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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 2, 2020

The weekend is here as FC Dallas is back at home to host the Crew.

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

This week has blown by here as we’re now staring at the weekend with another FC Dallas game to look forward to tomorrow night.

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Who should start for FC Dallas against the Columbus Crew? - Big D Soccer
After not having a Wednesday game, FC Dallas now faces the league leaders. Hopefully the extra 'rest' will do some good after a pretty lousy last two games.

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Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids postponed after additional COVID-19 cases; new date announced |
The regular-season game between the Portland Timbers and the Colorado Rapids, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed after the Rapids reported additional cases of COVID-19 among players and staff, Major League Soccer announced Thursday.

Minnesota United FC sends Mason Toye to Impact de Montreal - E Pluribus Loonum
Toye would have been an interesting idea here for Dallas. His time was likely up after Kei Kamara landed in Minnesota. Solid move for Montreal though as they look to get some offense for their playoff push.

Why Minnesota United made the Mason Toye trade and what it means moving forward |
In a way, good on Minnesota to recognize his frustration and offer him a chance with a trade elsewhere.

Eight stories to watch in final month of the transfer window | Tom Bogert |
FC Dallas was already pretty active in this window but I would imagine they'll be pretty quiet the rest of the way out, unlike other teams in the league.

Multiple Columbus Crew players progressing from injury issues - Massive Report
Here is a little update on where the Crew stand injury wise going into this weekend.

Clubs can stop players from going to South American World Cup qualifiers | ESPNFC
FIFA has imposed conditions on the release of players for CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers which are due to get under way next week amid concerns.

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Collin Martin, Landon Donovan and San Diego’s solidarity after a homophobic slur – The Athletic
How San Diego Loyal's forfeit displayed a new level of allyship in the world of professional sports.

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US men's national team is looking at a golden generation of talent | Steve Zakuani |
With a steady stream of players at some of Europe's biggest clubs, the U.S. men's national team today has a golden generation of players who should take the program to heights that were previously unthinkable.

Armchair Analyst: Predicting the US men's national team rosters for a very busy summer 2021 |
Next year will be a ridiculously busy year for the national teams after what has happened in 2020.