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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 28, 2020

A cold and rainy day in Dallas could make for an interesting game tonight against Miami.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Here we go, the start of a four-game stretch that will determine where FC Dallas lands in the playoffs, or not at all. Up first is a match against newcomers Inter Miami tonight in Frisco.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: Does FC Dallas have what it takes to make a playoff run? - Big D Soccer
Offensive woes have hit the playoff chances for the club as of late but should they get in, what kind of run will they have?

FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami CF - Match preview - ESPNFC
FCD has one win in their last seven matches and it is time to call things desperate here with just four games to go.

// MLS //

List of longest active playoff streaks - Sounder At Heart
Seattle punched their ticket last night into the playoffs, marking 12 straight years. Very impressive stuff if you think about it.

Atlanta United one of four teams desperate for a win on Wednesday night | Greg Seltzer |
Somehow FCD is not a team in need of a must win game tonight but in all honesty, we know they need a win tonight in a bad way.

Boehm: Too many changes have pushed Atlanta United to the brink in 2020 |
Lots of folks seem to be piling on the Atlanta United tragedy story of 2020.

Minnesota United's Kei Kamara ineligible against the Colorado Rapids due to "gentleman's agreement" |
A gentleman's agreement on a trade feels weird these days, especially in a playoff hunt.

The LA Galaxy's huge Cristian Pavon question | Tom Bogert |
Here is a nice write up of what Pavon means for LA and how complicated the transfer stuff can be here for teams.

Chivas USA: Stories, lessons from MLS's greatest blunder – The Athletic
This is a very long read but man does it break down Chivas and their issues in a good way. A lot of this stuff was like a trip down memory lane for me but its certainly worth the time.

Toronto FC’s Pablo Piatti could miss the rest of MLS regular season with calf injury - Waking The Red
The designated player is expected to miss ‘a couple of weeks’ according to Greg Vanney—plus injury updates on Jonathan Osorio, Chris Mavinga, Ayo Akinola and more.

The Columbus Crew’s shot at the Supporters’ Shield is still alive - Massive Report
While Philly is currently enjoying a time at the top of the table, the Crew look to unseat them.