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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, August 4, 2021

FC Dallas is back in action tonight as they head to Seattle.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in the week again as FC Dallas gets set to take on Seattle tonight up in Washington. We’ll find out soon enough if this two-game winning streak can carry over into a third before we host our new in-state rivals from Austin on Saturday. But first, let’s get into some links.

// FC Dallas //

Three questions on the Seattle Sounders with Sounder at Heart - Big D Soccer
Seattle has lost two in a row at home, which makes you wonder if they are ripe for the picking tonight.

Copa Tejas Division 1 heats up: Austin FC faces Dynamo and FC Dallas | The Striker Texas
This is a pretty solid explainer piece on how Copa Tejas works now with MLS and NWSL (yep, the Houston Dash are a part of it as well).

Even with Austin match looming, FC Dallas focused on tough road test | The Striker Texas
FCD definitely has to get in the one game at a time mindset here. Build off the two wins in a row and turn it into a nice winning streak.

// MLS //

What to watch for before the MLS Secondary Transfer Window closes |
The last couple of transfer windows have had FCD heavily involved in some way with their various dealings. But it one appears to be a quiet one for the club.

Five standout teenagers in MLS this season — by the numbers |
Oddly enough, there aren't any FCD players that make this little stat list for the teens in MLS.

Sounders training notes: Cristian Roldan returns - Sounder At Heart
Seattle sounds like they are expecting a good one tonight out of FCD. They do show some respect towards Luchi and company, which is nice to see.

LA Galaxy to unveil Landon Donovan statue on Oct. 3 - LAG Confidential
Another statue is coming to the LA stadium. I do think he's worthy of one there though.

Source: Carles Gil to miss 3+ weeks with a sports hernia - The Bent Musket
The Revs will be without Gil for a few weeks though three weeks sounds both encouraging and a bit optimistic for that type of injury.

Report: Atlanta United linked to Gremio forward Ferreira - Dirty South Soccer
According to reports out of Brazil, it’s for a transfer fee of nearly US $9 million.

Houston and Dallas beware? ‘We have a lot of guys that are pissed off’ | The Striker Texas
So Austin is pissed off? Great, bring it on.