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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 15, 2017

FC Dallas survived and advanced last night.

The US Open Cup is never a pretty tournament in the early rounds for MLS sides. Last night was no different.

// FC Dallas //

A last-second goal lifts FC Dallas over Tulsa Roughnecks 2-1 | Big D Soccer
A goal in stoppage time helps FC Dallas advance but things did look rough in patches last night. Or did they?

Power Rankings: Another Loss, another drop? | Big D Soccer
The rankings are all over the map this week for FC Dallas.

Toyota Stadium Groundscrew Switching From Rye To Bermuda Grass | FC Dallas
We discussed the grass change last week but here are some more details on what it is and why the club is doing it.

FC Dallas vs Tulsa Roughnecks FC | 2017 U.S. Open Cup |
I'm sure we were all thankful that this game didn't go into extra time last night.

// MLS //

Atlanta United 3-2 Charleston Battery - U.S. Open Cup recap: Five Stripes survive upset-minded Battery to advance | Dirty South Soccer
I think the big deal in this for all of us is seeing Zach Loyd return to the field last night for the first time since last summer.

US Open Cup Houston Dynamo vs North Carolina FC Final Score: A Rain Delay, Overtime and a Dynamo Road Win | Dynamo Theory
I wouldn't be surprised to see a Texas Derby match next in the USOC.

Real Salt Lake collapse in Sacramento, lose 4-1 in Open Cup shock | RSL Soapbox
Real Salt Lake’s inability to perform on the road continued in the USOC last night. Ouch.

FC Cincinnati eclipse "wildest dreams" in raucous Open Cup win over Crew SC |
They had over 30,000 fans last night for an Open Cup game. That is up there with what Seattle was doing when they first got into MLS. Impressive.

Armchair Analyst: Gold Cup XI, Open Cup & more in this week's TwitBag |
Matt Doyle is pretty high on the USOC being a big deal this year.

The anti-Galaxy: How LAFC is uniting the disenfranchised masses | FourFourTwo
A team with no coach, two players, and months from its first game is filling a void with thousands in Los Angeles.

Exclusive: LAFC chief talks grit, glamour and 16,000 supporters before game one | FourFourTwo
John Thorrington discusses the club's timeline for a coaching hire and approach to signing Designated Players.