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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Pepi’s development, LAFC routs Seattle and other news from around the league.

MLS: Montreal Impact at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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What Ricardo Pepi can (and should) learn from Kobra | BigDSoccer.com
We’ve got some analysis on Pepi’s development as a goal scorer and what he can do to become an elite striker.

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Feeling better: LAFC 4, Seattle Sounders 1 | Alicia Rodriguez | AngelsOnBrigade.com
LAFC absolutely dismantled the Sounders in emphatic fashion last night, setting up a showdown against Orlando. It’s scary to remember that LAFC is doing this without Carlos Vela too.

Surging San Jose Earthquakes set sights on MLS is Back final: “We enjoy it here” | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Don’t look now but San Jose is playing some of the most fun soccer since 2012, and Wondo is still scoring goals on goals on goals.

Teams with the strongest identities are dictating at MLS is Back in Orlando | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
The quote “They were who we thought they were” keeps coming to mind here. If we get nothing else from this tournament, it’s that the coaches who get their players to buy in with their philosophies that are the most successful.