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Thursday kickaround: FC Dallas makes MLS history, Kansas City bobblehead incident, D.C. United in Chicago, Bocanegra to Rangers, U-20 World Cup, Abby Wambach’s goals

Before I depart to Chicago for tonight’s D.C. United match against the Fire, you should know.....

*FC Dallas became the first MLS club in league history to win a tournament match in Mexico, defeating Pumas, 1-0, late last night in a CONCACAF Champions League group match in Mexico City.

*Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen was hit in the head by a piece of an Omar Bravo bobblehead giveaway ... at his home stadium.

*With an almost full roster, D.C. United looks to win consecutive league matches for the first time in more than two years tonight (9 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

*U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra is moving from Saint-Etienne in France to Rangers, the third American to join the Scottish side (Maurice Edu, Alejandro Bedoya).

*Brazil and Portugal will clash for the Under-20 World Cup title after respective 2-0 semifinal victories.

*Abby Wambach scored twice as MagicJack advanced to the WPS semifinals with a 3-1 victory over the Boston Breakers.

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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