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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, May 26, 2020

May is nearly over as we head into the summer months here.

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The holiday weekend is over folks and it is time to get back to it here. FC Dallas continues their individual training here, just like most of MLS here this week. The month of June is right around the corner too, which could bring back some soccer into our lives.

// FC Dallas //

Sizing up a delayed season: Continuity in USL League One - Big D Soccer
With the USL League One season still in play, are title-holders North Texas SC at a disadvantage given the losses they sustained this offseason?

FC Dallas Players Reveal What They've Been Doing During Quarantine | FC Dallas
Reggie Cannon, Kobra, Ricardo Pepi and Reto Ziegler speak about what they and their families have been up to during the COVID-19 quarantine period.

What are Reggie Cannon and Bressan Enjoying Most about the Return to Training? | FC Dallas
Reggie Cannon and Bressan speak about what they're enjoying most since returning to Toyota Soccer Center for individual training sessions.

Luchi Gonzalez: "We're just trying to make it competitive." | US Soccer Players
FC Dallas coach Luchi Gonzalez is happy to be back coaching his players and trying to do the best with the unique situations of social distancing.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: What MLS managers can take from the Bundesliga's return |
After two weekends of the German Bundesliga, there are a few takeaways that could apply to MLS teams when they return to action soon enough.

Charlotte MLS sporting director Zoran Krneta: “We will be competitive from day one” |
It is still kind of crazy to me that there will be a team in Charlotte next year. Same goes for Austin.

Vancouver Whitecaps' Fredy Montero talks rivalries, coffee and placekicking aspirations |
Hearing that Vancouver fans care a little more about their rivalries with the other Canadian teams as opposed to the Cascadia ones doesn't surprise me one bit.

FC Cincinnati boss Jaap Stam I thought wrong picture announcement was a prank | ESPNFC
FC Cincinnati boss Jaap Stam has told ESPN that he thought the wrong picture used for his announcement was a prank.

Sources: MLS, Players Association continue talks as league makes 10% pay cut proposal | ESPNFC
Negotiations between MLS and the MLSPA surrounding player compensation continue, with salary cuts and revenue sharing among the sticking points.

Garber claims MLS hired firm to investigate leaks, citing The Athletic’s reports – The Athletic ($)
I don't know what is more entertaining here, the fact that there is (and likely always will be) a leaker from somewhere within the league, or that the leaker also helped The Athletic get a copy of this memo that talks about them.