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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 21, 2021

Now that the playoffs officially aren’t happening this year, what’s next?

MLS: Los Angeles FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The nail has finally been put into the season here for FC Dallas but it does feel like we’ve been hit with the hammer since about June, huh? There is a lot to get to as the club moves towards the offseason, but first, we have some links to discuss after a busy Wednesday.

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FC Dallas drops crucial home game to LAFC 3-2 - Big D Soccer
The playoff chances are dashed in the loss for FC Dallas. Time to move on to the offseason.

Updated 2021 FC Dallas player salaries - Big D Soccer
The fall salary dump is out and we now can see what some of the newcomers are earning. Also, that salary bump for Pepi has kicked in.

Arango hat trick gives LAFC victory in Frisco, eliminating FC Dallas from MLS Playoff contention | The Striker Texas
Now it sounds like Marco Ferruzzi wants to play the spoiler role. So, yeah.

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Wednesday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 31's action | MLSSoccer.com
Last night was full of games across the league. Also, don't look now but Vancouver has sort of figured things out here this season and are above the playoff line now. Say what?

Relentless Revs keep marching toward first-ever Shield & MLS record | MLSSoccer.com
Seeing how the Revs have played this year, it has been remarkable how good they've been.

Sibling, teammate, opponent: How Alex Roldan has differentiated himself from older brother Cristian – The Athletic
Now playing for two different national teams, Alex Roldan's path to success has been different than Cristian's.

NYCFC looks for a home advantage | US Soccer Players
After playing some of its home games at Red Bull Arena due to scheduling conflicts, NYCFC looks for home-field advantage in the playoff race.

Timbers collapse, giving up a two-goal lead in 3-2 defeat at home to Vancouver - Stumptown Footy
The Portland-Vancouver game looked a lot like the FCD-LAFC game.

Colorado Rapids tie Seattle Sounders 1-1, extend unbeaten at home streak to 14 games - Burgundy Wave
Seattle scored a late goal in this one to salvage the road draw but Colorado continues to impress.

Columbus Crew tie Nashville SC 1-1 - Massive Report
Columbus' playoff chances continue to slip away with results like this one.