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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 29, 2017

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A wild night in the USOC saw a couple big upsets.

The latest round of the US Open Cup is in the book and it certainly brought a lot of good drama to the tournament.

// FC Dallas //

Report: Hoffenheim said to be interested in Walker Zimmerman | Big D Soccer
Let the rumors begin on Walker Zimmerman. I'm not putting a ton of stock in this one though, at least not yet.

Three things we learned from FC Dallas’ win over Colorado | Big D Soccer
With the heavy schedule ahead, it may very well be the right time to unleash guys like Reggie Cannon and Carlos Cermeno to league play.

Reggie Cannon Ready to Take Next Step After Strong Showings in Opening Games | FC Dallas
He's had two really good games in the USOC, I think Saturday or next Tuesday could be his time to shine on the bigger stage.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Home teams go 7 for 8 in US Open Cup Round of 16 | MLSsoccer.com
It was a busy night in the USOC that saw a lot of drama and a lot of home team dominance.

FC Cincinnati 0 (3) , Chicago Fire 0 (1) | 2017 US Open Cup Match Recap | MLSsoccer.com
The big game of the night was Cincinnati and Chicago. It was a back-and-forth affair that ended up going to penalties. Mitch Hildebrandt was the big hero in goal for FCC.

It's Just A Question Of Whose Story We're In | Hot Time In Old Town
Buoyed by massive home crowd, Cincinnati grows into the game while the Fire stymied by a red-hot keeper.

Twellman: Cincinnati ticks most boxes for MLS | ESPN FC
With several cities clamoring for an MLS franchise, Taylor Twellman looks at Cincinnati, and other markets credentials.

Sounders at San Jose Earthquakes, recap: Open Cup ends down a man, and a goal | Sounder At Heart
Is it time that we point out that things really aren't that great in Seattle these days?

Dispelling of the Dynamo: Sporting KC advance with a 2-0 win | The Blue Testament
SKC continues to roll in games here as they'll be our next opponent in this competition. It won't be easy but the timing of the match could play in FCD's favor.

David Villa headlines Goal's midseason MLS Awards | Goal.com
Hard to believe we're at the midway point for most of the league but here we are. I can't argue with too many of these picks either.

Is it time to call the Dax McCarty trade a bust for the Red Bulls? | FourFourTwo
Six months later, McCarty is thriving in Chicago, and New York hasn't used its cap room. I think most of us knew that McCarty would be fine no matter where he landed.

Football first? Atlanta United's new home was made for soccer | FourFourTwo
Soccer is used to being second-class in football stadiums, but that won't be the case at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.