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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, July 8, 2020

MLS returns to the field tonight with their big come back.

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MLS is back folks. At least starting tonight it will be for the next month or so as Miami and Orlando get things started. FC Dallas on the other hand will be working towards finding their way back home.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez on what comes next for the club |
Luchi spoke with a lot of emotion yesterday in his press conference. He mostly zeroed in on how the team's health and safety is priority one right now.

FC Dallas leaving MLS is Back Tournament the 'right decision' - Luchi Gonzalez | ESPNFC
FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez is sure that the decision to pull out of the MLS is Back tournament was the right one.

// MLS //

Players sitting out Orlando Tournament: Vela, Onuoha and five Whitecaps |
Even had FCD been able to play, they wouldn't have seen a key portion of the Vancouver roster.

Orlando City's Oscar Pareja offers support to FC Dallas, discusses mental challenge of MLS is Back Tournament |
Always classy Pareja sends his support to Dallas after they had to pull out of the tournament.

Orlando City, Inter Miami players talk up potential rivalry ahead of MLS is Back Tournament opener |
Tonight is the night, MLS returns with a big new rivalry in Florida between Orlando and Miami.

LAFC's Wright-Phillips questions MLS return amid coronavirus surge | ESPNFC
LAFC's Bradley Wright-Phillips has questioned whether MLS should be returning with coronavirus cases on the rise in the United States.

The return of MLS colors the league’s charming weirdness with serious concerns – The Athletic ($)
MLS returns tonight with the chaos that they have created.

The teams best positioned for success in the MLS is Back Tournament – The Athletic ($)
According to 21st Club, the New York Red Bulls could have an edge in Orlando.