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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The dust has settled on the 2022 season, now it is time to get to work on the playoffs

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MLS: Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The week moves on into a Tuesday that has FC Dallas taking a short break before returning to training to get ready for their playoff game against Minnesota next Monday.

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MLS Cup Playoffs tiers: Favorites, underdogs & dark horses |
FCD as a third tier? Okay, then Matt Doyle. I get it, believe me, I do. But, you can’t tell me Nashville is that good on the road because of one win at LAFC on Decision Sunday.

Djordje Mihailovic: CF Montréal "can go all the way to MLS Cup" |
I gotta say, Montreal isn’t a team I would want to face in the postseason right now.

Columbus Crew part ways with coach Caleb Porter; search for replacement ‘has officially begun’ - The Athletic
It sounds like Columbus may promote from within as they have Crew 2 head coach Laurent Courtois, who just won the first MLS Next Pro title.

The Columbus Crew parts ways with head coach Caleb Porter - Massive Report
Yeah, I thought going into yesterday that Porter was likely to get canned and it turns out that was the case.

Adding to the Supporters' Shield, NYCFC defends, and the potential for a first-time champion | US Soccer Players
Clemente Lisi previews the 2022 MLS playoffs with a focus on the Supporters' Shield winners, NYCFC trying for two, and teams looking for a first title.

Where do Sounders go from here? - Sounder At Heart
Much of what ailed the Sounders in 2022 was on display in the season-finale and were indicative of what must be fixed.

Bruce Arena talks about roster changes ahead of 2023 - The Bent Musket
I do wonder what kind of changes the Revs can make given the DP slots taken at the moment. They’ll be an intriguing team to watch this offseason.