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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 29, 2018

FC Dallas kicks off the weekend tonight in Minnesota.

MLS: FC Dallas at Minnesota United FC Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is finally here and while there are no World Cup games today, we at least get a FC Dallas game tonight.

// FC Dallas //

Transfer Rumor: FC Dallas in talks with Marquinhos Pedroso - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is rumored to have signed a replacement for Nedyalkov.

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against Minnesota? - Big D Soccer
No Mauro Diaz, and plenty of other questions surround FC Dallas tonight in Minnesota.

Could FC Dallas make a play for Cyle Larin? - Big D Soccer
Is FC Dallas going to splash some cash on the former Orlando City star? This could be an interesting item to keep an eye on this summer.

How long has the Mauro Diaz transfer been in the works? - Big D Soccer
This rumor has been in the works for longer than we thought...

A critical clash awaits as Dallas travels to Minnesota | Pro Soccer USA
FCD hasn't had a must-win game yet this season in league play but this could as close as we'll get until crunch time in the fall.

// MLS //

Boehm: Tall tasks, great expectations await Wayne Rooney at DC United |
DCU got their big name player to go with the opening of their new stadium.

Official: Wayne Rooney leaves Everton for D.C. United - Black And Red United
England’s all-time leading goalscorer has, at last, signed with the Black-and-Red.

Wayne Rooney to D.C. United: 3 reasons why it won’t work -
On one side of the coin, there is going to be this fear that he's just coming over for the paycheck.

Wayne Rooney must show he has enough left to revive D.C. United | ESPNFC
Several stars have left Europe for MLS at 32 and thrived, but few have logged the miles like Wayne Rooney. Will he be a spent force in D.C.?

Beckham's plan for Miami MLS stadium to debut in July | Miami Herald
A stadium that may actually get build in Miami? I'll believe this one when I see it.

Baer: What Atlanta United will be missing without Darlington Nagbe |
Atlanta got a gut to come in on TAM to help fill the gap but replacing Nagbe for a couple months won't be easy.

Minnesota United is playing for pride - E Pluribus Loonum
Collin Martin and Eric Miller detail why they’re playing for Pride ahead of tonight's game.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018 result: Belgium beat England to win Group G, but we’re all losers -
That game was kind of ho-hum to end the group stage.

2018 World Cup: Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi’s kicked a ball into his own face -
But this is really the highlight you want to see from that game too.

World Cup 2018 results: Colombia, Japan advance from Group H with Senegal eliminated on fair play -
Japan and Colombia have advanced in bizarre circumstances. I mean advancing thanks to a number of yellow cards. I guess it is better than flipping a coin (or drawing of lots as FIFA puts it).