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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 1, 2021

One final full month of play is ahead of us here.

MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The calendar has finally flipped over to October here as we head into the final few weeks of the regular season. I don’t know about you but I am ready to tackle this offseason for FC Dallas more than anything at the moment but we have more games to deal with here including one tomorrow night.

// FC Dallas //

Traits that FC Dallas should focus on in their coaching search - Big D Soccer
What are some traits that FC Dallas should key in on with their next head coach? We have a few ideas here for what we'd like to see.

Three thoughts from FC Dallas' 3-1 loss to SKC that made clear a new coach still faces old problems | The Striker Texas
The good news is, the season is nearly over. The bad news is, we still have a few more games to deal with here that could make things worse.

// MLS //

Chicago Fire FC sporting director Georg Heitz addresses Raphael Wicky's exit |
I've said it a bunch lately but if you think things here are bad, Chicago will kindly ask you to hold their beer. They will likely miss the playoffs for the 10th time in 12 seasons. Think about that for a moment.

Raphael Wicky out as Chicago Fire head coach - Hot Time In Old Town
Frank Klopas will take over as interim coach for the rest of the 2021 season as the Fire make a change following a recent win. Yeah, how many times do you see a coach get canned following a win?

MLS' most underrated star? Damir Kreilach eyes dreamland with Real Salt Lake |
If MLS had an award for the most underrated player, yeah he'd be up there for me too.

Campeones Cup win must be a sign of things to come for the Columbus Crew, not the only accomplishment of 2021 - Massive Report
A trophy no matter what the competition is should always boost a team. Let's see if this one gets the Crew back into the playoff picture.