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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Soccer is back in Texas...well, sort of.

File it under the “you love to see it” category, as FC Dallas players took the field for the first time yesterday since March. Yeah, March. That is still weird to think that it has been two months since we last saw some actual games here. But it does feel like there is some light starting to shine from the end of the tunnel.

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Quick Burns: What is the biggest “What If” in FC Dallas history? - Big D Soccer
This club is defined by a lot of "what if" moments over the years. Here are some of our top ones.

FC Dallas Returns to Toyota Stadium for First Individual Training Sessions | FC Dallas
A sight for sore eyes, huh? Yeah, it was good to see this yesterday.

FC Dallas still expect Pachuca's Franco Jara in July, says head coach Luchi Gonzalez | MLSsoccer.com
Things could change in terms of transfer windows for all the leagues, but FCD is still hoping that their prized striker will be here this summer.

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Armchair Analyst: Defining moments for the biggest rivalries in MLS history | MLSsoccer.com
Rivalry week during a suspension from play just feels odd to me.

MLS proposing teams come to Orlando to resume coronavirus-delayed season - The Washington Post
Matches would be played at ESPN Wide World of Sports — and possibly other locations — with players, coaches and support staff living under quarantine at one of the large resorts near the complex.

Major League Soccer proposes 20 percent pay cut to players' association | ESPNFC
Major League Soccer has made a formal proposal to the MLS Players Association regarding wage reductions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

How a five-sub rule could impact tactics, preparation when MLS play resumes – The Athletic ($)
The new rule, now given the blessing of IFAB, could have a big impact on MLS coaches' approach.

The history of English players in MLS | US Soccer Players
David Beckham remains the most famous English player to find success in MLS, but it's Bradley Wright-Phillips who put up the biggest numbers.