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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 5, 2020

No times to dwell on the last game. The October schedule is about to get crazy.

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MLS: Columbus Crew SC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and now we’re back to a fun Wednesday-weekend schedule the rest of the way out here in 2020 for FC Dallas. I guess as they say, buckle up! We have a lot of games left to deal with.

// FC Dallas //

Scratching the Chalkboard: Points dropped and lots of questions - Big D Soccer
There was a lot to make of how FC Dallas ended up with just a point on Saturday against Columbus.

FC Dallas drops lead twice to draw Columbus Crew SC 2-2 - Big D Soccer
Michael Barrios had himself a solid game while the defense looked a bit lost in the second half.

FC Dallas signs Academy Product Justin Che to Homegrown deal - Big D Soccer
The 16-year old is the 30th HGP player signed by the club and now FCD has some defensive depth for the late season push.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Toronto FC rise up, Orlando City keep pace & more from Week 15 |
Once again there was a lot to break down from this past weekend including Toronto's rise to the top of the league (they're damn good at the moment), and what is going on with the LA clubs.

Columbus Crew still best in the East? LA Galaxy are in big trouble and who's at fault for DC United's illegal substitution? |
We saw the race for top spot in the East heat up, the Galaxy continue to struggle, the substitution that never was in DC and a controversial penalty in the Cascadia derby.

Illegal substitute in DC: Russell Canouse wasn't on team sheet, referee forces him to exit game |
In one of the strangest sequences of the 2020 MLS season, D.C.'s Russell Canouse subbed into the match but he wasn’t on the official team roster submitted prior to the match. The referee forced him to exit the match and the field as an ineligible player.

Why Chicharito has struggled with the LA Galaxy, and vice versa – The Athletic ($)
With just one goal since coming to MLS, Chicharito's disappointing output is as much to do with the team around him as the player himself.

REPORT: NYCFC to submit stadium plans in winter - Hudson River Blue
A recent report from The Outfield states that City could submit stadium plans for public review as soon as this winter.

Rested and Reinvigorated Alejandro Pozuelo is having an MVP-calibre season for Toronto FC - Waking The Red
The Spaniard is putting together one of the most productive season in TFC history.