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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 28, 2018

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As Mauro looks to depart, how does FC Dallas move on from this?

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As the week rolls on, things continue to heat up in Russia and now even more so back at in Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

Report: FC Dallas in talks to transfer Mauro Diaz to the Middle East - Big D Soccer
Could FCD be moving on from Diaz? It sure sounds that way.

FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
A forgettable performance on the road, lead to some pretty forgettable ratings.

FC Dallas Set to Prove Red Bulls' Loss is Fluke, Not Cause for Long-Term Alarm | FC Dallas
Having lost two straight games on the road, FCD wants to make sure this doesn't turn into a new streak.

// MLS //

Stejskal: Meet the SKC youth coach who mentored World Cup's biggest stars | MLSsoccer.com
SKC has one coach in their system that mentored a lot of the current World Cup stars for Belgium. That's pretty cool if you ask me.

Stejskal: Real Salt Lake facing big decision on GM Craig Waibel | MLSsoccer.com
RSL always seems to be in a state of flux here with some of their key people.

Giovanni Savarese is saying -- and doing -- the right things in Portland ahead of match in Seattle | ESPNFC
Did you realize Portland is unbeaten in their last 11? No? I can't say I blame you for not noticing.

Wayne Rooney reaches deal to join D.C. United | Pro Soccer USA
The deal is finally becoming official, though the club still has yet to announce it. Its a hefty price tag though for a guy that isn't getting any younger.

// World Cup //

Germany World Cup elimination: Arrogant champs deserved to go out | SI.com
It was weird hearing from some German folks that I know say that this didn't surprise them at all.

World Cup 2018 results: Group F has wild finish as Mexico, Sweden advance, South Korea knock out Germany - SBNation.com
What a finish indeed. I'm pumped for my Swedes as they won't have to deal with Brazil in the next round like Mexico will.

World Cup 2018: Germany are done, and have to ask themselves: What now? - SBNation.com
Germany were always going to come back, until they weren’t. It was another weird showing at a World Cup for a defending champion.

World Cup 2018: Brazil built team around Neymar, but Coutinho has been the star - SBNation.com
When Brazil has needed a moment, it’s been Coutinho who has provided it. And honestly, I would rather watch him right now than Neymar.