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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 23, 2016

The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas is getting set to host RSL.

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We're over the midweek hump as there were a couple MLS games last night on the schedule, along with Chile outlasting Colombia to move on to the finals of Copa America.

// FC Dallas //

Officials absolve themselves for missed own goal | Big D Soccer

Yesterday we looked at the PRO response to the missed own goal. They said they weren't to blame but we're not buying that for a second.

Hollingshead swaps man-bun for bullet |

The man-bun powers may be gone for Ryan Hollingshead but he certainly had fun yesterday showing off his new hair cut(s).

// MLS //

RSL complete comeback win over NY | RSL Soapbox

We'll dive into the MLS news with FCD's opponent this weekend RSL, who had a midweek match of their own last night. They needed a strong performance late to get the three point.

Red Bulls lose late at RSL | Once a Metro

I'm curious to see how NY will bounce back from this loss, as they've looked like a very determined team over the last few weeks.

Rapids remain unbeaten as they draw LA | Burgundy Wave

Now the unbeaten streak is at 11 games for Colorado. Which is just the wildest thing when you really think about it.

Galaxy and Rapids draw | LAG Confidential

LA seems to be back in that swing of games where they just look bad, even though they are missing several key players at the moment.

Alberg posts hat trick in win over Fire | Brotherly Game

The wildest game of them all last night was certainly the Union-Fire game that ended 4-3. Roland Alberg looks like the real deal too for Philadelphia here.

// Copa America //

The talent gap is still large for the US | FourFourTwo

Teams like Argentina just have stars all across the pitch where as the US is really lacking some big names these days (on an international level at least). But I would say the talent gap extends much further than to the big stars.

Can Chile deny Argentina and Messi again? |

Chile moved on last night in a rain soaked game against Colombia. Now they get Argentina in a rematch of last year's Copa final. I said it in the group stage, if there was a team that could beat Argentina, it was this Chile team.

Colombia need to rediscover their identity |

Some would say the Colombians haven't looked nearly the same since their win over the US at the beginning of this tournament.