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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 17, 2014

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The US knock off Ghana in a thrilling game.

Laurence Griffiths

This World Cup has been like no other so far. Yesterday proved it once again that anything can and will happen.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja cautiously optimistic about Colombia's chances | Soccerly

To be in the locker room at FCD right now must be something else. All the different countries represented here. Oscar Pareja and his group of Colombian players were happy after Colombia's 3-0 win over Greece.

FCD preps for San Antonio | Dallas Morning News

Oh yeah, there is a FCD game tonight. :-)

// MLS //

Landon Donovan keeps making fun of himself | SBNation.com

I love his humor here but damn he's not cut out for being apart of broadcasting full time when his career is up.

// World Cup //

See US fans go crazy from around the country | MLSSoccer.com

I love seeing all the big watch parties from around the country.

Three things from the US victory | MLSSoccer.com

I'll discuss this game more in a short while on here but the US got the lead, sat back and took their licks and came out on top in the end.

Klinsmann optimistic on Altidore's injury | MLSSoccer.com

I like the optimism here but seeing how Jozy Altidore pulled up on that run leads me to believe he'll be out for a few weeks at best.

Besler admits getting pulled off at half was the right call | MLSSoccer.com

Matt Besler wasn't sure what happened to his hamstring in the first half against Ghana but the United States defender was wise enough to admit that it was the right call to get subbed out for the second half.

Germany asserts dominance in Group G | SI.com

4-0 over Portugal. Yeah, I'm not even sure a healthy Cristiano Ronaldo would have stopped that bleeding yesterday.

Iran and Nigeria play to the tournament's first draw | SI.com

Worst. Game. So. Far. Seriously, this was a horrible game to view on Monday afternoon. It probably made my nerves for the US go up a few levels too.

How the US can escape from Group G | SBNation.com

Anything is possible folks. A draw with Portugal is nearly all we need now.