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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 9, 2022

The USMNT drops their World Cup roster later today.

MLS: Los Angeles FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The march toward the World Cup really heats up today with the announcement of the USMNT roster. We’ll know how many FC Dallas players (both current and former) will be involved. And we’re also still waiting on the club’s roster news to drop...maybe today? We’ll see.

// FC Dallas //

FCD winger Arriola shares origin of F**K Cancer shirt plus his mental health journey in podcast series | The Striker
An NBC-produced podcast is featuring FC Dallas winger Paul Arriola, who overcame a personal struggle to be in the frame for the USMNT World Cup squad.

North Texas SC Announces Roster Decisions for 2023 | North Texas SC
Right now the team has five players under contract for the 2023 season.

// MLS //

LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union approaches MLS Cup viewership record | MLSSoccer.com
I thought a mid-afternoon game for the Cup final was a risk for the league but it turns out that it was the right time slot.

Houston Dynamo coach Ben Olsen was "itching to get back" on MLS sidelines | MLSSoccer.com
It has been a few years since Olsen ran an MLS sideline but now he’ll be back in Houston, a place I wouldn’t have pegged him to go to if you asked me after his DC days were done.

Olsen vows to "execute a proactive and effective game" as coach of Houston Dynamo FC | The Striker
Ben Olsen has arrived at Houston Dynamo FC looking to better the roster and the mentality of the players after a lackluster 2022 season.

Pep Guardiola to take over NYCFC in 2026? - Hudson River Blue
Graeme Bailey reports that the celebrated manager is expected to stay with Manchester City until 2026, then could move to New York Which just reading is wild to even think about.

// USMNT //

USMNT World Cup roundtable: Experts asses the USA’s strengths, weaknesses, and more - Backheeled
With the World Cup starting in less than two weeks, Backheeled put together a USMNT roundtable to help us take stock of the team ahead of the tournament.

Four big questions before the USMNT's World Cup roster announcement | MLSSoccer.com
Seeing who is on the roster isn’t just the storyline today but more so how the team will actually mesh together for a World Cup run.

USMNT defender Chris Richards out of World Cup with injury | ESPNFC
United States men's national team defender Chris Richards will miss the upcoming World Cup with an injury, he confirmed on Tuesday.