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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Could MLS just move to Orlando for the summer?

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We’re blazing through the month of May here as we are getting close to the halfway point in the month. It still seems crazy to me that we’re nearly two months into this crazy new world. The first couple of weeks never seemed to end, while the last few are whipping by at a crazy pace.

// FC Dallas //

FIFA 2020: FC Dallas adds some hardware to the trophy case - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas finish dominant run through League One and pulls off a huge upset in a tournament as well.

// MLS //

Revealed: Details, dates of MLS’s proposal to return to play in Orlando – The Athletic ($)
A lot has to be worked out but there are some intriguing proposals on the table right now to send everyone to Orlando next month.

MLS in Orlando? | US Soccer Players
In a way, Orlando seems super logical for MLS. But there are so many big questions looming surrounding it as well.

Can MLS really just move the entire league to Disney World? - Dirty South Soccer
Folks in Atlanta aren’t that keen on a move to Orlando this summer. This is a solid breakdown of a lot of those questions that need to be answered.

Major League Soccer's rivalry power rankings | Andrew Wiebe |
Here is to hoping the Austin addition to the Texas Derby adds the right kind of spice to get the rivalries back on track.

Pablo Mastroeni recalls wild match that lit fuse of rivalry between Colorado Rapids and Real Salt Lake |
Ten years ago or so, the Rocky Mountain Cup was pretty lit. Now days, it is kind of like the Texas Derby. A bit boring, a tad one-sided.

Real Salt Lake great Nick Rimando reveals the pain he played through during his final MLS season |
For some veteran players like this, they know when it is their time to leave the game.

MLS players are just like us They miss hanging out and playing with their friends | ESPNFC
MLS has been dark for eight weeks, and the hardest part for players is the indeterminate wait. "It's difficult not knowing what the timeline is."