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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 22, 2018

FC Dallas returns to action tomorrow evening.

Argentina v Croatia: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The week is nearly over as we get back into some MLS soccer this weekend while the world watches things unfold in Russia.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burn: Which current World Cup player should FC Dallas target? - Big D Soccer
With all the talent in the world playing in Russia right now, there is some fun time to dream a little about what could happen.

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against New York? - Big D Soccer
We’ve seen some roster tinkering on the road this year, what changes happen in New York?

Chivas Guadalajara is showing interest in FC Dallas’ Victor Ulloa - Big D Soccer
The Mexican side appears to be keeping tabs on the Dallas Homegrown. Maybe selling him and cashing in on that kind of transfer wouldn't be the worst idea for FCD this summer.

HAYES: Growing From The Past | FC Dallas
Yes, no red cards this year Jacori.

// MLS //

Warshaw: How do Orlando City right the ship? |
I think we need to be honest with ourselves on Orlando and how good they actually are not here. Yes they have talent across the board but none of it fits together properly.

Stejskal: How Vancouver became one of MLS' most exciting attacking teams |
I'm still haunted by that 2-2 draw with them earlier this year.

Taking Austin's temperature for MLS: A reluctant optimism as Crew SC's future hangs in the balance | FourFourTwo
Columbus? Austin? Neither? Austin locals talk about their feelings regarding the Crew SC relocation saga.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018: Did Lionel Messi fail Argentina in World Cup? Or did they fail him? -
Messi wasn’t good in Argentina vs. Croatia, tactics doomed him before the match began.

Argentina's World Cup spiraling out of control for Messi & Co. |
One thing I will say is, find Messi on the third goal yesterday and just witness his body language.

Argentina vs. Croatia result: Croatia dismantles Lionel Messi and Argentina, wins 3-0 -
This one was so much fun to watch, especially in the second half.

World Cup 2018: France coach Didier Deschamps robbing us of great team -
France had moments yesterday that showed us how damn good they can be but too much of what they do also showed us how quickly they can fail.

World Cup 2018: American immigrants share what it means to watch the tournament -
An exploration of identity among the United States’ immigrant community as the world prepared for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

France ‘02, Spain ‘14, Germany ‘18? The curse of the World Cup champions |
Nobody has retained the World Cup since Brazil in 1962, while four of the past five champions have been eliminated in the group stage.

Discuss: What did the 1994 World Cup mean to you as a soccer fan? |
The 94 World Cup was a launching point for my soccer fandom. I was already playing the game as a kid but this took it all to a new level.