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Big D Daily: News for Friday, March 26, 2021

FC Dallas has a preseason game tomorrow that will actually be streamed! Woo!

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The weekend is here and the weather looks to be good as FC Dallas plays in their third friendly of the preseason tomorrow down in San Antonio. The good news is that that game will be streamed online for us all to watch (finally!).

// FC Dallas //

Breaking down the 2021 FC Dallas schedule - Big D Soccer
Due to travel restrictions and a heavier conference slate, 2021 is going to be different.

MLS Preseason 2021: Freddy Vargas nets stunning free kick as FC Dallas beat Austin Bold 3-0 |
Going into this season one of the pieces I thought FC Dallas was lacking was a dead ball specialist. Well, Vargas put that thought to rest with this goal.

FC Dallas to welcome crowds to Toyota Stadium at 50% capacity for April, May matches | The Striker Texas
Cue the jokes that they should have just said it would be open to 100% capacity since they typically only get half of that for most home games.

// MLS //

Sounders unveil psychedelic ‘The Jimi Hendrix Kit’ - Sounder At Heart
At first, I thought the new Seattle kit when it was leaked looked like a 90s goalkeeper kit. But seeing that it pays homage to Jimmy Hendrix, I still kind of think that though it is pretty sweet. I do appreciate that they're going to be wildly different here.

The games you can't miss, when Austin will meet its rivals, matches worth staying up for | ESPNFC
No surprise that ESPN has skipped over FC Dallas here in their list of games to watch this season. Basically, every rivalry is here but the Texan one.

LA Galaxy ink sleeve sponsorship deal with Herbalife - LAG Confidential
So the main sponsor is Herbalife and now one of the secondary ones is also Herbalife. Cool.

US and Mexico, Belgium and Netherlands, Ireland? Who will be first to create a cross-border league? – The Athletic
I get the point of the article here but hasn't the US already created a cross-border league with Canada?

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: The full Gio Reyna experience & other USMNT takeaways |
Man, it feels kind of weird but also really nice to see that the US has some really top level talent in guys like Reyna, Dest and Pulisic.

Sergiño Dest, Brenden Aaronson, Sebastian Lletget shine bright in 4-1 USMNT victory - Stars and Stripes FC
A strong showing by an energetic USMNT against a team that they should probably always beat.