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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 24, 2018

MLS salaries for the fall were revealed on Tuesday, giving us something to debate.

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

We’re getting to the midway point in the final week of the regular season for FC Dallas. Plenty to discuss as we move towards Decision Day on Sunday.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas player salaries post summer transfer window revealed - Big D Soccer
A lot of these numbers make you wonder "what if" for 2019. Like one comment says, take three high salaries on this list and turn it into a big-time DP signing, please.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in the loss to Sporting Kansas City? - Big D Soccer
Kansas City looked like a championship caliber squad, downing FC Dallas with precision. Did anyone stand out as workhorse of the week?

FC Dallas stumbles in home finale to Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
Sunday's game against SKC wasn't exactly what we had hoped for in a season finale at home.

PLAYOFF PRIMER: Five Different Scenarios for FC Dallas on Decision Day | FC Dallas
Go ahead and ditch getting the top seed in the West out of your head, it ain't happening. But FCD can clinch a #2 seed with a win this weekend no matter what happens elsewhere.

INTERNATIONAL: Paxton Pomykal, Brandon Servania Called to US U-20 National Team for Concacaf U-20 Championship | FC Dallas
Good to see some of our younger guys getting more youth national team calls here.

Ryan Hollingshead Writes About his Passion for Soccer, Faith in "The Increase" | FC Dallas
Hollingshead knows what is up, October is a fantastic month on the calendar in Texas.

// MLS //

Tata Martino to leave Atlanta United after 2018 season - Dirty South Soccer
It’s official. Atlanta gets him through the end of the season but the second that is over, he is likely heading to the Mexican national team.

Warshaw: Charmed Atlanta United to face first big test with Martino leaving |
Atlanta still has a wealth of talent to get through this exit but it will be the mental hurdle that could trip them up.

Why Guillermo Barros Schelotto may not be the ideal replacement for Tata Martino at Atlanta United - Dirty South Soccer
GBS isn't on one Atlanta fan's list for a Tata replacement. My gut still tells me he'll end up in Columbus. Just seems fitting to me.

Does having a first-round bye matter in MLS Cup playoffs? |
This is the question we ask every year. But for a team like FCD, a bye means one less game to deal with, which is still important at this stage in the season.

Wayne Rooney’s D.C. United salary revealed - Black And Red United
Rooney's number was one that I was fairly curious about when this all came out yesterday. But he isn't the league's highest paid player.

Five games that decided the New England Revolution's season | Pro Soccer USA
A bunch of bad draws would do it. I still look back to when FCD beat them on the road in the spring as a sign that they weren't playoff material this year.