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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Its that rare Tuesday game day!

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MLS: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Today is another FC Dallas game day, which feels awfully weird considering it is a Tuesday. We’ll begin diving into the game coverage later today to get you all ready, but first, some morning links.

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August Outlook: FC Dallas looks for some points in a busy month - Big D Soccer
Three big home games but three equally big road games including two this week. This is a month that will either see FC Dallas solidify themselves as a top four team in the Western Conference or one that is struggling to hold on to a playoff spot.

FC Dallas vs LA Galaxy: Game grades - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas now has back-to-back wins to their name, which feels like a relief. After some low grades in Utah from the week before, we’re seeing some positives all around after the win at home.

Paes powering FC Dallas defense, enjoying challenge of MLS | The Striker
In his first season in the league, the goalkeeper enjoys squaring off with star strikers virtually every weekend.

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Who were the best young-player performers in MLS Week 23? |
It has been a long while coming but we’re finally seeing some of the best of Alan Velasco with FC Dallas. Saturday’s win over LA was easily one of his best games in a Dallas uniform.

Contextualizing the Timbers’ Andy Polo saga, as questions remain among fans - The Athletic
I still wonder if by the end of all of this, MLS is going to be forced to find a new owner in Portland.

Felipe Mora set to undergo season-ending knee surgery - Stumptown Footy
Speaking of the Timbers, this is a pretty big blow to their attack.