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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Another day inside...let’s see what happens.

MLS: FC Dallas at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning folks! I hope you all are finding ways to enjoy your quarantine time or social distancing. Let’s get into a couple of links to discuss this morning to get us going today.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: The Transformation of FC Dallas winger Michael Barrios - Big D Soccer
Consistency from the wing has helped Dallas over the half decade large in part due to Barrios.

If MLS was Decided by a 5-A-Side Competition, Which FC Dallas Players Would You Pick? | FC Dallas
A five-a-side competition seems like a fun thing MLS should try during an all-star break at some point.

FC Dallas Team FAQs and Updates During 30-Day MLS Suspension | FC Dallas
Here is a good look at how FC Dallas is handling the 30-day league suspension.

// MLS //

MLS players, coaches participate in the #StayatHomeChallenge | MLSsoccer.com
You've probably seen plenty of these videos over the last couple of days. Players juggling toilet paper as a way to keep active and to challenge one another.

Nashville SC begin demolition at fairgrounds site for soccer-specific stadium | MLSsoccer.com
It feels like a weird time to be beginning this project but I'm happy to see Nashville make some progress here.

How MLS clubs are instructing players to keep fit at home, which you can do | MLSsoccer.com
Staying fit will be very key during this time of social distancing too. I know personally I've gone on way more walks around my neighborhood now that my local gym is closed.

MLS expansion side Austin FC riding a wave, less than a year out from on-field debut | MLSsoccer.com
The team in the Texas capital have genuine momentum generated by huge season-ticket demand, a steady stream of corporate partnerships and rapidly-advancing stadium and training facility construction projects.

St. Louis MLS expansion team set for $6 million in tax credits for new stadium | Pro Soccer USA
In other expansion news, St. Louis is getting some help from their state to build their stadium.

Soccer documentaries: What to watch and what to skip - Angels on Parade
Need a good docuseries to watch during this time? Here is a good list to get you going.