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Big D Daily: News for Friday, February 28, 2020

The new season is finally here!!!!!

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After a few long months here following a playoff exit for FC Dallas in Seattle, the new season is finally upon us here with a kickoff tomorrow night against Philadelphia.

// FC Dallas //

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Philadelphia Union? - Big D Soccer
It is time to figure out who should be in tomorrow's lineup.

Quick Burns: What are your expectations for FC Dallas in 2020? - Big D Soccer
How well do we think FC Dallas should do in 2020? Our staff discusses it here.

Fans From Afar: How to watch FC Dallas in 2020 - Big D Soccer
Don't live in Dallas but you follow this club? We have you covered.

FC Dallas signs Tanner Tessmann to Homegrown contract - Big D Soccer
Tessmann earned a new deal after spending part of 2019 with North Texas SC.

FC Dallas Signs Academy Product Tanner Tessmann as the Club’s 28th Homegrown Player | FC Dallas
Tanner could have gone to Clemson this year but instead he is staying in Frisco.

// MLS //

Moving on! LAFC 3, Club León 0 - Angels on Parade
LAFC needed a big performance at home and they got one last night to advance in the CCL.

LAFC supporters unveil Gianna & Kobe Bryant tribute tifo - Angels on Parade
I do appreciate the love that LAFC supporters had last night for Kobe and Gigi.

Recap: Sounders lose on penalties, don’t advance in CCL - Sounder At Heart
Two blown leads over two legs will do it. Seattle was the one team a lot of folks expected to go deep into this tournament and instead, they crashed out early.

The Originals: Meet the MLS supporters who were there from the start | Legacy |
As MLS kicks off its 25th season, brings you the stories of 10 supporters who have been season ticket holders from the very start. They are "The Originals."

Armchair Analyst: Frontrunners, the Pack & all 26 MLS teams ranked by tier |
Matt Doyle breaks down every club into tiers once again as the new season begins. FCD is about where they should be in my opinion. Though I’m not sure where he’s getting his lineup for tomorrow night.

MLS 2020: Predicting the five most improved teams this season | Greg Seltzer |
Several teams made big splashes this winter and are looking drastically better than their 2019 version.

MLS 2020 predictions: Here are all your award winners for the new season | Andrew Wiebe |
It is always fun to predict award winners this far out, so why not.

Bedoya contract extension will keep him in Chester for another 2-3 seasons - Brotherly Game
The Union announced a contract extension for their 32-year-old captain on Thursday.

2020 MLS season The big question your club must answer
I'm glad that a question is finally asked of FCD that isn't "Play Your Kids" related.

Why Giuseppe Rossi’s RSL deal is exciting and weird - RSL Soapbox
From Champions League to Leagues Cup, Giuseppe Rossi is a fascinating addition to Real Salt Lake.

2020 MLS Western Conference preview | US Soccer Players
The Seattle Sounders will attempt to defend their MLS Cup title and LAFC will push for their first trophy in a highly contested Western Conference.

Inter Miami owners David Beckham, Jorge Mas excited about opening weekend after 7-year journey | Pro Soccer USA
It has been a long road for Miami to return to MLS. Such a long road.

Inter Miami's intrepid, imperfect road to MLS and its mission - Sports Illustrated
It's taken Inter Miami over six years to put a product on the field after MLS announced its intention to return to the city, but it's finally here.

Kyle Beckerman: Nobody has experienced MLS like RSL's captain - Sports Illustrated
As MLS prepares for its 25th season, Beckerman prepares for his 21st. The last active link to the last team in Miami, he has witnessed the league up close.