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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 6, 2020

So instead of it being a game week, we have some more time on our hands.

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It is another Monday here on our road back to soccer here. FC Dallas saw their first game in the MLS is Back tournament postponed over the weekend and now we have to wait just a little bit longer for their return to the field in 2020.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas’ game against Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed - Big D Soccer
The game will be made up at a later date and now FC Dallas will start on July 15 against Seattle. That’s good given how FC Dallas players were stuck in their rooms all last week as they were all being quarantined.

Is the MLS is Back Tournament still worth it for FC Dallas? - Big D Soccer
With nine or more players and one coach testing positive since arriving in Orlando, should FCD even still play? Yeah, we're struggling with that right now.

Luchi Gonzalez: "This will help us be stronger" | FC Dallas
Luchi talks about how the team is doing in Orlando and how they can be an example for others in this time.

FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez on virus cases - Priority is safety over playing | ESPNFC
FC Dallas coach Luchi said Gonzalez said: "The priority is getting guys healthy, feeling safe, so that we can be strong in the long term."

Winners and Losers of the new USL League One Season Structure - Big D Soccer
A heavily imbalanced schedule could decide which teams get a chance at a championship.

// MLS //

Three big questions ahead of the MLS is Back Tournament | Andrew Wiebe |
Aside from the how with the coronavirus affect this tournament, there are some lingering questions out there to look at as well.

Armchair Analyst: MLS is Back Tournament contenders ranked by tier |
Dallas feels about right given what is going on with them at the moment.

Diabetics Jordan Morris, Andy Rose discuss decision to play in Orlando |
I'm impressed these two even are considering playing in this tournament given how dangerous it is for diabetics.

The Extratime experts picks in Group B of the MLS is Back Tournament |
The "experts" are all over the place with FC Dallas' group in this tournament.

MLS is Back: How the league, players are coping with COVID-19 concerns in Florida | ESPNFC
MLS is confident in its protocols and team safety in Florida, but it's a constant stress for those in the bubble as cases rise across the state.

MLS is Back: Here’s where we left off – The Athletic ($)
If you need a good (and long) refresher about where things were way back at the start of the season, to right now, here is a good read for that.

MLS is Back triggers the transfer market with a twist | US Soccer Players
The issues with Liga MX are creating a strong market for transfers to Major League Soccer, but that may not help in the MLS is Back tournament.

Why MLS, USL, and other leagues are taking such risks to get back on the field | US Soccer Players
MLS is Back, the USL playing home games, and other responses to the coronavirus point to the need of pro sports leagues to generate revenue.