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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, April 20, 2021

We move on from the season opening draw to the first road game of the year.

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

Another day down, another one to go here as we move towards the second weekend in MLS on this new season. FC Dallas is back in training this week as they prep for their road trip to San Jose this Saturday.

// FC Dallas & NTSC //

What we learned in FC Dallas’ scoreless draw against Colorado - Big D Soccer
The season didn’t get off on the right foot for FC Dallas but there is plenty of room for improvement.

East Stand View: COVID Attendance? - Big D Soccer
They said we were sold out capacity-wise, it just looked like a normal attendance game. It is something we're probably going to have to expect now.

Putting a capstone on North Texas SC’s preseason - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas’ second team shifts its focus from all this preparation to performance.

// MLS //

Top 5 surprises of Week 1 in MLS |
Between Montreal's win over Toronto and how the LA-Miami game turned out to be decent, the first weekend was loaded with surprises.

Toronto FC's Jahkeel Marshall-Rutty is a 16-year-old phenom – The Athletic
Like Alphonso Davies before him, the young Canadian could be in line for a move to Europe if his current trajectory continues.

MLS recaptures momentum in opening weekend – The Athletic
MLS needs to make strides in its growth this year and the first weekend of the regular season served as a starting point.

Plane tickets for bombo drums: Austin FC fans went all-out to watch inaugural match in person | The Striker Texas
There was plenty of Austin support in LA over the weekend for their first game ever in MLS. It is kind of crazy to see that over 300 are planning on going to Colorado for their second.

Why are Toronto FC dealing with so many injuries? - Waking The Red
Some of the MLS sides competing in CCL are dealing with plenty of early-season injuries.