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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 3, 2021

The playoff races are heating up as we head towards Decision Sunday.

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

The march towards Sunday’s meeting in San Jose for FC Dallas continues to move on here as we hit the midway point in the week. It certainly feels like we’re just counting down the clock here on this season, and I think we’re all for it as we want to move on from what has been a dreadful season.

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What's at stake on Decision Day: Playoff places, seeding, Golden Boot & more | MLSSoccer.com
Not mentioned on here, since it has nothing to do with the playoffs, is how FCD and San Jose are playing one another this Sunday for pride.

Derby of spite: Atlanta, Red Bulls renew hostilities in another "humongous" clash | MLSSoccer.com
This one will certainly be intense tonight when these two meet up in New Jersey.

Three Takeaways from LAFC's dramatic draw with Vancouver Whitecaps | MLSSoccer.com
This late-game last night certainly had some playoff energy to it. Vancouver continues to be the surprise team here in my book.

Still alive, barely: LAFC 1, Vancouver Whitecaps 1 - Angels on Parade
LAFC will need help, and a win on Decision Day, to have a chance at the playoffs.

Rumor: Adam Buksa suffers fractured metatarsal - The Bent Musket
This could be a massive blow to the Revs as they look to do what so few teams that have won the Supporters' Shield have done, win an MLS Cup.

Five takeaways from Pat Onstad's presentation as Houston Dynamo GM | The Striker Texas
I don't think it is going to be an overnight change for Houston but I wouldn't be surprised if their ability to get three DPs and a pair of U22 guys is going to really boost them in 2022.

CF Montreal president and CEO Kevin Gilmore resigns from club - The Athletic
It is hard to say whether or not Gilmore had success during his time in Montreal, given that most of it was during COVID-related seasons.

Sounders exercise 2022 contract option on Raúl Ruidíaz - Sounder At Heart
It is kind of early to start hearing about player's options being picked up but I am all for it.