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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FC Dallas is back to work as they prep for a weekend trip to Portland.

The week rolls on into Tuesday as FC Dallas is back in training as they get ready for Portland.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: What we learned | Big D Soccer
FC Dallas finally showed what their offense could do. But the bigger items in my mind may be how good Michael Barrios is becoming this season.

Tesho Akindele and Maynor Figueroa called into national team duty | Big D Soccer
That Dallas back line will be interesting this weekend. Time for Walker Hume to step up.

MAILBAG: Mauro Diaz, Jesse Gonzalez's US Men's National Team Dilemma and Club Milestones | FC Dallas
Crazy that the club hit so many milestones and historical marks on Saturday night.

// MLS //

Gonzo Gordo, winning ugly & more: What you might've missed in Week 14 |
It was a wild and busy week as always in MLS, where the home teams were pretty dominant.

Home-field advantage is greater in MLS than in other top leagues |
And more on that home field advantage talk that seems to be everywhere right now.

Five players who are officially having breakout years |
It is great finally seeing Ike Opara live up to what some of us thought he could be back in the day.

MLS Talking Points: Benches to be tested, Fire take hot streak to Orlando, and more |
International call-ups have several MLS teams turning to their benches. FCD certainly has some big tests ahead with three straight roadies.

These five players have the most to gain from a Gold Cup stint with USMNT | FourFourTwo
No shocker to see a couple FCD names on this list, including Jesse Gonzalez, who could be ultimately deciding his national team fate should he make that roster.

Pablo Mastroeni is wrong about numbers | The 91st Minute
Let's be honest for a moment. The guy complaining about how we all use stats too often has a team that is just not that good. He's complaining about the wrong things.