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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, December 1, 2016

MLS Cup is set!

The final month of the calendar year is finally here.

// FC Dallas //

What is the biggest priority this offseason? | Big D Soccer

A few of our staff discussed yesterday as to what they think need to be the biggest focus of the offseason.

More renderings of the HOF revealed | FCDallas.com

We had the one most people cared about a couple weeks back but now we can see what the inside of the facility will look like.

// MLS //

Toronto survives epic series to advance to MLS Cup | MLSSoccer.com

As much as I hate a two-legged series for a conference finals, that one will likely go down as one of the best in league history for some time.

Wiebe: Toronto and Montreal play best MLS playoff series ever | MLSSoccer.com

And some already think it was the best series we’ve ever seen in this league. I think it is right up there with the LA-San Jose series of 2003. But that was also a wildly different time in MLS too.

Toronto beats Montreal in new classic | SBNation

The game had a little bit of everything last night from poor weather, to loads of early (and late) goals, to just enough drama that you couldn’t turn away for a second.

Toronto advances to MLS Cup after epic win | Waking the Red

Congrats Toronto, you certainly earned it.

Giovinco expected to be fit for MLS Cup | Waking the Red

One thing to keep an eye on between now and Dec. 10 is the health of Sebastian Giovinco, who hobbled off the field last night.

Toronto’s depth shines in conference final | Goal.com

Some teams have depth in this league, while most don’t. Toronto proved last night that they have a fair amount of it.

Kit preview: Portland is going back to green and gold | Stumptown Footy

Portland owner Merritt Paulson stayed off Twitter for a while but he came back yesterday with one hell of a jersey tease. I love the look of this new Timbers home kit.

Morris swears he didn’t have the flu last Sunday | Sounder at Heart

Whew, now we can erase the thought that he had a flu game from our minds.

Garber: More important for league to get players in prime and not aging vets | ESPNFC

Duh.