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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 12, 2021

These long international breaks are nice for some things I suppose.

MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The fall weather is finally starting to show itself here in Dallas as we begin another day during this international break from league play. FC Dallas has another week before their next game, but the USMNT has another qualifier tomorrow night in Columbus.

// MLS //

Sounders’ culture of success stretches back generations - Sounder At Heart
By qualifying for the playoffs for a 13th straight season, the Sounders continue to establish their place among North America’s model franchises.

The Numbers Behind Portland’s Unbeaten Run - Stumptown Footy
The numbers that matter from the Timbers’ eight-game unbeaten run and what they mean for the final month of the season.

Sporting KC’s Alan Pulido Has Knee Surgery - The Blue Testament
I missed this bit of news yesterday but SKC took a bit hit with Pulido here as he will likely be out for the rest of the regular season.

// USMNT //

Positives & negatives from the USMNT loss at Panama – and what to expect vs. Costa Rica | MLSSoccer.com
Like this one starts out, there were no real positives in the Panama game when you see that the team failed to put a shot on goal.

Walker Zimmerman: USMNT need three-point response against Costa Rica | MLSSoccer.com
Zimmerman was always pretty honest with the media during his Dallas days and that continues here with the national team.

ASN article: USMNT falls to Panama away in a disjointed and confused effort
Was the Panama loss the worst under Berhalter? Possibly, but now we'll see what kind of rotation the US will use tomorrow against Costa Rica.

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Scouting Costa Rica - Stars and Stripes FC
The two regional powers have had an interesting round of qualifying so far that could lend itself for an entertaining match tomorrow in Columbus.