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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 2, 2021

It has been the summer of the USMNT.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup Socce-USA at Mexico Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

A new week and a new month are here folks. We’re rounding the turn on this season into the stretch run as FC Dallas picked up an important road win over the weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas downs Sporting Kansas City 2-1 for their first road win of 2021 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas picks up their first road win of the 2021 season as Jesus Ferreira and Paxton Pomykal both look to be back to their old selves.

Why Both FC Dallas Goals Shouldn’t have Counted Against Sporting KC - The Blue Testament
KC folks are pretty salty from this loss. And that may be putting it lightly.

Does FC Dallas have a problem signing players from within MLS? - Big D Soccer
At times recently we've all been wondering why FC Dallas doesn't buy domestic more often. Some of it may fall on their heavy reliance of HGPs. The other may fall down to the front office.

// MLS //

Sounders' new youth movement has been years in the making – The Athletic
A crop of teenagers is giving Seattle's recent run a new dimension that has been years in the making.

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 16's action | MLSSoccer.com
An eight-game Saturday saw mixed fortunes for the Supporters' Shield race frontrunners, a much-needed home win for Inter Miami CF and plenty more besides.

Paulo Fonseca in advanced talks with Atlanta United for manager's job – The Athletic
The former Roma manager was previously a frontrunner for the Tottenham Hotspur job at one point this summer. Atlanta continues to go to outside of MLS for their coaching hires which may be part of their issue.

LAFC trade Corey Baird to Houston Dynamo - Angels on Parade
This deal came down late last week, as LAFC trades another guy away for a large sum of GAM.

Chicago Fire earn a hard-fought point in Philadelphia after a controversial red card - Hot Time In Old Town
After Wyatt Omsberg was sent off in the first half, the Fire were able to scrape out a 1-1 draw against the Union.

Toronto FC extend unbeaten run to five after draw with red-hot Nashville SC - Waking The Red
Toronto is slowly starting to pick up things here as they get another draw at home.

// USMNT //

United States stakes claim to King of Concacaf label with Gold Cup victory over Mexico | The Striker Texas
While 2020 was a wash for everyone, it did set up a good year for the USMNT in 2021. Now it is on to World Cup qualifying.

Three takeaways from the USMNT's thrilling extra-time Gold Cup Final win over Mexico | MLSSoccer.com
As ugly as some of the games have been for the USMNT, winning tends to cure it all in the end.

USMNT's Gold Cup winner symbolizes a successful summer – The Athletic
Miles Robinson's goal won the Gold Cup, but the performances could prove even more important come World Cup qualifying.

2021 Gold Cup Final: USA 1-0 Mexico - A last minute goal seals the title for the Stars and Stripes - Stars and Stripes FC
A 'reserve' team beat a Mexican 'A' team. It has been quite the summer for Gregg Berhalter and his staff.