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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 4, 2016

FC Dallas looks to respond against Seattle this weekend.

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

The weekend is nearly here as FC Dallas looks to do the unthinkable this weekend against Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

Having fans behind us is huge |

The Frisco Fortress needs to be rocking on Sunday. Loud and proud for 90 minutes (or more if we need them).

How FCD can overcome the three goal lead |

Yes we know without Mauro Diaz it won’t be easy. But I do agree that a goal in the first half by FCD will open this game up in a big way.

// MLS //

Four stars that have to shine on Sunday |

While the other three are players, I agree that Oscar Pareja needs his biggest performance yet as manager to get FC Dallas out of his hole. If he some how is able to conjure up a lineup that can overcome this margin, you can start working on a statue at Toyota Stadium.

Five questions heading into the weekend | FourFourTwo

A lot at stake with all the high seeds needing results to move on. It should be another fun Sunday afternoon/evening in MLS.

How TFC’s formation could lead them to a MLS Cup |

Toronto is darn good right now. Out of the four remaining teams in the East, they look the part more than any of the others.

Beyond the Lens - What is success | Eighty Six Forever

Success in MLS is a tricky question. We know that a MLS Cup is the ultimate goal but for some teams, that is really tough to obtain. Vancouver is one of those team that had a decent year (CCL success, Cascadia Cup win) but missing the playoffs hurts the outlook.

Howard and Blake shouldn’t win MLS Keeper of the Year | Sounder at Heart

I know the love in this piece is for Seattle’s Stefan Frei but I’d also like to show my support for Chris Seitz in this as well.

The end of an era: Javi Morales leaves RSL | RSL Soapbox

Most people didn’t see this coming yesterday but Javier Morales’ time in Salt Lake City is up. He’s gone, there is probably going to be a slew of other players gone and I still think they’ll make a coaching change as well.