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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 14, 2020

The weekend is here and it brings another FC Dallas game for us to hopefully enjoy.

MLS: Nashville SC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Our Friday portion of the daily links are back here. I opted to wait until FC Dallas was truly back on the field to return to doing things on Fridays around here. Since we have another game to get to on Sunday, let’s get to it here.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ 1-0 loss to Nashville SC - Big D Soccer
Dallas struggle with more than rust after five months of being away from the field.

Chalkboard: Lethargic play doomed FC Dallas in loss to Nashville SC - Big D Soccer
The formation issues for Luchi were pretty obvious on Wednesday night. Let's hope he can correct them come Sunday.

Statement From Clark and Dan Hunt | FC Dallas
Yesterday was a long one for a lot of us, especially when it took all day to get a simple statement right.

Reggie Cannon says it's "absolutely disgusting" that some fans booed FC Dallas players kneeling during national anthem | MLSsoccer.com
Reggie Cannon said it was "absolutely disgusting" that some supporters booed FC Dallas players who kneeled during the playing of the national anthem before Wednesday's MLS game against Nashville SC at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

FC Dallas condemns death threats against Reggie Cannon | ESPNFC
I still can't get over how some would threaten a person's life like this. Geez.

// MLS //

St. Louis City SC: MLS expansion club unveils name, crest and colors | MLSsoccer.com
I do dig the colors and the crest (to a degree) but man another boring name. I'm kind of over it at this point and have come to just expect it for expansion clubs to be like this.

MLS announces schedule for 3 Canadian clubs to resume regular season in home markets | MLSsoccer.com
Major League Soccer's three Canadian clubs will resume their regular seasons in home markets, beginning Aug. 18, the league announced Thursday.

MLS is Back Tournament Best XI presented by BODYARMOR | MLSsoccer.com
Four clubs are represented in this final Best XI. No real surprise on my end either with this group.

Adama Diomande announces he’s leaving LAFC for family reasons - Angels on Parade
Wow, that kind of came out of no where.

MLS more patient with Mexican players than Liga MX says Atlanta United's Cubo Torres | ESPNFC
That is kind of crazy to think that but I'm sure for some Mexican players it really is that rough for them.

Will the pandemic fundamentally change soccer on TV? | US Soccer Players
MLS is Back showed what the game can look like when the focus is on broadcasters and sponsors in the absence of fans due to the pandemic.