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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 23, 2017

No playoffs this year for FC Dallas.

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Decision Day has come and gone in MLS and it was a wild ride until the very end.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas dominates LA in a 5-1 blow out to close out 2017 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas picks up a massive win on Decision Day but it wasn't good enough to get them into the playoffs.

FC Dallas Left Looking at Late-Season Collapse After Missing Out on Decision Day Heartbreaker | FC Dallas
The thing is the players did this to themselves with the crappy play that they had over the summer and into the fall.

FC Dallas reflect on failure to reach playoffs: "The cycle here is done" |
Now that the season is over, the club does have a little extra time on their hands to get ready for February and the CCL again. So glass half-full right?

Big changes coming for FC Dallas, but pain of missing playoffs the strongest emotion |
Last season's Supporters' Shield winners missed the postseason and as a result of this year's failures will look different in 2018.

// MLS //

Kings of Cascadia: Portland Timbers Win the West! Defeat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1! - Stumptown Footy
In one day the Timbers ended up with the top seed in the West and the Cascadia Cup.

Toronto FC news: Sebastian Giovinco drinks beer thrown by Atlanta fan - Waking The Red
This may have been the best way to celebrate a goal this weekend.

An ode to RFK Stadium - Black And Red United
RFK went out in style yesterday afternoon.

USMNT: Europe-bound Bill Hamid bids quiet farewell to D.C. United as RFK Stadium takes center stage |
Speaking of saying good bye in DC, Hamid also had a pretty fond farewell to the DCU faithful yesterday too.

Nemanja Nikolic Wins The 2017 MLS Golden Boot Award - Hot Time In Old Town
Chicago had a rather dud of a season finale but their DP did end up with the Golden Boot at the end of it all.

Crew SC and fans across MLS show support for #SaveTheCrew - Massive Report
Former players and public figures were on hand to support fans in their fight to keep the Black & Gold in Columbus. Hopefully we'll continue to see more of this.

The dangers of Austin: Why Precourt’s Crew move would be a huge gamble for Major League Soccer | FourFourTwo
Locals are optimistic, but soccer has failed in Austin before. What makes MLS any different?