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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

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USMNT win group and advance to Hexagonal

Trinidad & Tobago v United States - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

USMNT route Trinidad & Tobago to advance to the HEX. Diaz and Zimmerman make MLS Team of the Week thanks to last weekend’s heroics.

// FC Dallas //

Less than 1,000 tickets left for Tuesday’s Final | FCDallas.com

Open Cup Final is less than a week away folks. Get your tickets and fill the stadium!

Diaz & Zimmerman named to MLS Team of the Week | FCDallas.com

Both very deserving this week, but sad that Ulloa didn’t get any love.

Pareja attributes diligent nature to his Colombian upbringing | DallasNews.com

A nice little look here into Pareja’s methods and attention to detail.

// MLS //

USMNT vs T&T: Hex bound Americans cruise | starsandstripesfc.com

USMNT destroyed Trinidad & Tobago last night thanks to strong performances from Jozy Altidore, Christian Pulisic and Sacha Kljestan. USA will open the HEX in Columbus vs Mexico on Nov 11.

El Salvadorian players were offered money to fix match | WakingTheRed.com

Lost in the qualifying matches last night was this story that broke that someone had allegedly offered cash to El Salvador’s soccer team to fix a match. Crazy stuff.

US Soccer has done a big thing badly | StarsAndStripesFC.com

Regardless of whether you believed Hope Solo’s suspension/termination was deserved, the way US Soccer went about it was pretty awful. Bonus, Sports Night reference.

Armchair Analyst: Attacking movement drives USMNT into Hexagonal | MLSsoccer.com

A good tactical breakdown of how Altidore and company finally broke through offensively to win the qualifying group.