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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The US don’t get to celebrate their new title for too long.

Soccer: 2021 Concacaf Nations League Finals-USA at Mexico Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The international break has been fun for watching the USMNT be themselves again. It kind of helps hide the fact that it has been pretty damn slow on the FCD/MLS news front these last few days. I promise we’re going to get back into things there soon enough as we get closer to next week’s game.

// MLS //

What we know about MLS's lower-division plans so far – The Athletic
There are still a ton of unanswered questions surrounding the soon-to-be MLS lower division.

Houston Dynamo FC supporters share thoughts on reported ownership change | The Striker Texas
There are some juicy comments in this from some Houston fans. Some that kind of make you feel better about FCD.

Sounders president expresses confidence in Seattle’s World Cup bid - Sounder At Heart
In KING5 interview, Peter Tomozawa expresses confidence that lack of grass won’t keep the World Cup from coming to Seattle. But man, I would love to see them ditch the turf.

Report: George Fochive is returning to Portland - Stumptown Footy
The defensive midfielder was a key depth piece of Portland’s 2015 MLS Cup run.

Does LAFC need more vocal leadership on the field? - Angels on Parade
LAFC is in the middle of a slump similar to FCD's here and some are pondering an intangible reason for it.

RSL ranked last in MLS in conceding late goals - RSL Soapbox
If you thought FCD's late goals given up were bad, RSL asks you to hold their beer.

Lost in Translation? Quentin Westberg’s comments have been corrected by French media outlet Actufoot - Waking The Red
After last week’s story about Westberg surfaced, the original article has been updated to accurately reflect the TFC goalkeeper’s comments, which don’t appear to be as bad as they originally seemed.

// USMNT //

Three takeaways from the USMNT's Nations League win over Mexico | MLSSoccer.com
Just like Doyle says in this one, good teams find a way to learn through rough games and build on them. It may be the case for this US bunch.

USA vs. Mexico: 5 most unforgettable moments from Concacaf Nations League Final | MLSSoccer.com
Sunday night was certainly a wild one that we all may be talking about for some time.

USMNT inspired by expected, and unexpected, heroes in "classic" Nations League win | MLSSoccer.com
The look at Ethan Horvath in this one was well deserved as he is now our new folk hero.

2021 Friendly: Scouting Costa Rica - Stars and Stripes FC
Don't forget, there is a friendly tomorrow against another regional foe. Yep. A weird friendly after a tournament.