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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Today marks a new day and one with a lot of questions for FC Dallas.

The last couple of weeks have gone from good, to bad, to pretty damn ugly for FC Dallas. Just as we hoped our season would resume this week, things began to fall apart in Orlando and now we’re left wondering what is next.

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FC Dallas withdrawn from MLS is Back Tournament - Big D Soccer
There are still lots of questions to be answered here as to what is next but for now we know FCD won't be playing this month.

Why FC Dallas Won't Compete in the MLS Is Back Tournament | FC Dallas
Here are a few more comments and explanations from folks at FCD as to why they are sitting this thing out.

FC Dallas out of MLS is Back Tournament amid coronavirus cases | ESPNFC
Garber claims they will work on getting FCD games to make up for the three regular season games lost here.

Behind FC Dallas' decision to withdraw from the tournament - ESPN Video
ESPN's Stefano Fusaro updates from Orlando, Florida regarding FC Dallas' situation to withdraw from play.

MLS commissioner explains decision to send FC Dallas home - ESPN Video
Don Garber joins SportsCenter to discuss MLS's decision to withdraw FC Dallas from their upcoming tournament.

FC Dallas withdrawn from MLS is Back Tournament after COVID-19 positives – The Athletic
Double-digit COVID-19 positives within the team halted their tournament preparations in Orlando.

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber: MLS is Back Tournament moving forward as planned | MLSsoccer.com
Garber says he'll be the one to decide if this tournament gets the plug pulled on it somehow but for now, it is a go. Or a full go.

Four teams in dire need of win in their MiB opener | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
After looking at this list, yeah, I can't disagree with any of the four on here. Especially the last team.

Armchair Analyst: One big Q for every team in the MLS is Back Tournament | MLSsoccer.com
Every teams in the tournament has more than one questions about them going into it but Doyle has one big questions instead for each.

Inter Miami's Victor Ulloa on reunion with Orlando City's Oscar Pareja: I want to beat him | MLSsoccer.com
Vic versus Papi. It is a weird matchup that I never expected to actually have an interest in before this season.

Bradley on MLS restart: “Not sure I agreed with” way it was presented - Angels on Parade
LAFC coach talks preparations and dealing with coronavirus concerns.

Nani - I feel safe inside MLS Orlando bubble, players look happy | ESPNFC
Orlando City SC's Nani isn't unduly concerned about the number of positive cases of coronavirus in the MLS is Back tournament.

5 things for the MLS is Back tournament | US Soccer Players
The MLS is Back tournament begins on Wednesday with plenty of questions as Major League Soccer plays games that count in Orlando.

5 Nashville SC players test positive for COVID-19 in MLS bubble: Yahoo Sports
Five unnamed Nashville SC players have tested positive for COVID-19, four since arriving in the MLS bubble.