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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 17, 2018

No more World Cup to talk about is kind of a bummer.

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

We move on in this Derby week as FC Dallas gets ready to travel down I-45 this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Paxton Pomykal and Brandon Servania depart for the US U-20 Camp - Big D Soccer
FCD pair headline a talented young group that will be looking to qualify for the U-20 World Cup later this year.

ON LOAN: Chris Richards Makes His Bayern Debut, Atuahene Scores for OKC | FC Dallas
Chris Richards got some minutes with Bayern's U19 side over the weekend in a 3-1 win.

FC Dallas Homegrown Kellyn Acosta Featured in US Soccer Docu-Series 'Rising' | FC Dallas
This is a really cool back story of sorts on Kellyn.

// MLS //

Debuts, drama and discord: What you might've missed in MLS Week 20 |
Did you realize that San Jose has only two wins and they're only against Minnesota. They're winless against everyone else this season. Dang.

Josef Martinez ahead of pace to break single-season goalscoring record |
So far it doesn't seem like Martinez is slowing down on scoring goals at an alarming rate.

Wayne Rooney MLS debut: He kept it simple ... and was brilliant -
If DCU can keep Rooney in this kind of form, they'll climb their way out of the Eastern Conference basement soon enough.

David Beckham's MLS franchise in Miami to have name soon - ESPNFC
The name for David Beckham's MLS franchise in Miami will be revealed "very soon," as well as the team's shield and colors, says Jorge Mas.

The protracted battle between Marvell Wynne and MLS that led to the end of his career | ESPNFC
Marvell Wynne is still coming to grips with how his professional soccer career ended, and his ire is directed at Major League Soccer.

What it was like to attend Audi Field's grand opening | Pro Soccer USA
Audi Field is some nice stuff to it that we're seeing in a lot of new MLS venues. But man those stands look steep.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018: France’s diversity was their biggest strength -
Hey, isn't this something that the US can do?

World Cup 2018: Luka Modric was the artist that Croatia needed -
Croatia had work ethic, and drive, and tenacity. Modric was a genius out there for them driving it all.

World Cup 2018: 20 best goals of the tournament, ranked -
From Ronaldo to Messi to Mbappé to Pogba, I'm not sure I agree with the top goal but its a solid list.