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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 29, 2015

Nothing better to close a rough patch out with than by beating a rival.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The winless slump is over for FC Dallas and now it is time to turn our sights on July and the three home games it brings us.

// FC Dallas //

Akindele extension had been in the works | Dallas Morning News

Last week we learned that FCD extended the contracts of three players including Tesho Akindele. Now we learn that it had been in the works for some time here. Good to hear that the club was looking long term.

Own goal wasn't lucky |

When asked about the own goal in the first half, Oscar Pareja was quick to say that you create your luck in this game. He was right.

FCD U-16s advance to quarterfinals |

While the U-18s didn't make it to the national quarterfinals, the U-16s (which is a really good team) will be hosting New England soon. This group has at least two future HGPs on it.

FCD hails 'unstoppable' Castillo in win |

Once again it was one of those night where Fabian Castillo could do whatever he wanted on the field.

// MLS //

Week 17 thoughts from around the league |

Matt Doyle's usual piece looks at all the action from this weekend. I'll say this, Rivalry Week was a pretty big success in the league.

Timbers fans show off a ridiculous Tifo | Stumptown Footy

This may be my favorite of the year so far.

Tan's history should be good for LAFC | The Goat Parade

LAFC owner Vincent Tan has had his ups and downs in the game but if LAFC can lean on the good side more than the bad, they'll do just fine.

San Jose and Chicago make swap | Hot Time In Old Town

Not sure who got the better end here, probably San Jose as they pick up a decent attacker in Amarikwa.

Is Vanney leading TFC to success? | Waking the Red

A nice four point week for TFC as they are quietly in the thick of things in the East.

Aron Johannsson wants to play in MLS | Stars and Stripes FC

Not saying he would work out here but he is from Alabama so it wouldn't seem like a total stretch. Still, he's one of those young American players that would do very well here.

Sponsor tells CONCACAF to clean up its act or else | Yahoo Sports

The title sponsor of the CCL says they will withdraw their funds from the CCL if things don't change. Good to see sponsors putting their foot down.