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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 19, 2020

We’re sliding into the back half of May here as we get closer to possibly seeing soccer return next month!

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Another day here in our shelter in place type life. I’ve lost track of what day and week it is, someone said to me yesterday that we’re on our 10th week or so of this. I think that is right but honestly I don’t care at this point either way. Ha. I hope you all are still staying safe and healthy where ever you may be reading this.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas statement on returning to youth training & competitive play - Big D Soccer
New state guidelines were released that could dictate when we might see soccer again. Though FCD is following whatever MLS is doing for the time being.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: The best 22 Under 22 contender on each MLS team |
When half of FCD is under the age here, it makes for an interesting discussion for them.

MLS Jersey Week bracket unveiled: Vote for your favorites on Twitter starting Tuesday |
Each of MLS' 26 member clubs nominated one submission, and Classic Football Shirts, one of the world’s most recognized brands in jersey culture, selected the final six.

Cast your vote: FC Cincinnati fans can pick bowl design at West End Stadium |
If we don't see a stand with Cincy's lion on it, then the voting went all wrong.

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith: We showed we belong in MLS in first games |
The manager of the expansion side is encouraged by what they have showed in their first two MLS games.

MLS players' union proposal offers $100M in economic relief | ESPNFC
The union's offer exceeds $100 million, and sources say it includes salary reductions, salary deferrals and a significant reduction of bonuses.

The state of American club soccer | US Soccer Players
The 2020 Major League Soccer, United Soccer League, NPSL, and US Open Cup schedules remain suspended as organizers try to find ways to play games.

Why MLS isn’t pursuing players like Gareth Bale as vigorously as it once did – The Athletic ($)
Once linked to every aging star on the decline, MLS has turned its interest to lesser-known players who could offer a better return.

Details of the USL Players Association’s player agreement counterproposal – The Athletic
Counterproposal comes after players felt "disrespected" by league's initial requests, according to sources.