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Big D Daily: News for Monday, April 6, 2020

MLS began play on this day back in 1996.

United at Clash

Happy Monday folks. It is Monday, right? These days are certainly blending together more and more here. What is more crazy to me is that this is the day that MLS began play back in 1996. So today may be more about look back than looking forward. Which isn’t a bad thing.

// FC Dallas //

Options for Major League Soccer’s season once play resumes - Big D Soccer
It feels like there are a few good options for what MLS could do moving forward here.

MLS Training Moratorium Continues Through April 24 - Big D Soccer
The keeps getting pushed further out. Also Dallas County in a Shelter-in-place until late May also doesn't help matters out either.

Tanner Tessmann Reveals All in Q/A Video Conference with FC Dallas Season Ticket Members | FC Dallas
Tessmann chats it up with some fans over a Zoom call this past weekend.

Remembering FC Dallas' 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Victory | FC Dallas
I don't know about you all but rewatching these highlights over the weekend really was something. That is definitely a night I won't forget anytime soon.

// MLS //

Inside the buildup to MLS's first-ever game: "We all kind of had one shot at this" |
A lot was riding on the Major League Soccer's first-ever game on April 6, 1996, and the buildup wasn't all smooth sailing.

Armchair Analyst: The on-field stories that defined the first MLS season |
I love looking back at the 1996 season like this. Such a fun trip down memory lane.

MLS pundits remember their first MLS game |
I remember my first game in DC back in 1998 against the expansion Chicago Fire. Fun game, in the rain.

How DC United and the San Jose Clash got their names and original look |
Oh those Nike names back in the mid-90s were what they were.

Project-40: The story of the original MLS youth super team | Legacy |
Back in the late 90s, before academies became the norm for all teams, Major League Soccer launched a unique plan to develop future stars: Project-40.

MLS training amid coronavirus Clubs send players balls rollers and dumbbells to keep fit in quarantine | ESPNFC
Between sending players home with gym equipment and hosting online cooking classes, MLS clubs are creatively keeping their team fit and connected.

What American soccer is doing without games on the schedule | US Soccer Players
Without games to play, Major League Soccer and the US Soccer Federation are looking back at big games with the help of the people involved.

MLS will have half a year to play a full season after Covid-19. Here’s how they can do it - Black And Red United
This piece certainly expands on one of the ideas I put in my options piece above.