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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 16, 2020

FC Dallas now gets to enjoy a bit of a rare weekend off from league play.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Tim Flores-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is here as we turn the back half of the busy month of October where FC Dallas is actually off for the weekend. Weird.

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Two things we learned in FC Dallas’ win over Sporting Kansas City - Big D Soccer
A celebration of FCD’s fullbacks after the first win in nearly a month for the club.

Andrés Ricaurte Makes MLS Team of the Week for Week 18 | FC Dallas
Always good to see a FCD player make the league's team of the week.

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Fixture Congestion is a real issue in MLS right now, and it’s issues are just being felt - E Pluribus Loonum
Had the league gone for 12-14 rather than 18 matches after MLS Is Back we may not have had this issue.

MLS will need to use points per game to determine standings - Sounder At Heart
Teams are virtually guaranteed to have played a different number of games at this point, which means the league has to figure out a smart way to determine who gets into the playoffs and who does not.

Six possible late European transfer targets for MLS clubs | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
The MLS transfer window will be closing in two weeks, but there's still plenty of time left for clubs in need of reinforcements to do some late business.

Report: Concacaf Champions League to return in December after postponement | MLSsoccer.com
While it is good news in some respects that this tournament will get wrapped up this year, it is bad for those involved in terms of the schedule.

Dynamo unable to make up for poor first half, fall to Nashville at home - Dynamo Theory
If anyone is looking ahead to FCD's next game against Nashville, starting with how they handled Houston on Wednesday isn't a bad start.