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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The playoff race is getting hotter and hotter.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The week continues on here as we get into a Tuesday ahead of FC Dallas’ trip to the Pacific Northwest.

// FC Dallas //

What we learned against the Columbus Crew: Dallas’ attack stagnates - Big D Soccer
Dallas needs to find an offensive spark yet again as they hit the road for two straight games.

PLAYOFF PRIMER: FC Dallas' Path to the Postseason After Week 29 | FC Dallas
Basically this says three more wins and FCD will be in and likely with a top seed as well. With six games left, it will be a fight to the finish.

// MLS //

San Jose Earthquakes part ways with head coach Mikael Stahre | MLSsoccer.com
San Jose has had a dud of a season, yet they did beat FCD twice somehow. They opted to part ways with their first-year manager.

Warshaw: Campeones Cup a chance for Toronto FC to safeguard their legacy | MLSsoccer.com
I really wonder if folks in Toronto actually care about the Campeones Cup or not.

Orlando City owner Flávio Augusto Da Silva says James O'Connor is right coach to turn around Lions | Pro Soccer USA
Coaching in Orlando seems like a no-win situation at the moment though.

Six Degrees: How Bad Is This? - Stumptown Footy
Portland is possibly one of the more confusing teams right now in MLS. They had a crazy-good summer but now days they are struggling.

Michael Bradley on Zlatan Ibrahimovic confrontation: 'There wasn't much to it' | ESPNFC
As petty as it may seem, I do think MLS needs more confrontations like this between big stars.