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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 30, 2014

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FCD lives to fight another day...or two.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Last night certainly was a wild ride but that is just what playoff soccer is all about. Lets dive into some daily links.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas' gambles pay off against unlucky Whitecaps |

A lot of changes in the lineup out of Pareja last night but most of them seemed to work.

Diaz makes the difference in return for FCD |

I'm still shocked that he gave the club 80 minutes last night, though one could argue it was more like 60 minutes of work and 20 minutes of him just being out there.

Caps punched from playoffs | Eighty Six Forever

And from the other side of the coin, here is the Whitecaps' take on the night.

// MLS //

Caps disappointed in late penalty |

Of course they were...but that is the game. I'll say this, as a former defender, that was a very brutal call to see made. But on the other hand, after watching it a couple times I think it may have been the right call after all.

Vancouver gutted by penalty call |

There were plenty of long faces in the hallways of Toyota Stadium last night, thankfully they were from the other side.

Career cut short, Zakuani retires |

A big case of what could have been with Steve Zakuani. So disappointing for him.

Going down the Opta rabbit hole to look at the 2014 season |

I like it when people use stats to explain things. If you do, then this article may be for you.

The North American Soccer Experiment

Want to see soccer and maps? No seriously you do.

Alright, that is all for now. I'm still waking up so there may be more links added in the comments below later on. Until then, how do you feel after last night?