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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 7, 2021

FC Dallas is back out on the road tonight as they take on the Galaxy.

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FC Dallas is back in action tonight as they hit the California coast again to take on the LA Galaxy. We’ll dive into coverage of that game today but first, we have some links to discuss.

// FC Dallas //

How Bryan Acosta leaving FC Dallas for the Gold Cup is both good & bad - Big D Soccer
Acosta will be unavailable for a few weeks, which should allow some time for some other guys to step up in his place.

FC Dallas desperate to do something different on the road against LA Galaxy | The Striker Texas
FCD won't have to see Chicharito tonight in LA as he will continue to be rested here. Still, FCD has to find a way to get a result away from home.

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What can we expect from Moussa Djitté? Ligue 2 expert weighs in | The Striker Texas
Austin has been in need of some help upfront but can they really get it out of a guy that most recently played in the French second division?

Atlanta United adds midfielder Amar Sejdic in trade with CF Montreal - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta needed to find some depth for their midfield, so the German-born midfielder from Montreal seemed to be what they wanted.

LA Galaxy sign Julian Araujo to U22 initiative contract extension | MLSSoccer.com
I think we're going to start seeing a lot more of this with the new U22 initiative. I wouldn't be shocked to see FCD use it to re-sign a guy like Pepi later this year.

MLS Supporters' Shield watch: Which team is best-positioned? – The Athletic
For the first time in a long time, MLS does not have a breakaway leader for the Shield. Which squad is best-positioned to win it? This is a good rundown to see where things stand.

Fuchs: 'I felt sad but weirdly relieved to leave Leicester. My son is six and I've probably seen nine months of his life' – The Athletic
Fuchs speaks to The Athletic about moving to be with his family in the US, his time at Leicester, and why he's not ruling out being an NFL kicker.

Prospect of breaking unbeaten streak a ‘motivation’ for Sounders - Sounder At Heart
Sounders are riding a 12-game unbeaten streak to start the season, which is wild when you look at the number of draws in recent weeks.

Michael Bradley says he’s been kept ‘in the dark’ with the Jozy Altidore situation - Waking The Red
I think we're going to see a bit of a revival in Toronto as Jozy comes back here.