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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 5, 2014

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We're only one week away from the World Cup!

Sarah Glenn

Can you believe that this time next week, the World Cup will be kicking off? Crazy!

// FC Dallas //

Getting personal with Zach Loyd | FCDallas.com

An interesting new series over at the FCD website that gets to know some of the players a little more.

Leyva enjoying his return in Dallas | Dallas Soccer News

He may be with a lower division team here in town but Bryan Levya appears to be happy with where he is going.

Former FCD midfielder Alvarez showing well with El Salvador | MLSSoccer.com

I had to look it up, Auturo Alvarez plays in Hungary. Yeah, seriously.

// MLS //

Colorado and Chicago play to scoreless draw | MLSSoccer.com

The Rapids did a little squad rotation last night in their 0-0 draw to Chicago. Very curious to see if that worked out for them this weekend or not.

Montreal claims Canadian title | MLSSoccer.com

I guess the Impact are this year's D.C. United in a small way. Crappy team that wins a title. Good for them.

Villa to play in Melbourne before suiting up in NYC | MLSSoccer.com

This isn't a shocker at all, NYCFC will want their new star to be game-fit for the 2015 season, so getting him some minutes in Melbourne will do it.

Chivas close to the worst start in club history | The Goat Parade

Ouch. Things could be worse for us here in Dallas after all.

McCarty to get knee surgery | Once a Metro

Poor Dax, I hate seeing that for him.

Orlando City USL side moving north to Kentucky | USLPro.com

Once Orlando joins MLS, their USL side will move to Louisville to begin play there. Really cool place for a USL team in my opinion. They'll have a nice stadium to play in and that is a small market that will do very well in that league.

// World Cup //

Klinsmann wants to leave his stamp on the US team | NYTimes.com

This is a fairly length piece but damn it is worth a read. Some very interesting nuggets in there as well from Bruce Arena and others.

Alright folks, get to talking. Anyone hit up the game last night? It looked like we had a pretty packed house to see Drogba and company run over El Salvador.