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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 16, 2014

A fun weekend in the World Cup brings us to the big day for the US against Ghana.

Kevin C. Cox

As much fun as the weekend has been here, we're back in the work week. Today is the big day for the United States as they take on Ghana.

// FC Dallas //

FCD face San Antonio tomorrow night |

Plenty of tickets available for this one, should be fun.

Former FCD homegrown players embracing USL PRO life | Soccerly

Both Bradlee Baladez and London Woodberry are doing well in Arizona. Good to see that after both were shown the door before the start of the 2014 season here in Frisco.

Castillo wins Goal of the Week |

This one came down midway through Friday afternoon, but still worth saying congrats to Fabian for. Well done.

// MLS //

Red Bulls looking forward to 'vacation' after USOC loss to the Cosmos |

I watched a good chunk of the game between them and the Cosmos. It wasn't pretty for the MLS side.

Cassar has harsh words for his club after USOC exit |

Funny how RSL didn't go on the road in last year's USOC tournament, which saw them go to the finals. Their first game in this tournament was on the road, resulting in an early exit to NASL's Atlanta.

MLS denies reports about Beckham and Chivas USA | The Goat Parade

The story was an unlikely one at best but I still wouldn't be at all shocked if it came true down the road. But for now David Beckham and his group continue to focus on Miami.

DCU releases new stadium renderings | Black and Red United

Please, for the love of all things good, get some shovels in the ground and build this damn thing.

// World Cup //

Three things, England lose and more |

The England-Italy game may have been the most entertaining game of the tournament thus far.

England and Italy admit heat was a factor in Manaus |

It was only around 86 degrees Saturday night, with 65% humidity. Funny, we have games like this all the time, sometimes warmer too. But this also shows why FCD will likely never get a big name player from most of the big European countries.

Goal line technology debuts in France-Honduras |

It was a goal, end of story.

Revenge isn't the motivations for the US |

I believe the fans are more out for revenge against Ghana than the players are, I'm fine with that.