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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 28, 2016

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Seattle and Montreal wrap up the Knockout Round with wins.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We are heading to the Pacific Northwest this weekend for the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals.

// FC Dallas //

The Supporters’ Shield deserves better treatment | Big D Soccer

There is a lot of good that comes with the Shield but we believe it could be a little better.

Clavijo: FCD is in a good position for 2017 | Big D Soccer

Fernando Clavijo is always planning ahead as the technical director of the club. He told us recently that he feels good about where the roster is headed in terms of contracts.

For the third straight playoffs, FCD and Seattle square off | Dallas Morning News

In a way, this is like a rubble match series between these two clubs.

Who has the edge between Dallas and Seattle | MLSSoccer.com

Just based on records against one another, Seattle does. But thankfully we’re going to be well rested too.

Youth and dark arts leave FCD close to the treble | The Guardian

You gotta love seeing FCD get the love from overseas like this.

// MLS //

Valdez gives Sounders late winner | Sounder at Heart

Seattle fans have been waiting long and hard for Nelson Valdez to do anything of note and last night he finally delivered.

Benny Fielhaber gives the saltiest post game interview | Sounder at Heart

Yeah, this is bold but pretty damn good to hear a player say too.

Vermes blames officials for missed calls | MLSSoccer.com

In a small way, I’m not upset for Peter Vermes for these kinds of things after seeing what we went through back in June up in SKC’s stadium.

A little fall of rain | The Blue Testament

For the third straight season, SKC has saw their season end on a last minute goal in the playoffs’ Knockout Round. Ouch.

Montreal cruise past DCU | Mount Royal Soccer

Even though the score looks a little closer, DCU didn’t get their goals until stoppage time. Montreal looked like the team that some (at least here at BDS) picked to win the East.

United crash out of playoffs in bad fashion | Black and Red United

A 4-2 spanking at home last night for DCU, one of the teams that I thought had a real shot to go deep into these playoffs. Instead, their offseason now begins early.

Three clubs that could badly use a MLS Cup | MLSSoccer.com

Yep, we’re one of them. And we want it so bad.