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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The rain stays in Dallas but the team begins to prepare for an important weekend.

MLS: FC Dallas at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The week continues forward here as FC Dallas begins to look to Sunday’s match with Sporting KC. But first, some links to dive into..

// FC Dallas //

STANDINGS: FC Dallas Conference Lead Drops to One Point After Loss | FC Dallas
Man, so much to play for here in the final two weeks of the season. FCD fans may want to be Vancouver fans for this week as they play both SKC and LAFC.

// MLS //

Warshaw: What I expected and what surprised me from Week 33 |
Bobby figured DCU would beat FCD. Scrappy goals from a scrappy team.

Playoff dreams, seeding and the Shield: What's at stake in MLS Week 34 |
Like I mentioned above, so much to play for in the final two weeks. FC Dallas just needs to focus on taking care of business on Sunday.

Revolution break ground on $35 million training center - The Bent Musket
I love seeing more teams do things like this. Hopefully this is a first big step towards them also getting a stadium (yes I know they don't go hand-in-hand).

Save The Crew was just step one in making MLS truly work in Columbus - Massive Report
The team seems set to stay, but the league, owners and fans need to have some stuff in mind so this doesn’t happen again.

Paul Allen’s influence played significant role in Sounders’ success - Sounder At Heart
Both the tech and sports world lost a big backer yesterday as Paul Allen passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Transfer rumors linking Atlanta United’s Miguel Almiron to Arsenal are unfounded - Dirty South Soccer
A textbook case of an unsubstantiated report gone wild. And with that, be warned that the silly season never really stops.

Clear As Mud: A breakdown of the brawl between Minnesota United and the Colorado Rapids - E Pluribus Loonum
If you didn't watch the Minnesota and Colorado game last weekend (I can't say I blame you for skipping it), you did miss a wild...wild finish.

Orlando to host 2019 MLS Player Combine, SuperDraft heads to Chicago | Pro Soccer USA
I think MLS finally has a good location for the combine with Orlando these days. Seeing the draft go to new places like Chicago is also nice.