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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Two Leagues Cup matches last night show exactly who is taking it serious in MLS and who is not.

MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back at the midway point in our week here as FC Dallas continues to prep for another weekend game. For me, right now, I’m going to enjoy not having a Wednesday night game today since we’re about to get hit with a ton of them on the schedule. Okay, on to some links.

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Report: FC Dallas Homegrown Dante Sealy to go on loan to PSV Eindhoven - Big D Soccer
The loan could be for two years but we know that means we probably won't see him in a Dallas uniform again if things go well.

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"I'll take the blame": Vermes explains Sporting KC team selection in Leagues Cup loss |
I guess Vermes cares more about his league match with FC Dallas this weekend than this Leagues Cup game with Leon. Yikes.

Sporting KC Demolished by Leon in Pointless Leagues Cup Match - The Blue Testament
A youthful lineup struggled all over the pitch on a forgettable night in Kansas City.

Brian Schmetzer: "It was important" for Sounders to showcase our best against Tigres |
Brian Schmetzer could have rationalized fielding a rotated lineup for the Seattle Sounders' Leagues Cup quarterfinal matchup against Tigres UANL at Lumen Field on Tuesday evening.

Sounders vs. Tigres UANL, recap: A statement win - Sounder At Heart
A 3-0 win is a statement-type win no matter who you are playing. Seattle took down one of North America's top clubs with relative ease.

Atlanta United's new DP aims big: "I want to show MLS who Luiz Araujo is” |
Atlanta has always gone big with their DP signings and Araujo is certainly in that category.

Top young-player performances in MLS Weeks 17 and 18 |
There is plenty of FCD appreciation in this one following good performances as of late.

The 10 biggest moves of the 2021 MLS Secondary Transfer Window |
While FC Dallas decided not to take a chance on a player or transfer in this last window, it is fun to see exactly how much some clubs were willing to spend.

Sports are business, but is trend emerging with LAFC’s key departures? - Angels on Parade
You do wonder what exactly is going on with LAFC at the moment with how some deals are being made.

‘Through thick and thin’: Experiencing Austin FC’s first Texas road trip with Los Verdes | The Striker Texas
While I know they are a rival in this league, I do hope that they were treated well once they arrived here in town.