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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The long break already feels like it has been a few weeks old.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids C. Morgan Engel-USA TODAY Sports

This international break already feels like it has gone on too long but we’re only a couple of days in it now. Thankfully, these long breaks have been even longer before. I mean, after all, we did have like four months last year between games when the shutdown began. So a couple of weeks isn’t so bad, right?

// FC Dallas //

Three thoughts on FC Dallas as we head into the international break - Big D Soccer
A few days off and some more training should fix it, right? Gosh, if it doesn't, we're in for a very long year.

Szabolcs Schön Named to Hungary EURO 2020 Squad - Big D Soccer
The newcomer won’t be back in Dallas for a couple more weeks now as he gets to participate in the upcoming EURO 2020 tournament.

// MLS //

One statistic that explains every MLS Eastern Conference team in 2021 so far |
So far the Eastern Conference is stacking up about like most of us thought it would, outside of maybe one or two surprise teams.

Why Carles Gil is the best playmaker in MLS in 2021 |
Gil has been crazy good this season for New England. We'll get to see him here in a few weeks too against FCD.

Barnsley decline Daryl Dike purchase option after loan from Orlando City |
No move to England just yet for Dike as his loan comes to an end officially.

MLS planning to launch new lower-division league in 2022 – The Athletic
The new league could benefit MLS both in its talent-development efforts and at the business level. The big question will be if each MLS team that owns a USL team at the moment will be required to move it there.

Two bad results shouldn’t overshadow Sounders’ strong start - Sounder At Heart
Seattle has had a couple of draws before the international break, that has some fan fuming. Ha. What we'd give for a few wins here in Dallas.

All the Feels - Sporting KC returned to full capacity - The Blue Testament
Sporting fans were able to have a full capacity stadium over the weekend and while it felt weird to have that it was pretty sweet to see it return.