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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 8, 2019

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After a weekend of soccer, we’re back to a bit of normalcy.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-Jamaica at USA Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The fun holiday weekend is over here as July 4 came and went with some fireworks, a World Cup win for the US women and some disappointment for the US men in the Gold Cup.

// FC Dallas //

Why I think soccer is actually America’s game - Big D Soccer
A few thoughts about freedom and the beautiful game, incase you missed this last week during the holiday.

U18/19 Development Academy Championships Preview for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Semifinal round tomorrow against St Louis FC as the academy side looks for another title.

MATCH RECAP: FC Dallas Draws Club Tijuana 0-0 in Friendly | 7.7.19 | FC Dallas
Let's just say there wasn't a ton in this one. Except for a red card to Aranguiz.

How New Signing Edwin Gyasi Fits the FC Dallas System | FC Dallas
This is a good sign to see him engaging with his new team and looking pretty sharp at the same time.

Reggie Cannon Starts For the United States in the Gold Cup Final Against Mexico | FC Dallas
After his success in the Gold Cup, you do wonder what is next for young Reggie.

USMNT defender Reggie Cannon makes most of national team call-up | Pro Soccer USA
Starting in a Gold Cup final last night proved that Reggie certainly made the most of things.

// MLS //

Bogert: All 24 teams in review | Week 18 analysis | MLSsoccer.com
There was a ton of action this week due to the holiday and the weekend in MLS. There is some heavy Paxton Pomykal love in this post too.

Portland Timbers prevail in New York with 1-0 win via an early Blanco goal - Stumptown Footy
Portland went into New York City and came away with a win, snapping a long unbeaten run for NYCFC.

Craving Domination: LAFC 6, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 - Angels on Parade
Sometimes watching this LAFC team, it just isn't fair.

Recap: Atlanta United 3-3 Red Bulls - Dirty South Soccer
On a day filled with soccer, this may have been the most entertaining game of them all.

Week 18: Another lopsided win for LAFC, late goals in Atlanta | US Soccer Players
LAFC came back to beat Vancouver 6-1 at home with the LA offense once again on display and Atlanta and New York finished 3-3 on late goals in week 17.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: Clinical Mexico put USMNT to the sword | MLSsoccer.com
Mexico was the better side in this weird tournament. It may be as simple as that.

2019 Gold Cup Final - USA 0-1 Mexico: Soccer is not coming home - Stars and Stripes FC
The USA falls short in a frustrating loss to El Tri.