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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, May 20, 2020

All the summer fun has been canceled in MLS. So now what?

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We’re already at the halfway point in the week here as we get closer to the Memorial Day holiday and what will truly feel like the start of summer around here.

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FC Dallas' Bressan on life in MLS and why more Brazilians could come to the league |
Bressan has been enjoying his time in Frisco for sure, even with this current state of things. Also his English is really getting good.

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MLS cancels All-Star Game, Leagues Cup and Campeones Cup - Big D Soccer
Not surprise here, but all the summer fun has been put on the shelf for this year.

Major League Soccer's multi-sport athletes, past and present |
You know you're at a weird stage in this suspension from play when articles like this are being written and discussed.

Miami might have best youth soccer talent in the country, says Inter Miami CF's local kid George Acosta |
Seems a bit far-fetched given how that area hasn't had a large youth club to help produce them in some time. But South Florida should have some talent given the multicultural landscape there.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber: Expect "innovative technologies" when MLS broadcasts return |
Zoom watch parties sound awful but also exciting to me. I think at this point we'll take anything we can get.

MetroStars throwback jersey sparks feel-good quarantine story |
I'll admit it, I own a MetroStars jersey from like 2005. TJ Maxx for the win on that baby. But yeah, jersey collecting is always an interesting tale.

MLS feats of strength: Stories of Alphonso Davies' speed, Nedum Onuoha's strength and more | ESPNFC
Watching from your couch, it's easy to be awestruck by MLS players' athletic feats. Here are some stories of their epic accomplishments.

The trendsetter: How Diego Valeri’s signing paved the way for a new MLS – The Athletic ($)
The Timbers' pursuit of the Argentine was novel for its time, but changed much about how the league looks for star players. Also, he nearly landed in Seattle. Think about that for a second.

How good was the ’01 Miami Fusion? | US Soccer Players
The 2001 Miami Fusion won the Supporters' Shield with one of the strongest rosters in MLS in their final season as a Major League Soccer club.