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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Who is ready for some Open Cup action?

FC Dallas is back in town this week as they host a midweek USOC match tomorrow night. More thoughts on that coming up today.

// FC Dallas //

Kellyn Acosta makes his case to replace Jermaine Jones on the USMNT | Big D Soccer
We all know about the "YearofKellyn" but hopefully after this last week, the rest of the world does too.

Report: Jesse Gonzalez close to making USMNT switch official | Big D Soccer
One-time switch awaiting FIFA approval. Or is it? This seems to be the story that won't go away.

WATCH: Jesse Gonzalez Comments on National Team Future | FC Dallas
And here is more from Jesse himself.

MAILBAG: Aaron Guillen's Role, Paxton Pomykal's Health and Cristian Colman | FC Dallas
There is a lot of good stuff in this mailbag with Carter Baum this week. I love seeing the talk of what Aaron Guillen could be doing for the rest of this season.

Setting the Stage for FC Dallas' 2017 US Open Cup Match Against Tulsa Roughnecks FC | FC Dallas
This should be a good chance for the younger guys on the team to get the minutes that they need here. I kind of want to see five or six HGPs tomorrow night.

Kellyn Acosta, The USMNT's Tenacious Young Midfielder, Is Ready For This | Deadspin
Yes, literally everyone on the internet is getting on the hype train. Welcome aboard folks.

// MLS //

2017 US Open Cup Fourth Round Previews: Wednesday, June 14 |
There are plenty of good derby matches in the USOC starting tonight but continuing on tomorrow as well.

One night only: Injuries leave ex-youth stars on opposite sides of Open Cup’s Cinderella story | FourFourTwo
The one interesting match this week has to be DCU against an amateur side Christos FC.

Which teams have been the best in set piece situations so far? |
I think once Mauro Diaz really gets back on the field more, we'll see FCD's chances improve in this area.

Former San Jose Earthquakes target Darwin Quintero's on the market again |
I know San Jose would still like him but I wouldn't mind seeing what Oscar Pareja could do with him too.

MLS Expansion: Setbacks for San Diego and Charlotte | Soccer America
As good as things were going in San Diego, this is a pretty rough hit for their hopes. At least in the first round of this expansion race.

// USMNT //

3 things we learned from the 1-1 draw with Mexico | Stars and Stripes FC
Sometimes a draw is a win, and a heavily-rotated U.S. squad did enough for a big point at the Azteca.

Why Bruce Arena's USA vs Mexico gambles differed from Klinsmann's |
The US looks good right now to get to Russia after getting through the tougher stretch of their Hex schedule.