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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 2, 2017

Three more games stand between FC Dallas and a date with destiny in the playoffs

MLS: FC Dallas at Orlando City SC Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

A new week and a new month are here as we’re in the home stretch of games for this regular season.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas picks up shutout draw on the road against Orlando City | Big D Soccer
Jesse Gonzalez comes up huge in late moments to preserve the draw as FCD has started a new shutout streak that is two games long now.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Get Maxi Shooting Again | Big D Soccer
We're getting pretty fed up with VAR and with the amount that Maxi Urruti isn't shooting these days.

Kellyn Acosta and Maynor Figueroa named to respective World Cup Qualifying rosters | Big D Soccer
Acosta is apart of the 26-man roster that will look to secure a spot in Russia.

Oscar Pareja, Jason Kreis talk no-calls after FC Dallas, Orlando City draw |
Good to see Pareja get up in arms about about this game. We need more of this out of Papi.

Resilient Draw vs. Orlando City SC Completes Four-Point Week to Keep FC Dallas' Playoff Hopes Alive and Well | FC Dallas
A four point week isn't too bad but we really needed all six.

Heroic Effort from Jesse Gonzalez Secures Second Clean Sheet of the Week in Draw vs. Orlando City SC | FC Dallas
I mean, when you take a ball straight to the face to help preserve a shutout, you deserve all the accolades you can get.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Shield claimed, don't sleep on Crew SC & more from Wk 30 |
There was a ton that happened this past week with a full Wednesday slate and then a full weekend slate. The playoff race is starting to shape up in both conferences.

Frei flies, Kaka shines and TFC triumph: What you missed in MLS Week 30 |
Like I said, it was a busy week.

Chasing History: Toronto FC on pace for one of the greatest seasons ever |
Toronto's dominance has been impressive to say the least here this season. With two games to go, they can go down as the best regular season team ever.

Toronto FC 4-2 New York Red Bulls: Reds claim the Supporters’ Shield - Waking The Red
And here is a little more on TFC's Shield clinching win over the weekend.

Kyle Beckerman just saved RSL’s playoff hopes - RSL Soapbox
Darn RSL getting a late draw this weekend to help push them back over FCD in the standings.

Caps stun Kansas City to grab win, playoff berth - Eighty Six Forever
Some how Vancouver are the only Western team to clinch a playoff spot so far. Who saw that coming?