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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 3, 2020

Another month is upon us here, and the question still looms: will we see FC Dallas play any time soon?

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A new month is here folks. It is still crazy to me that we’ve gone this long, nearly five months without any games for FC Dallas. As MLS looks to wrap up their summer tournament in Orlando, the question still is there, when will we see them play next?

// FC Dallas & NTSC //

Report: FC Dallas and Nashville SC could meet next week - Big D Soccer
Go ahead and dub this series the COVID Cup, or something along those lines. Still no official word on if and when these games are happening though.

North Texas SC recalls Brecc Evans from Austin Bold - Big D Soccer
Evans returns home for the 2020 season as his loan in Austin comes to an abrupt end.

Luchi Gonzalez Pleased with Team's Progress in Second Intrasquad Scrimmage | FC Dallas
Another weekend down in Frisco, and another team scrimmage for the guys. Sounds like Luchi is pleased with how things are progressing though.

// MLS //

Portland's twin maestros, Loons in flight and more from Saturday's action | Charles Boehm |
Our old pal Jacori Hayes showed well for Minnesota to help get the Loons into the semifinals.

MLS is Back Tournament Semifinal predictions | Greg Seltzer |
I have to agree that this tournament does kind of look like it will be a Philly-Minnesota final, though Orlando could really make things interesting.

Report: Columbus Crew SC 2 start might be delayed, Tim Bezbatchenko confirms |
No word yet on which USL league Crew 2 will play in but they won't play in 2021.

Orlando City SC a revelation of MLS is Back. Are they for real under Pareja? | ESPNFC
Orlando City SC have been one of the revelations at MLS is Back Tournament, though Oscar Pareja won't let his side get carried away yet.

Atlanta United signs Erick 'Cubo' Torres with Josef Martinez out for season | ESPNFC
Atlanta made a pair of moves on Friday in signing Erick "Cubo" Torres and placing Josef Martinez on the season-ending injury list.

How Orlando’s new attitude dumped LAFC’s dominance from MLS is Back – The Athletic ($)
Though Oscar Pareja's tactics are partially to thank, the Lions' commitment was the defining factor in Friday's upset.

Enjoy this run with Diego Rossi at LAFC while you can - Angels on Parade
His run in Orlando was certainly impressive when you consider he didn't have Carlos Vela helping him out.

The favorite and playing the underdog at MLS is Back | US Soccer Players
LAFC appears to be in position to roll through the quarterfinals at the expense of Orlando City and Adrian Heath once again makes his Loons underdogs.