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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 30, 2015

Bring on the Sounders.

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas now knows where they will be heading this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

Hunt clarifies USL situation for FCD | 3rd Degree

The short end of it is, we're sticking it out with the affiliation route for another year. I do agree that it all really comes down to a money thing with the Hunts, which is something none of us can be shocked by. They do put a ton of resources into the academy and in a way I get why they are hesitant to pull the trigger on a USL squad here. But I'd also still really like them to do this thing already.

// MLS //

Timbers advance on penalties | Stumptown Footy

If Wednesday's game between LA and Seattle was any indication as to how the Western Conference playoff games might go, last night's game in Portland didn't disappoint either. SKC is out of the running, which means FCD gets a trip to Washington this weekend.

Portland wins a wild one |

Matt Doyle breaks down how crazy the Timbers win was last night. Also, how do you hit the post twice in a penalty kick? Asking for a friend.

Sounders set to host Dallas this weekend | Sounder at Heart

Our friends up in Washington give a quick preview of what is to come this weekend.

Horrific loss punts Toronto out of the playoffs | Waking the Red

I wonder what is worse, not reaching the playoffs for so many years or finally reaching the post season only to get booted out so quickly in a blowout loss.

Sky is the limit for Montreal and Drogba |

A big 3-0 win at home in the playoffs is always a good kick start to things but I've been saying for weeks that this Montreal team has the making of one that can go very deep into the playoffs.

Capello in talks with NYCFC |

The saga in NY continues with their coaching situation. For everyone's sake I would like to see them just figure it all out and move on.