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June Outlook: How will the US Open Cup affect FC Dallas?

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Four MLS games and a couple USOC games make for an interesting month.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Three months are done in the regular season for FC Dallas as they continue to impress following a two-game road winning streak to close out the month of May. Now the club heads into June, a time when we’ll see the US Open Cup begin for MLS sides and a brief World Cup break.

Los Angeles FC - home - June 2 (7:00 pm)

First up is a visit from Walker Zimmerman and LAFC. The new expansion side will be without some key players in this one due to the upcoming World Cup but Dallas has also been very busy with two games in the last week. At least Oscar Pareja has been rotating the squad pretty heavily during this so far.

San Antonio FC - away (USOC) - June 6 (7:30 pm)

The fourth round of the USOC should be a good one, even if FCD is having to travel south for it. We can probably expect a heavy rotation of younger players for this one, particularly those that have been on loan in the USL so far this year to get minutes in this one.

Montreal Impact - home - June 9 (7:00 pm)

The last of the tough stretch of games sees FCD back at home again as they host the Impact. So far this season, the Impact are one of the league’s worst teams. Through 13 games, they have nine points with ten losses already under their belts. They’ve also given up a league-high 29 goals as well.

New York Red Bulls - away - June 23 (5:00 pm)

Following a brief break for the World Cup, FCD hits the road as they visit New York again. Their last trip to the Big Apple did not go well in a 3-1 loss to NYCFC (their only loss to date this season). The Red Bulls continue to impress folks as they are one of the top home sides in the league right now.

Minnesota United - away - June 29 (7:00 pm)

June wraps up with a Friday away game in Minnesota on the turf at TCF Bank Stadium. The Loons are currently two points from the red line in the Western Conference but have been fairly inconsistent this season.

Outlook

I wasn’t expecting a massive point grab in May but FC Dallas managed to not only go unbeaten in five games but snag two road wins in the process. June will be tricky up front with the USOC games mixed in. Should they advance, they’ll likely get a midweek game before the trip to New York on June 20.

Still, given the teams on the schedule this month and the current form of the team, an eight point month doesn’t seem too far out of the question. What do you think is a likely point total for this team in June?