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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 18, 2018

A new feeling on Monday following a rare (in 2018 at least) loss.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Sporting KC vs FC Dallas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

We haven’t spent a lot of time on Mondays following a loss this season but here we are. At least there are plenty of World Cup games to distract us.

// FC Dallas //

MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas 2, Sporting KC 3 | 6.16.18 | FC Dallas
Another trip to Kansas City ends with disappointment for FC Dallas.

Three things we learned from Sporting KC's 3-2 Open Cup win over FC Dallas | Pro Soccer USA
One important thing to note is how serious SKC takes this tournament. Not just the team but the fans. Kudos to them for showing up.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas' 3-2 Loss to Sporting KC | FC Dallas
And sometimes that just isn't enough when someone scores a goal like SKC had to win it.

// MLS //

View from the End Line: No Plan Equals Wasted Games - The Mane Land
There are a lot of important games ahead for Orlando on the schedule too.

As Orlando City Parts Ways With Jason Kreis, are They Ready to Move Into the Future? - The Mane Land
This is a big question and also an important time for Orlando. MLS continues to evolve and if they aren’t careful, they’ll get passed over quickly.

Seltzer: Five candidates to succeed Jason Kreis at Orlando City SC |
There are some interesting names on this list to discuss. Do they go big or do they go with young and full of potential?

Stejskal: Orlando split with Kreis is understandable, but also a big risk |
In some way, firing Kreis during the World Cup break is a genius move but at the same time, its really a big risk to take on at this stage in the season.

3 Things We Learned From Philadelphia Union’s U.S. Open Cup win over New York Red Bulls | Pro Soccer USA
The Union also picked up a big win in the USOC over the weekend.

MLS All-Star voting update - June 15, 2018 |
And this is why fan votes are so, so lame.

How Beckham’s Galaxy career was saved by Arena | FourFourTwo
In his new book, Bruce Arena reveals the conversation that kept David Beckham at LA Galaxy and the negotiations that sent him to Italy.

// World Cup //

Mexico national team: El Tri shows no fear in executing Osorio's game plan and beating Germany |
Of all the result so far in this World Cup, I think Mexico's win over Germany may be the biggest.

Germany know ‘pressure is extreme’ after Mexico loss - ESPNFC
Germany forward Thomas Muller said his team are under significant pressure following their 1-0 loss to Mexico on Sunday.

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland: Neymar gets rough treatment as Brazil are held in World Cup opener |
Brazil didn't look like themselves for most of the match, partly due to how physical the Swiss were against them.