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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The US women advance to the quarterfinals.

Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Rivalry week in MLS is about to get underway with a slew of games tomorrow night.

// FC Dallas //

USSDA playoffs kick off for academy sides |

Big week ahead for the young Hoops as the U16s and U18s look to win the academy playoffs again.

// MLS //

Rivalry Week - Where do you stand? |

Come on folks, don't let us lose something to those people down in Houston. Ew.

What's going on with Kaka? | The Mane Land

Another team with a big star that isn't producing. Boy that sounds familiar here to me. But in all seriousness, I think the Brazilian is just finding out how hard it is to play in MLS for a full year.

Will Packwood on trail with New York? | Once a Metro

I still think FCD failed at getting more center back depth by not looking at Packwood.

NYCFC is a puppet statue | 91st Minute

Yeah. I really have no comment on this one.

Portland looking sharp, Seattle sliding |

If you haven't noticed lately, the Portland Timbers are starting to be one of the more terrifying teams to deal with in MLS. I certainly wouldn't want to play them right now.

LA finds their groove against Philly | Fox Soccer

Nothing like an easy win over Philly to help get your mojo back here. That is what LA did over the weekend with a 5-1 win. Can FCD get one of those games this weekend please?

// Women's World Cup //

Questions follow the US after their win over Colombia |

Once again the US look rather unconvincing in victory. Maybe this is just a team that is going to play ugly all the way through and win it all. I think I could live with a World Cup title, even if it meant the play getting there wasn't pretty.

Why the Women's World Cup is huge in the US but not in the UK | The Guardian

Maybe it has a lot to do with the fact that the US women have been pretty much one of the world's best teams since the tournament started back in the early 90s and the British ladies are just now getting somewhere in the tournament? I dunno.