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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 14, 2019

Some international success happened for a pair of FCD players this past weekend.

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

The weekend is over here as FC Dallas gets back to work ahead of their playoff trip to Seattle this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Zdenek Ondrasek scores game-winner for Czech Republic over England - Big D Soccer
Cobra is living his best life right now with a goal on the international stage.

Reviewing the first year under Luchi Gonzalez - Big D Soccer
We take a look back at Luchi’s first press conference, his vision and what he was able to accomplish in his first year as head coach.

VIEWS FROM THE BOOTH: Luchi Gonzalez's Debut Season Ahead of the Curve | FC Dallas
First year managers aren't really expected to succeed like this in MLS these days but Luchi has found a way and a path to do so.

Reggie Cannon Starts, Gets an Assist In USA's 7-0 Drubbing of Cuba in CONCACAF Nations League | FC Dallas
Reggie had a pretty solid night for the US in an easy win against Cuba.

MATCH RECAP: North Texas SC 2, Forward Madison FC 0 | 10.12.19 | FC Dallas
Pepi scored two big goals in the second half to send NTSC to their first finals in the USL League One.

// MLS //

New York Red Bulls better off as No. 6 seed? "Everyone's counting us out," says Armas |
New York had a pretty up and down season, so it is easy to count them out in the playoffs.

Report: Former Real Madrid boss Santiago Solari could be next Orlando City coach |
His time in Madrid wasn't long as their first team manger.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the best MLS Designated player of all time? We make the case | ESPNFC
Since MLS began the DP rule with David Beckham in 2007, hundreds have come to the league and tried their hand. Few, if any, have done what Ibra has.

MLS teams in need of a Cup run | US Soccer Players
At least four MLS teams need more from the 2019 playoffs than simply making it to the opening round before bowing out of the postseason.

NYCFC players unfazed by playoff games possibly moving to Citi Field | Pro Soccer USA
When the New York Yankees reached the American League Championship Series, the chances of playoff games possibly moving to Citi Field increased.

// USMNT //

Bradley: “Young, motivated, dynamic” Canada will be “big test” for USMNT |
Michael Bradley speaks about the USMNT's big clash against Canada in Nations League play, soccer culture in Canada and the possible reception he'll get.

USA v. Cuba CONCACAF Nations League: What we Learned - Stars and Stripes FC
A lot of goals were scored and in some way the game didn't feel like it mattered all that much but it was really good seeing Westin McKinnie go off like he did.

ASN article: Thoughts on the USMNT's 7-0 Nation's League rout over Cuba
At the end of the day, the US did what they were expected to do in this game.