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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Another midway point in a week during shelter in place...I’ve lost count of the days at this point.

MLS: Montreal Impact at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Hello again folks. I hope you all are doing well on this Wednesday morning as to move closer and closer to the month of May. I’ve lost track of the number of days that we’ve been inside here so let’s just get to some links to discuss, shall we?

// FC Dallas //

Ryan Hollingshead: How My Role as a Parent has Changed Due to Coronavirus | FC Dallas
I always enjoy seeing these articles from the players themselves, this one from Ryan is good for those parents out there.

// MLS //

The All-American Best XI who have played in Major League Soccer | Andrew Wiebe |
These are the Americans who best mixed individual plaudits, collective success, overall ability and longevity during the league’s first 24 years.

Fan poll: Seattle, Portland own the title of best road trip in MLS |
I get that it is a fan poll and there could have been some ballot stuffing but yeah, Dallas at the bottom of the list. Even going to New England is better for some than going to Frisco. Ouch.

The United States is the fifth top exporter of players in the Americas, per CIES Football Observatory |
Well, that is something kind of cool to see. The US is the top North America export but no one holds a candle to Brazil or Argentina on this side of the globe.

Mike Petke, Real Salt Lake settle lawsuit out of court | ESPNFC
The lawsuit filed by Mike Petke against the team he formerly managed, Real Salt Lake, has been settled out of court according to a report.

Does MLS need Liga MX? | US Soccer Players
With Liga MX officials and owners talking up the idea of an eventual joint league with MLS, it's worth asking why that would appeal to Major League Soccer. My gut tells me MLS owners don't need Liga MX in that way.

Investigation goes behind the scenes of lead-up to Sounders’ last match - Sounder At Heart
ProPublica and the Seattle Times get access to emails which show some of the internal debates that went on.