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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Russia continues to look strong at the World Cup.

Soccer: World Cup-Poland vs Senegal Witters Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Another day at the World Cup is in the book as we move forward in our week and look to FC Dallas getting back on the field this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas gave a valiant effort at Kansas City but were unable to advance in the Open Cup competition. Vote for your top player from their away match performance.

ACADEMY: U-19s Win First Game of Academy Playoffs | FC Dallas
For those curious about what Jesus Ferreira is up to these days, well, he's with the U-19s.

ACADEMY: U-17s Fall 1-0 to Columbus Crew in First Game of USSDA Playoffs | FC Dallas
Some might say this result is more disappointing than the senior team losing over the weekend in KC.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Well, you asked for it: The 2026 USMNT roster |
No Kellyn Acosta mention in this one but we do see some love for Jesse Gonzalez and Reggie Cannon.

Ben Olsen on Jason Kreis departure: "He's been a big part of this league" |
Loyalty from ownership in this league for a coach is a big deal. But I still think Olsen's days are numbered.

Orlando City Coaching Search: The Pros and Cons of Luiz Felipe Scolari - The Mane Land
This would certainly be an interesting hire for Orlando. Is it the right one or not though is going to be the question.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018: Panic index for Germany, Spain, Argentina, Brazil and more -
Who among the best in the world are freaking out right now?

Senegal scored the sneakiest goal of the World Cup against Poland, and it was totally legal -
Yeah this goal was crazy to say the least but it does seem to follow the letter of the law.

Senegal: Africa's best World Cup hope makes big opening statement |
I picked Senegal to advance before the tournament and yesterday made me feel good about that prediction.

World Cup: Host Russia keeps dazzling; Big wins for Senegal, Japan |
I don't know which is more surprising, Russia's eight goals or Japan knocking off Colombia yesterday. Yeah, its Russia's eight goals.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies sabotaging Egypt's World Cup chances |
Leader of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov has denied that he was in any way involved in Egypt's 3-1 defeat to Russia. Ooookaaay....