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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Remember back in March when soccer seemed like an unlikely thing? We’re in July now folks.

A new month is here folks. July. March feels like a lifetime ago now when things got shutdown and soccer halted here in MLS for FC Dallas and the rest of the league. Now, we’re just a week away from the restart of the season in Orlando.

// FC Dallas //

Breaking down FC Dallas’ roster ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament - Big D Soccer
It has been a long time since we’ve actually looked at the roster for the club. Also, let’s recap a couple of things we may have missed along the way.

The Meaning Behind FC Dallas' "History Must Not Repeat Itself" T-Shirts | FC Dallas
I do appreciate that FCD landed in Orlando with a message on their shirts.

// MLS //

Top 5 MLS is Back Tournament MVP contenders | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
These five are all good options for a MVP nomination for this tournament.

Joe Cannon: San Jose Earthquakes should at least make quarterfinals of MLS is Back Tournament | MLSsoccer.com
So a former San Jose keeper expects them to reach the quarterfinals of this tournament? Ooookay.

Which players can raise their stock in MLS is Back Tournament? Extratime debates | MLSsoccer.com
You gotta think that a handful of guys from FCD will be using this tournament to raise their profiles a good bit.

Source: Braian Galvan in Colorado, will join Rapids in Orlando | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Colorado had Galvan on a pre-contract for this summer and it looks like he'll join the team in Orlando now to get ready for his MLS debut.

Will the bubble change MLS? | US Soccer Players
With teams arriving in Orlando for the MLS is Back tournament, Major League Soccer is asking a lot of questions and expecting best case answers.

Sounders sign Shandon Hopeau to Homegrown Player contract - Sounder At Heart
Just in time for the MiB tournament. Hopeau becomes the 16th Homegrown Player signing for the Sounders, and the most heavily developed in USL.

Ahead of the MLS return, Zero positive coronavirus tests for Chicago Fire FC - Hot Time In Old Town
So far Chicago has been COVID-free but we all know that can change quickly.