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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 11, 2021

Well, it wasn’t the road performance the USMNT needed yesterday.

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Soccer: CONCACAF FIFA World Cup Qualifier-Jamaica at USA Chuck Burton-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over here as we continue to work through this international break. FC Dallas had a couple of days off here this past weekend as they prepare for next week’s matches and the final stretch run of the regular season. The USMNT on the other hand will look to regroup after last night’s loss in Panama.

// FC Dallas //

Report: Paco Jemez linked to FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Jemez is actually linked to several MLS clubs, but here we take a look at what he'd bring to FC Dallas and whether or not it would be a good fit.

Fifty years later, Dallas Tornado's NASL title still resonates in soccer community | The Striker Texas
It is cool to see how there were some little connections for FC Dallas with this group from 50 years ago in the NASL.

// MLS //

"We're building the history": Seattle Sounders book 13th straight Audi MLS Cup Playoffs trip |
Seattle continues to be the standard for MLS clubs in my mind. Say what you will about them, their fans, etc., their consistency is something to be jealous here.

How Austin became a hotbed of American soccer – The Athletic
With a new stadium, raucous atmosphere, and U.S. Soccer visiting repeatedly, soccer is thriving in central Texas. But the local club has work to do on the winning part of it all.

Inter Miami's Phil Neville wants MLS investigation into referees: 'We got cheated' | ESPNFC
Inter Miami coach Phil Neville wants a "massive investigation" into MLS referees following his side's 1-0 defeat at New York Red Bulls on Sunday.

What’s going on with Kévin Cabral? - LAG Confidential
The young star for the Galaxy has had some up and down moments this season.

10-man Rapids side gets come-from-behind win in Minnesota - Burgundy Wave
Colorado may have prolonged FC Dallas' elimination from the playoffs by another week with this win.

Union snaps winless road streak with 2-1 win over FC Cincinnati - Brotherly Game
The Union’s nine-game winless streak comes to an end as they extend their unbeaten streak to five.

// USMNT //

Three Takeaways from the USMNT's disappointing defeat to Panama |
Well, for starters, they didn't have Pepi in the starting lineup. That was the problem. But in all reality, this was a game that the US never looked comfortable in or even really posed a threat.

The risks, disappointments and lessons in the USMNT’s loss to Panama – The Athletic
As miserable as the U.S.'s loss in Panama was, there were valuable takeaways from the disappointments it revealed.

2022 World Cup Qualifying: Panama 1-0 USA - A pathetic performance all around - Stars and Stripes FC
The darkest timeline rears its ugly head once more as the US fails to put a single shot on target.