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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 17, 2016

The MLS playoffs are almost back!

Now that the dust has settled on the US national team’s lately loss, we turn our attention back to the MLS Cup playoffs.

// FC Dallas //

Top Moments of 2016: Fortress Frisco | Big D Soccer

Yesterday we dove into what made Toyota Stadium great this season. FC Dallas had a stellar home record that help go a long way in helping them get the Supporters’ Shield and the USOC.

How well do you know the 2016 season? | FCDallas.com

Want to enter a little contest that FCD is throwing? Show off your knowledge of this season.

// MLS //

More than 50k tickets sold for Montreal-TFC | MLSSoccer.com

The Big O is going to be rocking next week when the Eastern Conference finals kicks off. I’m very impressed to see the number of tickets sold for this one already.

Top priorities for the offseason for each club | MLSSoccer.com

I missed this one the other day but it says FCD needs to go after a fullback as their main offseason priority. Uh, we agree to disagree on that being the top one.

Source: Minnesota hires Health as first head coach | Goal.com

Don’t do it Minnesota.

The Case for Health | FiftyFive.One

One Minnesota blog goes deep into why Adrian Health would be a decent fit for their new MLS side next season.

DCU officially completes transfer for Acosta | Black and Red United

A record transfer fee paid by DCU to land easily their best player this season.

Sounders odds high according to online books | Sounder at Heart

If you are a gambling person, here are you odds for the four remaining teams left in the post season.

Omar Gonzalez meets with Columbus manager | ESPNFC.com

A possible MLS return for the Dallas-native? I would like to see him back in MLS personally. Potentially going to the Crew would be an interesting landing spot for him.

Lampard’s departure a crucial growth point for NYCFC | FourFourTwo

Now that some of the bigger names from NYCFC are starting to step away, maybe this team can finally put together a roster that isn’t dependent of aging midfielders.