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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 6, 2020

The weekend is here folks and it is time to enjoy some beautiful weather and some soccer.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve made it through another week here as FC Dallas is getting set to host the Montreal Impact tomorrow afternoon. Before we dive more into that game, let’s go through some links.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas signs Reggie Cannon to a new four-year contract - Big D Soccer
Reggie is signed up through the 2024 season with this new contract.

Where will FC Dallas get points from in the first month of 2020? - Big D Soccer
Three games in the month of March could be tricky for FC Dallas given who they are playing.

Who should start for FC Dallas against the Montreal Impact? - Big D Soccer
We saw two different formations in week one against Philadelphia. Will we see both again in week two?

5 Things to Know: FC Dallas Hosts Thierry Henry's Montreal Impact | FC Dallas
This weekend's game didn't look like a big one going when the schedule dropped but now it should be one worth catching.

// MLS //

MLS 2020: Here's why Week 2 matters to your team | Andrew Wiebe |
Another week on the schedule with a lot of games to dive into.

Report: Atlanta United set to sign multiple strikers to replace Josef Martinez |
Atlanta United set to sign multiple strikers to replace Josef Martinez, which is something you kind of expected them to do here.

Inside the Colorado Rapids' dramatic rebuild to compete with MLS's best: "We needed to tear it down" |
The Colorado Rapids have dramatically — if quietly — reshaped their roster over the past year or so. Just don't ask them if their true MLS contenders this season.

Coronavirus update: Sounders will play, official urge some to stay home - Sounder At Heart
This is something we're certainly going to have to keep an eye on here in the coming weeks.

Columbus Crew alter travel plans due to coronavirus concerns | Pro Soccer USA
I think we're going to see a lot of teams do this until we see things change.

MLS preview: Can Atlanta cope without Josef Martinez? Time for Timbers to worry? | ESPNFC
Atlanta's quest for silverware took a big hit after Josef Martinez tore his ACL, while Portland's defense looks shaky. Can both clubs rebound?

St. Louis MLS reveal new stadium renderings |
If you compare them to older renderings of this venue, there isn't a massive change.

The inside story of how the Chicago Fire landed Arlo White - Hot Time In Old Town
It couldn’t have happened without a chance meeting at a bar, Dan Majerle, and David Tyree. Yeah, this is still all super impressive.

ASN article: A look at Cannon's deal, struggles for Dest & Sargent, Marsch to Cup final, U-23 outlook, & more
Here is another look at what Reggie Cannon is getting in his new deal.

Revs coach Bruce Arena blasts U.S. Soccer, Carlos Cordeiro | Yahoo Soccer
Just skip down to the last item on this list. It is really the only one worth knowing for FCD fans.