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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 8, 2018

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FC Dallas continues to roll in a positive direction towards the playoffs.

MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and FC Dallas continues to extend their lead in the West with three games left. We’ll dive into that and more below...

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: Maxi Urruti the Faux #10 for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Urruti’s taken the position and made it his own over the last couple of months and maybe it is time we accept that.

FC Dallas picks up 10th home win of 2018 in a 2-0 win over Orlando City - Big D Soccer
It wasn't pretty in the first half for FC Dallas but when they turned it on, the goals came and the win looked never in doubt.

Victor Ulloa Caps Milestone Night with First Goal in Two Years | FC Dallas
If you ever thought a few years back that Vic would reach this milestone, then you are one smart cookie. Still, well done Vic, we're all proud of you.

FC Dallas extends lead in Western Conference, eliminates Orlando City | Pro Soccer USA
The lead now goes up to four points as FC Dallas hopes to lock up a top seed here.

Our City: Are FC Dallas the MLS “Canary in the Coal Mine?” Major League Soccer Orlando City - The Mane Land
Here is a weird, long rant about how FCD struggles to fill Toyota Stadium.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Timbers hit their mark, Almiron hurt & more from Week 32 | MLSsoccer.com
Doyle spends a fair amount of time on FCD's situation with Urruti in this one. And he also gets into a lot of other items from around the league as well.

Toronto FC become fourth MLS team to miss playoffs after winning MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Can we please talk about how their collapse this season was worse than FCD's last year? Please?

Wayne Rooney brace leads D.C. United past Chicago Fire - Black And Red United
FCD's next opponent is going to be a tough one as Wayne Rooney continues to have them on a roll.

LAFC become fifth MLS expansion team to clinch playoffs in debut season - Angels on Parade
LAFC join the short list of expansion clubs that made it to the post season.

‘It’s not in my hands’: Jozy Altidore speaks cryptically about his Toronto FC future - Waking The Red
Something tells me that Toronto breaks up the band a good bit this offseason.

Miguel Almiron subbed off against New England with apparent hamstring injury - Dirty South Soccer
Ruh-roh. Atlanta will now face the rest of their season without one of their key players.

Matias Almeyda set to be new San Jose Earthquakes manager | ESPNFC
This will certainly be an interesting hire for San Jose.

Want better referees? Stop the abuse. - RSL Soapbox
This is a nice ramble about our officials, but I would like to say to people that scream at them, look at the list at the bottom of this piece.