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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 22, 2020

DC United crashes out of MLS is Back tournament

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The MLS is Back Tournament nears its group stage end, FC Dallas continues to train and prepare for the impending return of the 2020 regular season, and shocking allegations surface against a soccer legend.

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FC Dallas Captain Reto Ziegler Stresses Positive Mindset on Return to Training | FC Dallas
ICYMI - Reto shares his thoughts on how he’s leading this young team during a difficult time of missing the tournament and how to stay focused.

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Berhalter from the MLS Bubble: On Pulisic, Reyna, Akinola, World Cup Qualifying and More | Brian Straus | SI.com
Insights from the USMNT head coach while he watches the tournament and observes current and potential national team players.

Nagbe reminds us why he remains so alluring to Gregg Berhalter, US national team | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Nagbe continues to do Nagbe things (never, ever turn the ball over) and it’s a wonder why he hasn’t broken out at the international level yet.

Food in the MLS is Back bubble: Consuming nearly 5,000 meals a day and still ordering Chipotle | Austin Lindberg | ESPN.com
You’ve seen the posts on social media, now get a more in depth look at the food options inside the MLS Bubble. And yes, apparently Chipotle is still king.

Former NYCFC captain David Villa accused of sexual harassment by former club intern | Christian A Smith | HudsonBlue.com
In a series of tweets, a former intern revealed horrendous harassment stories during her time with NYCFC and named David Villa as one of the culprits.

DC United’s refuse-to-lose mentality hits a dead end at MLS is Back | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
DC could’ve punched their way into the knock out rounds last night, but instead fell flat and lost to the winless Montreal Impact and are heading home.