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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Drama continues at the World Cup as the Round of 16 becomes more clear.

Nigeria v Argentina: Group D - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

The week rolls on as we continue to take in more World Cup games before Friday’s FC Dallas game in Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs. New York Red Bulls - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas meets its match against the New York Red Bulls. Did any player stand out to you as deserving of the Workhorse of the Week?

Three reasons why the sky isn’t falling for FC Dallas in 2018 - Big D Soccer
Oscar Pareja has done a great job at advancing things forward in 2018 and the whole resting Mauro Diaz thing makes a bit of sense.

TRAINING TALK: Paxton Pomykal on FC Dallas at Minnesota United FC | 6.29.18 | FC Dallas
My gut tells me we see more of Paxton this weekend in Minnesota.

Q&A with Kellyn Acosta: "We have to take it game by game" | US Soccer Players
Kellyn Acosta talks about watching the World Cup, the USMNT, recovering from injury, and trying to help Dallas turn things around after a tough season.

// MLS //

Stejskal: Carlos Salcedo a window into what could've been for RSL, MLS |
I always forget that Salcedo was once a Homegrown player in MLS. Now look at him.

OFFICIAL: Atlanta United sign midfielder Eric Remedi from Banfield - Dirty South Soccer
So Atlanta get a number 6 on TAM. What can’t they sign here? Really?

Adductor injury sidelines Nagbe 2-3 months - Dirty South Soccer
A big loss for the Five Stripes just a week before they come to Dallas, a place that we know Nagbe loves from his Portland days.

Warshaw: Here's what to expect from new coach Domè Torrent at NYCFC |
They got one quality win under their belt in his first game but change always brings some issues.

MLS expansion team FC Cincinnati reveal plans for training facility |
Another team reveals plans for a massive, and beautiful training facility.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018: 4 thoughts on Lionel Messi goal in Argentina vs. Nigeria -
The Messi we know and love came back with a lot of quality play yesterday against Nigeria.

World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah and Egypt had the worst World Cup -
Yeah, it was just bad for Salah and Egypt.

World Cup 2018: Peru, playing for nothing but pride, remind us why we love soccer -
You have to wonder what this team could have done had they played this schedule in reverse. I think the group results would have been different.

Mexico vs Sweden: 1994 World Cup hero Kennet Andersson backing current team to reach last 16 |
I'm crossing my fingers that they can beat Mexico today and make it happen. But it won't be easy.

World Cup 2018: Iran's tournament triumph against adversity as they overcome U.S sanctions |
Carlos Queiroz's side are going home but plenty of fans around the world were willing them to go through against Portugal in their final group game.

World Cup: France holds back vs. Denmark, eyes big picture |
France hasn't hit its full stride at the World Cup yet, but yesterday's 0-0 draw against Denmark shows they still have a ways to go here.