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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 16, 2018

Three more points for FC Dallas and France reclaims the World Cup title.

MLS: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over as FC Dallas begins their busy Derby week.

// FC Dallas //

Brimstone Cup claimed: FC Dallas downs Chicago 3-1 - Big D Soccer
Dallas scores two second half goals in the win as the offense had their way with a weaker Chicago defense that was definitely gassed.

FC Dallas vs Chicago Fire: Highlights, stats & quote sheet - Big D Soccer
All the facts from FC Dallas’s win over Chicago with some quotes from various guys too.

FC Dallas Brings the Brimstone Cup Home with 300th Win in Club History | FC Dallas
The 300th club win is pretty cool to see as FC Dallas made some history with six homegrown players on the field as well.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Rooney's DC debut, Atlanta lag & more from Week 20 |
Atlanta may lead the league in points but their current form isn't super. That and some other items from a busy weekend in MLS.

Davies: The World Cup champion Diego Chara reminds me of |
Portland is unbeaten in 12 and a lot of it in my mind is due to a healthy Chara.

Mike Petke’s post-match quotes about refereeing in RSL vs. Minnesota United - RSL Soapbox
The coach just added another legendary press conference to his arsenal. MLS needs more stuff like this in my opinion.

FT: Orlando City 2-1 Toronto FC - Lacklustre Toronto FC Winless in Six - Waking The Red
The playoffs are all but gone at this point for Toronto as they drop another game.

Sounders at Atlanta United, recap: Stout defending earns road point - Sounder At Heart
Nicolas Lodeiro and Josef Martinez trade goals in 1-1 draw as Seattle continues to slowly climb their way up the bottom part of the Western standings.

Audi Field opens with D.C. United coasting past the Vancouver Whitecaps - Black And Red United
Wayne Rooney made his debut, and Asad and Arriola scored the goals in United’s win.

// World Cup //

World Cup final is always weird, but this one was actually GOOD -
The stakes of the World Cup final always makes things strange. But this time, France vs. Croatia was special.

Paris is having THE BIGGEST PARTY after France won the World Cup -
You gotta figure any city in France is having a party today. Hell, those parties may last a few months.

France vs. Croatia: The World Cup belonged to Kylian Mbappé -
With each game, the 19-year-old France attacker got better. He did something only Pele had done before him, score a goal in the final.