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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

It is too bad that the playoffs don’t start this weekend, huh?

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

The road to the playoffs is starting to feel like a long ways off when you see that they don’t begin until next week. Either way, FC Dallas is getting prepared to take on Seattle and we’ll continue to dive into that game in the coming days as well.

// FC Dallas //

Rumor: FC Dallas linked to forward Mustapha Bundu - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is linked to one of the hottest rising players in Europe.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in their win over Sporting Kansas City? - Big D Soccer
Vote for your top player from FC Dallas’ playoff clinching win over Kansas City.

FC Dallas International Call-Ups Schedule | October 2019 | FC Dallas
Need to know when you can watch some of the guys out on international duty this month? Here is a quick and handy guide.

TRAINING TALK: Eric Quill Talks Ahead of the Playoff Match Against Forward Madison | 10.12.19 | FC Dallas
Eric Quill talks about the impact Ronaldo Damus and Arturo Rodriguez have had on the team this season, on getting to host the playoff match at home, preparing for the match and facing Forward Madison.

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Armchair Analyst: One worry for each of the 14 MLS Playoff teams |
The worry for FCD is easily how they play on the road compared to home. But that hot-and-cold attack is also troublesome.

Bogert: Rebuilding or retooling? What all eliminated clubs will focus on this offseason |
Do you retool or rebuild? That is the question looming on the 10 clubs that aren't in the playoffs.

Official: Fire Will Play 2020 Season At Soldier Field [UPDATING] - Hot Time In Old Town
The "world’s best worst-kept secret" is no longer secret as the Chicago Fire are moving back to...Chicago.

Bastian Schweinsteiger Announces His Retirement - Hot Time In Old Town
Another all-time great has decided to hang up his boots following this season.

Conflicting reports surface regarding Matias Almeyda's future |
Some times the more you see things like this, the more you know it is going to happen.

Jorge Mas on Inter Miami's stadium projects: "We're on time" |
It is still crazy to me that they are pushing forward with two different stadium plans here.

Vancouver Whitecaps Interested in Olivier Giroud - Eighty Six Forever
I'd be interesting in seeing someone like Giroud come to MLS.

Miles Robinson pens deal with Atlanta United through 2023 - Dirty South Soccer
Good to see Atlanta re-sign one of their younger stars.

Can Atlanta repeat? Why all 14 playoff teams could lift MLS Cup - and why they won't | ESPNFC
The young and lack of experience seems to be both in favor and not in favor for FCD.

Atlanta's title defense | US Soccer Players
Atlanta United has a clear route to another MLS Cup, but it would help if a Western Conference team pulls off an upset in the MLS playoffs.

Ignacio Piatti skips Montreal Impact postseason media day | Pro Soccer USA
Ignacio Piatti was absent from Montreal's end-of-year press conference after the club revealed plans to pick up the option on his contract for next season.