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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 29, 2016

FC Dallas uses lots of reserves in their 0-0 draw in CCL play.

MLS: CONCACAF Champions League-C.D. Suchitepequez at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Another 0-0 draw in the books for FC Dallas as they move back to league play this weekend.

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Reserve-heavy lineup gets a 0-0 draw | Big D Soccer

You can’t fault Oscar Pareja for trying out a group like he did last night. Loads of reserve players that nearly came away with a win.

Despite 27 shots, FCD couldn’t score |

Between the two Carlos Ruiz misses and the call for a penalty kick late in the second half, it truly was a game of inches...and CONCACAF refs.

Viking chant becoming a Toyota Stadium tradition |

I’ve said it several times that I love that this has picked up here. Also got some goosebumps reminiscing the USOC win with that video at the top of this post.

FC Dallas struggles to explain lack of goals |

On the other hand, this definitely isn’t the time of the year to go goalless. I trust everything will improve on Saturday in that department.

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Orlando hands Toronto a third straight draw | Waking the Red

In our weekly Shield can almost count Toronto out of things after this draw. Almost. They still have a lot of home games left to deal with but seeing them just get draws instead of wins has me feeling hopeful.

Sounds above red line for first time in 2016 | Sounder at Heart

I’ll say it again, I don’t want to deal with Seattle in the post season.

United blow out Crew to boost playoff position | Black and Red United

If there was one team out of the East that I wouldn’t want to deal with at the moment, it may be DC. They’re unbeaten in eight games now.

Whitecaps close out CCL play undefeated | Eighty Six Forever

Vancouver really didn’t have a lot of issues in their Champions League group this time around.

Why Colorado will or won’t win the West | FourFourTwo

Another edition of this by 442 looks at the Rapids and their chances in the final month of the season. We have to be Dynamo and Timber fans for sure in the final weeks. Ew.

Why New York Red Bulls will or won’t win the East | FourFourTwo

And for the flip side of this, a look at the Red Bull’s chances.