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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 25, 2021

FC Dallas begins to wrap up their regular season here this week with two final home games.

MLS: FC Dallas at LA Galaxy Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Just three more to go here folks. FC Dallas has two home games this week and one final road game after that to end this dismal season. Then the real fun will likely begin with the roster moves, coaching hire and more.

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FC Dallas gives up lead to tie the LA Galaxy 2-2 - Big D Soccer
The classic tale of two halves game for FCD with the first half looking like a team that could have been pretty solid this year. But the second half was more of what we've been used to seeing this year.

Three big questions following FC Dallas' 2021 season | MLSSoccer.com
We'll be diving into our own questions of the team in the coming weeks as the season wraps up here. But this is a good place to start.

A big year goes south for MLS in Texas | US Soccer Players
Thing in Texas should be bigger for MLS but right now, they’re just not.

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Revs win their first Shield, Sounders start to slip & more from Week 32 | MLSSoccer.com
The weekend saw the Revs wrap up the Supporters' Shield for the first time, while a couple more teams punched their tickets into the playoffs.

Where 2021's Golden Boot presented by Audi race stands | MLSSoccer.com
Unless Ricardo Pepi finds a way to get hot again in the final three games of the regular season, it doesn't look like he'll have enough to catch the leaders in this one.

Three takeaways from Austin FC beating Houston to get back in the Copa Tejas picture | The Striker Texas
Well, it turns out that FCD will have something to play for this week after all. Austin managed to get past Houston in a wild game that will set up a winner-take-all match for Copa Tejas.

Sporting KC goalie Tim Melia body slams Cristian Roldan, gets yellow card - The Athletic
This was possibly one of the more entertaining and shocking moments of the weekend.

Five Things we’re thinking about after Sounders’ loss to Sporting KC - Sounder At Heart
Seattle shouldn't focus too much on that body-slam if you ask me. Instead, figure out why they lose games like this.

Timbers lose 2-0 to Rapids in Colorado - Stumptown Footy
The Colorado Rapids hand the Timbers their third defeat on the bounce and move nine points clear of the Timbers in the Western Conference standings.

Chicago Fire beat Real Salt Lake in front of third-largest crowd in club history - Hot Time In Old Town
It is impressive to see that the Fire were able to pack in 30k for this game despite already being eliminated from playoff contention.

Columbus Crew fall to Red Bulls at home 2-1 - Massive Report
Caleb Porter is continuing his really weird trend of reaching the playoffs every other year now. Wild.

New England revolution win first Supporters’ Shield in club history - The Bent Musket
With the Sounders loss to Sporting KC, New England has some hardware before the end of the 2021 season.