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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 14, 2016

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San Jose gives Dallas no help in the Shield race.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas now sits second in the Supporters’ Shield race after Colorado picked up a win last night.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: The club vs country debate | Big D Soccer

A few of us discussed whether or not we want our players out during international windows.

How the FCD trio did in OKC this season | Big D Soccer

FCD sent three players on loan to OKC this season in the USL. All fared pretty well when you look at the way the season panned out. Definitely better than any of the loans that we had in 2015 to Arizona.

// MLS //

Rapids pick up Shield lead after 2-1 win over San Jose | Burgundy Wave

You had one job to do last night San Jose. One job.

Minnesota remains tight lipped about their plans |

We’ve seen this in the past when a team in a lower division is coming up to MLS. Some make plenty of noise in terms of signings while others stay quiet until around the Expansion Draft. So far Atlanta has been loud and Minnesota has been quiet.

What is the expansion priority draft | Dirty South Soccer

Oh the draft before the draft(s). I love how wacky MLS is at times.

The details on the four new venues coming to MLS |

A couple are still a ways away from being anything but it is pretty cool to see the next round of soccer specific stadiums. And then there is Atlanta with their mammoth stadium.

Union open new training facility to media | Brotherly Game

I have to say, this facility could be a game changer for the Union in years to come. Well done.

The two sides of Osvaldo Alonso | Sounder at Heart

Well, we know we won’t be dealing with his shenanigans on Sunday.

Crew ready to build from within after academy hire | Massive Report

Columbus may have stumbled out of the playoff race last night but they hope a new wave of players can help out in the coming years.

Why is Steven Gerrard back in Liverpool? | LAG Confidential

So Stevie G won’t be available for LA this weekend and you have to wonder (hope really) he will be for the season finale. FCD proved they can do a lot in the attack with him actually on the field.

America’s next Cincinnati is...Omaha? | WhataHowler

Dude, this is a long post but it is so worth the read if you are curious about which markets actually make sense for MLS and beyond. I actually love the idea of the USL expanding to somewhere like Omaha too.

St. Louis FC hires Preki as their next manager |

After all this time the #WheresPreki tag can end. St. Louis’ USL team found him.