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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 12, 2020

Things are getting scary out there with this virus.

MLS: Montreal Impact at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

This has certainly been an interesting week around the United States with the news of the coronavirus and it appears to only be the beginning here.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas’ game in Seattle postponed due to coronavirus - Big D Soccer
Next weekend's game has been postponed with no make up date announced yet.

FC Dallas Loanees & Affiliates Report: Montgomery scores in debut - Big D Soccer
There were a bunch of players debuting for their new teams, and a couple of them had huge games.

What to Look For: FC Dallas vs. New York City FC | 3.14.20 | FC Dallas
It sounds like Paxton will get the start this weekend in New York, while we could see some other changes to the lineup as well.

// MLS //

Sporting KC, Colorado, Atlanta & Minnesota: Which perfect team is built to last? | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
Nobody is going to go perfect in a MLS season but there are four teams (some a bit surprisingly) that are still looking good so far.

Ronny Deila: NYCFC abandon style against Tigres UANL in second half of CCL loss | MLSsoccer.com
The warning signs were there for New York City FC coach Ronny Deila long before Eduardo Vargas snuck in a rebound in second-half stoppage time.

NYCFC 0, Tigres UANL 1 | 2020 Concacaf Champions League Match Recap | MLSsoccer.com
NYCFC didn't look great last night in the CCL but at least they didn't dig themselves into a giant hole.

América overwhelm Atlanta United 3-0 in leg 1 of Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal - Dirty South Soccer
Three first half goals by the hosts, and this tie basically looks done already for Atlanta here.

Armchair Analyst: Bad luck, bad health and a bad night for Atlanta United | MLSsoccer.com
It was just a rough night overall for Atlanta.

It's always MLS vs Liga MX in the Champions League | US Soccer Players
MLS vs Liga MX in the quarterfinal round of the 2020 Concacaf Champions League means added pressure for LAFC, NYCFC, and Atlanta United.

LAFC keeps building on 2019 in the Champions League | US Soccer Players
LAFC is in an interesting situation as they face Cruz Azul in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals, running a gauntlet of Liga MX clubs.

COVID-19 will deliver financial blow to all levels of North American soccer – The Athletic (Paywall)
More than other major sports leagues, MLS, NWSL, USL, and CONCACAF could all take major hits if games are postponed or played without fans.

At long last, Houston Dynamo reforms its approach to a lackluster academy – The Athletic (Paywall)
Despite its location in a large, talent-rich area, the Dynamo academy has majorly underperformed. That could be changing soon.