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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 30, 2017

Toronto picks up the big win to move to another MLS Cup.

MLS: Eastern Conference Championship-Columbus Crew at Toronto FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

One half of the MLS Cup is set with the other game going on tonight.

// FC Dallas //

FCD Depth Chart: A look at what is missing going into the offseason - Big D Soccer
There are some glaring holes around the roster right now for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas is retooling their defensive group in the 2017 offseason - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas made it pretty clear on Monday that the defense needed a reboot.

2018 CONCACAF Champions League Draw Date and Pot Groupings Announced - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas now knows the dates of next year's CCL. Mark your calendars accordingly.

// MLS //

Toronto FC 1-0 Columbus Crew: Altidore sends Reds back to MLS Cup final - Waking The Red
Toronto is going back to another MLS Cup. Let's hope it isn't as full as last year's.

Columbus Crew SC’s season comes to a halt in Toronto - Massive Report
It was a tight game that Zach Steffan kept as close as he could by saving a first half penalty but in the end Toronto was just too good.

Boehm: Jozy meets the moment, and redemption looms in a Toronto FC treble |
I will say the scenes in Toronto last night were great during this one. The game may have not been an all-timer but it was still quality soccer.

Columbus Crew SC rue missed opportunity after executing gameplan vs. TFC |
One mistake can cost you dearly in the playoffs. Columbus learned that last night.

MLS Playoffs Spotlight: Toronto FC's Alex Bono blossoming in goal for record-setting TFC |
The 23-year-old goalkeeper has taken over as TFC's starting goalkeeper and developed into one of the top goalkeepers in MLS.

No, booing Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore doesn't achieve anything | FourFourTwo
The USMNT failed collectively, yet fans have compounded their ire onto two players.

Rewards, not rules, can foster more playing time for young Americans in MLS | FourFourTwo
Some think MLS should consider mandated minutes for young players. But that isn't as good as you might think...

Portland Timbers hope to have new coach in place by end of the year | ESPNFC
Portland Timbers have interviewed multiple candidates and hope to have a new coach in place by the end of the year.

Anthony Hudson named Head Coach - Burgundy Wave
The former New Zealand boss is a very interesting choice for Colorado to go with here.

D.C. United non-Audi Field stadium options - Black And Red United
If D.C. United has to play home games somewhere else, where should they go? There are some interesting ideas being floated out there to use until Audi Field is ready.

Transfer Rumors Point in Clear Direction for Orlando City in 2018 - The Mane Land
Consistent rumors are painting a picture of what to expect from Orlando City in the off-season.

MLS names four cities as finalists for two expansion teams | ESPNFC
MLS says Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville, and Sacramento are the four finalists for two expansion team slots to be announced in December.