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Monday Links: FC Dallas reserves its place in the MLS Playoffs

FC Dallas is back in the playoffs! It’s your Monday headline to frame, appreciate, or give yourself a boost as we begin a new week. Now we have some time away from league play for the FIFA fall window, so hopefully everyone can rest and be healthy in time for the game in Colorado in a few weeks. .

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Three FC Dallas takeaways drawing San Jose earthquakes – Big D Soccer
Here are some of my thoughts on the result in San Jose that led to a playoff berth for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas draws 1-1 at San Jose to clinch MLS playoff spot – Big D Soccer
It wasn’t a great night for FC Dallas, but they achieved one of their season goals by claiming a spot in the 2022 playoffs.

FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes: Highlights, stats & quote sheet – Big D Soccer
All the facts from FC Dallas’ draw at San Jose.

Three takeaways from FC Dallas’ playoff tie | the attacker
Here are some more thoughts on the result in San Jose which saw the debut of Bernard Kamungo.

FC Dallas lures San Jose Earthquakes to officially book playoff spot | the attacker
A first-half strike from Jader Obrian was enough to send FC Dallas through to the 2022 MLS Playoffs as they drew the road quakes on Saturday.

Playoff-bound FC Dallas ‘wants more’ after season turnaround | MLS
After 32 games, FCD’s defensive turnaround this season should be a little more awe-inspiring if you ask me. They are the second-best team in terms of goals against, which is a huge improvement from last season’s group which just lost goals left and right.

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Atlanta refuses to die, Seattle playoff path looks bleak and more from Week 32 | MLS
It was another full week in MLS that saw the playoff race pick up a bit more shape in both conferences.

Battle MVP, Round 2: Hany Mukhtar again “instrumental” against Sebastian Driussi | MLS
Saturday’s Austin-Nashville game was a great preview of the playoffs, and also one that saw the two leading MVP candidates show us what they have to offer.

Critical time: Seattle Sounders suffer playoff loss against Vancouver Whitecaps | MLS
It looks like Seattle is closing in on a playoff spot, they go out and have a result like this to dampen those odds even further.

Big Jump: LA Galaxy 4, Colorado Rapids 1 – LAG Confidential
It was another performance from the Galaxy that makes me want to miss seeing them in the playoffs, but luckily they aren’t great on the road and more than likely will have to do it all away from home.

RSL hampered by FC Cincinnati, lose 2-1 at home – RSL Soapbox
RSL allowed bad goals at home and are now eyeing the playoff line instead of holding onto a spot.

Recap: Toronto FC knocked out of playoffs after heavy loss to Orlando – Waking The Red
Despite all the new faces this summer giving TFC a boost, the Reds were knocked out of the playoffs after a really ugly loss in Orlando.

New England Revolution prepare for end of regular season: ‘We just have to see where we stand’ – The Bent Musket
New England doesn’t seem like a playoff team when you see how poorly they played against Montreal.

MLS investigates alleged racial slurs during Inter Miami-DC United game | ESPNFC
It’s something you sure hate to see happen, but good on MLS for looking into it.