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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 14, 2020

Another week is almost in the books here as we are starting to see more players back on the field.

Seeing FC Dallas players return to the field, even for some individual training this week has been a sight for sore eyes. June still seems like it is miles away though before we return to any real games however.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo: A look back at Texas Derby history |
Some of the most heated rivalry meetings have come in the Texas Derby between FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo.

// MLS //

Total of 95 clubs join forces as part of MLS's elite player development platform |
A lot of big youth clubs are joining the new development league set up by MLS including another local team from the DFW area.

MLS outlines development platform for 95 youth clubs | ESPNFC
MLS announced plans for its new youth development platform, incorporating 65 youth clubs along with 30 MLS academies.

Additional new renderings of Columbus Crew SC's downtown stadium released on Twitter |
Yeah, this venue looks pretty damn nice. A major step forward for the club.

Wave of MLS rivalries shows what's possible down South | Charles Boehm |
I always thought once MLS was able to 'connect the dots' on the map in the southeast that things would really begin to take off for them. And with four clubs (soon to be five) south of Washington DC, it is.

Kacper Przybylko posts video talking about his positive Covid-19 test and recovery - Brotherly Game
Unidentified at the time of his positive test in March, the Philadelphia Union forward posted a video online about it Wednesday.

MLS eyes June 1 for Orlando training tourney to start 3-4 weeks later - ESPNFC
The proposal calls for teams to head to Orlando on June 1, with the tournament -- involving matches without fans -- set to begin 3-4 weeks later.

Cincinnati vs Columbus and Orlando vs Atlanta | US Soccer Players
Cincinnati and Columbus along with Orlando and Atlanta are the kind of growing rivalries that will help build interest in Major League Soccer.

The importance of the Cali Clasico | US Soccer Players
Even without games on the schedule, Major League Soccer highlights the LA derby while the Cali Clasico takes an unnecessary step back.