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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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The World Cup is quickly approaching us all here!

Portugal v Mexico: Play-Off for Third Place - FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images

The weeks rolls on as we inch closer to the start of the World Cup and another FC Dallas game this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

What we learned against Montreal Impact: Are Dallas at their best? - Big D Soccer
Dallas have looked impressive, but how can they do better? We dive into a couple things here on that subject.

ALL-STAR: Five Reasons to Vote for FC Dallas Midfielder Mauro Diaz | FC Dallas
When Mauro is on his game, there really aren't many in this league that are better.

ALL-STAR: Five Reasons to Vote for FC Dallas Midfielder Jacori Hayes | FC Dallas
Also, if you need some reasons to vote for Jacori, he's been pretty damn good as well this year.

// MLS //

Football & the Furious: Domènec Torrent is New York City’s new manager - Hudson River Blue
Pep Guardiola’s most trusted assistant takes over in Gotham. If you look at Torrent's pedigree you will quickly be impressed.

Warshaw: An open letter to Patrick Vieira as he departs NYCFC | MLSsoccer.com
Vieira was a smart move by NYCFC when they brought him in and now there is a lot to do with him leaving.

Sweden better without Zlatan? LA Galaxy forward still not sure that's true | MLSsoccer.com
I know Ibra would have been fun to watch in this World Cup but part of me is happy to see him not with this team that qualified without him.

Orlando City wading through longest road swing since joining MLS | Pro Soccer USA
Orlando City is in the middle of a five-match road trip, its longest since joining MLS in 2015. I want to say cry me a river but I'm sure we'll know the true Orlando once this trip is done.

Nico Lodeiro stars in return from World Cup disappointment - Sounder At Heart
Is Seattle going to be on the up tick this summer? Time will tell but boy do they have a long ways to go.

Javier Hernandez - I'd rather earn $5 million in Spain than $10 million in MLS | ESPNFC
That is kind of crazy to think but maybe Carlos Vela or the Dos Santos brothers can talk some sense into him in Russia this month.

// World Cup //

What we learned against Montreal Impact: Are Dallas at their best? - Big D Soccer
Dallas have looked impressive, but how can they do better? We dive into a couple things here on that subject.

ALL-STAR: Five Reasons to Vote for FC Dallas Midfielder Mauro Diaz | FC Dallas
When Mauro is on his game, there really aren't many in this league that are better.

ALL-STAR: Five Reasons to Vote for FC Dallas Midfielder Jacori Hayes | FC Dallas
Also, if you need some reasons to vote for Jacori, he's been pretty damn good as well this year.

World Cup 2018 Galactic Brain Glossary | SBNation.com
You'll potentially look smart at the bar this weekend with this knowledge.

Who to root for at the 2018 World Cup: A tasteful quiz | SBNation.com
A handy food quiz that allows you to make the most delicious decision of who to support in 2018 Russia.

World Cup 2018 Jerseys: Nigeria, Mexico, and More, Ranked - Racked
You probably know where this is going based on the jerseys out there for this tournament.

World Cup 2018 City-by-City Guide | SBNation.com
Russia’s 11 World Cup host cities span nearly 1,800 miles, and each have their own rich tradition and nightlife. Explore this handy guide for how to visit and where to watch the beautiful game.