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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 11, 2016

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FC Dallas gets two late goals to beat LA.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-FC Dallas at Los Angeles Galaxy Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas is going to the finals of the USOC!

// FC Dallas //

Late game heroics send FCD through | Big D Soccer

Show of hands who thought the game was over when Magee bagged that penalty? Yeah it didn’t look great then but this team has so much resiliency to not see something through.

Dallas conquer quirky Open Cup to reach final | MLSSoccer.com

Bring on the Revs folks. Seriously, FCD’s path to the final has been a pretty tough one when you consider that they’ve beaten arguably two of the league’s best teams, their own USL affiliate and then their top rivals on the road.

Dallas shocks LA with late winner | Goal.com

Victor ‘freakin’ Ulloa. Seriously. That kid.

Two late goals push FCD into the final | FourFourTwo

Dallas did indeed get the better of the three goals on the night.

FCD advances to the USOC final | NBC DFW

Oh hey, look some local news coverage of this game!

LA lament timekeeping in loss | MLSSoccer.com

Let’s be real honest for a moment, Bruce Arena never wanted to win that game anyways.

// MLS //

Who would you rather: LA or Dallas? | The Bent Musket

New England’s blog decided to do a little who would you rather type debate before last night’s USOC game. It is still interesting to see who wanted Dallas and who wanted LA from this.

Diego Valeri signs contract extension with Portland | Stumptown Footy

One of the league’s best players isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. That’s a good thing for Portland.

Saborio to join Saprissa in 2017 | Black and Red United

I don’t think United will be overly upset to offload another high contract like Alvaro Saborio from their books after this year. I always assumed he would go back to Costa Rica before his career was over anyways.

Are Bedoya and other US stars worth it for MLS? | ESPNFC.com

I’d argue that they are not just worth it in the right situations (Kljestan in NY, Dempsey in Seattle, etc) but they are important for the league as a whole to have these types of players returning here.

Union sign Trusty to HGP deal | Brotherly Game

I still think FCD will sign a HGP before the end of the year.

Kaka expects more big stars to come to MLS | FourFourTwo

I’ve always seen it as a matter if when instead of if for most big names. A lot of players know the lifestyle in the US is very good.