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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 13, 2017

FC Dallas’ season is on the line this weekend.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is finally here as we get to see FC Dallas head to Seattle for an important weekend match that could decide their season.

// FC Dallas //

Roster Selection: What should Oscar Pareja do against Seattle? - Big D Soccer
Oscar Pareja has a full roster of players to select from, but can he pick the right group for a rare win in Seattle?

STANDINGS: FC Dallas Now Knows their Road to the Playoffs as All Teams Hit 32 Games | FC Dallas
We dove into the messy West the other day, now here is another look at how complicated things are.

TRAINING TALK: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC | 10.15.17 | FC Dallas
Oscar Pareja says the season comes down to this weekend.

// MLS //

Discuss: What's your ideal matchup in the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs? |
There is some potential derby matchups that could happen in the post season in both conferences.

Four Horsemen: What makes each Atlanta United attacker important |
Atlanta has the attacking ability to be very dangerous in the post season. Here is a good look at how dangerous they really are.

NYCFC moves season finale from Yankee Stadium to Citi Field - ESPN FC
From one baseball stadium to the next. It makes you wonder how much we'll see more of this in the future for NYCFC.

Major League Soccer's wild Western Conference is wide open - ESPN FC
The favorites in the West have faltered down the stretch, and the conference as well as a handful of playoff places are up for grabs.

MLS is going to have another expansion draft, but it probably shouldn't | FourFourTwo
A five-round expansion draft will help stock LAFC, but the league would be better off handing out allocation. Will this be the year the expansion draft dies? Let's hope so.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: The true cost of US soccer's World Cup failure |
There are a lot of things that can fix US Soccer but these are some really good starting points.

Rejects World Cup: How the USMNT should spend next summer - Black And Red United
I'm not going to lie, a 'rejects cup' sounds like a solid idea given the list of good countries that also didn't qualify that are out there. Almost make this the NIT of the World Cup.

Garth Lagerwey for USSF general manager? - Sounder At Heart
Lagerwey would be an interesting idea for USSF if they can steal him away from Seattle.

Congressman Boyle: Here’s why you should care about soccer - Brotherly Game
I love when politicians get all into soccer and then all into bashing soccer.