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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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The World Cup is coming to North America!

Soccer: FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY

The World Cup is set to begin very soon but the United Bid can rest easy knowing that they’ll host in 2026.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs. Montreal Impact: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas concluded a brutal four match stretch, with a big win on tired legs.

Workhorse of the Week vs. San Antonio FC and Montreal Impact - Big D Soccer
One week, two games. Plenty of FC Dallas players to vote for in this Workhorse of the Week.

FC Dallas vs Montreal Impact: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly - Big D Soccer
Dallas picked up their fourth straight win but we're still pretty worried about what is going on with Michael Barrios.

East Stand View: VAR Helped! - Big D Soccer
For once the fancy new system helped us out but will it be kind to us again next time around?

Mark Followill's Soccer Journey from Dallas Burn PA Announcer to World Cup Broadcaster | FC Dallas
Followill's journey has been a fun one to watch over the last few years here. I'm pretty pumped to see where this tournament can take him next.

FC Dallas good, but not great in victory over Montreal | Pro Soccer USA
It wasn't a pretty win by any stretch but sometimes you need those types of wins to get through the season.

// MLS //

Under-20 champions Tigres UANL announced as opponent in MLS Homegrown Game | MLSsoccer.com
This is also the same Tigres side that FCD's homegrown players recently beat in a friendly too.

Costa Rica better off with Major League Soccer's influence | ESPNFC
Contrary to the debate in the U.S., Costa Rica's emergence has been credited to the presence of Major League Soccer players on their roster.

Vieira leaves MLS a pioneer who transformed NYCFC and blazed a trail for foreign coaches | Goal.com
The Frenchman's two and a half seasons in MLS helped transform New York City FC, and helped mold him into a coach who is ready for a new challenge.

// World Cup //

United Bid Selected to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ - U.S. Soccer
The United Bid got the job done as FIFA selected the US, Mexico and Canada this morning to host the 2026 tournament over Morocco.

Statements From Dallas Host Committee on Successful United 2026 Bid to Host the 2026 FIFA World Cup | FC Dallas
To say folks in Dallas are excited about this morning's news may be an understatement.