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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 25, 2020

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The schedule for the MLS is Back Tournament is finally out for us to look at.

We finally have some sort of knowledge of when FC Dallas will be playing in the league’s return to action in Orlando next month. Three games across almost three weeks time, should be good for us to get back to some sort of a normal feeling.

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Quick Burns: Which FC Dallas players have the most to gain in Orlando? - Big D Soccer
With two weeks to go, who stands to gain the most out of MLS’s restart tournament? Our staff has a few ideas.

FC Dallas learns group stage schedule for MLS is Back Tournament - Big D Soccer
FCD gets one of each time slot for the group stage games, which I'm actually rather excited by the 8am game against Seattle on a Wednesday.

WE'RE BACK: Coming Soon to Orlando... | FC Dallas
Okay, this video is the kind of content we need.

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MLS updates Round of 16 qualification process for MLS is Back Tournament | MLSsoccer.com
MLS announced a small change to qualification procedures for the round of 16 in the MLS is Back Tournament. Honestly, they fixed a big glaring issue.

Multiple MLS teams have not publicly disclosed positive COVID-19 tests – The Athletic
The league does not require clubs to publicly disclose positive tests form players or staff but so many teams have likely had positive tests. Now FCD appears to have more.

Colorado Rapids player tests positive for COVID-19 - Burgundy Wave
The hits just keep coming, huh?

MLS teams arriving in Orlando for MLS is Back Tournament | MLSsoccer.com
One team has landed in Orlando, with the Quakes being the first to touch down.

Landon Donovan: USMNT can win a World Cup if America gets better at player development | MLSsoccer.com
The all-time US and LA Galaxy great told the gang at FOX's Indoor Soccer Show that America can't rely on "luck" to produce players like himself and Clint Dempsey.

Chris Wondolowski, Kyle Beckerman, and what becomes of the 2020 MLS season | US Soccer Players
2020 could be the final season for one or two standout MLS players, something that would look decidedly different if the situation was normal.

The present and future of the Concacaf Champions League | US Soccer Players
Concacaf is in an interesting situation with the 2020 version of the Champions League suspended and the qualifiers for 2021 set to start.

Whitecaps’ Dos Santos says “Players Have Brought us Concerns” Regarding Covid Situation in Florida - Eighty Six Forever
You have to wonder if teams and the players living in Canada are thrilled about going into a virus hot spot.