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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 5, 2018

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FC Dallas begins July with three big points at home.

MLS: Atlanta United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As the weekend draws near, FC Dallas has three more points in their pockets and their tenth win of the season.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Atlanta: Tesho's two goals lift FCD - Big D Soccer
It was a wild, wild finish but in the end FC Dallas picked up three important points at home on the heels of seeing Mauro Diaz leave.

Tesho Akindele Plays Hero in Late Comeback Win Over Atlanta United FC | FC Dallas
Not many of us were thrilled with seeing Tesho as one of the few offensive options off the bench but like times before when we count him out, he does things like this.

FC Dallas shocks Atlanta United during 3-2 comeback victory | Pro Soccer USA
Two of the leagues best clubs duked it out last night with FCD coming out on top.

Tesho Akindele brace secures FC Dallas the Western Conference lead |
Tesho time is always the fun time.

Fernando Clavijo: Mauro Diaz asked FC Dallas for transfer |
For those curious about some of the Diaz transfer details, this interview with Fernando is some great insight into how it all came about.

Inside FC Dallas' Difficult Decision to Transfer Playmaker Mauro Diaz | FC Dallas
The talk about selling him now as opposed to next year makes a lot of sense.

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Toronto FC face steep climb as they cross midpoint of MLS regular season |
Toronto is done. Let's go ahead and mourn the things we're seeing and move on.

RECAP: Atlanta United drops late lead, loses on the road to FC Dallas 3-2 - Dirty South Soccer
From the Atlanta side of things last night, they're not worried.

Seattle v. Colorado Rapids recap: Three points! - Sounder At Heart
A Will Bruin brace gives the Sounders three crucial points on the road, ending a slump too.

RSL vs Sporting KC: What we learned - RSL Soapbox
RSL is going to be a tough opponent on Saturday, that much we can expect after their solid beatdown of SKC last night.

David Beckham's Miami MLS franchise to present stadium plan to city commission | ESPNFC
David Beckham is scheduled to appear before the Miami city commission as he aims to move closer to picking a stadium location for his MLS franchise.

Questions that will define each MLS club in the second half of 2018 | ESPNFC
With clubs coming out of their World Cup breaks, there are plenty of big questions left to be answered this season.