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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 20, 2020

MLS is Back is almost done with the group stage as teams are punching their tickets to the Knockout Round.

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Seattle Sounders FC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The tournament in Orlando for MLS is quickly moving along here as all the teams there have played at least two games with several already finding their way into the Knockout Round.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas SC Announces Full 2020 USL League One Season Schedule - Big D Soccer
Some important games for the North Texas side coming up including the home opener this weekend.

Gomez: I don't see the hooplah with Pomykal - ESPN Video
Scroll to the middle of this video to get to the meat of this headline. Herculez Gomez compares Pomykal to Philadelphia's Aaronson and...yeah, Herc isn't a fan.

// MLS //

Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, recap: A win, finally - Sounder At Heart
Sounders get their first win of the MLS is Back Tournament and advance to knockout stage.

San Jose Earthquakes are winning fans and points as MLS is Back Tournament's surprise package | Sam Jones | MLSsoccer.com
San Jose has quickly become a favorite in the tournament in Orlando.

Chicago Fire FC fans return to Soldier Field for drive-In watch party during MLS is Back Tournament | MLSsoccer.com
Chicago made their debut back at Soldier Field in a different way yesterday for a drive-in watch party.

LAFC’s Diego Rossi makes history, again, with his five-goal involvement - Angels on Parade
Rossi was a monster in the 6-2 win over the weekend for LAFC against their main rivals.

Timbers top Dynamo 2-1 - Stumptown Footy
The Timbers take a clear lead at the top of Group F behind goals from Ebobisse and Valeri.

MLS is Back embraces uncertainty | US Soccer Players
If MLS is Back is already doing one thing well, it's turning favorites into problems by showing anything can happen over 90 minutes plus stoppage time.

MLS Expansion: New timeline released for inaugural season of newest clubs | MLSsoccer.com
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, MLS has updated the timeline a bit for three of the four expansion clubs. Austin will still come in next year but everyone else gets a year-push.

With LAFC’s lopsided win, it’s clear the tables have turned on the Galaxy – The Athletic
That so-called Group of Death in the MLS is Back tournament is showing to be a two-team race.