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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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Minnesota picks up an impressive win on the road in Atlanta.

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

We’re at the midway point in our week as FC Dallas continues to prepare for their weekend trip in the mountains.

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October Outlook: Will FC Dallas make it to the post season? | Big D Soccer
Nine points would be amazing but would six be enough? We'll certainly see. Playing the worst two teams in the league at the moment should help.

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Recap: Loons score twice after the 90th minute to vanquish Atlanta, 3-2 - E Pluribus Loonum
Minnesota got hammered by Atlanta early this season but last night was not the case with two late goals to seal a fairly improbable win on the road.

Federico Higuain returns for another year with Columbus Crew SC - Massive Report
I have to say, I was expecting him to leave after this season but this is a good deal for the Crew.

Greg Garza injury updated; expected to miss four to six weeks - Dirty South Soccer
This is a pretty solid blow for the expansion side. At best, he could get back by MLS Cup. They certainly could have used him late last night.

Injury Update: Azira, Williams, da Fonte - Burgundy Wave
Colorado has a few more injury concerns to deal with this weekend.

Kurt Larson: Top 5 MLS general managers and technical directors of 2017 |
No real shocker to most of us, but Fernando Clavijo is not on this list. These five certainly made a lot of good moves this year though to get their clubs where they’re at.

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USL: President ensures full compliance for Division 2 application |
While NASL is engrossed in an antitrust lawsuit with U.S. Soccer, the USL says it is fully compliant for the second-division sanctioning. Good for them.