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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 13, 2014

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Day one of the 2014 World Cup is in the books.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The real action begins today in Brazil as we have three great games on day two of the 2014 World Cup.

// FC Dallas //

Did Castillo hold off Shipp? | MLSSoccer.com

Going into yesterday evening, Fabian Castillo had a 'very narrow lead' over Chicago's Harrison Shipp for goal of the week. We'll know soon enough if he won or came in second.

Silver linings in the Portland game | FCDallas.com

We still have a couple more reactions pieces of our own to discuss but until then, here is a good spot to start with.

// MLS //

Curtin hopes to lead hometown club | MLSSoccer.com

The Philly interim boss has some high hopes for his club. Good luck Jimmy.

NYCFC makes their second move | MLSSoccer.com

They snagged Jeb Brovsky from Montreal in a trade. Alright then. That is two. Interesting that these kinds of moves are happening without the aid of an Expansion draft. I'm not sure I am a fan of that.

Colorado's Serna handed a suspension | MLSSoccer.com

Remember that nasty tackle on Victor Ulloa last weekend by Colorado's Dillon Serna? Well it cost him some money and a game.

DeMerit to miss six weeks | Eight Six Forever

Tough break for the Vancouver captain. But at least it came during the World Cup break.

// World Cup //

FIFA has not contacted the US regarding possible 2022 relocation | Fox Soccer

There were some reports yesterday going around that should Qatar be stripped of the 2022 World Cup, that FIFA had already contacted US Soccer about hosting. That appears for now to be false.

Ronaldo leaves training early on Thursday | SBNation.com

Portugal continues to worry about Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm sure he'll be fine.

How Brazil avoided total panic in their win over Croatia | MLSSoccer.com

It wasn't pretty, they certainly flopped, and yet they picked up a 3-1 win that could be big down the road thanks to goal differential.

Nothing subtle about Brazil's start | SI.com

They looked decent in spurts but give Croatia a ton of credit for hanging in there.

Alright folks, here is your discussion thread for the day. Where are you watching today's games?