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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 26, 2022

FC Dallas continues to get ready for their weekend trip to Florida.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The week moves on into a Thursday here as FC Dallas continues to train and prepare for their weekend trip to Orlando to face their old boss Oscar Pareja. We’ll begin diving into that match here soon on this space, but first, some links.

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FC Dallas vs Minnesota United: Game grades - Big D Soccer
Two defensive errors led to another loss for FC Dallas but the grades were a tad higher than expected.

North Texas tops the league table heading into International Break - Big D Soccer
North Texas SC has had an interesting run of play here that sees them atop the standings in MLS Next PRO.

North Texas SC's Bernard Kamungo, Matt Denny united by more than soccer after taking U.S. citizenship oath together | The Striker Texas
By chance, Tanzania native Bernard Kamungo and England native Matt Denny took the citizenship oath in the same ceremony on Tuesday.

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Minnesota, San Jose exit Open Cup; LA Galaxy take El Trafico over LAFC |
Two really big upsets last night in the USOC as Minnesota loses to a USL League One side.

We want the drama: LA Galaxy "set the bar" with heated Open Cup Trafico win over LAFC |
The LA derby in the USOC didn't disappoint with the Galaxy coming out on top of their rivals again here this year.

College to MLS: Which SuperDraft picks are most impactful in 2022? |
Here is a solid look at how the rookies from the draft are doing this season, with a brief talk about Tsiki Ntsabeleng's rise to find minutes ahead of his other two teammates that were selected well above him.

Olé! Who are the top dribblers in the MLS? |
You have to do a bit of scrolling to see an FCD mention in this piece but I think once Alan Velasco gets back on the pitch and continues to show his game, he'll be appearing on this list more.

Sporting Kansas City book ticket to U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal - The Blue Testament
SKC is looking like one of the few MLS sides that are putting their eggs in the USOC basket this year.

Red Bulls 3-1 Charlotte: Struber fumes at referees after physical cup win - Once A Metro
The easy win over Charlotte pushes the Red Bulls into the next round where they'll face NYCFC.

Inter Miami's new approach | US Soccer Players
Inter Miami coach Phil Neville is managing a turnaround at a club operating under budget limitations and expectations in South Florida.

Orlando City vs. Inter Miami, U.S. Open Cup: Final Score 1-1 as Lions Advance on Penalties - The Mane Land
It was another nail-biting penalty shootout win for Orlando, winning 4-2 on penalty kicks after drawing the Herons.