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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 17, 2016

The United States made it through to the semifinals in Copa.

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

It wasn't pretty at times but the United States men's national team made it to the semifinals of Copa America after last night's win over Ecuador.

// FC Dallas //

The good and bad from FCD's win over OKC | Big D Soccer

A little more from Wednesday night's game. As you might expect, there was a little more on the negative side than on the positive side when you look closer at the result.

Depth shows well in shootout win over OKC |

Outside of a couple key players playing 120 minutes on Wednesday, we were able to finally see a lot more out of guys like Juan Esteban Ortiz, Aaron Guillen, Coy Craft, Colin Bonner and Carlos Lizarazo.

Gruezo credits his role at FCD for his national team success |

It was a good run for Carlos Gruezo and Ecuador. He started all four Copa games for his country and looked pretty good in the process. I do like his role with the national team, playing a little deeper in the midfield above his defense.

// MLS //

Nogueria leaves Union over health issues |

One big blow to Philly here as they lose a key midfielder for the remainder of the season.

Union fans react to the news of Nogueria | Brotherly Game

You never want to lose a key player from your team but in this case the player's health is definitely the bigger worry. I hope he gets the help he needs.

Higuain out for 5-7 weeks |

Columbus' season continues to take hits left and right as now they'll be without Federico Higuain for the next several weeks. Ouch.

// Copa America //

US set tone and find a way through to the semis |

I think playing in Seattle was a good boost to this team but losing the likes of Jermaine Jones and Bobby Wood for the next round hurts a lot.

US must deal with key losses for semis |

Jones is easily the biggest loss of the bunch in my mind. What he is able to do in the middle of the park can't be matched by anyone else on this roster.

Dubious red card costs Jones rest of tournament |

Pretty sure we all had the same reaction last night when the card was issued.

Mexico has a small margin of error in quarter final match |

Is anyone here not rooting for Mexico to advance? It is weird, I find myself pulling for them to get to the semifinals for CONCACAF reasons.

US Soccer honors Orlando before game | For the Win

Good to see stuff like this right now as it was a classy gesture from US Soccer.