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Big D Daily: News for Friday, July 6, 2018

FC Dallas heads to Utah to round out a busy week.

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

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas heads to Utah this afternoon to take on Real Salt Lake tomorrow.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: How will FC Dallas move on from Mauro Diaz? - Big D Soccer
Now that he is gone, what is next? Our staff takes a look at some options.

FC Dallas signs left back Marquinhos Pedroso - Big D Soccer
Another TAM defensive signing has me excited that we may be pushing past the days of the old Clavijo specials in the summer transfer window.

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ win over Atlanta United - Big D Soccer
Looking back on the Atlanta game real quick, we noticed that you can't count the veterans of this group out at all.

TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake | 7.7.18 | FC Dallas
If we've learned anything this year from Pareja, it is that he will make some changes tomorrow in Utah.

Stejskal: FC Dallas "actively" searching for Mauro Diaz replacement |
There is some very good information in this piece on how FCD can use the transfer fee and what it could potentially be for them.

Adapt or replace? Either way, FC Dallas confident they can win without Diaz |
I think for now we just embrace the 4-4-2 until some playmakers join the team.

// MLS //

The top 10 revelations of the 2018 MLS season so far |
There have been some new names across MLS that have done very well this season.

Stejskal: Jesse Marsch confirmed to be in discussions to join RB Leipzig |
The he is in talks and he isn't in talks rollercoaster has to be exhausting for New York fans.

Goalkeeper Tyler Deric reinstated by MLS - Dynamo Theory
Houston Dynamo goalkeeper reinstated and will likely join their USL squad.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018 Quarterfinal Watchability Rankings -
Which are the best games to watch in the next round of the World Cup? I can't say I disagree all that much with this list.

Jordan Pickford only had 3 caps before the 2018 World Cup, and now he’s England’s hero -
Gareth Southgate didn’t have an easy choice at goalkeeper, but he picked the right one.