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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 15, 2020

FC Dallas hopes to return to full team training this week as they prepare for Orlando.

We’re at the midway point in the month of June as we hopefully speed up time here to get us to the early stages of July. MLS is returning at that point in Orlando and FC Dallas is getting ready as quickly as they can here in their training too.

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FC Dallas drawn into Group B for MLS is Back Tournament - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas will get some revenge against Seattle as the two were paired together. For a minute during the draw I thought Portland was going to also be put in this group too.

Luchi Gonzalez Shares Excitement for Return to Play | FC Dallas
Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez speaks about FC Dallas' impending return to play in the MLS is Back Tournament, which begins July 8 in Orlando.

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MLS is Back Tournament draw: Players, coaches and GMs react to groups | MLSsoccer.com
The groups are out and everyone has a reaction to them.

MLS is Back Tournament - What we know about player testing, groups, schedule | ESPNFC
There are still a lot of questions about this tournament but at least the details are starting to stream out here so we know them.

Five must-see MLS is Back Tournament group-stage games | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
The MLS tournament draw was quite interesting last week as it produced several worthwhile games to watch next month.

Inter Miami’s Paul McDonough: I want to sign players before the MLS is Back Tournament | MLSsoccer.com
Inter Miami CF Sporting Director Paul McDonough joined Extratime and dropped some revelations about his future transfer plans for the expansion club.

Sources: LAFC sign Honduras international Andy Najar | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
It appears LAFC is getting the former DCU Homegrown player at some point this summer.

Reports: Fabian Johnson in discussions with multiple MLS teams | MLSsoccer.com
A DP deal for Johnson seems a bit much to me for a 32-year old fullback.

Predicting the unpredictable: MLS is Back will be a test of priorities, depth – The Athletic ($)
Depth is going to be a key item in this tournament for most clubs as they look to not pick up injuries while getting themselves ready for whatever the regular season is going to be here.

MLS is back, but it's not going to be normal | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer held the draw for the MLS is Back tournament and raised more issues as we wait for the league to restart in Orlando next month.