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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 20, 2017

The regular season comes down to one final game.

MLS: FC Dallas at Los Angeles Galaxy Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is finally here as FC Dallas looks to sneak into the playoffs after a miserable couple of months to wrap up this season.

// FC Dallas //

Discussion: A talk about Oscar Pareja and the future of FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The 2017 season is going to end soon for FC Dallas, but we have some honest questions to ask of the team first.

Roster Selection: What will Oscar Pareja do against LA? - Big D Soccer
Oscar Pareja’s bold gamble didn’t work in Seattle, will he go back to the drawing board against LA? My gut tells me he'll continues to tinker.

FC Dallas President Dan Hunt Fully Committed on Improving Youth at Both Club and National Levels | FC Dallas
Here is more on Dan Hunt's desire to see more young players get minutes. Though I know a lot of you will say he should start with this team here given the amount of HGPs on the roster.

TRAINING TALK: Ryan Hollingshead on FC Dallas vs. LA Galaxy | 10.22.17 | FC Dallas
It comes down to one more game for FCD and they have to just take care of business.

// MLS //

‘Everything that’s wrong with MLS’: Gutted Columbus Crew fans contemplate life without a team | FourFourTwo
Mourning Columbus Crew fans won't let their team go without a fight. They also know this could happen to anyone.

Columbus Crew won't give refunds for 2018 season tickets amid move plans - ESPN FC
Columbus Crew SC will not give refunds to season-ticket holders for what might be the team's last season in Ohio before a possible move to Austin. This is not a good look for the team.

Save The Crew |
If you want to get involved in the efforts to keep the Crew in Columbus, this is a good place to start. I know it may seem like we can't do a lot from Dallas but there are plenty of things to do like emailing sponsors and making banners.

Armchair Analyst: Club-by-club, what 2017 meant in MLS |
Doyle is breaking down a few clubs that won't see any post season glory this year.

As 2017 winds down, Cyle Larin's future remains a talking point for Orlando |
I kind of forgot about Larin after his little drunken mess he had earlier this year. It may be high time he goes from MLS to see what he is really worth.

DC United prepare for emotions, ceremony of final match at RFK Stadium |
Some of my first MLS memories come from going to games at RFK. It will be good to see it go out this week on a high note.

Everything you need to know about selling players in MLS - Dirty South Soccer
We know all too well how wild selling a player (or not selling one) can be in this league. But this is a good look at it from an Atlanta point of view.

The storylines that will make Decision Day one of MLS' most memorable - ESPN FC
The Western Conference is up for grabs and multiple teams in the East are chasing a first-round bye. Sunday's Decision Day will be one to remember.

Sources: Atlanta to host 2018 MLS All-Star Game |
Anytime there is a rumor of a press conference in a MLS city, you just know it means one of three things (ASG announcement, new owner, new stadium).

Schweinsteiger 'open to everything' as he nears end of Chicago Fire contract | FourFourTwo
Bastian Schweinsteiger has been good for the Fire this year but will he stick it out for another year?

Kit man, father figure, reserve striker: Meet the legend who keeps the LA Galaxy running | FourFourTwo
I love stories in MLS like this of people who have been with the teams since the beginning.