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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Only one more day until FC Dallas kicks off their final five games of the season.

MLS: Minnesota United FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As slow and long as this previous break from play has been for FC Dallas (18 days between games is actually a lot these days), the rapid-fire schedule will kick back up for the final five games. First up, tomorrow night at home against LAFC.

// FC Dallas //

Ricardo Pepi submits transfer request to FC Dallas | 90 Min
It seems as though Pepi is wanting out of Dallas after the success he's enjoyed this season. I can't say I blame him but at the same time, you do wonder what kind of power struggle the club will have on this one.

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles FC | 10.20.21 | FC Dallas
FC Dallas has been off for nearly three weeks here (it will be 18 days between games). So, getting back to the swing of things for the final five games will be interesting to watch tomorrow.

// MLS //

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 30 |
Like the comment says for FC Dallas, they aren't eliminated just yet but they need a ton of things to go their way in the final couple of weeks.

Sounders’ record against non-playoff teams isn’t that great - Sounder At Heart
It seems as though Seattle struggles against really bad teams this season. And for those checking, FCD does not play Seattle anymore in 2021.

Atlanta United’s Academy paying dividends for first team, U.S. Men’s National Team in 2021 - Dirty South Soccer
While Atlanta hasn't had the greatest season on the field, their academy is starting to pump out some talent that could pay off in the long run.