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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 11, 2019

FC Dallas makes their re-signing of Paxton Pomykal official.

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

The slow crawl to the first playoff game in the new MLS format is moving along here as we’ve hit the weekend where we’ll get some international matches.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas rightly ties their future to Pomykal - Big D Soccer
It’s not even the off-season yet but FC Dallas has already done their best bit of business.

Ricardo Pepi earns U-17 World Cup call-up from United States - Big D Soccer
Academy star Nico Carrera also finds his way onto the roster.

// MLS //

Fan reaction: Columbus Crew SC Downtown Stadium Groundbreaking - Massive Report
4,296 Crew SC fans show up to the groundbreaking of the new Crew SC Downtown Stadium.

Top 10 coaching candidates for MLS vacancies | MLSsoccer.com
My favorite 'want' for a MLS head coach is still showing up on this list. But there are some other good names on here as well.

Bogert: Has Frank de Boer's first season with Atlanta United been a success? | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta should still be considered a favorite to come out of the Eastern Conference this season. I'm not sure at this point how much that has to do with de Boer.

Chicago Fire sign former Real Madrid midfielder Alvaro Medran | MLSsoccer.com
As much as the Fire say they are going to move on and become a big club again, they make moves like this. Fans can see right through a signing like this.

Match Fitness: El Mazinger - Sounder At Heart
There is some slamming of Luchi Gonzalez's cardigan in this piece. I'm not for that.

The uniqueness of the San Jose Earthquakes | US Soccer Players
Matias Almeyda is staying on as coach of the San Jose Earthquakes with the team pushing for respectability in 2020 after another playoff miss.

Newly ambitious Vancouver Whitecaps seek a big-name DP striker and experienced technical director | Pro Soccer USA
The 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps season is over but the rebuild under head coach Marc Dos Santos continues ahead of the 2020 MLS season.

// USMNT //

Armchair Analyst: Three things I want to see from the USMNT in the next two games | MLSsoccer.com
With the US national team set to begin Concacaf Nations League play, Doyle looks at three aspects he wants to see progress on from the USMNT.

ASN article: Reyna, Leyva, Pepi, Bello, and Las highlight U.S. U-17 World Cup roster
The U17s look pretty stacked but it will be all about how they come together this month before they head to Brazil that will make the difference.