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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 12, 2020

So no new game to discuss, I suppose we’ll move on to Wednesday’s clash.

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MLS: Orlando City SC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend was suppose to be another time for us to watch and hopefully enjoy another FC Dallas game but as 2020 has done time and time again, the coronavirus proved to be the difference maker here. Will we actually make up the game with Minnesota? Time will certainly tell.

// FC Dallas & NTSC //

MLS postpones FC Dallas’ game against Minnesota United - Big D Soccer
Another game was postponed here this past weekend but making it up may prove to be the more difficult thing to do.

North Texas Two Step – Is a playoff spot within each? - Big D Soccer
North Texas SC holds onto slim hopes for a trophy in 2020 following their latest results.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: LAFC make a statement, Pozuelo MVP & more from Week 17 |
There were still lots of games to discuss despite a couple getting canceled. LAFC finally looked like the team we've expected them to be here.

Recap & Highlights: Toronto FC become first team to clinch a playoff spot after win vs. FC Cincinnati - Waking The Red
The Reds were clinical in closing out their 1-0 victory and further strengthened their place atop the East.

Portland Timbers confident, but feel they can reach another level after latest win |
I thought the Orlando tournament run was maybe just a thing out of this Portland team but they've looking better and better here.

A touch and a spectacular volley put Sporting Kansas City over Nashville SC - The Blue Testament
The Hurtado goal was nothing more than special. Seriously, just watch that one on a damn loop today.

Maurer: Ben Olsen’s D.C. United exit means the club must now evolve anew – The Athletic ($)
Ben Olsen was more than a long-tenured player and coach for D.C. United; he was a shield that absorbed some justified criticism.

Why the MLS playoffs need to be in a bubble -
I think this is what is best for everyone involved. FIFA windows and quarantine rules could make for larger problems for MLS teams soon.