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Big D Daily: News for Friday, September 27, 2019

We break down all the math and requirements needed for a playoff berth out of FC Dallas.

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The penultimate game is almost here for FC Dallas as they head to Colorado to battle the Rapids on Sunday evening.

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Who should start for FC Dallas against the Colorado Rapids? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas needs six points in their final two games, it all starts with the Rapids on Sunday.

By The Numbers: How many points does Dallas need to make the playoffs? - Big D Soccer
We got the maths done for you for post-season play!

FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids Holds More Than Just Playoff Hopes for Luchi Gonzalez | FC Dallas
FCD is still in control of their own destiny here as they head to Colorado.

If the MLS Playoffs Started Today For FC Dallas | 9.26.19 | FC Dallas
Here is another look at how FCD can clinch a playoff spot this weekend.

Edwin Gyasi was supposed to push Dallas into playoffs but he's not playing at all | Pro Soccer USA
He's played so little since joining the club earlier this summer. It has me thinking he could end up being one of those worst signings in club history if he doesn't see the field again.

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Armchair Analyst: What I'm watching for over the final two MLS weekends |
The storylines in the final two weeks are really good this year.

MLS Golden Boot race set for historic finish between Vela, Ibrahimovic |
Vela is one goal behind Martinez's record that was set last year.

Bogert: How Minnesota United realized playoff dreams in Year Three |
Minnesota's road to this point has been impressive but you really have to tip your hats to how they redid their roster this past offseason to get the right veteran guys.

LAFC's turn: How have Supporters' Shield winner fared in MLS Cup Playoffs? |
FCD fans know a little bit about this "curse".

Josef Martinez posts video running on a treadmill - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta United’s star striker could be back sooner than anticipated.

5 things noticed in Toronto FC’s Voyageurs Cup loss to the Montreal Impact in penalties - Waking The Red
The Reds played well, but fell short yet again. Is this starting to become a worrying trend?

With The Mansueto Era Beginning, Does Making The Playoffs This Year Actually Matter? - Hot Time In Old Town
Is it better to focus on 2020 or try to sneak into the playoffs this year? That is the tough question for Chicago fans.

Seattle Sounders among those staring at do or die situations as new MLS format sinks in | US Soccer Players
The Seattle Sounders qualified for the MLS playoffs but not in the way they would have preferred with a run of regrettable results.