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Big D Daily: News for Friday, April 16, 2021

Holy crap, the season kicks off tomorrow!

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The long four-month wait is finally over. The MLS season begins tonight! FC Dallas will kick off their season tomorrow evening against Colorado, something we’ve all been waiting as patiently as possible for here.

// FC Dallas //

Big D Soccer Staff Predictions for 2021 - Big D Soccer
Our crew looks ahead to the end of the year with our annual predictions that are sure to go very wrong.

Who starts at left back for FC Dallas in 2021? - Big D Soccer
If there is one position most up in the air for FC Dallas, it is left-back. Who starts for FC Dallas in 2021? We have a couple of ideas.

Scouting Report: A look at the Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
Between the familiar faces in Acosta and Barrios, the Rapids appear to be a team on the rise.

Five takeaways from FC Dallas President Dan Hunt's season-opening news conference | The Striker Texas
Dan Hunt had plenty to say on Wednesday on the media call from his expectations this year to how he thinks the stadium environment will be.

// MLS //

Crew defeat Esteli to advance to quarterfinal of the Champions League - Massive Report
The Black & Gold are moving on with another pretty comfortable win.

Wiebe's weekend cheatsheet: Your guide to what to watch on MLS Week 1 |
The opening weekend has plenty to offer fans of all kinds in MLS. I will admit that I am most intrigued by that Miami-LAG match.

Matthew McConaughey's "hundred-year war" for Austin FC is well underway |
It is really cool to see a celebrity like McConaughey 'get it' when it comes to soccer. Some of you may not like him for whatever reason but it is great to have him apart of this league.

Who's next? Meet MLS’ new wave of young talent |
They could have easily picked three or four players from FCD (they didn't) but the amount of young talent in MLS these days is exciting.

David Beckham's Inter Miami could be a great team. But it has to win first | ESPNFC
After a disastrous first season, David Beckham can leave nothing to chance or risk the one thing he's spent a career avoiding: public embarrassment.

Canadian MLS teams at relocation disadvantage in 2021 – The Athletic
Forced to relocate operations in the U.S. due to COVID-19 restrictions, MLS's Canadian teams have another year of challenges ahead.

Colorado Rapids 2021 MLS Preview - Burgundy Wave
If you are looking for a little primer on the Rapids ahead of tomorrow's game, you could start here.

Chicharito calls for media, fans to remember human side of pro athletes - LAG Confidential
LA Galaxy star’s words and recent experience resemble Landon Donovan’s.

Report: Veteran MLS striker Dom Dwyer is on trial with Toronto FC - Waking The Red
This one is very, very interesting. Dom may finally have the right fit for him way of playing.