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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 4, 2018

The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas looks to host Orlando.

MLS: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve rounded the corner on this week and are now heading straight towards the weekend as FC Dallas is getting set to take on Orlando.

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FC Dallas forward Cristian Colman suffers torn ACL - Big D Soccer
The striker will miss the remaining portion of 2018 and who knows how long into 2019. Man, what a bad break.

Quick Burns: What should FC Dallas’ attack look like in the playoffs? - Big D Soccer
Badji and Urruti? Urruti and Colman? Who makes the most sense up top for FCD at the moment? Note: we wrote this well before the Colman injury news came out, so take that with a grain of salt.

22 UNDER 22: Pablo Aránguiz Lands at No. 18 in 2018 | FC Dallas
The hype is definitely real for Aranguiz but man fans are wondering when we'll actually see more of him this season.

From overlooked to mainstay: How Reggie Cannon "found himself" at FC Dallas |
Reggie has easily been one of the best players for FCD this season. You look back at 2017 and wonder what if but at the same time I look back and am thankful they didn't rush him in.

Why Óscar Pareja Should Be The Head Coach of the US Men's National Team | Dallas Observer
First off, sorry for the insane amount of ads on this one but if you need any other reasons for this story to continue, here are a few good thoughts on it.

Watch: Weston McKennie's game-winning goal for Schalke 04 | Pro Soccer USA
Yeah, it is hard not to watch this and get excited and upset at what could have been all at the same time.

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22 Under 22 - 2018 Rankings |
Only one Dallas player on this portion of the rankings, which we discussed above. Solid group of young players though.

Warshaw: Six intriguing playoff matchups to hope for this postseason |
Just think if we do get those rivalry games as Knockout Round matches. Wow.

How Atlanta United can win the Supporters’ Shield - Dirty South Soccer
With three games to go, the Shield could come down to something as simple as the schedule for Atlanta and New York.

PawedCast Episode 144: FC Dallas Preview, Pride Roster Updates, and More - The Mane Land
One of our own (Ben Lyon) joins an Orlando podcast to help preview this weekend's game.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer: Gattuso plays down links to shock move |
Reports in the Italian media have suggested AC Milan could move for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but Gennaro Gattuso is giving nothing away.