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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, June 2, 2020

So a lockout might not happen now? We’ll see.

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MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

It has been a rough few days for us all around the country (and probably the world for that matter). Now a potential lockout in MLS pushes things even further for some of us here too.

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Reto Ziegler Witnesses Daughter's First Steps During Season Suspension | FC Dallas
For some players, this suspension has been rough. But for others like Ziegler, they're getting the extra family time that they are really taking advantage of right now.

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MLS, clubs & players speak out against racism and social injustice following the murder of George Floyd |
It has been a rough week or so around our country. I haven't been able to really put my thoughts on everything into words worth reading but a lot of teams and players did a good job of expressing what I've been feeling yesterday.

Jacori Hayes: Thoughts on the Last Week | Minnesota United FC
Hayes wrote this very thoughtful and impressive post on how he is seeing things right now in our country. Well said young man.

Stejskal and Tenorio: Lockout threat is a cynical, callous move by MLS owners – The Athletic ($)
In the best of times, the threat would be a drastic step. Amid a pandemic, it's considerably worse.

MLS pushes negotiation deadline back to Wednesday as players skip training | ESPNFC
In response to Major League Soccer's threat of a lockout, players from around the league declined to show up for training on Monday.

The coronavirus shutdown causes Inter Miami to wait even longer for a home game | ESPNFC
Inter Miami and its fans have been waiting six years for a home game, but are there bigger concerns for the MLS newcomers in the age of COVID-19? Hmm.

Austin FC submits bid to host 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup, future NCAA College Cup at new stadium |
Club president Andy Loughnane said the club is "uniquely positioned" to host Gold Cup matches should its new stadium be complete by spring of next year.