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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 16, 2020

Only one game to discuss from Orlando and it was a good one.

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MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday saw just a single game in the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando. And man, was it a good one.

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Vancouver Whitecaps-San Jose Earthquakes match reminds us why we love this game | Charles Boehm |
If the games weren't already getting good, last night's epic 4-3 win for San Jose certainly tops it all so far.

Match Report: If 2020 Were an MLS Game - Eighty Six Forever
There was a lot going on today beyond the scoreline of a 4-3 Whitecaps loss to San Jose. A lot.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC pleased with effort but stung by late defeat: "It's an emotional one" |
Vancouver looked like they were breaking through as a team that could sneak up on folks in Orlando but a collapse in the second half showed they still have a ways to go here.

New York Red Bulls view Columbus Crew as top team at MLS is Back Tournament |
We'll get a good one tonight with New York and Columbus squaring off.

Alvarado, Pomykal, Gonzalez among top CONCACAF region-based players age 21 or under | ESPNFC
Former scout and sporting director Tor-Kristian Karlsen identifies 15 top Under-21 prospects, who are from and play in the CONCACAF region.

MLS test results provide 'a sense of relaxation' - ESPN Video
Stefano Fusaro provides insight from the MLS bubble after the latest round of tests had no positive results.

Nedum Onuoha opted out of MLS is Back, but his days are still packed – The Athletic ($)
With three young kids at home, the Real Salt Lake defender simply couldn't justify playing in MLS's Orlando tournament

Do rivalries still matter at MLS is Back? | US Soccer Players
The LA Galaxy and LAFC meet in different circumstances at MLS is Back but with league points on the line and the reputation of their rivalry in play.

No advantage at MLS is Back | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer's commitment to parity is working against what most assumed would be the favorites at MLS is Back due to a lack of advantages.