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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 15, 2016

FC Dallas is back in action tonight after a break.

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

It is game day again around these parts as the USOC run for FC Dallas begins at SMU tonight.

// FC Dallas //

FCD in talks with Costa Rican striker | Big D Soccer

We're still waiting to get more to the bottom of this rumor but it does sound intriguing though.

FCD group shows winning combination at clinic | Dallas Soccer News

Some of the younger FCD players were on hand recently for a clinic put on by the team and SNHU. It was the Science of Soccer, which featured several subjects that players were discussing. Really interesting stuff.

Three reasons to vote for Kellyn Acosta for ASG | FCDallas.com

If we're talking about games like the one in New England, then yes. A hundred times yes.

// MLS //

MLS teams survive in Tuesday night USOC games | MLSSoccer.com

Here is a good recap of all of last night's USOC games in MLS, mostly Western Conference teams were in action. All had their hands full with their opposition too.

LA outlasts a USPL team in USOC round | LAG Confidential

Probably the most surprising result of last night was in LA as the Galaxy had to go into extra time to get past a USPL side. Yeah, a team that is below the PDL side of things in the US soccer pyramid.

RSL mounts comeback against Wilmington | RSL Soapbox

The other surprising result may have been in Salt Lake as RSL had to mount a comeback on a USL side that had to travel the furthest for this round.

Interview with DCU's newest HGP Durkin | Black and Red United

DCU now has signed their eighth HGP in Chris Durkin, a very young kid that apparently has some solid background in the youth game. He'll apparently get some minutes in the USOC tonight.

Orlando teams rally together after tragedy | Fox Soccer

Both Orlando soccer teams are banning with some other local organizations to raise funds for the victims' families from last weekend's terrible scene. You have to really give it up to the front office there in Orlando for really getting behind their city like this.

// Copa America //

Can anybody stop Argentina? | Goal.com

After the way they blew through their group phase, I honestly think this tournament is their's to lose right now.

Another Copa starts now for Messi | ESPNFC.com

Now that the group phase is all said and done, the real tournament may be getting underway here for Messi.

Chile is weary of unbeaten Mexico | ESPNFC.com

The best looking match of the quarterfinals to me has to be the Mexico-Chile game. Should be a classic.