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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, September 30, 2020

FC Dallas continues to prepare for their weekend battle with Columbus as the month of September comes to a close.

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

At a normal end to September, we would be talking about the final two or three games left on the regular season schedule and whether or now FC Dallas was going to the playoffs. But as we all know 2020 as been drastically different and we still have a lot of games to go as the calendar flips to October tomorrow.

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Quick Burns: Does FC Dallas need any final reinforcements on their roster? - Big D Soccer
The roster looks pretty set but there are a couple of places that some added depth could go a long way in this crazy condensed season.

East Stand View: Oscar Pareja Returns To Football Field - Big D Soccer
A thought on Oscar Pareja's return to Frisco this past weekend as well as the return of the football lines to the field at Toyota Stadium.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew | 10.3.20 | FC Dallas
Columbus is going to be a big, big test this weekend for FC Dallas, even despite their most recent result.

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Who are the best right backs in MLS? Extratime debates Anton Tinnerholm's place | MLSsoccer.com
Well, if Reggie was still here, I would have hoped to see him on this list. But, he's not. Hopefully Bryan Reynolds will be soon enough.

Report: Houston Dynamo seal deal for Alberth Elis replacement | MLSsoccer.com
According to a report from Argentina, Mateo Bajamich will be leaving Argentine second division club Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba for the Dynamo.

Report: Julian Korb declares interest in MLS move after stints at Borussia Monchengladbach, Hannover 96 | MLSsoccer.com
At first, I thought an experienced defender would be good here in Dallas...then I saw he's primarily a right back. Welp. We don't really need that right now.

Midseason awards: Who could take home MLS honors in 2020? | Greg Seltzer | MLSsoccer.com
It is still weird to me that this is considered the midway point in 2020, but that is what this year has been to us I guess. Also, no FCD love in this piece, not that I am surprised by that.

After ‘dumb decisions’ in Atlanta, Andrew Carleton is rising again in USL – The Athletic ($)
I totally forgot about this guy. But the still-young U.S. standout is getting playing time and making plays in the second division.

Returning players help feed Sounders’ virtuous cycle of success - Sounder At Heart
Román Torres is just the latest in a long line of players who have come back to the Sounders.