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Big D Daily: News for Friday, June 18, 2021

Time to get some revenge on Minnesota United.

MLS: FC Dallas at Minnesota United FC David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The three-week break is finally done and in the books here as FC Dallas will return to the field tomorrow night as they host Minnesota United. We have some pre-game coverage coming up later today on the blog, so stay tuned and join us here if you aren’t making it out to the stadium tomorrow.

// FC Dallas //

Quignon not yet at home with FC Dallas but hoping to help quickly | The Striker Texas
The new defensive midfielder has been training with the club all week as he looks to get adjusted as quickly as possible.

// MLS //

MLS players missing on international duty and how it'll impact all 27 teams | MLSSoccer.com
There are still some international tournaments going on around the world that could impact how MLS teams handle the next couple of weeks.

Phil Neville dismisses Rodolfo Pizarro transfer rumors: "He will be a great Inter Miami player" | MLSSoccer.com
I know this is cold water being thrown on a rumor but there is something there that makes you wonder how soon Pizarro could go.

MLS and BPC to mark Juneteenth with limited-edition jerseys, playing of Black National Anthem | MLSSoccer.com
Major League Soccer on Thursday announced plans to recognize Juneteenth – the effective end of slavery in the United States – with a series of initiatives that celebrate freedom.

MLS 2021 roundtable discussion: The hits and misses of the season so far | ESPNFC
If you read closely, you see a tiny little knock at FC Dallas. But there is a lot in this one to unpack.

No news is good news? Not in that press conference… - Waking The Red
Was Toronto FC’s press conference earlier this week really necessary? Did it move the needle at all? The WTR Weekly crew discusses.

Atlanta United unveils The Unity Kit - Dirty South Soccer
The Five Stripes will be wearing their brand new alternate kit this weekend and I have to say this may be one of my favorites from them so far.

// USMNT //

USMNT Gold Cup roster: predicting who will make the squad – The Athletic
With many names to choose from, some selections for this summer's tournament could depend on transfer activity at the club level.

USMNT Gold Cup depth chart: Projecting who Gregg Berhalter could select | MLSSoccer.com
US Soccer is set to release the preliminary, 60-man roster for this summer’s Concacaf Gold Cup at the end of the week.