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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 16, 2022

Only a couple more days until FC Dallas is back out on the field again.

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The international break is nearly over and done with here as FC Dallas gets ready to host Vancouver on Saturday night. The two-ish weeks off have felt like a full month here but we’re finally going to be getting back into a normal flow of things here with three games to close out this month.

// FC Dallas //

Scouting Report: Will FC Dallas get revenge against Vancouver? - Big D Soccer
Vancouver is coming off a pretty rough result in Seattle Tuesday night. But the Caps have had some success in Frisco lately.

// MLS //

Orlando City vs. New England Revolution: Final Score 1-1 as Lions Earn Another Road Point - The Mane Land
After falling behind, the Lions were able to battle back to claim a point at Gillette Stadium.

Sounders show off depth in 4-0 win over Whitecaps - Sounder At Heart
The Sounders showed they can win even without most of their first-choice players on Tuesday night.

What Giorgio Chiellini brings LAFC's present & future: "He’s one of a kind" | MLSSoccer.com
It is a bold move for both sides but I do think adding a veteran like this to a young group can be a good thing.

How will Giorgio Chiellini fare in MLS? Evaluating LAFC’s new signing - The Athletic
I appreciate the comparisons to when Montreal brought in Alessandro Nesta back in 2012, something I completely forgot considering Nesta only played in 31 games thanks to injuries.

So what’s the deal with Carlos Vela and LAFC? - Angels on Parade
It is interesting that during this international break that nothing was announced to extend Vela's contract with LAFC.

// USMNT //

Roster prediction 2.0: Who USMNT could bring to Qatar 2022 World Cup | MLSSoccer.com
After the June international window, there are a bunch of roster predictions that still show a pretty heavy FCD-looking national team.

Predicting the USA's 2026 World Cup host cities based on signature foods - Backheeled
Today is the day that we find out if Dallas is a host city again for the World Cup, so why not discuss a top dish to go along with it (personally, I would have listed some Tex-Mex over BBQ...but that may just be me).