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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Dallas Burn made their MLS debut on this day back in 1996!

Burn V Mutiny

Today is a bit of a historical day for FC Dallas as it was on this day in 1996 that the team, then known as the Dallas Burn, made their MLS debut in a 1-0 shootout win over the San Jose Clash.

So much has changed for both of those clubs and the league since that meeting at the Cotton Bowl. Still, it is fun to look back on those games and remember what they were like.

// FC Dallas //

MLS should make plans to play in front of empty stadiums - Big D Soccer
The science looks a bit grim to return to the stadiums any time soon...or even this year.

Matt Hedges Joins FC Dallas Season Ticket Members on Video Conference Call | FC Dallas
FCD continues to host calls between players and fans during this time with Hedges being the latest.

April 14, 1996: The Dallas Burn and Jason Kreis Make Their MLS Debuts | Part 1 | FC Dallas
It is kind of crazy that today is the big anniversary day for Dallas. First game in MLS. First win in MLS.

// MLS //

MLS mulling tournament format, neutral-site games if season returns | ESPNFC
MLS commissioner Don Garber said the league is exploring alternative formats to completing the season, including a tournament and neutral sites.

Armchair Analyst: The best imports in MLS history, broken down by tier |
MLS has brought in some major talent over the years and now is as good of a time as ever to break them all down.

Eight MLS originals played their first competitive matches on April 13 and 14, 1996 |
Here's a look back to what transpired on the first full weekend of Major League Soccer.

The 6 best regular season games in MLS history | US Soccer Players
The 6 best regular season goals in Major League Soccer's 25-year history with the Galaxy and MetroStars turned Red Bulls leading the way.

ASN article: Breaking down the potential issues and solutions for the international calendar
The international calendar is nearly ripped up to shreds at this point.