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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 17, 2020

FC Dallas is back to full team training here as they get ready for the MLS is Back tournament.

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Tuesday was a big day for FC Dallas as they returned to full team training and introduced their latest Designated Player in Franco Jara. So things are certainly looking up.

// FC Dallas //

A quick look at FC Dallas’ MLS is Back group opponents - Big D Soccer
The three opponents bring a few different things to the table for FC Dallas to deal with.

Franco Jara officially joins FC Dallas training; Eligible for Orlando tournament - Big D Soccer
No more waiting to see when he’ll be able to join, he’s here and he is training with the team.

New FC Dallas forward Franco Jara on move to MLS, high expectations |
Jara met with the press yesterday afternoon for the first time and spoke highly of the league and how the team was able to land him.

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Top 6 teams best equipped to win MLS is Back Tournament | Greg Seltzer |
We're probably going to hear a lot of people say that FCD is equipped to deal with this tournament due to the Texas sun. Sure.

Harry Shipp announces retirement - Sounder At Heart
The midfielder was coming off one of his most productive seasons of his career.

How the Portland Timbers changed perceptions with their 2015 MLS Cup run – The Athletic ($)
The Timbers overcame decades of coming up short when they finally won their first-ever league championship in 2015.