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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A Tuesday in Shelter here as we reminisce about the past.

Chad Ashton...

Happy Tuesday everyone. I hope everyone is doing and is staying safe wherever you may be. We are getting further into the month of April now as we continue on in our Shelter-in-Place life here. There are still no FC Dallas games to talk about or break down here. But everyone seems to be jumping on the trips down memory lane bandwagon, so that is where we’ll go as well.

// FC Dallas //

Dallas Burn Fans Share Their #MLSin96 Memories on Social Media! | FC Dallas
Right now it is all about the retro stuff in MLS. Here are some good Burn-related things to take you back down memory lane.

// MLS //

The inside story of MLS's first-ever game: “Everybody's worst nightmare was a scoreless tie" |
Nobody wanted a scoreless tie in Major League Soccer's first-ever game on April 6, 1996. Fortunately, USMNT star Eric Wynalda was not about to let that happen.

What if Nashville SC, Inter Miami were part of the original MLS in 1996? |
Nashville SC and Inter Miami ask what MLS might have looked like had they been a part of the original league in 1996.

Which players, teams are high pressing? Data suggests Alan Pulido could be perfect fit |
When searching for a No. 9, coaches understandably have finishing ability atop their requirement list. But defensive work rate is often close behind.

MLS players union No salary cuts on table yet | ESPNFC
MLS Players Association executive director Bob Foose says that MLS has not approached the union about players taking salary cuts.

MLS Year One, 25 seasons ago - The 'Wild West' of training, travel, hockey shootouts and American soccer | ESPNFC
It's been 25 seasons since the first MLS campaign, and it's come a long way since. ESPNF has a look back on the league's infancy with those who were there.

The 2020 US Open Cup and a test of US Soccer's will | US Soccer Players
The 2020 US Open Cup is currently suspended along with the rest of American professional soccer with questions over whether or not it can happen.

6 MLS Cups worth rewatching | US Soccer Players
The MLS Cups worth a rewatch including the first in 1996, San Jose's golden goal in 2001, back-to-back for Houston, and the Galaxy galacticos.