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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tonight a new champion will be crowned in the USOC.

MLS: FC Dallas at Vancouver Whitecaps Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

This final week of September is blowing by as FC Dallas is getting ready to go back out west to take on Portland this weekend. But first...some links to start the day off with.

// FC Dallas //

Workhorse of the Week vs. Vancouver Whitecaps - Big D Soccer
Could this be the game of the season for FC Dallas with a huge three points against Vancouver? Vote for your top player.

FC Dallas rides set pieces in win over Vancouver - Big D Soccer
Two set piece goals, who would’ve thought it? But Dallas got the goals they needed, when they needed them most.

FC Dallas' Oscar Pareja - 'I have not met with anyone' about coaching U.S. team | ESPNFC
Pareja is interested but the report from Monday pretty much gets thrown out the window as it appears to not have happened.

WATCH: Oscar Pareja Dismisses Rumors of US Men's National Team Interview | FC Dallas
Pareja says he is focused on this team and not on the national team.

// MLS //

2018 US Open Cup: Houston Dynamo host Philadelphia Union in final game - Dynamo Theory
Two MLS sides battle it out for the USOC championship. If you need some solid details on tonight's game, check this post out.

Who can gain the most in the 2018 US Open Cup final? | MLSsoccer.com
I still think tonight's matchup is possibly one of the weirdest we've seen in some time but a new champion will be crowned, so there is that.

Out With The Old: Whitecaps Release Robinson - Eighty Six Forever
Its definitely weird timing but did FC Dallas get a coach fired? Nah, I'm sure this was building up to be the case, though most of us expected it after this season.

MLS may eliminate third DP after 2019 - Sounder At Heart
There are a lot of rumors swirling right now that MLS may eliminate a third DP spot. I have mixed feelings about the idea as it has allowed FCD to target guys like Carlos Gruezo and Santiago Mosquera.

United Soccer League confirms new branding league structure | ESPNFC
The USL announced their new look and structure within its three leagues on Tuesday.