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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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Mexico is out again in the Round of 16 at the World Cup.

Brazil v Mexico: Round of 16 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

The week rolls into a Tuesday here as we get ready for another FC Dallas game tomorrow along with more World Cup action.

// FC Dallas //

July Outlook: The playoff push begins with rivals for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
With only two losses on the season, FC Dallas is in prime position to make the playoffs but July will be challenging.

East Stand View: Minnesota Shows Pride - Big D Soccer
It was the last weekend of Pride month and FCD showed they can still win on the road.

TRAINING TALK: Roland Lamah on FC Dallas vs. Atlanta United FC | FC Dallas
FC Dallas faces a tall task tomorrow against Atlanta and it will come down to playing their style and not Atlanta's.

// MLS //

Warshaw: How Giovanni Savarese turned around the Portland Timbers' season | MLSsoccer.com
I'm still amazed at how Portland has turned things around so quickly here in the last couple of months but this breaks it down as to how they actually did it.

Davies: It's time for Toronto FC to smash the panic button | MLSsoccer.com
I would imagine some TFC fans hit the panic button a couple months ago.

No question about Wayne Rooney's role with D.C. United: He's there to score | MLSsoccer.com
If he can lift DCU from the bottom of the table this summer as the team gets settled in their new stadium, it will be impressive. I just have my doubts.

Why was Collin Martin benched on the night he came out as gay? - Outsports
That ‘distraction’ word may have been at play for Minnesota United’s out player.

Tata Martino explains his All-Star Game selections - Dirty South Soccer
That variety he talks about helped get Matt Hedges on the roster.

LAFC forward Adama Diomande has started life in MLS in blistering form - Angels on Parade
His hat trick performance caps off stellar opening run in California.

// World Cup //

Belgium vs. Japan result: Final score 3-2, Nacer Chadli scores 95th minute winner - SBNation.com
This was a heartbreaker for Japan but that final 25 minutes or so was absolutely nuts.

World Cup 2018: We got to see the real Neymar in Brazil vs. Mexico - SBNation.com
Brazil’s star looked fully healthy and took over the game against Mexico but his shenanigans continue to be annoying AF.

World Cup 2018: Mexico lost in Round of 16 for 7th consecutive tournament - SBNation.com
The curse of the fifth game lives on and I think we're all good for it.

Belgium don't know how to stop Brazil star Neymar, admits Meunier | Goal.com
Thomas Meunier said Belgium would need to be at 120 per cent of their mental and physical capacity to beat Brazil.