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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 6, 2017

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Might FC Dallas get off easy in the whole lineup situation from Orlando?

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

I won’t beat around the bush too much, there is a lot to get to today.

// FC Dallas //

We’ll start here:

I said before in my original post about Paul’s tweets that there was more to this than just what he was reporting. There is way more to this story than what we all have seen on Twitter and we’ll find it all out today at some point.

Petke: FC Dallas forfeiture should be “clear-cut decision” - RSL Soapbox
Mike Petke didn't hold back on his opinions on the matter. I get where he is coming from but again there are details on this that haven't been reported yet.

Revealed: FC Dallas player salaries for late summer additions | Big D Soccer
FC Dallas didn’t spend much this summer on new players but we do see some big bumps in salaries for some players.

What to watch for against the Colorado Rapids - Big D Soccer
It feels like last week all over again as we get to face the Rapids tomorrow night.

How should Oscar Pareja handle his roster against Colorado this weekend - Big D Soccer
A couple international call ups could make this roster selection tricky for Oscar Pareja.

FC Dallas Homegrown Bryan Reynolds Set to Embark on FIFA U-17 World Cup with US National Team Friday | FC Dallas
We haven't gotten to see anything from Bryan Reynolds this year with FCD but the kid is doing some big time work on the national team scale with the U-17s.

THE OTHER SIDE: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids | 10.07.17 | FC Dallas
Here is a bit on Colorado and what they're saying ahead of tomorrow's match.

// MLS //

Discuss: Which team is the best in the Western Conference? | MLSsoccer.com
It is hard to really say who is truly the best in the West this season ever since FCD took the summer plunge.

The MLS records that have been, will be or could be broken this season | MLSsoccer.com
This is good to see. I like when records fall in this league as it begins a new standard.

Dominique Badji re-signed to a 2-year deal - Burgundy Wave
Badji has been a tough player for FCD to deal with over the years.

Report: Beckerman, Rimando contract talks underway, Stejskal says - RSL Soapbox
The two RSL veterans could be back for another run.

MLS plans to announce two expansion teams 'around Dec. 19-20' - ESPN FC
The league has always been pretty clear about their expansion plans this year and we'll get some news right around Christmas.

International break has implications beyond U.S. in increasingly global MLS - ESPN FC
Lots of MLS players called into international duty this week.

FIFA's intercontinental playoff dates could be a challenge for MLS' playoffs | FourFourTwo
Internationals involved in November's World Cup qualifying playoffs could be caught between club and country.

// USMNT //

Warshaw: US national team under pressure like never before | MLSsoccer.com
Big game tonight indeed for the US down in Orlando.