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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 16, 2017

Another disappointing finish in Seattle for FC Dallas.

The season comes down to one more game for FC Dallas after last night’s terrible display in Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

Hammered in Seattle: Sounders down FC Dallas 4-0 - Big D Soccer
Will Bruin nets two quick second half goals to help push the Sounders in a night that everything looked bad for FC Dallas.

A Tale of Two Halves as FC Dallas Falls to Seattle Sounders FC, 4-0, on Sunday Night | FC Dallas
Sure the first half didn't look all that bad for FCD but the adjustments that should have been made at the half weren't there.

Sounders vs. FC Dallas, recap: Will Bruin secures seals playoff spot - Sounder At Heart
Seattle looked like the team that wanted it more in the second half.

Pareja, FC Dallas left frustrated after loss, but vow to keep fighting | MLSsoccer.com
One more game left to fight in, but FCD needs some serious help to have a shot right now at the post season.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Quakes climb, FCD find new depths & more from Week 32 | MLSsoccer.com
San Jose found a way to earn a scrappy draw and now they're in the drivers seat for the sixth and final spot in the West.

Atlanta United and New York Red Bulls play to scoreless draw - Dirty South Soccer
The other side of yesterday's national TV doubleheader was a bit of a back and forth affair that saw neither side give and inch.

Houston Dynamo vs Sporting Kansas City Final Score: Dynamo, Sporting draw game; clinch playoffs - Dynamo Theory
A four point week for the Dynamo puts them into the playoffs again...ew.

Toronto FC lift first-ever Supporters’ Shield ahead of Montreal match - Waking The Red
It was sad seeing FCD supporters hand over the Shield but Toronto definitely earned every bit of it this season.

Niko’s World: Chicago Fire 3, Philadelphia Union 2, MLS game recap - Hot Time In Old Town
Nikolic’s hat-trick rescues injury-ravaged Fire, bolsters his quest for MLS Golden Boot too as the Fire get a much needed win as they head into the post season.

Big-game players: Which MLS teams perform best on national television? | FourFourTwo
Some how, up until last night FCD was unbeaten on national TV this year. But we should point out that even before yesterday, our record was marked by a slew of draws (including that one in Orlando that folks are still salty over).

Could Colombia superstar James Rodriguez land in MLS in 2018? | MLSsoccer.com
This seems far fetched but it would be a massive 'get' for MLS.

Promotion relegation system could unlock USA soccer potential Riccardo Silva - ESPN FC
Want to know way more on the reasons why some folks want pro/rel in this country? Start with the man that is wanting to pay for it.