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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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The USMNT is in town today!!

Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

Don't blink...you might miss today's fun with the United States men's national team in town for the Gold Cup!

// FC Dallas //

Perez feeling at home at the start of the Gold Cup | FCDallas.com

Out of everyone at the Gold Cup this year, you have to think that Blas Perez is really eager to get back to the final.

// MLS //

Pirlo officially signs with NYCFC | MLSSoccer.com

The big fish has been caught by NYCFC here as Andrea Pirlo is now coming to MLS. Mark your calendars for that game in September when he, Frank Lampard and David Villa all visit Frisco.

What Pirlo's arrival means | ESPNFC.com

For me it means we get a chance to see an Italian legend play in MLS for a year or two.

Atlanta can learn from SKC on rebrands | My AJC

It probably isn't a good sign that a team that hasn't kicked a single ball is already comparing themselves to another team that went through a pretty aggressive rebrand a few years back.

Ishizaki leaves LA for Sweden | ESPNFC.com

Out of no where LA lost one of their more underrated midfielders this week. But hey, they got Steve Gerrard coming in so I suppose there is some bright side.

// Women's World Cup //

World Cup final earns most viewers in US soccer history | SI.com

Yep. It didn't just beat the previous record, it shattered it into a million pieces.

Fox out does themselves with WWC coverage | SI.com

I think at the end of the day they kept it fairly simple with what they delivered in their first World Cup. Something to build on for sure when they go to Russia in 2018.

// Gold Cup //

Weather, style, major changes in store for the USMNT as they open Gold Cup play | Dallas Morning News

There is a big crowd expected tonight in Frisco. Hopefully it is more of a home game for the US than for Honduras.

Expectations high for the USMNT in tough group | MLSSoccer.com

Just getting Panama and Honduras in the group is going to be tricky for the US but all they have to do is get results and advance.

CONCACAF reform raises questions | ESPNFC.com

Yep, good old CONCACAF released their reform network yesterday morning. So many questions, so little time.

Tim Ream looks to make his mark on the US team | ASN

Remember former Red Bull defender Tim Ream? Yeah, he is back with the US for the Gold Cup.