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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

That was a humbling experience last night huh?

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The fun run for the United States in Copa America came to a crashing halt last night.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: FCD unfairly undone in KC | Big D Soccer

Here is a look back at some of the nitty gritty details of Sunday's loss in KC. Yes the refs were bad but there were a lot of issues on the field too for FC Dallas that can't be unnoticed.

Crash course for rookie Herman | Dallas Soccer News

We haven't seen a lot of rookie Ryan Herman this season as he has been third in the depth charts but at least he has had some game day experiences while Jesse Gonzalez has been out with national team duty. My gut tells me we'll see him at least once this season.

Academy looking to add to success |

We always talk about how good the U-16 and U-18 teams are but this is a weekend that they will really have to put the talk to rest and prove their worth in the academy playoffs.

Paxton Pomykal success on the field is due to what he does off the field |

As the bulk of the academy playoffs get underway today, here is a good look at a guy that puts in a ton of work off the field and it is showing for FCD on the field.

Zimmerman hopes progress catches Klinsmann's eye |

I missed this piece the other day, but it is still worth a share this morning. Walker Zimmerman has come a long way this season.

// MLS //

Ten things David Villa may have yelled at Lampard | Hudson River Blue

This is a fairly clever list of things. I'm sure it was something completely different though in the end.

Toronto picks up win in first leg of Canadian Cup finals | Waking the Red

TFC is really starting to come into some good form here as of late.

// Copa America //

No plan and plenty of pain for the US |

Sloppy defending early, plus some Messi greatness before the half really set the tone for how bad the US looked on Tuesday night.

US falls to Argentina in semifinals | Stars and Stripes FC

Yeah, it just wasn't pretty at all last night for the US. Though I'm not entirely sure that Jermaine Jones, Bobby Wood or Alejandro Bedoya would have made it any better.

US still have third place game to play in | Stars and Stripes FC

Oh yeah, there is that too on Saturday that the US have to deal with now. They'll get the loser of Chile-Columbia. So that will be fun either way.

US outclassed by Argentina |

To have an extra couple days rest didn't even make a difference too.