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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 7, 2018

There were only a couple surprises in the USOC last night.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-FC Dallas vs San Antonio Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas lives to fight another day in the US Open Cup as they’ll learn their next round fate later today. But first, some links..

// FC Dallas //

Scratching the Chalkboard: Dallas Needs to Play Fast - Big D Soccer
FCD is at their best when there’s an element of chaos as we saw a bit last night in the win over San Antonio.

Which FC Dallas player needs minutes in the US Open Cup the most? - Big D Soccer
While this was meant for last night, you could still make the cause for the next round for several of these guys too.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas' 1-0 Win Over San Antonio FC in US Open Cup | 6.6.18 | FC Dallas
FC Dallas is happy to advance here to the next round where they'll get rivals Houston.

FC Dallas survives 1-0 against San Antonio FC to advance in U.S. Open Cup | Pro Soccer USA
There were certainly some shaky moments early on for FCD in this one, as one might expect. But the experience of the team set in and got the result.

// MLS //

Was Sounders owner sending warning to GM or making promise to fans? - Sounder At Heart
Adrian Hanauer addresses the season’s early failures and a plan that went horribly wrong. I can't help but laugh at this all a bit.

Sounders at Sacramento Republic, Open Cup recap: Third quest for 2018 trophy ends in one match - Sounder At Heart
Sacramento gets one in extra time to beat Seattle. So things continue to go from bad to worse for the Sounders.

Game Recap: Make it 8 Straight - Burgundy Wave
Colorado went to Nashville last night and lost yet another game. Ouch.

Skin Of Our Teeth: Columbus Crew 2 (9), Chicago Fire 2 (10), USOC Round 4 Recap - Hot Time In Old Town
This one came down to former FCD keeper Richard Sanchez making the final goal and the final save. Crazy.

Houston Dynamo score 5 goals in second half, advance in U.S. Open Cup over NTX Rayados | Pro Soccer USA
The magical run of the Rayados is also over as they lasted until halftime before Houston poured on five goals in the second half.

Yoshi Yotun, Andy Polo Peru World Cup call-ups a big deal for MLS | ESPNFC
MLS has produced plenty of CONCACAF talent over the years, but 2018 sees a first as two players will be at the World Cup with a South American team.

Josef Martinez is all-time leader in some impressive goal-scoring metrics |
The amount of games it took for him to get those five hat tricks is pretty impressive. But his goals per appearance number is insane to me.

// USSF //

Will the General Manager position for the US Men’s National Team fix anything? - Big D Soccer
On the day the USSF named a GM, we asked a few lingering questions.

Earnie Stewart: US Soccer hires first USMNT general manager |
Earnie Stewart will become the U.S. men's national team general manager on August 1.