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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 6, 2021

FC Dallas heads west to California again tomorrow night.

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MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The reaction to the draw to Vancouver won’t last long for FC Dallas as they head out to California later today ahead of tomorrow night’s game against the LA Galaxy. We’ll begin looking at that game here soon but first, we have some morning links.

// FC Dallas //

Three thoughts on FC Dallas’ draw against Vancouver - Big D Soccer
It's like when the mental error happens, this group just shut down.

Three takeaways from yet another FC Dallas home draw | The Striker Texas
Five draws at home really do add up in a negative way even though the team is still unbeaten there. Points have to come from somewhere else now over the next month and that is troubling.

// MLS //

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 11 |
The usual comment for FC Dallas is spot-on in this one. They need points and they need them bad.

Charlotte FC to hire Miguel Ángel Ramírez as first head coach – The Athletic
The 36-year-old will take charge of the MLS expansion team, due to begin play next season. This feels very bold to go in this direction with someone who has no MLS experience.

Houston Dynamo FC supporters react to first full capacity match | The Striker Texas
Gotta love the full capacity "look" in Houston. Though it is kind of similar to the "sellout" in Dallas on Sunday. Neither were actually full stadiums.

Toronto FC management should share blame for Armas' firing – The Athletic
Even without Armas, there are simply far too many questions surrounding a team with this wage bill.

TFC Notebook: Let the post-Armas era begin - Waking The Red
There are a lot of good details in this one about what Toronto can and will do next now that they have moved on from Chris Armas.

Sounders keep passing soccer gods’ new tests - Sounder At Heart
Seattle continues to be unbeaten on the season despite some recent draws. But, I think just about any MLS side would take that kind of result.

What should Atlanta United do in the transfer window to improve their squad? - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta looks really nothing like their former self here as they need to do some serious roster work this summer.