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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 9, 2016

Copa America continues to move forward in the group stage.

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Copa America is going by quickly now that it is under way. On the flip side, FC Dallas is getting a nice little break because of it.

// FC Dallas //

Five defenders to keep an eye on for FCD in Copa | Big D Soccer

A bit of a last call on this one from yesterday, as we gave you five defenders we wouldn't mind seeing brought into the mix here in Dallas.

Gonzalez motivated by El Tri success | FCDallas.com

One guy we haven't talked about in a long while is Jesse Gonzalez. He is currently enjoying watching both the US and Mexico in Copa America. But the question continues to be in my mind, will he get to play in the Olympics?

Three reasons to vote for Urruti for ASG | FCDallas.com

I love the effort here but based on the other forwards in the league, Maxi is no All-Star this season. At least not yet.

// MLS //

10 questions for the rest of the season | ESPNFC.com

Plenty of good thoughts in this one, including a thought on how FCD will do for the remainder of the year.

Missing the CCL is a big loss for Montreal | Goal.com

The Impact are actually built for a CCL run, as odd as it is to say that. Now they have to hope they can win MLS Cup to get into the CCL next time around after losing to Toronto on aggregate in the Canadian Championship.

// NASL //

Rayo's future may already be in doubt as Spanish club looks to sell in OKC | News OK

We saw this the other day on Twitter but it looks like the smoke is starting to turn into a fire here as Rayo Vallecano is looking to already sell their NASL club up in Oklahoma. I'm not going to lie, a wealthy person from DFW should totally buy it and move it to Fort Worth.

// Copa America //

Brazil stomps Haiti | MLSSoccer.com

You kind of knew from the start that this one wouldn't be pretty. But hey, James Marclin scored a goal for Haiti against Brazil. Yes, that same guy you all loved to hate can now say he scored against Brazil.

Brazil coach insists Kaka's injuries came in MLS training | Orlando Sentinel

Well that is a big harsh to suggest that there Dunga. But playing on turf most weeks is probably a big factor as well.

Peru starts strong but Ecuador storms back | Goal.com

So Carlos Gruezo and Ecuador are now in a pretty good spot to get out of their group. As long as they get a win over Haiti this weekend and Brazil beats Peru, they're on to the next round.