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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 22, 2018

Well, yesterday sucked.

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The final home game was a dud for FC Dallas on Sunday as they dropped points for the second straight week. We will have plenty more on that game but first some links to discuss...

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas stumbles to Sporting Kansas City 3-0 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas now heads into Decision Day needing a win to secure a top seed in the Western Conference.

Down to Decision Day for FC Dallas After Loss to Sporting KC | FC Dallas
Sunday just looked like a game that was never in FCD's hands.

Pareja preaches calm, but FC Dallas have much to chew over before playoffs |
The calm approach will only get this team so far, the fact remains, scoring is an issue for this group.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: A run through all of Sunday's Week 34 MLS action |
Doyle once again loves to bring up the lack of run-of-play goals from FCD here. He's not wrong but in my book, it isn't where you score or how you score but that you score. Goals just haven't come in the last two.

Five key storylines from around MLS after Sunday's action |
So many games on Sunday make me want to see that sort of thing on a weekly basis. There is something about a lot of games happening all at once that amp up the excitement.

West Rulers: Sporting KC nabs top spot with 3-0 win at FC Dallas - The Blue Testament
SKC was the better team on Sunday and I have to think that FCD would love to get a rematch when it matters more.

Recap: Atlanta United clinches Champions League, outlasts Chicago, 2-1 - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta clinched a lot of things on Sunday but the Shield still comes down to Decision Day.

Dropped points: LAFC 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 2 - Angels on Parade
LAFC blew a 2-0 lead and ended up sharing the points at home with Vancouver. This was a major break for FCD on the day.

Wayne Rooney double helps D.C. United complete climb into playoffs |
The former Manchester United star scored a double to secure D.C. United's postseason berth, completing an improbable turnaround since Rooney arrived.

Columbus Crew winger Justin Meram didn't play against Orlando City due to 'gentlemen's agreement' | Pro Soccer USA
The ol' gentlemen's agreement stood in the way on Sunday for seeing Meram play. Ouch.