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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

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How’s the off week treating you so far?

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

The week rolls on here as FC Dallas remains off from competition thanks to an international break in the schedule.

// FC Dallas //

View from the East Stand: A 2nd Landon Farewell | Big D Soccer

Our last look back at the LA game talks about how strange it was to see Landon Donovan at Toyota Stadium again.

FC Dallas isn’t afraid to rely on young talent | Dallas Morning News

It may not always be pretty because of the youthfulness on the field but the experience our Homegrown players have now is unmatched by anyone in this league.

Peter Luccin returns to coach U-12s |

I was always a fan of having Peter Luccin around in the locker room a couple years ago. He stayed in Dallas after finishing up things with the club and is now coaching in the academy, which feels like a natural landing spot for him.

// MLS //

For the Galaxy, traveling is exhausting | LA Times

This one made its rounds yesterday and boy there is a lot to take in. While it does come across very whiny from LA (every other team has to deal with this as well in MLS), it does strike up the conversation that needs to happen here. Only four chartered flights a year? Seems too low.

Galaxy embarrassed by travel situation in MLS |

And a little more on the whole travel mess.

Arena and MLS have made dos Santos a more complete player | LAG Confidential

While I didn’t really see much of that last Saturday against FCD, I do think based on other games I’ve watch this season he has become a solid player in this league.

Ranking the ridiculous mascots in MLS | Fox Soccer

Tex Hooper at number 4 you say? I can live with that.

Seattle returns to their road warrior roots | Sounder at Heart

One thing to keep an eye out for next weekend.

Orlando and Atlanta building up a local rivalry | Dirty South Soccer

I like seeing these two clubs build this up. That first match should be a lot of fun next season. Now if we can get Chicago and Minnesota to begin working on their side of things.