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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 10, 2019

Some post-mortem type news is trickling in for several teams that missed the playoffs.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week off for MLS is going by quickly here as we get some games on the international front starting today (Bryan Acosta in the Nations League with Honduras).

// FC Dallas //

Report: Paxton Pomykal has signed a new contract with FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
A six-fold salary increase will keep Pomykal in Dallas through 2024.

Zdenek Ondrasek Giving No Mercy in 2019 | FC Dallas
Some how I feel the headline really was meant to read "Ondrasek giving no f's in 2019", or at least that is how I saw it first.

// MLS //

Chicago Fire vow to add star power for Soldier Field return: "We'll fill this stadium" |
Chicago Fire owner Joe Mansueto is fully confident the club can fill its new Soldier Field home and become a real contender in MLS. But he's got a ways to go to get them there.

Chicago's forward progress | US Soccer Players
Chicago announced its return to Soldier Field, showing what may be necessary for a club to reestablish itself in a market that was once strong.

Matias Almeyda confirms he's staying with San Jose Earthquakes for 2020 |
After much speculation about where Matias Almedya's managerial future would lie, he announced Wednesday that he'll be with the San Jose Earthquakes for the 2020 MLS season.

FC Cincinnati announce roster decisions: Ulloa and Lamah out, Hagglund in |
Two former FC Dallas players are out of contract after a year with FCC.

Sounders are MLS’ best team at keeping games close at maximizing points - Sounder At Heart
Seattle fans really don't know what to make of their regular season here. And that may be okay.

Another rebuild for Orlando City | US Soccer Players
The MLS version of parity means even teams like Orlando City had their moments in 2019, namely that home draw against LAFC in September.

NYCFC embrace 'huge step' of clinching Concacaf Champions League berth | Pro Soccer USA
NYCFC are excited to challenge themselves among international competition after clinching a first-ever Concacaf Champions League berth.

Montreal Impact postmortem: 2019 filled with drama | Pro Soccer USA
The Montreal Impact held a drama-filled postmortem on Tuesday. Orji Okwonkwo was named player of the year and Bacary Sagna defender of the year.