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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 9, 2020

Time for us to vent a little bit about this season.

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MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The week is wrapping up here as FC Dallas looks to rebound this weekend at home against Minnesota United. We’ll dive more into that game later this weekend but first let’s get to some links.

// FC Dallas //

When to Press the Panic Button FC Dallas in the 2020 season - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is not playing well. Should fans press the panic button about this season? It feels like we should be.

What we learned in FC Dallas’ 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo - Big D Soccer
Luchi has to improve on multiple fronts in order to get FC Dallas to a good place here.

MLS Announces Match Between FC Dallas and Nashville SC - Big D Soccer
The two squads will square off for a fourth time in 2020 on November 4.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United | 10.11.20 | FC Dallas
Oh let's not call this series with Minnesota a new rivalry, okay? Just because you play a team multiple times like this, doesn't immediately make it a rivalry.

// MLS //

D.C. United, Ben Olsen part ways - Black And Red United
For the first time in a decade, United is looking for a new head coach. A decade, wow.

Boehm: Ben Olsen exit marks the end of an era at DC United |
The departure of long-time head coach and former player Ben Olsen marks the end of an era for a club which he served through tough times without complaint.

Armchair Analyst: What the numbers say about Chicharito's LA Galaxy struggles |
We all thought Chicharito would do well in MLS, but maybe LA just was the wrong place for him after all.

Who have been the top signings of the 2020 MLS season? | Andrew Wiebe |
Yeah, sadly there aren't any FCD players on this but it is still an intriguing breakdown of some of the top moves this year.

Family matters, pandemic lead NYCFC to send Alexandru Mitrita out on loan – The Athletic
The Romanian forward is a key part of NYCFC's attack, but he will now be leaving the team before the stretch run of 2020.