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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 9, 2018

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FC Dallas caps off a busy week with a loss on the road.

MLS: FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and now we head into the close of the World Cup this week.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ loss at Real Salt Lake - Big D Soccer
RSL pretty much dominated the match from start to finish on Saturday, as Oscar Pareja tried some new things out and found them not working.

FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: Highlights, stats and quote sheet - Big D Soccer
It feels weird that this was only the third loss of the season.

Ema Twumasi Makes His MLS Debut in a 2-0 Loss to Real Salt Lake | FC Dallas
One of our two rookies saw his first MLS action on Saturday and did alright. Definitely something to build on for the young Ghanian player.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas 2-0 Loss to Real Salt Lake | FC Dallas
Third game in eight days or so, with two of them away from home will tire you out at some point. FCD just looked gassed on Saturday.

Real Salt Lake earns second straight win over FC Dallas, 2-0 | Pro Soccer USA
RSL looked comfortable in the win as FC Dallas just struggled on the offensive side of things in our first road game post-Mauro.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: SKC's depth charge, NY debuts & more from Week 19 |
There is so much to unpack from this past week in MLS thanks to the holiday games in the midweek and what we saw over the weekend.

Josef Martinez "going to break" goals record, say Atlanta United teammates |
He stands at 18 goals right now...yeah, what used to be a season mark for some guys he has it in early July. Just insane what kind of production he is putting up these days.

LAFC may be on the verge of blowing MLS away - Angels on Parade
The expansion team is on the verge of finally having a full-strength squad. They're also coming off another massive win at home, 4-1 over Orlando.

Patrick Soon-Shiong: “Soon I will be the majority owner of D.C. United” - Black And Red United
Straight from the billionaire’s mouth, which is good timing considering the new stadium opens this week and I'm sure fans would like some more money spent on that roster.

Recap: Sporting KC surrenders to Toronto FC twice in dramatic draw - The Blue Testament
While Toronto continues to struggle on finding wins here, SKC is also beginning to slip up a bit more these days as well.

Jesse Marsch and Patrick Vieira departures open new era in New York derby |
With both coaches departing this summer, the Big Apple Derby looks drastically different.

// World Cup //

World Cup 2018: Zlatan Ibrahimovic hails valiant Sweden |
Zlatan was one proud Swede even after his native country exited the World Cup on Saturday.

Croatia vs. Russia result: Final score 4-3 on penalties, hosts exit World Cup -
Ivan Rakitic scored the final spot kick after a dramatic extra time period, and Croatia has a semifinal date with England.

England vs. Sweden result: Final score 2-0, Three Lions superb and heading to World Cup semifinal -
Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored the goals in a comfortable Three Lions victory.