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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 12, 2021

The Gold Cup is off and running.

Soccer: CONCACAF Gold Cup Soccer-USA at TBD Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The off weekend in MLS was kind of a welcome sight for me as it meant watching a lot of international soccer (congrats Messi and Argentina on their Copa title, Italy on their Euro title!). We now move back into a regular week with a weekend game ahead for FC Dallas on the road in Portland.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas and their Homegrown conundrum - Big D Soccer
Should FC Dallas hold on to their HGPs longer? Should they sell at the first sight of an offer? In my mind, it all comes down to what is best for the player. If he is ready for a move, then do it.

// MLS //

Caleb Porter dishes shade on FC Cincinnati after Columbus Crew stage "incredible comeback" | MLSSoccer.com
Friday night saw a nice rivalry match in MLS between the two Ohio sides. I know some of us aren't huge fans of Porter but I do love the shade he threw at his rival's fans.

Report: Vancouver Whitecaps on verge of loaning Derek Cornelius to Greece | MLSSoccer.com
The defender has only made one start for the Whitecaps and just some late-game appearances off the bench.

Inter Miami's Claure looks to sell ownership stake: Notebook – The Athletic
There is a ton of stuff in this one including how Boavista hasn't paid Houston or Dallas for transfer payments, while San Jose is in a unique spot for their GM search and Miami's part-owner is looking to get out.

Seattle's run continues | US Soccer Players
At 13 games undefeated, the Seattle Sounders now have the best start in MLS history but that doesn't shift the focus in a playoff league.

Could DeAndre Yedlin return to the Sounders? - Sounder At Heart
No one’s reporting that a move is imminent, but there are a lot of signs that point to the possibility.

// USMNT //

Three takeaways from the USMNT's Gold Cup-opening win over Haiti | MLSSoccer.com
The US men’s national team got their 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup off to a winning start on Sunday, as Matt Turner and his defense posted a clean sheet, Sam Vines scored his first senior international goal and Gianluca Busio, James Sands and Eryk Williamson stabilized the side as they made their debuts.

2021 Gold Cup Recap: USA 1-0 Haiti - An adequate win to start the tournament - Stars and Stripes FC
It wasn't great but at least it was a win unlike Mexico's scoreless start to begin the tournament.

Reggie Cannon using USMNT's Gold Cup to attract a new club – The Athletic
We're certainly rooting for Reggie here to make the most of this summer and find his next landing spot.