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Big D Daily: News for Friday, August 28, 2020

If Wednesday night wasn’t interesting, Thursday was a bit crazy out of Utah.

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Colorado Rapids v FC Dallas Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

Man what a week it has been here. We’ve gone from games just about every day on the calendar to protests and now potentially a new owner for one of the clubs. At least the weekend is here, am I right?

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Cancel the Season - Big D Soccer
We've thought long and hard enough about things here. I know folks may disagree with our position on this but for now, it is how we feel.

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Commissioner Don Garber issues statement on Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen |
MLS Commissioner Don Garber released a statement in response to Real Salt Lake owner Dell Loy Hansen's comments critical of Wednesday night's player protest.

RSL head scout Andy Williams on KSL Sports: DLH never invested in scouting - RSL Soapbox
It’s an extremely revealing interview. I mean, wow.

Nedum Onuoha speaks to RSL Soapbox about Dell Loy Hansen, allegations of racist abuse - RSL Soapbox
Onuoha gives his reaction to Hansen’s radio interview.

Can MLS force DLH’s hand and take over RSL — and will they? - RSL Soapbox
In what may be the fastest move in MLS ownership history, rumors have started surfacing that the league is in discussion to take over Real Salt Lake.

[Note: there is sooooooo much more I could have linked this morning from our friends at RSL Soapbox. Seriously, they killed it with the coverage yesterday. Do yourself a favor and head over there to their site once you wrap up reading all of this DLH stuff.]

Dell Loy Hansen has history of racist comments as RSL owner – The Athletic ($)
Hansen has used racist language to employees and players in his time in charge of RSL, the Utah Royals and Real Monarchs. From this has launched an investigation by the leagues.

Amid COVID-19 and MLS expansion, USL’s Saint Louis FC faces an abrupt end – The Athletic ($)
The sudden decision to shutter the club leaves a vibrant supporters' section without a team to support.

An open letter to Lionel Messi: Why you should go to MLS – The Athletic ($)
The draw of big European clubs is obvious, but MLS has advantages you won’t find anywhere else according to this 'letter'. In all seriousness, if you need a solid laugh this morning, start here.

Orlando City SC coach Oscar Pareja said game vs. Nashville SC would have been postponed "if we had all the information" |
We all know that Oscar's heart was in the right place here and I believe him when he says that they wouldn't have played Wednesday had they known all the facts from the other clubs.

LAFC's Mark-Anthony Kaye calls out MLS on cancellation narrative | ESPNFC
LAFC's Mark-Anthony Kaye led a chorus of players who insisted that it was the players, not MLS, who decided to postpone five games on Wednesday.

Once again without Vela, LAFC looks to recent answers | US Soccer Players
LAFC got part of one game with star forward Carlos Vela in the lineup, once again facing a run of games without the league's reigning MVP.