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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Several FC Dallas players depart for international duty.

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

The week continues on as FC Dallas begins to prepare for their trip to the nation’s capital on Saturday. But first here are some items to discuss...

// FC Dallas //

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in their win over Orlando City? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas took care of business at home against a not so magical Orlando City. Who was your Workhorse of the Week?

Victor Ulloa’s unlikely journey to being FC Dallas’ hero - Big D Soccer
What do Victor Ulloa and Odysseus have in common? Let us paint you a word picture on that for a moment.

Go Inside the Mind of Oscar Pareja on Roster Decisions, Lineups and His Plan Down the Stretch | FC Dallas
These behind the curtain looks at the team have been really good lately, and this one on Papi is excellent.

ACADEMY: FC Dallas U-17s Open Generation Adidas Cup Qualifying in Toronto | FC Dallas
The GAs continue to roll as one might expect them to here, but they do have a tall order in qualifying left to do.

// MLS //

San Jose Earthquakes officially announce Almeyda hire - FMF State Of Mind
The former "Pastor del Rebaño Sagrado" will now in coach in the MLS, despite being linked to a few National Teams over the summer.

Armchair Analyst: Hiring Matias Almeyda, Quakes shake up the MLS order |
San Jose got their stadium right and their rebrand right (at least to some) but their coaching decisions lately have been terrible yesterday. But that roster rebuild is going to be tough.

Boehm: Week 32 sets up nerve-wracking October sprint for last playoff slots |
Five spots up for grabs with just three weeks to go, this is the kind of drama MLS goes for each year.

Warshaw: 23 thoughts for 23 teams after Week 32 |
Our old pal Bobby is a fan of what Dallas is doing these days as they head towards the post season.

Sounders vs. Dynamo, recap: Rolling into the international break - Sounder At Heart
Seattle never really looked phased by anything the Dynamo threw at them last night.