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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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Now that the dust has settled on Decision Day, we look at all the key points going into the playoffs.

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

We’re slowly moving past Decision Day here as FC Dallas is enjoying a little time off before they begin getting ready for their playoff match next week in Seattle.

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Winners and Losers: FC Dallas vs Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
Some things looked really good as the team heads into the playoffs.

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ 6-0 rout of Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
You may want to hold on to this result for as long as you can here folks.

Luchi Gonzalez urges FC Dallas to "change the history of this club" in MLS Playoffs | MLSsoccer.com
Luchi wants to make some history this month and winning four straight road games would certainly be that.

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Warshaw: 24 Takeaways on the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs bracket | MLSsoccer.com
Warshaw breaks down each club here and his notes on FCD seem right to me. The matchup with Seattle is going to be an interesting one.

Orlando City and the Illusion of Progress - The Mane Land
2019 saw improvement for Orlando City but it was nowhere close enough to saving James O’Connor his job.

Why Orlando City parted ways with James O'Connor and what comes next | MLSsoccer.com
Orlando really does feel like what Toronto was when they were in their first few years of MLS. Sacking managers left and right before finally figuring it all out. Interesting that this one suggests they bring in Oscar Pareja.

Report: Brian Fernandez to enter Major League Soccer’s substance abuse and behavioral health program - Stumptown Footy
Man, things continue to go south for Portland here on this season.

Which 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs teams enter in the best, worst form? | MLSsoccer.com
FCD is middle of the pack or so, which seems about right. But Toronto seems very sneaky to me right now. No losses in their last ten.