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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The October window is here for the USMNT.

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

We’re at the midway point in our week here that has FC Dallas getting some time away from league play. The USMNT is also getting to see to host their first match of the October international window down in Austin.

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FC Dallas Shopping List: Let’s find a DP winger - Big D Soccer
If FC Dallas is going to get back into the playoffs next year, they need to spend some big bucks on the wings.

How to Watch FC Dallas Players During the International Break | FC Dallas
With three players out on international duty this time, there are plenty of chances to see them play over the next week or so.

Report: FC Dallas, USMNT starlet Ricardo Pepi being pursued by Wolfsburg | MLSSoccer.com
We're starting to lose track of all the different clubs being linked with Pepi.

The Great Hope: Ricardo Pepi shows the promise of an untapped USMNT talent pool as Europe takes notice – The Athletic
As the USMNT gets ready to play this week, we're getting even more Pepi hype. This one is a good one too.

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Minnesota to host 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target | MLSSoccer.com
I think the window for FC Dallas to host the annual summer event is on the back burner for a while. But good on Minnesota to get this chance. Now the question will be, who does MLS face?

Contenders or pretenders? What stats say about who'll make the West playoff race | MLSSoccer.com
If you are curious as to whether or not FC Dallas is on this list, they're not.

Sounders flashback to 2014 in latest win - Sounder At Heart
When you see a good team like Seattle have fun the way that they are right now, it makes them hard to beat.

Report: RSL coach decision in “10 days to 2 weeks,” says Jeff Carlisle - RSL Soapbox
Ah, the classic timeline that sounds simple but really isn't. But the bigger news is seeing that Luchi Gonzalez is a possible candidate here.

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Austin’s Q2 Stadium has what it takes to be a U.S. Soccer regular | The Striker Texas
I do think getting one stadium in the state that can regularly host the USMNT would be a good thing.

ASN article: USMNT optimistic as camp opens; Araujo completes switch to Mexico
The first match for the US in October is tomorrow as they host Jamaica.