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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 4, 2015

Is it crazy to think that we're still three weeks away from seeing FCD in Frisco again?

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The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas gets ready for San Jose.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja proud of the international call ups | FCDallas.com

While us fans may be freaking out a bit at all the players getting international calls this month, the club has a different mindset about it.

Canada looking to lean on Larin and Akindele | MLSSoccer.com

The thought of Tesho Akindele scoring for Canada in a World Cup qualifier this month sounds really nice to me.

// MLS //

DCU earns three points in win over Chicago | Black and Red United

DC extends their league lead in points with another solid win on Wednesday night. They may be the class of the East right now.

Union pick up win over Columbus | Brotherly Game

Out of the three matches last night, this one shocked me the most with the Union outclassing the Crew.

Whitecaps fall to Impact | Eight Six Forever

Some may be surprised by this win for Montreal but I see the Impact doing pretty well here these days.

Pirlo could join NYCFC this summer | New York Post

So Andrea Pirlo could go from a Champions League trophy this weekend to the MLS's newest team in NY. Fun. Though thinking what he could do in their midfield would be entertaining to see.

Sounders priority list a milestone | Sounder at Heart

While the Sounders continue to break every attendance mark that they put before themselves, there are still some areas that they need to improve in.

// FIFA //

Blazer took bribes for 98 and 2010 World Cups | SI.com

So much money passed around, and so many bribes for World Cups and Gold Cups. Crazy how things have gone with all of this.

FBI probe looking into 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids | ESPNFC.com

I've said for the longest time that there was never going to be a way that Qatar would host a World Cup. I still feel pretty strong about that. Russia on the other hand I could see continue to host the 2018 Cup though.