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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 22, 2020

FC Dallas sets their sights on this weekend’s trip to Utah.

MLS: FC Dallas at Nashville SC Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is quickly approaching here as FC Dallas is getting ready for their Saturday encounter with Real Salt Lake. For the first time this year, the club will head west for a game, which feels a little more normal than what we’ve had so far.

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Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ 3-0 loss to Nashville SC - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas are down, but not out in this weird and wacky season.

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22 Under 22 presented by BODYARMOR - 2020 Rankings | MLSsoccer.com
Three FC Dallas players appear on the 11-22 side of this list. Very impressive when one of them is a first-year player and the another emerged as a starter just within the last month.

My dream 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs bracket | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
I don't mind seeing FCD go up against SKC in the playoffs, that would be entertaining to say the least. I also really don't mind FCD going on a MLS Cup run in this dream scenario either.

What the Handwalla Bwana trade tells us about Seattle Sounders, Nashville SC | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, this deal is an interesting one for both sides but probably one of those moves that each had to make here.

Recent trades of homegrown players show new MLS economy emerging | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, more thoughts on the Bwana trade here. I do agree that if you can't sell a HGP at some point, that trading him when the time is right works just the same. (see Kellyn Acosta)

The Galaxy's lost season | US Soccer Players
How much weight anybody ends up putting on 2020 is a good question, but for the last-place LA Galaxy it's not going to be so easily dismissed.

Depth takes on new importance in the East | US Soccer Players
What might have been role players and rookies looking for the occasional minutes have turned into key contributors for playoff teams in the East.

Colorado Rapids emerge from COVID-19 outbreak that canceled games, sapped spirit – The Athletic
Robin Fraser's team hasn't played in a month, but that looks set to end this weekend.

Ownership Watch: A new challenger approaches? - RSL Soapbox
Rumors are swirling in Utah about who the new owners could be for the club.