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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, June 3, 2021

FC Dallas returns to training today as they look to put the dismal start to the season behind them.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls closer to the weekend here as we get to see FC Dallas return to training for a couple of days. It is certainly time to put the start of the season behind us here and move on past it.

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FC Dallas winger Freddy Vargas on Venezuela squad for World Cup qualification | The Striker Texas
While Vargas has really yet to make an impact on the field (outside of preseason), he is at least getting a chance to make it happen on an international stage.

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5 big transfer decisions coming for MLS clubs this month |
Just jump to the bottom of this one as it talks all about what FC Dallas could be waiting to see happen overseas this summer. More money could be coming in if Richards and Cannon make makes.

Report: Lionel Messi to Inter Miami part of proposed 10-year Barcelona contract |
This is so damn wild. First of all, does anyone remember a time when Barca was about to go all-in as an MLS owner back in like 2009? Now they're willing to split Messi's final contract up with Miami. Just, wild.

Brian White sold to Vancouver as Red Bulls make room for further squad tweaks - Once A Metro
$400k allocation fee sends out-of-favor striker to Cascadia with New York in need of salary cap space.

Official: RSL signs CB Toni Datkovic to two-year deal - RSL Soapbox
The journeyman center back is joining Real Salt Lake as they look to sure up their defense for the summer.

Title droughts can define a soccer club... until they don't | US Soccer Players
After Cruz Azul ended a lengthy title drought in Liga MX, attention turns to the clubs in Major League Soccer that have never won MLS Cup.

Columbus Crew announces full capacity for the last-ever game at historic Crew Stadium - Massive Report
June 19’s farewell match at historic Crew Stadium against the Chicago Fire will have a full crowd.

Has Jozy Altidore played his last match for Toronto FC? - Waking The Red
After his latest clash with head coach Chris Armas, could Jozy Altidore’s reign as one of the faces of the franchise be coming to an end?

Orlando City Must Maintain Its Defensive Dominance - The Mane Land
The Lions have been among the league’s elite defensive sides in 2021 and that will have to continue after the international break.