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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time to start looking towards the weekend and a visit from Orlando.

MLS: FC Dallas at Orlando City SC Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The midway point in the week is here as FC Dallas continues to push towards a top seed in the west as they host Orlando on Saturday. But first, some daily links to discuss...

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs. Portland Timbers - Big D Soccer
A draw on the road may seem lackluster, but in this stretch run towards the playoffs, this result is huge. Which player stood out to you for a vital away point?

East Stand View: FC Dallas finds a draw in Portland - Big D Soccer
Late games on the west coast can be rough to stay up for but FC Dallas at least made it some what interesting in Portland last weekend.

PLAYOFF PRIMER: Another Clinching Scenario as FC Dallas Hosts Orlando City SC | FC Dallas
FC Dallas has to pick up all three points this weekend in order to help push them towards a top two spot in the West. A win this weekend at least gets them home field advantage in a Knockout Round game should they end up in one.

WATCH: Reggie Cannon Discusses First US Men's National Team Call-Up | FC Dallas
We're all pretty jazzed to see Reggie pickup the call here this month.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Ryan Hollingshead and Maxi Urruti Take You Inside FCD's Matchday Routine | FC Dallas
What to know what it is like in the locker rooms? Let Maxi and Ryan show you.

// MLS //

Wiebe: Breaking down the best 22 Under 22 prospects by tiers |
The annual 22 under 22 list (it used to be 24 under 24...) comes out starting today. Here is a nice primer for what to expect.

Reports: Pity Martinez “very close” to big money Atlanta United transfer - Dirty South Soccer
Naturally, Atlanta already has their next big move lined up for this winter.

Report: Falcao linked with Crew SC, Inter Miami |
Man, seeing Falcao's name again reminds me of MLS rumors from years ago.

LAFC looks to join exclusive club of expansion teams in the playoffs | Pro Soccer USA
Bob Bradley knows a thing or two about getting an expansion side into the playoffs.

Inside Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins’ prolific partnership - Sounder At Heart
As the book is closing on Clint Dempsey's time in MLS, it is fun to look back at this period. Those two truly did terrorize defenses in this league.