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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 23, 2015

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Well that sucked...

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A Monday after a bad loss is never a fun thing.

// FC Dallas //

FCD now in familiar territory following loss | FCDallas.com

Yep, we know this situation all too well now after the Seattle series.

Set piece defending dooming Dallas in playoffs | MLSSoccer.com

Lets see now...FC Dallas has given up four goals off set pieces in three playoff games. That kind of stuff has to change for FCD to get to MLS Cup.

FCD confident in returning to Frisco for leg two | MLSSoccer.com

That road goal certainly helped a bunch but it would have been great not to give up three goals last night either.

Timbers trounce Dallas 3-1 | Stumptown Footy

From the other side of the SBN blog network, here is the Portland recap from last night.

Pareja ready to fight back after hard week | ESPNFC.com

It was an extremely hard week for Oscar Pareja and the FCD family with the news of Oscar's mother passing away on Thursday. That had to be something in the back of their minds last night.

Late goal huge for Portland | ESPNFC.com

Yep, make no mistake about it, that was a big one to pick up.

Parjea coaches team following death of his mother | SI.com

And here is more on the Pareja family.

// MLS //

Analyst: Master plans, set pieces and more | MLSSoccer.com

Matt Doyle gives us his ten point take of the two conference final game from last night. Lots to think about in this one.

Lower seeds make statements in first legs | Goal.com

Both home sides won last night by two goals. Will it matter though come Sunday?

Columbus scores nine seconds into the game | SBNation.com

The Crew picked up a really solid result yesterday at home by winning 2-0 over New York. They scored one super early and one super late in this game.

Crew ride fast start to win | ESPNFC.com

Early goals can do just that for teams.