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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 7, 2019

FC Dallas hits the road again this weekend to take on San Jose.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The week is finally coming to a close here as FC Dallas heads to San Jose, while the US U20s look to advance further in Poland at the World Cup.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the San Jose Earthquakes? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas hits the road with a lot of pieces missing. What will Luchi do this weekend? What should he do this weekend?

Can the Earthquakes take advantage of a shorthanded Dallas squad? - Center Line Soccer
This write up isn't entirely accurate from a Dallas standpoint (they have Aranguiz available in their possible lineup look, which we know is wrong). But San Jose is also missing some pieces too.

Opportunities arise for shorthanded FC Dallas against San Jose Earthquakes | Pro Soccer USA
With several players away on international duty, there's opportunities for some of FC Dallas' younger players to shine against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Thomas Roberts draws inspiration from FC Dallas teammate Paxton Pomykal | Pro Soccer USA
Known as an attacking talent, Thomas Roberts knows he needs to improve on the defensive side of the ball to see regular MLS minutes.

// MLS //

New York City 5, Cincinnati 2 - as it happened! - Hudson River Blue
NYCFC cruises past Cincinnati 5-2 last night. Cincy is also dealing with a lot of international callups right now but man they looked awful.

Wiebe: Revisiting my (not so accurate) preseason MLS award predictions |
I like a good revisioning for preseason predictions like this, especially when proper appreciation for Cerrillo comes up from it.

Report: Multiple groups interested in Las Vegas MLS expansion |
I would put good money (no pun intended here) on Vegas eventually getting a MLS franchise.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: Breaking down the USMNT's official Gold Cup roster |
No Reggie Cannon on the US roster is kind of a good thing in my mind. But this is an intriguing group for the Gold Cup.

USMNT 23-man Gold Cup roster announced - Stars and Stripes FC
Here’s the team that will defend the CONCACAF crown.

A look at Berhalter's first major test: the 2019 USMNT Gold Cup roster | ASN
The Gold Cup will be a massive test for Berhalter, one he'll either do well with or come up drastically short at.

U-20 World Cup: What can the United States expect from Ecuador? |
This is a solid write up of the next U20 team the US will face this week. I also wouldn't be shocked to see a couple of these guys end up in MLS soon too.

U.S. U20 stars: Rating their form ahead of World Cup quarterfinal | ESPNFC
The U.S. kids are in the World Cup quarterfinal after beating favored France in the round of 16. Here's how they're playing ahead of facing Ecuador.