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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 26, 2018

FC Dallas looks to lock up the #2 seed in the Western Conference this weekend.

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

The weekend is finally here as Decision Day is upon us. FC Dallas is traveling north to Colorado to battle the Rapids on Sunday.

// FC Dallas //

What will FC Dallas’ best lineup be against Colorado? - Big D Soccer
The final game of the season is here, so who gets the start? I wouldn't mind seeing some changes up front but I'm not banking on it.

How FC Dallas’ Reggie Cannon went from zero to hero in 2018 - Big D Soccer
Cannon may be the prototype for future HGPs with this team. Sign them, let them sit (unless they are truly special) and then unleash them after a year.

What sponsor do you want to see on FC Dallas’ sleeve in 2020? - Big D Soccer
What company do you want to see on the sleeve of FC Dallas kits in 2020?

Postseason Preview: FC Dallas — American Soccer Analysis
Defense wins championships, but will that be enough for FC Dallas?

Checking in on aftermath of FC Dallas-Colorado Rapids' Acosta-Badji trade |
I still think in the end, Dallas will end out on top in this deal but right now it appears that neither side really came away as true winners.

Nostalgia Taking a Back Seat as Dominique Badji, Kellyn Acosta Get Set to Face Former Clubs | FC Dallas
Overall, it will be good to see Kellyn once again, even as weird as it may be to see him play against FCD.

Kellyn Acosta: Facing former club FC Dallas will be 'weird and a little awkward' | Pro Soccer USA
Yup, we feel that awkwardness too Kellyn.

// MLS //

Top 5 figures under heavy pressure on Decision Day pres. by AT&T |
Nice callout on Oscar Pareja on this list. We all love the guy but he has a lot of work on his hands this weekend.

Atlanta United no longer favored to win Supporters Shield - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta needs some serious help from Orlando but they also just need to win in Toronto. Simple as that.

Atlanta United is poised to give 'Tata' Martino an MLS Cup-winning sendoff | ESPNFC
Atlanta United always knew Tata Martino's tenure would be short-lived. Now the unique team he helped create looks to send him off with an MLS Cup.

MLS clubs staffing up for success as robust front offices paying dividends | ESPNFC
Not long ago, MLS managers handled everything. Now staffs are growing, and the league's success stories are run by well-stocked front offices.

MLS expansion: Ranking the remaining potential markets |
A lot of "once considered frontrunners" on this list that are left in the expansion race. My money still is on St. Louis or Phoenix to get in as number 28. Then the league will announce they'll go to 30 and others will join.