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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 27, 2016

High seeds begin playoff with dominant performances.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Toronto  FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

So far the high seeds are in control in the MLS Cup Playoffs.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: Who do you want FCD to face first? | Big D Soccer

A few of us on staff gave you what we want to see this weekend for FCD in the conference semifinals. We’ll have to wait out tonight’s game to know for sure who we get. *please don’t let us deal with turf*

Should FCD go after a OKC player this offseason? | Big D Soccer

The affiliation worked well for OKC this season as they reached the conference finals in the USL but could adding a guy from their team be good for FCD next season?

Team to lean on previous playoff experience |

Despite the youth on this squad, FCD does have plenty of good big game experience now days to play off of here. Experience is one of those x-factors that come in to play during the post season.

CCL dates announced for 2017 quarterfinals |

It looks like FCD will be in action the week before the first weekend of the regular season next year. Fun.

// MLS //

TFC finally deliver on the big stage | Waking the Red

Toronto looked like the team that we were worried about passing FCD in the standings going into September. Then again Philly looked like the team that limped into the playoffs too.

Union exit from the playoffs after a 3-1 loss | Brotherly Game

Philly never looked comfortable in this setting. They have players who can guide them but this team wasn’t good for a long time down the stretch this season.

Galaxy dominate RSL 3-1 | LAG Confidential

And that looked more like the LA side that was pushing up the standings late around September as well. RSL on the other hand just didn’t look like they belonged in the game.

Don’t sleep on the Galaxy |

For now I won’t worry too much about LA as they get to take on Colorado. I’m hoping they beat each other up a good bit in the conference semifinals.

Welcome to the offseason RSL | RSL Soapbox

And as quickly as the playoffs began, they ended for a team like RSL. I do question this team more than most going into the offseason. Lots of coaching questions, depth questions and whether or not they have the talent to get to the post season again next year.

Who will win MLS Cup? |

Most people picked New York while two former New England guys pick FCD.

Porter has no room for error in 2017 | FourFourTwo

Lucky for him, his team lacks depth to deal with extra games. Good news for them is that they won’t have too many extra games to deal with next season now that they are out of the CCL.

ASN awards for 2016 | American Soccer News

Plenty of FCD love in this piece.