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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 4, 2021

Five more games to go on this season but now we wait through another international window.

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

The improvement for FC Dallas is sort of there. Yeah, sort of. But it will be too little, too late on this season as we head into the final five games with the international break starting for the club today.

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FC Dallas picks up a scoreless draw against Minnesota United - Big D Soccer
While the defense looked a lot better against a good Minnesota squad, the offense failed to get anything good on target to test the Loon's defense.

October/November Outlook: Examining the final six games for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
One of these six is already in the books but now we head into a break before those final five hit the calendar.

Three thoughts from an FC Dallas draw that showed clean sheets are possible | The Striker Texas
There were some good things from this draw like with Phelipe and the few saves he had on the night but everything else was still kind of meh.

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Daryl Dike rises for Orlando City, Vancouver find some fun & more from Week 29 | MLSSoccer.com
Scroll down to see the thoughts on the FCD game against Minnesota and Doyle hits it on the head about Paxton Pomykal.

New England earn Eastern Conference's top spot in Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs | MLSSoccer.com
Right now, the Revs are on pace to still break the all-time regular-season points record.

Chemistry between Revs’ Designated Players “is getting better” - The Bent Musket
In MLS, if your DPs are playing well together, the team tends to follow suit.

Sounders vs Rapids, recap: Kings of the mountain - Sounder At Heart
As good as the Rapids have been this season, we may soon get to the point that we're talking about how they can't overcome teams like Seattle on a regular basis.

Niezgoda scores late winner in Timbers’ first-ever meeting with Inter Miami - Stumptown Footy
The one weird meeting on the schedule this weekend was this one and the Timbers came out on top.

Traffic jam: LA Galaxy 1, LAFC 1 - Angels on Parade
The losing streak snapped for LAFC, but that’s scant consolation.

Blake heroics lead 10-men Philadelphia Union to win over Columbus Crew - Brotherly Game
Andre Blake saved a penalty and made a highlight reel save to deny Darlington Nagbe in the 3-0 win.