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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 5, 2017

The weekend draws near as FC Dallas continues to prep for Colorado.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

While we still wait on roster-gate or Barrios-gate or whatever you want to call the fun in Orlando, we have plenty to get into today.

// FC Dallas //

Final Three Games of the Regular Season All Finals for FC Dallas in Western Conference Playoff Race | FC Dallas
Every game has meaning, if not more in this final month as FC Dallas looks for a post season spot.

TRAINING TALK: Matt Hedges on FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids | 10.7.17 | FC Dallas
The two sides know one another well right now as they've played each other twice in the last few weeks.

Javier Morales giving FC Dallas a boost during crucial stretch run | Dallas Morning News
Morales was brought in to not only be the backup for Mauro Diaz early on in the season but help the team out in key moments like this.

// MLS //

Freedman: How the decision to replace a head coach can make or break a club | MLSsoccer.com
This piece is pretty interesting when you really think about all the coaching changes we've seen this season. One reason why FC Dallas has never been quick to let someone go is that they understand that in this league you need to give a new manager some time.

Reports: Montreal Impact set for coaching change ahead of 2018 season | MLSsoccer.com
And speaking of coaching change, this one shouldn't shock anyone. Montreal has always been quick to let a manager go and the fact that Mauro Biello has had this long of a run has been surprising in itself.

View from Couch: Why Toronto FC should chase the MLS points record | MLSsoccer.com
There is no doubt that Toronto can take it easy going into the playoffs but I'd personally love to see them break a ton of record here.

To rest or not to rest? How Toronto FC should approach final two games - Waking The Red
But in the same light, if you can give some younger guys some minutes in these last couple of games. Why not?

Villa: Vieira works seven days a week – he'll be a very successful manager | FourFourTwo
Villa has thrived even more under Patrick Vieira these last two years.

Columbus Crew SC extend local television contract another season - Massive Report
Getting a new TV deal done before the start of a new season is always key for MLS clubs but Columbus has beat the clock in a good way here for 2018.