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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 20, 2017

FC Dallas is gearing up for another rivalry week with Houston.

The week rolls on into Tuesday as FC Dallas continues to prepare for their Friday night match with Houston.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC: What we learned | Big D Soccer
Don't look now but Maxi Urruti already has eight goals this season. Maybe he can get to that 15 mark by the end of the year.

MAILBAG: Jesse Gonzalez's Mechanics, Rumors Galore and International Call-Up Roster Depth | FC Dallas
As expected, those recent transfer rumors were put to bed with one quick sentence.

ALL-STAR: Five Reasons to Vote for FC Dallas Homegrown Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez | FC Dallas
He's possibly the best young keeper in MLS right now. Do it.

Five Things to Know About MNT Midfielder Kellyn Acosta | U.S. Soccer
It is always good to see more outlets pull in content for the #YearofKellyn.

// MLS //

Stock up, stock down, Gold Cup edition: Who's making a case for US, CanMNT? |
There is one FCD player on this list...and I can tell you it probably wasn't your first thought.

Who have been the best young attackers in MLS so far? | Expected Goals |
It is nice to see at least one FCD player on this non-penalty goals plus assists per 90 list.

MLS buys out only outside investors in media and marketing arm | ESPN FC
Major League Soccer on Monday bought out the only outside investors in its media and marketing arm, Soccer United Marketing.

Whitecaps Bid $5 Million for Atiba Hutchinson According to Sources in Turkey | Eighty Six Forever
Canadian teams in MLS have been trying to get Hutchinson over here for a number of years now. Hopefully this finally works out for them.

FFT Snap Thoughts: Boom or bust for RSL's kids; Dynamo's secrets to success | FourFourTwo
Some interesting takes in this piece, including a look at Mauro Diaz's return.

How the Fire dug out of the basement to become a serious MLS contender | FourFourTwo
They're looking stronger and stronger but talk to me again about how good they are when they visit Portland, NYCFC and SKC all in a row next month.

San Diego bid 'jeopardized' by delay | Soccer America
This isn't good for Landon Donovan and his crew that want a team in San Diego.