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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 2, 2018

FC Dallas picks up three more points.

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

The weekend is over as the World Cup continues to roll on in the knockout rounds.

// FC Dallas //

Talking Points: FC Dallas take three points from Minnesota - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas picked up three points on the road Friday night despite not looking great in the process. But ugly wins count all the same.

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ win over Minnesota United - Big D Soccer
Reaves impresses in his debut, and Mosquera makes a promising return from injury in the win over Minnesota.

FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges named to 2018 MLS All-Star Team - Big D Soccer
Hedges is the lone FC Dallas rep on the team this summer.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 1-0 Win over Minnesota United FC | FC Dallas
Seeing six Homegrown players out on the field is something we have to be proud about here.

Kris Reaves Realizes Dreams in Professional Debut as Dallas Tops Minnesota | FC Dallas
After coming back from injury, Reaves makes the starting lineup for the first time in his career and does really well in the process.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: LAFC on the march, Impact's new D & more from Week 18 |
There is a lot to unpack from this past weekend in MLS including SKC losing to Montreal, Atlanta just destroying Orlando and the California Clasico living up to its name.

Vanney: Toronto FC "need something to build on" after yet another setback |
Yeah, Toronto just isn't the same this season.

Every Silver Lining Has A Dark Cloud: Chicago Fire 3, New York City FC 2, MLS Game Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
Amidst continued turmoil and uncertainty off the pitch, the Fire nab a precious home win against one of the best teams in the league.

Portland Timbers go to ten unbeaten with 3-2 win over Seattle Sounders - Stumptown Footy
Portland is arguable the hottest team in MLS right now with their tenth straight unbeaten game.

Three Reasons Why James O’Connor Could Be the Right Choice for Orlando City - The Mane Land
Orlando City has decided to task a young coach with leading the team to the playoffs — and that might just be the best option.

LA Galaxy and San Jose Earthquakes draw 3-3 in wild California Clasico - LAG Confidential
Zlatan brace helps LA split the points and really you should watch that first Zlatan goal.

Wayne Rooney: MLS is physical but that will suit me |
Wayne Rooney believes the physicality of MLS will suit him after he joined DC United on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018: Schmeichel and Subašić showed great goalkeeping in Denmark vs. Croatia penalty shootout -
Sunday was all about the keepers in the World Cup, yet proving again that this tournament has something to offer for everyone.

World Cup 2018: Spain died by 1000 passes -
Spain vs. Russia showed us that dominating possession means nothing if you can’t do anything with it.

World Cup 2018: Uruguay are not here for your viewing pleasure -
They don’t care what you think of their performances at all and because of that they may find themselves going further than anyone could imagine.

World Cup 2018: Kylian Mbappe and France beats Lionel Messi and Argentina with huge performance -
Mbappe outplayed Messi, and France beats Argentina thanks to a transcendent performance.