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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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Well last night sure sucked, didn’t it?

Crashing out in the US Open Cup is never a fun thing to do.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas falls in overtime to Sporting Kansas City 3-0 | Big D Soccer
Red cards and drama were the key story in this one. The USOC is always a crap shoot. In some ways it sucks to drop this game but not having those extra games later in the season to deal with may be a nice thing to have for the playoff push.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on #SKCvFCD | FC Dallas
It was a rough and difficult game that FCD could have and probably should have won. SKC's defense is tough folks.

What a Blessing: Sporting KC pull out emotional Open Cup quarterfinal win | MLSsoccer.com
SKC had some heavy hearts going into this one and it showed with the emotion played on the field.

// MLS //

Midseason Awards: Who's the Coach of the Year frontrunner? | MLSsoccer.com
Nice to see a little bit of love for Oscar Pareja in this one.

MLS4CLT announces plans for upcoming Charlotte visit by MLS executives | MLSsoccer.com
Charlotte still has a ways to go in my mind for this bidding but I do think they would be a good city to have in the league if all the chips fell in the right order.

Pareja’s 2012 to Mastroeni’s 2017: History is repeating itself | Burgundy Wave
Man I forgot all about Oscar Pareja's first year in Colorado. Seems like ages ago.

Money to burn: Is trading a player for allocation money really worth it? | FourFourTwo
Now that we truly know what those allocation money values are these days, trading it away has a different meaning.

What does a goalkeeper coach do? For Minnesota's Rovde, it's all mental | FourFourTwo
I've often wondered what a keeper coach does other than training a keeper for a match.