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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, April 2, 2020

Another day down, but at least things feel like they’re moving a bit.

MLS: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

We’re almost through another week here in this Shelter-in-Place life here in Dallas. I have to say that the last day or two have felt about as normal as they could get in this. At least time feels like it is moving a bit again, though maybe that was just the calendar changing yesterday from March to April.

Either way, we’re moving forward. I hope you all are staying safe wherever you are reading this.

// FC Dallas //

How Cooking is Helping FC Dallas Winger Fafa Picault Stay in Touch With His Family | FC Dallas
I have a feeling this is true for just about every player living along these days.

Luchi Gonzalez advocates for minimum two-week preseason when MLS returns for 2020 |
When the 2020 MLS season does return, FC Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez feels a preseason of at least two weeks will be necessary.

// MLS //

Coronavirus: MLS to cut employees’ salaries up to 25-percent - Yahoo! Sports
Something you certainly hate to see. MLS will decrease the salaries of most of its full-time employees in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Every MLS team's best jersey of all time | Sam Jones |
Every team in MLS has had some good kits over the years for the most part. While I don't totally agree with the Dallas choice in this piece, it is still a pretty good one.

How do you become an MLS referee? The process from grassroots up, explained |
I know there are some out there that really enjoy being a ref or even want to be a ref some day. So this one is for you.

Who's the best crosser in MLS? These 10 players are best from open play |
By nature, crosses from open play are a low-percentage proposition. But these 10 MLS players are especially precise when looking to find a teammate.

Philadelphia Union player tests positive for coronavirus - Brotherly Game
Checks notes: ....yeah FC Dallas played this team earlier in the season.

Checks calendar: ....we should be good.

Also, good to see that this unnamed player is doing well despite the positive test.

What might an Austin FC, Austin Bold relationship look like? | Pro Soccer USA
Dallas already has a pair of players in Austin on loan with the USL side but you do wonder how much that will change in 2021.

Should MLS consider a split season? | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer may have a unique opportunity to reconsider its schedule and take the lead of Liga MX by seeing the benefits of a split season. I’ve been writing down some options for how MLS could do their season when they resume that I hope to share later this week or early next week.