Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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FC Dallas advances to the fifth round of the USOC after downing San Antonio 2-0 last night.

Last night FC Dallas advanced in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup to the fifth round, after a 2-0 win over San Antonio. We'll have more from that game coming up this morning.

// FC Dallas //

FCD advances in USOC play | Soccerly

Goals from the Colombians help lift FCD over in-state NASL side.

Colombian connection lifts FCD | FCDallas.com

Nice write-up here about both of the goal scorers from last night's game. Fabian Castillo continues to be a hot player for the club.

Complete performance for Castillo | MLSSoccer.com

Three goals in three games for Castillo. Things could finally be clicking for him after all.

Watch Party photos | FCDallas.com

Pretty cool stuff from some of the club hosted watch parties that have already happened during this World Cup. Sunday should be a ton of fun at Klyde Warren Park in downtown.

// MLS //

Defending champs DC bounced from USOC play | MLSSoccer.com

Some lower division teams made some things very tricky last night for the MLS teams involved.

Espindola out six weeks | Black and Red United

Tough break for the DCU front-man, he'll be on the shelf for nearly two months with a knee injury.

// World Cup //

New York officially has World Cup fever | Once a Metro

Great to see markets like this really take the World Cup by storm.

How Mexico made their qualifying run a distance memory | MLSSoccer.com

Very solid game from the Mexicans yesterday against the host side Brazil. They put 2013 behind them in a big way.

Klinsmann optimistic about Altidore and Besler's chances | MLSSoccer.com

Matt Besler will be back, I can almost bet on that. Jozy Altidore on the other hand I would be shocked to see return in this World Cup for the Untied States.

What happened in Brazil on Tuesday | SBNation.com

If you need only one World Cup daily recap article to read, pick this one.

US-Ghana game draws 11 million viewers on ESPN | SI.com

For a game that wasn't totally in prime-time TV for the majority of the US to get this large of a number says something about where this country is with the sport. Also, the numbers for mobile viewing was very high as well, another big sign of the times as well.

What stood out to you all yesterday in the World Cup? Did you make it up to Frisco last night for the USOC game? Let's discuss that and more here.

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