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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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One semifinal at the World Cup kicks off today.

Laurence Griffiths

Today will be a big day at the World Cup as Brazil hosts Germany in the first semifinal. Until that we have some links to get to.

// FC Dallas //

Seitz has possible quad tear | Soccerly

No shocker here that Chris Seitz could be out for a few weeks if not a little longer than that. Muscles like the quad are a tricky beast to recover from.

U-18 academy side through to the semifinals | FCDallas.com

A late, late goal helped send the FCD U-18 team through to the national semifinals.

Tesho up for goal of the week | MLSSoccer.com

GO VOTE NOW!

// MLS //

Vote leaders for the MLS All Star game announced | MLSSoccer.com

Sadly, no FCD guy is even in the mix at the moment. Time to get voting folks!

How the Timbers added two DPs | MLSSoccer.com

It may have gone a tad unnoticed from us but the Portland Timbers quietly added two DPs recently, including just the third DP defender in league history.

USOC: Revs and Union lockup tonight | MLSSoccer.com

Might be wise to watch this one, should FCD advance they get the winner of this game.

Beckhams' group meeting with a new location possibility | MiamiHerald.com

Looks like they're on to their fifth or sixth options here.

Orlando is battling the church for their stadium | ESPN

Orlando City SC isn't completely out of the woods with their new stadium either.

// World Cup //

Can Fox match ESPN in 2018? | SI.com

The short answer is no. The long is that Fox has to deal with tough timezones for their first World Cup, using a completely different set of announcers (at least that is very likely), not to mention their production values are still rather weak.

Four key matchups in the semifinals | ESPN FC

Some great tactical stuff here to get you all prepared for today and tomorrow.