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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 11, 2019

Plenty of midweek USOC action to discuss here.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-New Mexico United at Minnesota United Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The semifinals in the USOC are set after last night’s game saw four MLS teams move on. Now we turn our sights to the weekend for FC Dallas as they head to Minnesota.

// FC Dallas //

Four FC Dallas players named to MLS Homegrown Team Roster - Big D Soccer
FCD earns the most Homegrown players on the MLS team this year and you all know they could have added a couple more to the team if they wanted to.

FC Dallas interested in top Chilean youth prospect Marcelo Allende - Big D Soccer
The U-20 midfielder has long garnered plenty of interest but there also may not be a ton to this rumor too.

Luchi Gonzalez's Journey to FC Dallas, What He's Learned and What's Ahead | FC Dallas
This is a long read but a good one to get your day started off with.

Reggie Cannon Reflects on Gold Cup Trip and Starting in the Tournament's Final | FC Dallas
Reggie showed well at the Gold Cup, now it is time for him to translate that solid play over to MLS in guiding this team to the playoffs.

// MLS //

Angelo Rodriguez’s hat trick highlighted an evening of goals at Allianz Field. - E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota United FC defeated New Mexico United 6-1 in the quarterfinal round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Hopefully that means they got all the goals out of their system before Saturday's game.

Over just like that: LAFC 0, Portland Timbers 1 - Angels on Parade
Pablo Sisniega played out of his mind, but relentless Portland moves on in the USOC.

USOC Recap: Pity and Josef put Atlanta two wins away from a trophy - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta never looked in doubt in this one against the USL Championship side.

Orlando City vs. New York City FC, 2019 U.S. Open Cup: Final Score 1-1 with the Lions Advancing on Penalties - The Mane Land
The Lions blew a 1-0 lead with just seconds remaining but advanced on penalties, 5-4.

Columbus Crew to trade Robinho to Orlando City for TAM - Massive Report
The Black & Gold are sending the winger south after less than a year in Columbus.

Report: Toronto FC trade Jordan Hamilton to Columbus Crew for Patrick Mullins - Waking The Red
I like this trade for both sides here as Mullins didn't fit Caleb Porter's system and could do well in Toronto.

Revolution add Argentine Striker Gustavo Bou - The Bent Musket
Bou is the first addition of the Bruce Arena era and he's also a DP. So there is that.

City of Fort Lauderdale approves Inter Miami stadium, training facility |
Things are finally moving in a positive direction for Beckham's Miami team.

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin’s contract extended through 2021 season - Brotherly Game
Philly has enjoyed a solid season so far this year and that has been good enough for Curtin to get an extension here.

Chicago's MLS team | US Soccer Players
The Chicago Fire announced a deal with the village of Bridgeview to play their MLS schedule elsewhere in Chicago, most likely Soldier Field.

The Leagues Cup project asks an old question | US Soccer Players
More details were announced this week about the new tournament but the big question looms, do fans really care?