a pretty month for FC Dallas, to say the least. Draws at home, losses on the road have led to a lot of questions about this group. A lot. At least this weekend’s game is at home and we may finally see a positive result.

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Three things we’ve learned in FC Dallas’ three-game losing streak - Big D Soccer
The last three games have been...rough. Yeah, really rough. As some of the comments suggest, there is a lot of blame to go around right now too.

Three takeaways from another frustrating FC Dallas road loss | The Striker Texas
The missed opportunity line is one that is really getting old with this group.

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"He made you feel like you mattered": Revs remember Paul Mariner's larger-than-life impact | MLSSoccer.com
Paul Mariner's passing recently has sent a lot of folks around the league down memory lane, in a good way. I met Paul once and you can tell right away that he cares for people, even ones he'll only meet once.

Inaugural head coach Miguel Angel Ramirez: There's something special about Charlotte FC | MLSSoccer.com
I do think that Charlotte is going to surprise some folks around MLS with how they are built and how their fans respond to things. Now that their coach is in place, the roster build will probably take off a bit more.

Austin FC vs. Sounders, recap: Seattle is back on top - Sounder At Heart
Sounders move back atop Supporters’ Shield using one of the youngest lineups in MLS history.

MLS notebook: Timbers, USMNT, Rapids, Earthquakes – The Athletic
There are a few good nuggets in this one on the Timber's next #10, the Quakes GM search and some updates on who may be running the MLS Reserve League.

Rumor: Interest rising in midfielder Tajon Buchanan - The Bent Musket
After seeing him play here in Dallas, I do think Buchanan has a bright future ahead of him outside of MLS.

Atlanta United under big club pressure | US Soccer Players
Atlanta United's leadership are now navigating another coaching change while trying to keep the team competitive in a difficult Eastern Conference.

Rob Valentino's Tata-like tweaks to Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta didn't pick up a win in Ohio on Wednesday but they did look more like their 2018/19 self rather than what we've seen in the last two seasons.

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USL President Jake Edwards says USL 'will be considering structural changes,' which could include promotion and relegation, in exclusive interview | The Striker Texas
The USL is thinking big and by the looks of things, they're going to snag some fringe MLS fans that want to see pro/rel.