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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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A new day, a new month.

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

We enter the month of November in our 2016 season as FC Dallas is back home preparing for the weekend visit from Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

Horror display dooms FC Dallas | Big D Soccer

It was eight minutes in hell really for FC Dallas’ back line on Sunday. There was no good way to spin it as the defensive look cost the club dearly.

Plenty of reasons to be optimistic in FCD | FCDallas.com

This team has come from behind in games plenty of times this season to win. So it isn’t totally out of the question that they’ll do it on Sunday.

Scenarios for FC Dallas to advance on Sunday | FCDallas.com

Four goals. Yeah. Four goals need to be scored by FCD on Sunday outright, or three to force overtime. But the defense has to pitch a shutout no matter what.

FCD won’t give up hope as they return home | MLSSoccer.com

The team does play differently at home, that much we know of after the way they handled business this season at Toyota Stadium.

Three hopes and one fear for FCD | Playing for 90

Not sure I am totally on board with the three hopes as I would prefer someone else to pick up the slack offensively on Sunday.

Treble in trouble for FCD | SI.com

Yep, we know.

// MLS //

Higher seeds can’t use playoff format as an excuse | MLSSoccer.com

In some ways this post has a point but in other ways, I really do dislike the two-legged series in the playoffs. The only advantage high seeds got was resting in the midweek, which has turned into a momentum builder for lower seeds.

Timbers looking to expand Providence Park | MLSSoccer.com

Portland already has one of the toughest places to play in MLS (I blame the turf), but adding more rabid fans to the mix will only make it better in my mind.

Sounders and TFC assume each conference’s mantle for MLS Cup | FourFourTwo

As much as I want to see a FCD comeback, if it doesn’t happen this Sunday I may actually be pulling for a Seattle-TFC final.

Beckham remains confident Miami will still happen in MLS | Telegraph UK

Did you know it has been a 1000 days since he made that announcement that he was going to bring a team to Miami? Well a 1001 actually. Seriously need to pull the plug on that one MLS.

Cincinnati reveals plans for Garber’s visit | Cincinnati Business Courier

I’m very intrigued by the possibility of a team in the Queen City for MLS. The work they pulled off in one season in the USL showed that the market there would run with soccer in a big way.