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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 16, 2020

The talk of the season resuming in June without fans seems to be gaining a lot of traction.

MLS: FC Dallas at Sporting Kansas City Peter G. Aiken

We’ve almost made it through another week folks. We’re five-ish weeks into this quarantine life that we’re living in and it does feel like the time is starting to speed up a tad bit too. At least for me it feels that way, I don’t know about some of you.

There is starting to be more talk here this week about when potentially we could see some soccer being played again here this year. While it is still weeks away, it is better than nothing.

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What a FC Dallas themed Mount Rushmore looks like - Big D Soccer
Figuring out who would be on the hypothetical mountain top isn’t as clear as you might think, but at the end of the day we’re pretty pleased with our four.

The Dallas Burn's Dave Dir and Mark Dodd Relive the Club's First Match | FC Dallas
It was certainly pretty cool to relive the first Dallas game from back in 1996.

What would MLS games without fans be like? FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez answers | MLSsoccer.com
That situation – playing without fans – isn’t ideal, according to FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez. But it’s also better than nothing.

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MLS to postpone matches through June 8 due to coronavirus - ESPNFC
MLS is planning to postpone matches through June 8 due to the spread of the coronavirus. So, yay?

After Development Academy’s demise, MLS and others will seek to fill the void – The Athletic (paywall)
The future of youth development in the United States will no longer be administered by the U.S. Soccer Federation and that may be a good thing.

Major League Soccer launches new elite competition for youth academies | MLSsoccer.com
MLS announced the creation of a new elite youth competition platform intended to provide high-level matches for academy sides after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy ceased operations.

Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre: Stadium has been "guiding light" during coronavirus break | MLSsoccer.com
Even in undeniably trying times, Ayre sees some silver linings in Nashville SC's current situation, not the least of which is that the club's new ground is under construction on schedule.

Seattle Sounders owner: MLS could lose billions due to coronavirus | ESPNFC
Sounders owner Adrian Hanauer says MLS teams' financial losses will be "astronomical" due to the leaguewide shutdown because of COVID-19.

MLS after coronavirus - What will the league look like when it returns? | ESPNFC
The good news is that MLS will return when the time is right. What is murky are the long-term and financial implications of an extended hiatus.

Pat Onstad tells Rochester's Open Cup Cinderella story | US Soccer Players
Pat Onstad was in goal for the Rochester Raging Rhinos during their 1999 US Open Cup run, the last time a lower division team lifted the trophy.

Is Liga MX taking a step towards a North American super league? | US Soccer Players
With Liga MX reportedly set to end promotion and relegation, is this an indication of an eventual move to a North American super league?