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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, May 21, 2020

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The holiday weekend is nearly here folks. Got any big plans?

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We’ve nearly made it through another week here in this weird-assed world that we’re living in right now. One more day closer to June and hopefully the restart of some soccer being played on a regular basis.

// FC Dallas //

In new MLS elite youth competition, FC Dalas coach Luchi Gonzalez sees "special" opportunity |
Dallas has among the most productive youth academies in MLS, producing players like current US national team regulars Weston McKennie, Kellyn Acosta and Reggie Cannon.

// MLS //

MLS all-time best XIs for every region | Andrew Wiebe |
Andrew Wiebe highlights some of the best-ever MLS players from different regions around the globe.

MLS Classics: Remix – Goal of the Year stunners from through MLS history |
Remix edition strikes a different tune, with some of the greatest goals in MLS history instead of a singular match. I don't know about you all but I've enjoyed these classics (even if some are truly terrible to watch).

#JerseySwapChallenge: Players show off their favorite jersey exchanges |
The jersey exchange is a soccer tradition that is still going strong to this day. Current and former pros are revealing their favorite exchanges as part of MLS Jersey Week.

Report: DC United weighing statement move for Juventus forward Gonzalo Higuain |
I mean, his brother is there now and that is a fairly ambitious ownership group these days. So why not?

Major League Soccer's tournament plan like a 'luxurious prison' - ESPNFC
Philadelphia Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya likened MLS' plans for a tournament in Orlando to restart the season to a "luxurious prison." Which tells you all you probably need to know about how a lot of players feel about the plan.

How MLS’s Orlando tournament could impact current, future broadcast deals – The Athletic ($)
The league's proposed return-to-play plan could act as an interesting prelude to negotiations over a new domestic TV deal.

California's decision is potentially good news for MLS | US Soccer Players
On what could turn out to be good news for Major League Soccer, California is set to allow pro sports to resume in the state next month.