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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 10, 2016

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas gets a few days off before battling it out in the USOC.

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This Copa America break is starting to go by rather quickly here as we're already a week into it.

// FC Dallas //

FCD stats in 2016 so far | Big D Soccer

Yesterday we gave you a quick look at where things are on the statistical side of things.

Quick Burns: Who needs more playing time in the second half of the season | Big D Soccer

Another post from yesterday that we'd love to see more comments on. Our panel gave a few thoughts on who they'd like to see on the field more in the second half of the season.

FCD academy teams learn playoff foes | FCDallas.com

As good as these teams are, those are some tough groups to be in.

Three reasons to vote for Chris Seitz in the ASG | FCDallas.com

I know I was critical of the Urruti one yesterday but this one I can get behind a bit more. Seitz is doing very well this season between the pipes and has really established himself as a dependable guy to count on in goal.

// MLS //

Atlanta locks up their first HGP | MLSSoccer.com

Some might wonder how this is even possible but Atlanta has been operating a Georgia academy team for some time now, so it does line up well. Kind of crazy to think this kid is 15 though.

Atlanta sends message with HGP signing | Dirty South Soccer

From the sound of things, we need to learn Andrew Carleton's name right now.

Vancouver tops Ottawa in ACC battle | Eighty Six Forever

It looked like the Caps had their backs up against the wall after the first leg in this series but they stormed back last night to win the series 3-2 on aggregate.

NY sends Gonzalo Veron and Shawn Wright-Phillips to USL team | ESPNFC.com

Two expensive players getting loaned out into the USL during the Copa break. Ah, the joys of having your own USL team.

// Copa America //

What we learned as Mexico beat Jamaica | SBNation.com

Mexico made it look real easy last night against a CONCACAF foe. Plus Jamaica made it real easy on them if we're being honest.

Venezuela proves doubters wrong with upset win | SBNation.com

Don't look now but Venezuela may be the team to watch for instead of Uruguay.

Suarez not happy over sub | Goal.com

Well, Luis Suarez, you can't win them all.

Zusi back in the mix for the US | Goal.com

A nice goal off the bench did get me thinking that he deserves more time but I'd still rather see more Darlington Nagbe and Christian Pulistic

US returns to Philly for another Copa test | SI.com

This weekend's battle won't be easy for the US but it is still very manageable.