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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, August 20, 2020

One more day of training before FC Dallas heads to Houston.

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

The weekend is almost here as FC Dallas will get things started for us tomorrow night in Houston as we get a Derby game early on in this MLS reboot of 2020.

// FC Dallas //

Four options FC Dallas has at replacing Reggie Cannon - Big D Soccer
With rumors that Reggie Cannon is on the move, which FC Dallas player might step in to the fill the void?

Rain delay for FC Dallas and Nashville SC brought different crowd - Big D Soccer
One more take from Sunday's Nashville clash as we review how things were different in the stands this time around.

How and Why FC Dallas Signed 21-Year-Old Goalkeeper Phelipe Megiolaro | FC Dallas
Here is a good bit of info on how and why FCD landed a new goalkeeper this summer.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo | 8.21.20 | FC Dallas
Tomorrow is Derby day for FCD as they travel down to Houston to battle the Dynamo.

Luchi Gonzalez breaks down FC Dallas' two new signings | MLSsoccer.com
Luchi was asked about his two new players yesterday in a press conference and what you all really care up front is when they'll get to play. The old 'be patient' comment is even more truer this year with the quarantine protocols that are in place.

MLS notebook: European interest in Reggie Cannon, Galaxy sign Jonathan Klinsmann – The Athletic ($)
Two more clubs entered the Reggie Cannon race according to the The Athletic yesterday.

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Armchair Analyst: Tiers of MLS v3.0 as the 2020 season kicks off (again) | MLSsoccer.com
This is a lot of reading but good stuff nonetheless as the rest of the league gets back on the field this weekend.

Predicting the 2020 MLS regular season standings | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
Doing predictions at this point for 2020 seem like a fools run in some ways given how unpredictable this year really has been.

Key injury updates across MLS as the 2020 regular season resumes | MLSsoccer.com
Lots of big names have question marks next to their name going into the weekend.

St Louis City begins to build | US Soccer Players
St Louis City had a busy week, announcing the club's name, logo, and colors and the hiring of former Fortuna Dusseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel.