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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 21, 2016

A holiday week is upon us here.

The MLS Cup Playoffs are back in swing tomorrow night.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas 2016 season by the numbers | Big D Soccer

You want numbers on this season, we have you way covered with this look at all the various facts and figures from this year.

Ten academy products hit the NCAA College Cup |

Sadly, most of them crashed out over the weekend in the tournament too. We’ll have a full look at the academy kids in college from this season up soon.

// MLS //

Top conference championship storylines |

There is plenty to watch for in the two series that kickoff tomorrow evening in Montreal and Seattle. I’m more curious to see if the way the lower seeds play in the first leg will carry over from the conference semifinals into these series.

CenturyLink Field converted back to soccer for playoffs | Sounder at Heart

Boo football lines...oh wait. They actually have an easier time of removing it than we do here. Must be that turf.

Three keys for TFC against Montreal | Waking the Red

As cool as it is that the game is at the Big O tomorrow, you do wonder how the turf will cause issues for a team like Toronto.

Colorado’s toughest road match will be their last | Burgundy Wave

Going to Seattle is never easy, we can attest to that.

Montreal’s veteran midfield is leading the way |

They may be a bit more experienced than most teams in the league but this group is clicking at the right time for the Impact.

Keane leaves LA as the league’s best DP ever |

There has been a lot of talk about who the best DPs have been in league history as of late with guys leaving this year. While I still side with guys like David Beckham and Thierry Henry, you can’t deny the numbers that Keane put up during his run here.

Keane departs LA as the gold standard of DPs | FourFourTwo

More kinds words on Robbie Keane’s departure from LA. He did win a few titles while he was there, which is more than most DPs can ever claim.