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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 30, 2017

FC Dallas returns to action tomorrow night.

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas hosts Toronto FC tomorrow evening.

// FC Dallas //

Squad Selection: How do you take on Toronto FC? | Big D Soccer
Who ya starting tomorrow night?

Jesse Gonzalez makes his choice: Red, White and Blue | Big D Soccer
This is big for Jesse, though I do hope one day we get the full scoop on why he decided to do this.

Colmán’s money, and he doesn’t even know it | Big D Soccer
Cristian Colman has had a rough go of it so far with FCD but being patient could pay off in the very end if we allow him to get there.

Quick Burns: Which current FC Dallas player is most likely be transferred out first? | Big D Soccer
We all have thoughts on who we think could go first.

July Outlook: Can FC Dallas survive the Gold Cup run? | Big D Soccer
The international window and some injuries may dictate how well FCD handles this month.

Beer Guardians GOAL: Giving back |
And now for some positive news in the community. Well done DBG!

// MLS //

RECAP: New York City 3, Minnesota 1 | Hudson River Blue
I love that they are dubbing this the Bird Cup.

FC Cincinnati shows there is no limit to what American soccer can become |
On Wednesday night, over 32,000 people showed up to watch a minor-league team play in a scarcely covered secondary competition. It was incredible.

The burgundy malaise: A Front Office problem? | Burgundy Wave
Colorado fans are already back to pondering how much of their struggles fall on the front office. It feels like 2015 all over again.

Earthquakes players shocked by decision to fire head coach Dominic Kinnear | Center Line Soccer
Seeing a manager get sacked is never an easy thing. Some players will take it tougher than others.

Injury Report: Diego Chara out 4 weeks with a hamstring strain | Stumptown Footy
Things are looking pretty rough in Portland these days as well.

Ike Opara, One-on-One: How injuries taught MLS' best defender to cherish the moment | FourFourTwo
It is hard not to root for a guy like Opara. I've been pulling for him since he was drafted into this league to make it. I'm glad he is finally getting to prove it this year.

Football first? Atlanta United's new home was made for soccer | FourFourTwo
Soccer is used to being second-class in football stadiums, but that won't be the case at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.