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Big D Daily: News for Monday, June 29, 2020

FC Dallas is participating in full team training in Orlando.

FC Dallas is in Orlando ahead of the MLS is Back tournament next month. They were the third team to arrive at the bubble in the Disney facility that has been set up for the 26 teams. Now the fun part, they get back to full contact training.

// FC Dallas //

With a clean bill of health, FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal looks inward and ahead | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Get ready to see a ton of hype on our boy Paxton. Seriously, its going to be good.

Report: FC Dallas' Reggie Cannon drawing German, Belgium interest | MLSsoccer.com
Loads of Belgian and German interest in Reggie Cannon these days, which shouldn't be a shocker considering how those leagues are able to play at this point.

How FC Dallas Traveled to Orlando for the MLS Is Back Tournament | FC Dallas
The team had to bring a U-Haul to the airport to send all of their equipment to Orlando.

FC Dallas Launches Connect | Create | Unite Platform | FC Dallas
This is fantastic stuff from the club.

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Major League Soccer announces COVID-19 testing update | MLSsoccer.com
MLS is going to be fairly transparent on their COVID-19 testing during this period, which is a welcome sight to see.

Identifying each MLS is Back Tournament group favorite's biggest concern | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
Every favorite has a flaw going into this tournament, not to mention that everyone is coming in super rusty from this suspension.

MLS confirms 26 more coronavirus cases ahead of MLS is Back Tournament | ESPNFC
MLS confirms a further 26 people have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament, which is set to kick off July 8.

Inside the MLS bubble: What players, teams can expect in Orlando | ESPNFC
Some long hours are going to be spent in this bubble for the 26 MLS teams. At least they'll have some things to do in that downtime.

MLS is Back notebook: Entertainment options, Wi-Fi concerns inside the bubble – The Athletic ($)
Video games, ping-pong and cooking classes: how players can pass the time inside their Disney bubble.

Sources: At least one Orlando City player tests positive for COVID-19 – The Athletic ($)
Multiple players were not in Orlando City's squad as it entered the MLS bubble on Thursday.

5 questions for the MLS is Back tournament | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer's return to play next month is raising serious questions as teams began to arrive in Orlando this week for MLS is Back.

The MLS is Back schedule stresses rivalries in the group stage | US Soccer Players
Rivalry games will be key for MLS in this tournament as they look to get their season back on track.