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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Just a few more days until the season finale for FC Dallas.

MLS: Los Angeles FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in our final week of the regular season. It does feel like this season has flown by a good bit, doesn’t it? Whatever the case may be, FC Dallas is getting ready for their important Decision Day match on Sunday. We’ll begin diving into that soon here, but first, some links to talk about.

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Power Rankings Recap: Looking at where FC Dallas landed after Week 33 - Big D Soccer
The loss in Colorado wasn’t a great sign for a team looking to make noise in the playoffs.

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Why LAFC may just win MLS Cup: 5 key stats explained | MLSSoccer.com
If LAFC puts it all together, they’re going to be very difficult to beat in the playoffs.

Karol Swiderski "absolutely untouchable": Charlotte FC sporting director amid rumors | MLSSoccer.com
If he has a good World Cup later this year, it may be difficult for Charlotte to hold on to him for much longer.

We've got next: 10 rising talents from MLS Next Pro - Backheeled
There are some future stars in this bunch, including some that FCD had a say in producing.

Sounders rule Concacaf but can’t escape the cost - Sounder At Heart
I do wonder what kind of work they’ll need to do to their roster this winter. Maybe get younger in some spots?

Thank you, Gaga. Hello, Chris Brady. - Hot Time In Old Town
As the Fire prepare to bid farewell to Gaga Slonina this weekend, it’s time to give his successor a shot.

What to know about MLS postponed matches, how it impacts Columbus Crew at Charlotte FC - Massive Report
I honestly had no idea tonight’s Charlotte-Columbus game came with so many wrinkles.

NYCFC will play first playoff game at Red Bull Arena - Hudson River Blue
I know this is frustrating for NYCFC fans, but playing in an actual soccer stadium beats playing in a baseball stadium any day of the week.