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Big D Daily: News for Monday, May 18, 2020

Smile folks, it is another Monday.

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The new week is upon us here folks as we move into the second half of May. June seems to be getting closer and closer, while hopefully some actual soccer being played also appears.

// FC Dallas //

FIFA 2020: FC Dallas takes on the English Championship - Big D Soccer
Our FIFA 20 play through takes FC Dallas into the English Championship with a stop in the UEFA Europa League.

FC Dallas defender Callum Montgomery aims to be Canadian men's national team starter in 2026 |
Montgomery had a decent 2019 with North Texas. Hopefully once things resume, he can get the minutes he needs with San Antonio.

FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead talks fostering child during pandemic |
Aside from preparing for a potential MLS return, FC Dallas outside back Ryan Hollingshead has also been busy as a foster parent.

Luchi Gonzalez: I wouldn't be surprised if new youth league adds more teams |
Gonzalez knows a thing or two about the importance of good competition on the youth side.

How the FC Dallas Coaching Staff is Keeping Individual Training Sessions Engaging for their Players | FC Dallas
It probably hasn't been easy keeping players engaged during this time but FC Dallas is making it work as much as they can.

// MLS //

For MLS's new youth league, cooperation a critical component | Charles Boehm |
The MLS sides have to work well with the non-MLS sides in this new operation.

What if Seattle was among the initial MLS teams in 1996? - Sounder At Heart
Ah the biggest what if probably for Seattle fans.

DaMarcus Beasley's post-playing career plan? USL franchise owner in Fort Wayne | ESPNFC
Beasley is bringing a USL-1 side to his home town, which is good news for that league as North Texas needs more competition.

For foreign MLS players, excitement to return is tempered by unique concerns – The Athletic ($)
With families and fiends in far-off places, returning to play isn't as simple as it sounds.

Eyeing the tightrope: MLS looks for a way to play | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer's Orlando plan to restart the league with all teams at the same location carries risk but so does waiting on pro sports to restart.

What does MLS do about the summer transfer window? | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer is facing a disruption to the summer transfer window that might impact the league's competitive balance once games resume.