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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 8, 2017

FC Dallas heads to Portland today to get ready for Saturday’s match.

The big road trip is nearly here for FC Dallas as they head out to Oregon today.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: Which country should Jesse Gonzalez represent? | Big D Soccer
US or Mexico? That is the big question for Jesse. Personally, I'm all for whichever country he goes with.

Does FC Dallas have an advantage playing on Bermuda grass? | Big D Soccer
Does the grass matter for FC Dallas at home? In a small way, yes, it certainly does.

TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja on #PORvFCD | FC Dallas
Oscar Pareja gives us a look at this weekend's game as the club heads to Portland.

FC Dallas Homegrowns Ferreira, Ulloa hit major milestones in win vs. RSL | MLSsoccer.com
And a few more thoughts on the milestones hit last Saturday against RSL.

Short-handed FC Dallas defense needs to keep pace with high-flying attack | ESPN FC
One game makes them high-flying again? Let's pump the brakes a bit. Outside of that, the defense does need to step up here.

// MLS //

FC Dallas Imposes ‘Privilege Restrictions’ on Houston Dynamo Supporters Groups | Dynamo Theory
Welp. This will be interesting news to follow before the next time Houston comes back to Frisco.

Making the hard choices on our 2017 Major League Soccer All-Stars | FourFourTwo
Picking an All-Star roster is never easy these days given the talent in the league. But there are some good picks and reasons in this post.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: Tactical preview & lineup prediction for US vs. T&T | MLSsoccer.com
Two big games ahead but the first one is pretty much a must-win type game at home. Get the ball rolling nicely for the Mexico trip.

USA vs. Trinidad and Tobago: Yanks look to avoid letdown against Soca Warriors with Mexico looming | Stars and Stripes FC
Notes and quotes ahead of Thursday’s crucial qualifier.

Will Pulisic play in the Gold Cup? Sizing up the USA preliminary roster | Goal.com
Just hand the keys to the guy and let him do his magic. I'm all for letting him go crazy in the Gold Cup.

USMNT vs. Mexico: How U.S. is prepping for altitude | SI.com
The U.S. has played two qualifiers in four days only twice in the modern era and this is the first time both games will be at altitude.