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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 14, 2018

Happy World Cup day to you all!

MLS: Los Angeles FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The World Cup in Russia is finally here folks as things kick off later this morning.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas centerback Reto Zeigler looks back on World Cup past with Switzerland | Pro Soccer USA
Ziegler is one of three FCD players (Figueroa and Gruezo being the others) with some World Cup experience right now.

Paxton Pomykal Surprised with High School Diploma After Training | FC Dallas
Good job Paxton!

Power Rankings: FC Dallas moves near the top - Big D Soccer
Four straight wins has people talking

// MLS //

MLS pushes on while the rest of the globe's gaze fixates on the World Cup | ESPNFC
MLS will take "break" for the World Cup, as the globe fixates on Russia 2018. And while that's unfortunate for the league, there isn't much it can do.

Orlando City vs. Montreal Impact: Final Score 3-0 as Lions Still Can’t Finish - The Mane Land
The Lions continue to baffle me when you look at results like this one.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 2, Chicago Fire 2 - Burgundy Wave
The Rapids end the losing streak and grab a point on Wednesday night. But does any of that matter when you realize they were up 2-0?

Five thoughts on Atlanta United’s impressive road win over Crew SC - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta pulled off one of the better wins of the night, this one being on the road.

Sounders at New York Red Bulls, recap: Attempted theft thwarted early - Sounder At Heart
New York pretty much dominated this one from start to finish.

Rate the Reds: Toronto FC 4-4 D.C. United - Waking The Red
This could possibly be one of the weirdest and wildest games of the season so far.

// World Cup //

Who we’re rooting for in the World Cup - Big D Soccer
We all have a team, and here is why we're pulling for them during this tournament.

World Cup 2018: How to watch the tournament in Dallas - Big D Soccer
As the World Cup begins, there are plenty of places to take in all the action around the Metroplex.

Work Just Beginning for Dan Hunt and Dallas Host Committee Ahead of 2026 FIFA World Cup | FC Dallas
Everyone was pretty pumped with yesterday's news around town.