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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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It is time to get serious about Sunday’s game.

United States v Cuba Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Training is under way for Sunday’s big game against Seattle while national teams finish up their games today.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas wins a wild GA Cup match | FCDallas.com

So a 7-4 result sounds more like a baseball game than a soccer one but the FCD academy team came out of group play in the GA Cup undefeated with three straight wins and 18 goals scored. Also, can we sign Jesus Ferreira already? Four goals in the win over SKC, 10 in the three games.

// MLS //

Youth development is like a lottery | MLSSoccer.com

The old thought that you can’t win if you don’t play does apply well to HGPs in MLS.

Who ya got? Predicting end of season awards | MLSSoccer.com

We’re going to see a lot of FCD snubs over the few weeks in things like this but we’ll do our part around here to campaign for the guys.

Thohir and Levien buy out Chang’s shares in DCU | Black and Red United

DCU now has primary owners in Erick Thohir and Jason Levien. It will be interesting to see what this actually means for a club that doesn’t spend very big at the moment.

Pick your hashtag: #KeepPablo or #PabloOut | Burgundy Wave

There is really no way Pablo Mastroeni leaves the Rapids after this season. He’ll get a new contract with the club.

Should Cassar stay or go? | RSL Soapbox

On the other side of the Rockies, you have Jeff Cassar and the seemingly imploding RSL side. That one is a little trickier as I could see them make a change if RSL doesn’t go deep in the playoffs.

Yuri Movsisyan set to stay in Salt Lake after transfer | RSL Soapbox

On the other hand in Salt Lake, they’re keeping Movsisyan, which is a good move on their part.

Morris pleased with an early return to Seattle | Sounder at Heart

The Sounders do have a game tomorrow night, which hopefully helps us out in a small way with some players having tired legs for Sunday. We’ll see.

Atlanta hoping for extra allocation to build roster | AJC

Naturally Atlanta is hoping for a little more after MLS only gave them five expansion draft picks instead of the 10 previous clubs got. I’d argue allocation money is a little more valuable in this league than some expansion draft picks anyways.

// USMNT //

October friendlies do more harm than good | SI.com

I’ve often been against months that don’t have any World Cup ties to them. But this is an interesting thought on the matter.

Klinsmann opposes changing WCQ format in CONCACAF | SI.com

Yeah, I kind of figured he’d be against change of any form.