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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Just one more sleep until FC Dallas is back on the field!

Our season return is nearly here folks. Just one more day to go, as FC Dallas continues to prepare for the restart to their year against Nashville SC. We’re trying to get back into a weekly game mode around this site as much as we can (we’re a tad rusty, so bare with us).

// FC Dallas //

Rumor: FC Dallas in talks with Colombian midfielder - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas continues to be linked to midfielders, just ahead of the summer transfer window.

Who should start for FC Dallas against Nashville SC? - Big D Soccer
Two games against Nashville in one week could call for two different looks.

FC Dallas' Luchi Gonzalez rooting for Oscar Pareja and Orlando City in MLS is Back final |
We know Luchi is pulling for Oscar tonight. That is pretty obvious.

// MLS //

Portland Timbers, Orlando City eye Concacaf Champions League berth in MLS is Back Tournament final |
The carrot of continental competition is a major motivator for both clubs, even if the impact of playing in a CCL may be a bit different for each.

How Nani ascended into rarefied air for Orlando City at MLS is Back Tournament | Charles Boehm |
After 12 goals and 10 assists in 2019 wasn't enough for some critics, Nani has responded with something closer to outright dominance at the MLS is Back Tournament.

Armchair Analyst: Your tactical preview of Portland-Orlando City in the MLS is Back Tournament Final |
Tonight's final should be an interesting one with two teams that most didn't expect to be in this place at the beginning of the tournament.

MLS is Back: 5 things before the final | US Soccer Players
MLS is Back concludes on Thursday with Orlando playing Portland and the successful conclusion of a tournament that faced plenty of issues.

MLS is Back final preview - Will Orlando complete fairy tale by beating Portland? | ESPNFC
MLS is Back has been totally unpredictable. Can Orlando continue that trend to win its first trophy or will Portland's big-game experience win out?

How Blaise Matuidi going from Juventus to first-year MLS club Inter Miami could work |
Miami could soon add a third DP here with Matuidi. It seems like an odd move but if you watched them in Orlando, you know they need this kind of player.