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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 4, 2016

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The Shield race is really coming down to FCD and Colorado.

MLS: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas gets a well deserved week off here as they rest up for their big clash with Seattle next weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FCD vs LAG: The good and bad | Big D Soccer

It wasn’t a super pretty game but it was an effective one for FCD to come away with the three points in the manner that they did.

Watch: Colin Bonner helps OKC advance in USL playoffs | Big D Soccer

While we were all busy watching FCD and LA on Saturday, Bonner was doing big things for OKC. Two stoppage time goals is pretty crazy.

Two FCD academy players called into U-19 camp | FCDallas.com

I still really want the club to sign Devin Vega. But congrats to him for getting some national team work in the meantime.

How FCD is the best team in MLS | LAG Confidential

Some pretty solid words from our pals out in LA. It is always fun when new people really do see what we’ve seen for the majority of this season.

// MLS //

Orlando may have missed playoffs again but future is bright | MLSSoccer.com

When you have Jason Kreis at the helm, your future is in pretty solid hands. The thing will really come down to figuring out that defense and likely figuring out their DPs going forward.

Whitecaps playoff hopes end for 2017 | Goal.com

But at least they looked really good in the CCL this fall. I wouldn’t put it past them to do well next spring.

McCarty remains one of the most important players in MLS | FourFourTwo

Oh Dax. I miss that guy here.

Allardyce confident he can help Minnesota break MLS rules | FourFourTwo

Oh boy. Just what we need in MLS is Sam breaking league rules left and right. Well actually, it wouldn’t be that much different than the way LA, Toronto and Seattle have been able to be under the salary cap all these years.

// FIFA //

New FIFA boss wants to expand Cup to 48 teams | ESPNFC.com

So a play-in round then the 32 team tournament? I’m so confused by the need of expanding in that manner.

// Bob Bradley //

Normally I don’t do a ton of foreign league news but let’s be honest, we all want to talk about Bob today.

Bradley beats out Giggs for the Swansea job | SBNation.com

This could easily be the most important hire for any American coach in soccer history. Or at least it is the beginning of a stepping stone for good American coaches to go overseas.

Bradley’s tenure is the most important in American coaching history | TopDrawerSoccer.com

Yeah, it is a pretty big deal.