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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 30, 2016

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September is in the books as we move into the final month of the season.

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

The weekend showdown with LA is nearly here as FC Dallas gets set to host the Galaxy for the first time this season.

// FC Dallas //

October Outlook: Will another trophy be brought to Texas? | Big D Soccer

A lot rides on this weekend’s game with LA but we also need some help around the league too.

Chalkboard: Finishing touch escapes FCD in CCL | Big D Soccer

The draw wasn’t terrible but seeing how the attack couldn’t find that final touch to get a goal on Wednesday night is a bit of a concern as we head into October.

Video: This is where we dominate. Fortress Frisco | FCDallas.com

If you need a little hype for tomorrow’s game, this is certainly a good start.

Ruiz impresses in second debut with FCD | MLSSoccer.com

I do like the idea of him being an absolute pest off the bench in these last few games this season.

Why FCD will or won’t win the Western Conference | FourFourTwo

If the attack goes cold, or the defense gets leaky again...yeah those things concern me.

Guatemala federation backs down in fight with FIFA | Metro

Okay, this isn’t totally FCD related but it is worth the share as it likely means we’re going to Guatemala in late October for that final CCL group game after all.

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Is Seattle’s turnaround the best ever? | MLSSoccer.com

At first when I read this headline, I thought “no way”, but then further reading and seeing that record to get them to this point you have to think it may be.

Timbers and Crew could make history | MLSSoccer.com

Could we really see the two MLS Cup participants not make the playoffs this season? Right now we are heading towards just that.

Portland hanging on, Shield race is heating up | ESPNFC.com

We all need to be Portland fans this weekend as they look for their first road win of the season in Colorado. That won’t be easy but we’ll take even a draw at this point.

Which manager would you like to see in MLS? | ESPNFC.com

I still don’t like the idea of foreign managers with little knowledge of the league coming in to take over a team but I suppose it is a fun game to play. Give me Roberto Martinez.

Dempsey’s absence creates a major void | Goal.com

It does but at the same time you wonder if this group of Sounders are a little better playing the underdog role. It seems to be doing wonders for them right now.

Why NYCFC will or won’t win the Eastern Conference | FourFourTwo

And the other side of the FCD-related link above.