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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 13, 2017

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The US struggle to get a win in the Gold Cup.

The week continues to roll on as we head towards the weekend here with FC Dallas on a nice break from play.

// FC Dallas //

Did Maxi Urruti deserve a yellow card? | Big D Soccer
The foul was rough but was the card justified? We take a deeper look at a call that may have changed the game in KC on Tuesday night.

Three FC Dallas players called into the 2017 MLS Homegrown Game | Big D Soccer
Jesus Ferreira, Jesse Gonzalez and Paxton Pomykal to take on Chivas U-20s on August 1 at Toyota Park in Chicago.

GOLD CUP: FC Dallas' Kellyn Acosta and Matt Hedges Start For U.S. National Team | FC Dallas
The US didn't play their best last night in the win but it was awesome seeing Matt Hedges get his chance to play the full match.

FC Dallas U-16s Only Two Matches Away From Third-Straight National Championship | FC Dallas
Big chance ahead for FCD's U-16s to continue their dominance of the academy scene.

Return of Mauro Diaz and an improved defense have FC Dallas trending up | ESPN FC
Here are some good thoughts on how Diaz brings back a lot of fire power to the attack and that the defense has stepped up nicely this season.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Three trades to spice up the summer window |
I actually think these trades all make sense for each side being talked about. No FCD mentions as I don't think they'll be a big trade partner in this window.

Castillo: Nashville's bubbling soccer scene boils over to support Gold Cup |
Nashville is a hot sports market right now. So hot.

// USL //

Las Vegas Stadium Plan Progresses |
The USL continues to mark forward on their expansion plans. Vegas is a good D2 market in my book right now. I also like seeing places like Birmingham on the list for D2.

// USMNT //

USA 3-2 Martinique, 2017 Gold Cup: An uncomfortable victory|- Stars and Stripes FC
Bruce’s Boys got the three points they needed, but it was anything but easy.

Jordan Morris takes aim at World Cup spot with selfless outing for US |
Morris picked up two goals for the US on a night that they looked pretty crappy.

Chuck Blazer passes away at 72 | Stars and Stripes FC
Crooked Chuck has passed away.

Timing your run: The opportunistic art of snatching a World Cup spot | FourFourTwo
Snagging a World Cup roster spot is never easy but if you are going to do it, right now is the time to make your mark.