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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Reggie Cannon earns his first national team call up, but does it come at a bad time?

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The week rolls on here as FC Dallas begins preparing for a weekend visit from Orlando on Saturday, but first some items to discuss...

// FC Dallas //

Reggie Cannon picks up his first United States National Team callup - Big D Soccer
The 20-year-old defender is one of three players on the roster to receive their first national team nod. It is about damn time. But it does come at a time when FCD visits D.C. United. Hmm.

October Outlook: What seed will FC Dallas have come playoff time? - Big D Soccer
Four games remain between FC Dallas and a shot at post season glory. How many points can they gobble up in the final month of the season?

Defense comes up big for FC Dallas in draw against Portland - Big D Soccer
As we saw in Portland, Dallas rides their defensive strength into the playoffs.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Go Inside FC Dallas 0-0 Draw in Portland | FC Dallas
These behind the scenes videos have been stellar this season.

FC Dallas game-planned to perfection in Portland road result | Pro Soccer USA
This is how you do games late in the season and in the playoffs when you are away from home. Tough defense, with some pressure on the counter attack.

// MLS //

Warshaw: Why Red Bulls-Atlanta made me want to put my boots back on |
Get them all healthy and available on both sides and sign me up.

Stejskal: The details of Albert Rusnak's new mega-deal with Real Salt Lake |
Sounds like Rusnak finally got what he wanted here, a big fat new deal.

RSL vs Sporting KC: What we learned - RSL Soapbox
I've enjoyed the SKC-RSL rivalry over the last few years and this game did not disappoint on Sunday.

Reports: Potential ownership change for MLS hopefuls Tampa Bay Rowdies |
Stick a fork in this one, I don't see this helping their MLS hopes.

// USMNT //

Christian Pulisic back in United States squad for friendlies vs. Colombia and Peru | ESPNFC
Some folks were surprised by some veteran calls to this camp.