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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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Now that the dust has settled on the first weekend of the season, let’s dive into some news.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re pushing forward here in our first week of March here as FC Dallas is back at work here, getting ready for a weekend visit from Montreal.

// FC Dallas //

Who’s trending up and down following FC Dallas’ win over Philadelphia? - Big D Soccer
Saturday showed us a fair amount about how this club is going to be in 2020.

East Stand View: Reviewing FC Dallas’ win over Philadelphia - Big D Soccer
Let's talk about the season opener and all the other things outside of the game real quick.

What we learned in FC Dallas’ 2-0 win over the Philadelphia Union - Big D Soccer
Dallas made a strong showing at home with a 2-0 win over Philadelphia while those new faces in the midfield really did well.

What We Learned: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 2020 Home Opener | FC Dallas
Again, there was a lot of good to take in on Saturday between Kobra and Paxton's goals and the debuts of players in the midfield.

For Tanner Tessmann, Saturday's Win Against Philadelphia Union Saw His Dream Come True | FC Dallas
Tessmann not only had a solid debut on Saturday but he showed why FCD put so much faith in him in the preseason.

New-look Paxton Pomykal on standout first game: "All the power to the mustache" | MLSsoccer.com
I'm going to continue on saying, we have to get #PaxStache a thing this year.

// MLS //

MLS 2020: 26 takeaways from Week 1 of the season | MLSsoccer.com
If you need a quick recap of how every club did over the weekend, here is a decent place to start.

Who can replace Josef Martinez? Here are 10 transfer targets for Atlanta United | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta United have stepped firmly into "there are no bad ideas" territory, even if the signing can't be a Designated Player.

D.C. United signs former Columbus Crew captain Federico Higuain - Black And Red United
The player-coach thing makes sense in a way but will he be anywhere near his old self after his injury last year? That is the more burning question for me.

Breaking down Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez's debut with LA Galaxy | Ben Baer | MLSsoccer.com
Chicharito looked a little off his game in Houston but there are still a lot of games left for him to show us why LA went after him in the first place.

This is the way MLS Opening Weekend full of tifos atmosphere celebrities and Mandalorians | ESPNFC
The 25th season of MLS kicked off last weekend, and enthusiasm for another campaign was palpable in an Opening Weekend full of fans' energy.

MLS task force monitoring coronavirus outbreak | ESPNFC
Major League Soccer has created a task force to monitor the coronavirus as the outbreak spreads in North America.

MLS more attractive to Mexican stars than Liga MX - ESPNFC
Mexico legend Rafa Marquez believes MLS has become a more attractive option for Mexican players returning from Europe than Liga MX.

ASN article: MLS Thoughts: FC Dallas, Jordan Morris, Thierry Henry, all stand out in opening week
Here is another weekend recap to digest here on a Tuesday morning.

MLS commissioner Don Garber on Nashville SC, soccer in the south, NWSL | Pro Soccer USA
During halftime of the Nashville SC and Atlanta United match Saturday, MLS commissioner Don Garber touched on Charlotte's expansion and the NWSL.