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Big D Daily: News for July 1, 2019

FC Dallas drops their first game in nearly a month last night.

MLS: FC Dallas at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

You never like waking up to a loss but that is where we’re going to begin this week as FC Dallas fell last night in Portland.

// FC Dallas //

Brian Fernandez’s goal lifts the Portland Timbers over FC Dallas, 1-0 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas struggled to find their attack in this one while the Timbers made sure not to drop any points at home in this one.

POSTGAME: Luchi Gonzalez Following 0-1 Loss to Portland | 6.30.19 | FC Dallas
Luchi gives his thoughts on how the game went last night.

// MLS //

Bogert: All 24 teams in review | Week 17 analysis | MLSsoccer.com
This one dives into how FCD will one day be the big seller of all their youth talent that was on the field last night. It is impressive when you really think about all the young talent FCD has right now.

Late Wayne Rooney penalty gives D.C. United a draw against Toronto FC - Black And Red United
Our next opponent has been on and off lately but they did pick up a draw against TFC this past weekend.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps, recap: Kelvin Leerdam delivers late winner - Sounder At Heart
Leerdam’s goal ends a three-game losing streak for Sounders.

Revolution 2, Dynamo 1: Teal Bunbury scores game winner in stoppage time. - The Bent Musket
New England got their first home win under Bruce Arena while the Dynamo dropped another game this week. Ha!

ASN article: In the midst of a breakout season, Yueill aims big for Quakes & Olympic team
New manager Matias Almeyda has given him a lot of responsibility, and Yueill has been delivering in a breakout season.

MLS to debut new skills challenge during 2019 all-star week in Orlando | Pro Soccer USA
I'm all on board with MLS doing a skills competition at their ASG. It is about time.

North Carolina and MLS | US Soccer Players
Charlotte is emerging as a surprise MLS expansion contender while in Raleigh a proposed stadium project could change the scope of the sport.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: USMNT hang on for dear life vs. Curacao | MLSsoccer.com
Last night's USMNT game was rough. And that is putting it lightly.

2019 Gold Cup Recap - USA 1-0 Curaçao: The A? Team gets a laborious win - Stars and Stripes FC
Whatever team that was last night, definitely struggled. But Curacao is going to be a Concacaf team to watch in the coming years.