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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Could Columbus really relocate to Austin?

We’re rolling on into this week as we look towards the final weekend of the regular season here.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Do we even want to see this FC Dallas team in the playoffs? - Big D Soccer
At this point, give me the post season and plenty of time for this club to be rebuilt.

// MLS //

Barring New Downtown Stadium, Columbus Crew Will Move to Austin in 2019 | SI.com
The Crew love to tell you that they are the original MLS team but this would be a big change and a massive blow to those faithful in Ohio. The pressure to build a stadium is always there but the chess game of saying you’ll move to a city that is a small media market and doesn’t really have the room for a downtown stadium is tough to listen to.

Columbus Crew SC reportedly set to move barring new downtown stadium - Massive Report
This is the big one of the day so far. Another Texan team sounds wonderful to us all but I wouldn't want to see it come like this in the end.

Columbus Crew SC exploring relocation to Austin, TX - ESPN FC
More on the Austin move for Columbus and what it all means.

Why Sporting KC could be the most dangerous West team | Expected Goals | MLSsoccer.com
I've thought SKC was a tough team to deal with all season long, and truthfully it is because I think they're built to handle the post season the best of the Western teams.

Home sweet home: The 6 places your team should avoid come MLS' playoffs | FourFourTwo
I love knowing that one of the two LA losses was FCD on their way to a MLS Cup.

PRO’s officiating will get someone hurt if it hasn’t happened already - Black And Red United
I missed this one yesterday morning but it is worth the read since it can happen in pretty much any game these days in MLS.

Sounders’ nine straight postseasons is a modern-MLS record - Sounder At Heart
Seattle invented going to the playoffs on an annual basis now. Just so you know.

Guerreros: The Top 10 most entertaining soccer moments from the past week | MLSsoccer.com
Those top two items are pure saltiness out of RSL...just let it go damn it.

MLS won't help the USMNT until this key policy is overhauled | FourFourTwo
What can MLS do to help rebuild a humiliated U.S. men's national team? Here's a crucial move and it is a big one.

Sacramento Republic names jersey sponsor for potential MLS spot - ESPN FC
If you are concerned for Sacramento getting passed over by MLS at the end of the year for an expansion bid, I would think again.

// USMNT //

USMNT coach: Atlanta United's Tata Martino may be right man to lead U.S. Soccer | Goal.com
No, just stop. While Tata is a great coach, I want to see a fresher idea than this.

USMNT to play European champs in first match since qualification humiliation - Stars and Stripes FC
Bring on Portugal...yaaaay.

Armchair Analyst: The USMNT squad I'd call in for the Portugal friendly | MLSsoccer.com
I don't have too many issues with this roster out of Matt Doyle, though part of me would like to see potentially a couple U-17s called in too after their World Cup is over.