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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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The playoffs begin tonight.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The second season begins tonight as we get two playoff games to start things off.

// FC Dallas //

Players express no preference to playoff opponent | Dallas Morning News

No matter how you spin it, you're going to land a Seattle, LA or SKC in the next round starting this Sunday on the road. Best to just say you don't care who you get since you know you get the home return leg.

// MLS //

Playoff guide in Western Conference | MLSSoccer.com

The league's website has put together a little guide about each club in the post season here. I have to say, I could get used to seeing a #1 beside FC Dallas' name here.

Ranking the field | MLSSoccer.com

Another listing of the playoff teams, this time from Matt Doyle. Interesting to see how high FCD is on the list and then read the comments as to why they are so high.

TFC may have some fans banned from Saputo | Waking the Red

One game I am really looking forward to in the playoffs is a repeat of Decision Day's clash in Montreal between the Impact and TFC. But it may not be all good for some TFC fans.

Ibra linked to Miami | ESPNFC.com

Uh, we kind of need that team to get off the ground in Miami with David Beckham before we can really talk about this right?

Attendance indicates growth in MLS | Sounder at Heart

Here is a really good and in-depth look at how the gate figures are showing some solid growth in this league. New teams this year certainly helped matters out but it will be interesting to see how things translate in 2016 for those squads. Glad they didn't touch on FCD's decrease in number of butts in seats this year.

// FIFA //

Meet the candidates for FIFA president | SI.com

Any of these guys worth having in charge?

// USWNT //

Wambach retires at the perfect time | SI.com

Abby Wambach decided to hang it up yesterday, well technically at the end of the calendar year. What a hell of a ride it has been though.