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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The news in Colorado isn’t good for the Rapids’ chances to return to the field anytime soon.

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MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The week moves on here as FC Dallas has one more day to prepare for their home match on Wednesday night against Sporting Kansas City. But there are plenty of items to get to before that.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas allegedly wanted Reggie Cannon to apologize - Big D Soccer
This interview reveals way more about how FC Dallas is from the inside than we ever probably wanted to know.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City | 10.14.20 | FC Dallas
Well, aside from all that, FC Dallas does have a game tomorrow night at home against who I feel is becoming a bigger rival than Houston.

// MLS //

26 Takeaways: Week 17 observations for each of the 26 MLS teams | Steve Zakuani |
Zakuani points out that FCD's latest win was against SKC, the team we play tomorrow night. So, maybe they'll be the team we need to face to get back on track here.

MLS postpones next three Colorado Rapids league matches |
Despite no new COVID-19 positive cases, the Rapids' matches set for Oct. 14, Oct. 18 and Oct. 21 have been postponed by MLS and the league is evaluating options for rescheduling the games.

After 17 positive COVID-19 results, MLS & Colorado Dept. of Public Health postpone Rapids matches for next 10 days - Burgundy Wave
Don't expect Colorado to make up too many of these missed games now either. Which will make the final run to the playoffs interesting should MLS go the PPG route to determine seeding.

Which MLS teams have international roster slots available? |
From the department of "how is that actually possible", FCD has one international slot still available. I guess someone got a green card that we don't know of here.

Don't be fooled: These MLS teams are better than results say |
Expected goals don't mean everything, but they can give us a better idea as to whether a team's record is truly reflective of their performance.

Source - Ex-USWNT boss Jill Ellis on D.C. United coaching candidate list | ESPNFC
Yeah, this is something cool in my book. I doubt Ellis will actually get the job in the end but the fact that she is being mentioned is a huge sign of progress in my book.

MLS unlikely to use bubble for postseason despite positive tests, sources say – The Athletic
No bubble expected for the playoffs, which given the logistics explained here makes way more sense to me now. Easier to get hotels booked up when no one is able to travel like the league did back in the summer.

Sam Johnson barred from RSL activity after reportedly holding large house parties - RSL Soapbox
The parties reportedly included one on Oct. 3 in which shots were fired.

Are fouls the key stat in MLS? | US Soccer Players
Fouling may separate contenders from good teams in Major League Soccer, with the clubs doing less fouling regularly making playoff runs.