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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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The slow crawl to the weekend continues.

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This week seems to be going by slowly here as we wait on the second leg of the Western Conference semifinals.

// FC Dallas //

Pareja and Hedges up for awards | Big D Soccer

One more nod to this post from yesterday as our fearless leaders are up for some big awards here this season.

// MLS //

Award finalist announced in MLS | MLSSoccer.com

The big one with MVP should be a fun one to watch as you have Sebastian Giovinco going up against Benny Fielhaber and Kei Kamara. My vote was for Giovinco when I filled my ballot out.

Tactics: Creating width is key to beating Dallas | Sounder at Heart

Time to check in on our weekend opponents from up north. They say to go wide with some creativity is key this weekend. I thought for them just putting bunkering was all they needed to do.

Toronto confirm Vanney will return in 2016 | MLSSoccer.com

Very interesting to see that Greg Vanney got a vote of confidence from the management in Toronto yesterday. From the sound of things, they don't want to go through another coaching change this offseason after making the playoffs for the first time.

Torres may be on the trading block | Dynamo Theory

We joked around with what to send Houston in a deal for him yesterday but in all seriousness, it is a pretty big deal to see him already on the trading block a year after the Dynamo paid a big transfer fee to get him. Part of me thinks at this point he may be damaged goods after this past year (terrible season, legal troubles).

The next Fire coach may not be the one you wanted | Hot Time In Old Town

Chicago fans really want someone like Mike Petke or Jason Kreis. But this article lays out some other suggestions that actually make way more sense.

So what is next for NYCFC and Kreis? | SI.com

Big questions loom for both sides. Kreis will certainly land on his feet and it may come down to how this round in the playoffs go. NYCFC on the other hand is going to be a hot mess for the foreseeable future.

Why Kreis was fired | Hudson River Blue

Here is a real deep dive on why Kreis was let go. Lots of talking points in this one folks.

Gerrard could train with Liverpool | ESPNFC.com

Because why not, right?