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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, March 11, 2021

We got a small glimpse at what the MLS schedule will be in 2021.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We finally have some dates to circle on the calendar again here as MLS revealed the home openers for the clubs yesterday afternoon. I know I am getting more excited by the day here as we inch closer and closer to a new season.

// FC Dallas & NTSC //

FC Dallas to open 2021 season against the Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
Getting back to some actual soccer is going to be great. We know of at least the first two games in April for FCD now.

Embracing His Opportunity: An interview with North Texas SC’s Derek Waldeck - Big D Soccer
We talked with NTSC’s most experienced player to get a glimpse of the life of an outsider in FC Dallas’ second team.

// MLS //

Five MLS 2021 season Week 1 games I can't wait to watch | Andrew Wiebe |
Now that we know of some games for the first week of the season, there are some intriguing matchups to watch.

MLS announces 2021 season home openers for all 27 clubs; season kicks off April 16 |
The full slate won't be released for another couple of weeks (which I still think we'll get it in stages again this year) but we now know what April mostly looks like in MLS.

Armchair Analyst: What we're looking forward to as preseason begins | Part 2 |
Come for the first question on DCU but stay for the long talk about Paxton Pomykal.

Eight extreme predictions for the 2021 MLS season | J. Sam Jones |
Making bold and extreme predictions can be fun but that last one about no coaches getting fired is super out there for me.

LAFC to initiate Austin FC into MLS to open 2021 season - Angels on Parade
It will be the second year in a row for LAFC to welcome an expansion team into MLS on opening day.

How can Forge and TFC resolve the Canadian Championship sh*tshow? - Waking The Red
With still no date still officially announced, and both teams barred from training, what’s going to happen with the Canadian Championship?