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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 2, 2021

The slow march towards the final game of the season is here.

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MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re moving towards that Decision Day match as quickly as possible here as FC Dallas is getting set to take on San Jose this Sunday out in California. For now, we’re wrapping up things here on this season and will soon begin to get into our offseason mode. Fun times.

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Born from the same company that made the Lone Ranger's saddle, Copa Tejas is ready to hoist | The Striker Texas
If you wanted to learn a little background on FCD's newest trophy, here is a good place to start.

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Brian Ching: Onstad a successful GM with Columbus, he has a 'big task' ahead in Houston | The Striker Texas
It does sound like Houston is going to start spending more and given that they have all open DP and U22 slots, it could be a wild winter for them.

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 34 |
Our weekly one-liner is all focused on the future for FC Dallas and how important it is to hire the right guy.

What the USL Championship’s first CBA means for the league and its players – The Athletic
By setting standards for all clubs, the practices that led to past turmoil may no longer be possible.

Greg Vanney, Caleb Porter, and 100 wins in MLS | US Soccer Players
The Galaxy's Greg Vanney and Columbus Crew coach Caleb Porter joined the 100 wins club in Major League Soccer this season.

Sounders vs. Galaxy, recap: A whole Galaxy of frustrations - Sounder At Heart
Seattle continues to slump here at the wrong time before the playoffs begin.

One Big Tree: Running on Vibes - Stumptown Footy
Portland does seem to be figuring things out at the right time here after a bit of their own slump earlier this fall.