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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 21, 2019

FC Dallas looks to recover after a busy week before heading back out west.

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The week moves on here as we see FC Dallas return to training today as they prepare for another weekend trip to the West coast.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas’ Acosta and Cannon appear on preliminary Gold Cup rosters - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas could be without two more players this summer. Three if Carlos Gruezo is healthy enough to play with Ecuador in Copa America.

Chalkboard: Jesse Gonzalez comes up huge for FC Dallas against LAFC - Big D Soccer
Gonzalez’ heroics give Dallas a much earned point against the league's best team.

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ 1-1 draw against LAFC - Big D Soccer
Jesse came up huge in this one but there is more to the story than just him.

Positional Versatility and Development A Focus Moving Forward | FC Dallas
Having guys that can be thrown into multiple spots on the field is more of a luxury these days for Luchi Gonzalez.

Hiding Behind Possession: FC Dallas' Youth Experiment — American Soccer Analysis
Our own Jason Poon helped out on this piece that looks at FCD's youth and possession tactics.

// MLS //

Warshaw: 24 takeaways on 24 teams after Week 12 of the 2019 season | MLSsoccer.com
Warshaw picked up on how FCD found space not once, but twice in scoring against LAFC last week.

Chasing Josef: Carlos Vela on pace to challenge all-time single-season mark | MLSsoccer.com
At some point Vela and Ibra will slow down this season but they sure are making it interesting.

The Risk Involved with Promoting Opposing Players - The Mane Land
MLS clubs often promote opposing players to draw fans, but there is risk in that strategy as we've seen it doesn't always work out here in Dallas.

Dynamo U.S. vet Beasley retiring at season's end | ESPNFC
Houston Dynamo captain and U.S. international Damarcus Beasley announced on Monday that he is retiring following the 2019 season.

That timeless Red Bull formula, Aaronson & Yueill show well, & much more | ASN
There is always plenty to dive into after a weekend of play in MLS, here is another good recap of all the action.

Liga MX to announce 'binational' tournament | ESPNFC
Liga MX will announce a "binational" tournament "in coming weeks," according to a statement from the league. Looks like some form of SuperLiga will return after all.

// USMNT //

Previewing the US national team at the 2019 U-20 World Cup | MLSsoccer.com
There is a lot of positives with this US squad heading into this week's World Cup start but they have to get off on the right foot here.

Armchair Analyst: A look at the USMNT's provisional Gold Cup roster | MLSsoccer.com
No real talk of Reggie Cannon in this piece on the US team for the Gold Cup, I kind of think he won't be included in the final roster either.

The addition of Boyd could pay big dividends for Berhalter and the USMNT | ASN
Tyler Boyd has been one of those emerging guys in Europe that could be a huge addition this summer.