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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, April 8, 2020

We’re halfway through another week folks. Celebrate.

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MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in another week folks. I suppose that is something to celebrate here as we continue our march towards whatever a new reality will be after this virus is done sweeping the world.

Again, I hope everyone out there reading this is staying safe and is healthy here.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: When was your first MLS game? - Big D Soccer
The anniversary of the first MLS game this week has us going back to when we first saw a MLS game in person.

Because, why not? Scouting potential goalkeeping prospects for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
What can we say, we'e trying to have fun with this here.

Around the Club: FC Dallas Weekly Schedule | 4.6.2020 | FC Dallas
Need some games to rewatch this week? This should help you get through things.

FC Dallas to Broadcast First Match in Franchise History: Dallas Burn vs. San Jose Clash | FC Dallas
Speaking of old games, how about the very first Dallas game in MLS? Yeah, that should be fun.

FC Dallas' Zdenek Ondrasek on quarantine life with his fiance and dog |
Kobra met with some reporters yesterday afternoon in a Zoom call to discuss what he's been up to and how he is coping with no soccer.

// MLS //

My story shows why we must be united — at a distance — to fight COVID-19 | Andrew Wiebe |
Man, big shout out to Andrew Wiebe for sharing his experience here.

The Top 25 player names in MLS history | J. Sam Jones |
Yeah, it looks like we're at the point in this break that we can write pieces like this. Seriously, top names. I guess top Twitter or Instagram handles is next.

The sporting matters MLS GMs are thinking about during the league’s suspension – The Athletic (paywall)
Though much larger concerns currently take precedent, MLS clubs are trying to prepare for the eventual resumption of play as best they can

Real Salt Lake announce furloughs and salary reductions in wake of COVID-19 - RSL Soapbox
In the you hate to see it department, the RSL Organization will reduce salaries for some employees and furlough others.

How good was the '96 Mutiny? | US Soccer Players
The 1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny finished with the best regular season record before exiting the playoffs in a lopsided aggregate loss to DC United. But damn they were so much fun to watch. Also, that logo folks. That logo.