The one thing I kept saying to myself last night was “five months is a long time for anyone”. I felt that as someone who was covering the game last night for this site. I’m sure some of you felt it as fans. It was definitely obvious that five months between games showed some heavy rust for the players.
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FC Dallas struggles in return to play in a 1-0 loss to Nashville SC - Big D Soccer
David Accam scores a late goal to give the expansion side their first win while FC Dallas looked gassed for most of the match.
Reggie Cannon discusses hearing boos as players kneeled before the game - Big D Soccer
Fans booing during the national anthem as players kneeled just shows how far we have to go here.
Reggie Cannon Reacts to Loss vs. Nashville SC 'This is Disappointing' | FC Dallas
Here is how some of the players and coaches reacted to last night's game.
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Four takeaways from Nashville SC's historic victory over FC Dallas | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
So much rust for both sides. Let's just say that.
Expansion MLS club in St. Louis announces plans to reveal name, colors and crest | MLSsoccer.com
On Wednesday, St. Louis will join Charlotte FC as the second MLS expansion club to reveal its new name, colors and crest this summer.
Inter Miami CF sign World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi after France international leaves Juventus | MLSsoccer.com
Signing him as a DP had everyone questioning what Miami was doing. But now, signing him as a TAM player and leaving that third DP slot open, everyone is on board.
10 Things we learned from the MLS is Back Tournament | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Charles Boehm with 10 things we’ve learned over an unprecedented month-plus at the Wide World of Sports complex.
MLS is Back: The best and worst of the tournament, plus grades for every team | ESPNFC
After five weeks in Orlando, ESPN looks back at the MLS is Back Tournament to assess the best and the worst and analyze every club's performance.
MLS players' union discussing opt-out protocol as season resumes - ESPNFC
MLS and the MLS Players Association are currently in negotiations about a protocol for players to opt out of the rest of the season. That would be an interesting development.
West Coast MLS stresses rivalries in its new normal | US Soccer Players
Major League Soccer regionalized the schedule to restart the regular season in home markets, which means West Coast rivalry games. Hell, it means rivalry games all over.
Quantity replaces experience in a summer of soccer | US Soccer Players
There are games almost daily over an odd summer of soccer where stadiums are mostly closed and crowds aren't involved in games that count.