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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 18, 2020

Things are starting to feel a little more like they should with FC Dallas back in full training.

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We’re getting closer and closer here to our return to soccer as FC Dallas is into their third day of full team training today and things just look like they’re heading in the right direction.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas to face New York City FC in Pre-Tournament Friendly on July 4 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas previously had a match schedule against the Cityzens in March before the pandemic hit.

Franco Jara discusses joining FC Dallas and the MLS is Back Tournament - Big D Soccer
The veteran forward is excited to get to work, learn the league and lead the FC Dallas.

Franco Jara is everything FC Dallas expected, says head coach Luchi Gonzalez |
Dallas' head coach also revealed how the club plans to handle the training demands they place Jara during his first week with the club.

// MLS //

My four MLS is Back Tournament dark horses | Andrew Wiebe |
Honestly, everyone is a dark horse going into this tournament if you really think about it for more than a second.

Beckham's Inter Miami take next step in stadium project | ESPNFC
The Miami Freedom Park stadium project for David Beckham's Inter Miami has entered a new phase. So, I guess it is getting closer to becoming a real thing? We'll see.

Kevin Durant, the Union, and MLS celebrity | US Soccer Players
NBA superstar Kevin Durant is the latest celebrity to take a minority investment in an MLS club, joining the investor/operator group of the Philadelphia Union.

Is LAFC a tournament team? | US Soccer Players
LAFC is preparing for the MLS is Back tournament next month in Orlando with roster questions and concerns over what this team is like over the short-run.

LAFC sign defender Andy Najar - Angels on Parade
Former MLS Rookie of the Year returns to MLS after long stint in Belgium.

MLS is Back notebook: Complications between the tournament’s broadcasters – The Athletic ($)
If you've wondered why the schedule for the tournament isn't fully out yet, it is due to the broadcasters involved.