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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 6, 2017

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Things got heated in Toronto.

MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-New York Red Bulls at Toronto FC John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The playoffs are down to the final four after a while Sunday set of games.

// FC Dallas //

2017 FC Dallas Goal of the Year - Big D Soccer
Which golazo tickles your fancy from this past season?

What are the top FC Dallas storylines of the offseason? - Big D Soccer
While players moving in and out will be big to watch, so will a few other items.

// MLS //

How it happened: Altidore, Kljestan incident overshadows TFC playoff march | MLSsoccer.com
There was a weird tussle that escalated quickly.

Armchair Analyst: TFC fight, Crew SC survive, and Houston ride a rocket | MLSsoccer.com
Out of the four semifinals, the only one that didn't shock me was Seattle advancing. The rest had some interesting moments.

Portland Timbers Undone by Injuries Again in 2-1 Loss to Houston Dynamo - Stumptown Footy
Injuries really were to blame for the Timbers failing to advance in the conference semifinals but you have to tip your hat to Houston too for what they did.

Houston Dynamo advance to the Western Conference Finals - Dynamo Theory
Yeah, it burns a bit to see the Dynamo advance to another round.

Toronto FC news: Jozy Altidore accuses Sacha Kljestan of ‘snitching’ - Waking The Red
It is going to be interesting to see what truly comes from this.

Toronto FC were led astray by the Red Bulls, and it nearly cost them - Waking The Red
Toronto will also be without Giovinco for the first leg in Columbus.

Escape from New York: Crew scrapes by NYCFC on aggregate - Massive Report
It wasn't pretty but thanks to the four goals in Ohio in the previous leg, the Crew were able to do enough to advance.

Major League Soccer's final four Columbus Toronto Houston and Seattle - ESPN FC
You have to think the league is not wanting a Houston-Columbus final right now.

The time is now: 10 rising young stars the USMNT must call in vs. Portugal | FourFourTwo
Always good to see some love for one of our own on lists like this.

One year after a miracle, the Sounders complete transformation to firm favorites | FourFourTwo
Even with Toronto's ability to get the job done, I think Seattle has pushed themselves back into the top of the favorites category.