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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 11, 2019

FC Dallas continues to prepare for their USOC match with OKC tomorrow.

MLS: FC Dallas at San Jose Earthquakes Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The week moves on here as FC Dallas continues to prepare for their midweek date with OKC in the USOC.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: FC Dallas’s Mighty Makeshift Midfield - Big D Soccer
Riddled with absences, Jacori Hayes and Ryan Hollingshead proved their utility yet again for FC Dallas in the draw against San Jose.

East Stand View: Twitter TV - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas and San Jose got the Twitter game this past weekend, which was hit or miss to say the least.

History on FC Dallas' Side in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round | FC Dallas
FC Dallas has done well over the years in the USOC, especially in games against OKC.

ALL-STAR: Three Reasons to Vote for Reto Ziegler in the 2019 Fan XI | FC Dallas
Oh Captain, my captain!

ALL-STAR: Three Reasons to Vote for Reggie Cannon in the 2019 Fan XI | FC Dallas
He's arguably the best right back in MLS right now (that a lot of people tend to forget about too).

Fastest debut goal ever? Here's how close FC Dallas' Francis Atuahene came | MLSsoccer.com
Dang, Atuahene nearly had the fastest goal for a player making a MLS debut.

FC Dallas assistant coach Peter Luccin playing key role in first season | Pro Soccer USA
Luccin joined FC Dallas as a youth coach in 2014. When Luchi Gonzalez took over the first team this year, Gonzalez knew he wanted Luccin on his staff.

// MLS //

Austin FC release latest renderings of new stadium | MLSsoccer.com
I know there should be some general hate already for Austin and how they came to be, but damnit, their stadium continues to look amazing.

Warshaw: Crowning each team's best player through first half of 2019 | MLSsoccer.com
I have a hard time arguing with Bobby on who FCD's best player has been so far this year. Also, nice love to former FCD man Victor Ulloa too.

Houston begin title defense and rivalries aplenty: Tues. US Open Cup primer | MLSsoccer.com
There are plenty of USOC games tonight to kick off the MLS teams entering the tournament.

LAFC’s Secret Weapon in 2019: The Defense - Angels on Parade
The reason why LAFC enjoys a ridiculous league-leading +26 goal differential through 16 games.

The mending of Medranda, a return to the field for Sporting Kansas City - The Blue Testament
An in-depth look at Jimmy Medranda’s injury last year and his journey back to the field with Sporting Kansas City

International absences make it difficult for six MLS teams | US Soccer Players
Some how they left FC Dallas off this list.

// USMNT //

Questions abound after two woeful USMNT efforts ahead of Gold Cup opener | ASN
After two embarrassing defeats before the Gold Cup, there are plenty of questions surrounding this roster.