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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 18, 2015

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One more day until the boys wrap up their road trip.

Jennifer Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The long road trip for FC Dallas is nearly over. We'll dive more into tomorrow's game on here later today but first we have your morning links.

// FC Dallas //

Just how deep is this FCD roster? | 3rd Degree

This is a great look at how much depth FCD really has this year. I definitely like the point towards the end about the players that haven't played much this year too.

Earle finally sees the field in USOC match | FCDallas.com

It's taken Otis Earle until the middle of June to finally see the field in a competitive match for FCD. The big question is, will this become a trend that we see him more?

Group pairings for USOC | Twitter

FCD will get either Houston, Colorado or SKC in the fifth round match. My money is on either Colorado or Houston.

As Gold Cup looms, FCD may need more out of Texeira | MLSSoccer.com

We know David Texeira can score against some USL clubs but he has to start showing up against the MLS teams here. Make or break time for him in my book.

// MLS //

Geographical pairings for the USOC | MLSSoccer.com

I gave you FCD's above but here are the rest. There could be some very interesting match ups in the next round. I have to say, I am liking this geographical pairings idea for this tournament though.

Wednesday recap of the USOC | The Cup

A couple big upsets last night in the USOC including NYCFC going down to the NY Cosmos and the Revs losing to a USL expansion side.

Dempsey could see suspension for assault | Sounder at Heart

Doing what Clint Dempsey did the other night certainly breaks a lot of rules. My only question is, will MLS have a separate punishment for him?

Three month ban for Dempsey? | ESPNFC

The ESPNFC crew looks at the situation with Dempsey and examines how long he could be suspended here.

Cubo Torres could be denied a US work permit | Dynamo Theory

Ru-roh. Houston could end up without their star DP here this summer. That is a huge deal for a club that is on the edge of the red line right now in the standings.

// Women's World Cup //

US to face Colombia in round of 16 | SI.com

The Colombian ladies have been a big surprise in this tournament.