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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Open Cup run is finally here.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup Final-New York Red Bulls at Sporting KC Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The midweek is here and with it is another FC Dallas game tonight in the Open Cup.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy and LAFC: Player Ratings - Big D Soccer
Two different opponents, two different locations, two different player ratings, same results.

What lineup will work best for FC Dallas against San Antonio? - Big D Soccer
How many young players will get minutes in Wednesday’s USOC game? Based on some photos we saw online yesterday, it should be a good mix.

Workhorse of the Week vs. Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC - Big D Soccer
Two games. Two wins. Plenty of choices for a Workhorse of the Week. Which FCD player stood out to you?

Youthful Opportunity For FC Dallas Against San Antonio FC | FC Dallas
I really want to see guys like Paxton, Servania and Cano tonight in San Antonio.

// MLS //

Louisville City FC 3, New England 2: Revolution USL US Open Cup Brad Friedel - The Bent Musket
New England used a second-choice lineup last night on the road and were bested by a USL side.

Louisville City FC upsets MLS's New England Revolution in Open Cup | Courier Journal
Louisville City FC and New England had a bit of a wild back and forth affair before Louisville found the second-half winner.

D.C. United escape North Carolina FC in penalties in 2018 U.S. Open Cup - Black And Red United
The Black-and-Red couldn’t hold onto a late lead, but finished the job in the penalty shootout.

Philadelphia Union score five goals in route to a dramatic win over USL Richmond Kickers in the US Open Cup - Brotherly Game
The Union had no issues last night however in their USOC match.

Baer: After 6-game winning streak, what has gone wrong for Orlando City? | MLSsoccer.com
Maybe we can just admit that Orlando is a tad overrated here?

Warshaw: Which players need the US Open Cup the most? | MLSsoccer.com
No FCD players mentioned in this one but go ahead and add names like Paxton to it.

MLS rejected TAM offers to Joevin Jones, Stefan Frei, report says - Sounder At Heart
Several MLS GMs express frustration with trying to use funds to retain current players, according to The Athletic.

Toronto FC hoping injury nightmare is finally close to an end | Pro Soccer USA
Toronto's injury issues have been well documented these days and it looks like they are about to come to an end for some guys.

Regrading MLS blockbuster deals of 2018 | Pro Soccer USA
Looking back at trades a few months in is always pretty intriguing. I think the one trade FCD did over the winter with Walker Zimmerman has turned out alright for both sides.