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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, July 2, 2020

More coronavirus cases continue to pop up for FC Dallas in Orlando.

We’re getting closer and closer to the holiday weekend here as more teams arrive in Orlando today ahead of the MLS is Back tournament. Will FC Dallas still be apart of it come next Wednesday remains to be the biggest question looming right now.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas has six positive cases of COVID-19 - Big D Soccer
Yeah, this isn’t what you want to see a week before a restart of the season. FCD has nine players and one coach testing positive here. That is almost a third of the roster.

Three players, one coach on FC Dallas test positive for COVID-19 in Orlando – The Athletic
Neither MLS or FCD has confirmed these new cases despite the team not training at all the last couple of days. But not matter how you look at it, it isn’t good for FCD or MLS right now.

What's life like inside the MLS bubble in Orlando? - ESPN Video
FC Dallas midfielder Paxton Pomykal details life in the bubble in Orlando, Florida, for the MLS is Back Tournament.

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MLS announces revised 2020 transfer windows - Big D Soccer
Franco Jara came to FC Dallas via the first transfer window of the new 2020 calendar.

LA Galaxy’s Jonathan dos Santos out injured for MLS is Back Tournament - LAG Confidential
There is one big name to miss this tournament. You wonder how many more guys like him will also be sitting out.

LAFC’s Carlos Vela likely to opt out of MLS is Back Tournament — ESPNFC
LAFC star Carlos Vela is considering not participating in the MLS is Back Tournament. I mean, can you blame him?

Atlanta United sign former Tigres winger Jurgen Damm, waive Luiz Fernando - Dirty South Soccer
The Mexican international is set to join the 5-Stripes after they sent the Dynamo some allocation money to make it happen.

How Jurgen Damm can come good for Atlanta United | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta continues to find big named talent to come to them. Damm is just the next one.

Official: Inter Miami acquire former Atlanta United star Leandro Gonzalez Pirez from Club Tijuana | MLSsoccer.com
Gonzalez Pirez was a cornerstone of the defense for Atlanta's first three seasons, starting 95 matches while helping the club raise three trophies.

Minnesota United still in play for Boca Juniors star Emanuel Reynoso | ESPNFC
Minnesota United manager Adrian Heath said that the team is still in pursuit of Boca Juniors attacker Emanuel Reynoso.