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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 10, 2021

FC Dallas moves forward here as they get ready to host SKC this weekend.

MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

We’re moving forward here as FC Dallas is putting their rivalry game with Austin in the rearview mirror as they begin to prepare for Kansas City this weekend.

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Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ win over Austin FC - Big D Soccer
FCD weathered the early storm by their new rivals and found some chances in the second half to win the game.

Big D After Dark: Red > Green - Big D Soccer
The gang got together last night to discuss our new rivalry with Austin.

FC Dallas Winger Szabolcs Schön Named to MLSsoccer.com's Week 18 Team of the Week | FC Dallas
Once again, FCD players are getting some good recognition here following another good result.

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Seattle Sounders view Leagues Cup, Tigres match as "measuring tool" | MLSSoccer.com
I guess in a way you can get excited about the Leagues Cup. Out of all the early-round matches, this one may be the best.

What is Leagues Cup? - Sounder At Heart
And for those that are still wondering what the heck the Leagues Cup is all about, this is a solid explainer piece.

Interim No More: Toronto FC names Javier Perez as head coach for remainder of 2021 - Waking The Red
After earning ten points in their last seven matches, Toronto is going all-in on Perez for the rest of the season.

LAFC are struggling, but the numbers say they’ve been unlucky - Angels on Parade
In a weird way, this feels a lot like how things were for FC Dallas earlier this season. Good numbers, but poor results.

Bruce Arena on Carles Gil: “The timeline remains to be seen” - The Bent Musket
There appears to be no concrete timeline for when Carles Gil will return to the pitch.

Ezequiel Barco is not Atlanta United’s problem — he’s a huge part of the solution - Dirty South Soccer
Barco has undoubtedly fallen short of expectations. But many criticisms of Atlanta’s Designated Player miss the mark.