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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The US looked decent in their Gold Cup debut.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup-USA at Guyana Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Gold Cup got off to a decent start for the United States last night. Oh, and it is also game day again here for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against New Mexico United? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas has a double game week at home with a USOC match up first.

Pablo Aránguiz Returns to FC Dallas From the Toulon Tournament | FC Dallas
Will Pablo be more refreshed from his time away or will we see more of the same out of him?

FC Dallas Looks to Bounce Back From Last Season's Round of 16 Loss | FC Dallas
Last year's disappointment in. the USOC came on the road in KC. This year should be different.

FC Dallas wary of upset-minded New Mexico United in U.S. Open Cup | Pro Soccer USA
After New Mexico United knocked off the Colorado Rapids in the fourth round, FC Dallas is wary of the upset-minded USL Championship side in the Round of 16.

// MLS //

A Tale of Two Halves: Dynamo Eliminated from US Open Cup - Dynamo Theory
After leading 2-0 at halftime and looking comfortable, the Dynamo conceded 3 second half goals to end their reign as USOC Champion.

Columbus Crew 2-3 Atlanta United: A Song of Chaos and Rain - Dirty South Soccer
This one looked nasty due to the heavy rain but Atlanta found a way through.

Will Bruin leaves practice with ‘serious’ ACL injury - Sounder At Heart
Things continue to go downhill up in Seattle with yet another injury.

Mbappe: I could play in MLS later in career | ESPNFC
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has said he could play in Major League Soccer later in his career. I mean, of course he is going to say things like this.

// USMNT //

Bogert: US national team win Gold Cup opener, but questions remain |
The US got off to the start they needed in the Gold Cup but they were far from perfect.

2019 Gold Cup Recap: USA 4-0 Guyana - USMNT scores 1,002 goals - Stars and Stripes FC
Tyler Boyd and Paul Arriola lift the US to victory.

Boyd sees U.S. past Guyana but tougher tests are to come in Gold Cup | ESPNFC
The U.S. won a match they should win comfortably to ease the nerves at the start of the Gold Cup and a positive momentum is starting to build again.

ASN article: Thoughts on the USMNT's 4-0 win over Guyana to open the Gold Cup
Yeah, Boyd is indeed legit. Snagging him for this team was a big get for Greg Berhalter that immediately is paying off.