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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 19, 2020

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FC Dallas had the weekend off but now they get to play a rare Tuesday night game.

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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

How was your weekend everyone? I have to say, I did enjoy the time away to work on some house projects around here. Now we’re back at it as FC Dallas is getting set to play a rare Tuesday night game tomorrow in Nashville.

// FC Dallas //

Just how good is FC Dallas defender Bryan Reynolds? - Big D Soccer
The precocious teenager has played his way into some rarified statistical company.

Chalkboard: Tessmann, Acosta and Ricaurte lead from the midfield - Big D Soccer
Luchi’s got the midfield figured out - for now. Let's hope it stays that way for the rest of the season though.

Is Bad Refereeing Benefiting FC Dallas?! - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas actually benefitted from a referee call. Awesome!

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Nashville SC | 10.20.20 | FC Dallas
Yes, it is weird that we have a game tomorrow...on a Tuesday. In October.

// MLS //

Making sense of the LA Galaxy, the race for No. 1 out West and Houston's decline | Steve Zakuani |
If you look at the Western Conference results this weekend, a lot benefited FCD.

Orlando City vs. New York Red Bulls: Final Score 1-1 as Red Bulls Steal Points Deep in Stoppage; Lions Clinch Playoff Spot - The Mane Land
Orlando had a win in the bag but a late draw was what Oscar Pareja had to settle for. Still, they clinched their first playoff spot.

Handwalla Bwana reportedly traded to Nashville - Sounder At Heart
After a promising start to the season, Seattle's academy product hasn’t played in nearly six weeks.

Somehow, MLS gets stranger | US Soccer Players
On Wednesday night, Major League Soccer played through a series of scenarios that only amplified how strange this season is getting on the field.

Near the top of MLS, the renewed Crew is still a work in progress – The Athletic ($)
The Crew's rebuild looks to be ahead of schedule on the field as a new stadium and infrastructure is built off of it.

Houston Dynamo’s new crest revealed; team to switch ahead of 2021 season – The Athletic ($)
The Dynamo's potential new look is...not bad I guess. Still, the addition of 'FC' to their name makes me laugh a lot. It's so unnecessary.