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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Nashville takes a large leap forward in the expansion race.

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

The long break between the conference semifinals and conference finals continues on.

// FC Dallas //

Three FC Dallas players called into international duty - Big D Soccer
Figueroa and Honduras look to advance to ther World Cup.

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Do you keep Chris Seitz for another year? - Big D Soccer
The veteran keeper has been good in moments for the club over the years.

// MLS //

Nashville Metro Council approves financing for $275M MLS stadium project
Nashville picks up a massive win for their expansion hopes yesterday. I would easily put them and Sacramento as the frontrunners for next month’s decision.

Austin’s ‘urban core’ debated as Precourt seeks possible... | Austin Statesman
There was some talk that other teams were interested in Austin yesterday but this article should put that to rest.

Stejskal: Atlanta turned down eight-figure offers for Almiron, Martinez | MLSsoccer.com
That is a crazy amount of money for both players.

Five realistic trade targets for Atlanta United this offseason - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta folks would be interested in snagging Maxi from us. That is an interesting idea.

Wiebe: No matter what happens, Toronto FC remain MLS Cup favorites | MLSsoccer.com
They still have the home field advantage in their favor.

LA Galaxy axe five players from roster - LAG Confidential
And all five of them are Homegrown players.

Robbie Rogers announces retirement - LAG Confidential
LA's trailblazing defender battled injuries left and right over the last two years and is hanging his boots up.

Orlando City Parts Ways with 11 Players Following 2017 Season - The Mane Land
I'd take a serious look at Dillon Powers now. Come on Oscar Pareja, you drafted him into MLS, now bring him home.

Toronto FC news: Reds to appeal Jozy Altidore red card with video - Waking The Red
*Grabs popcorn* This story continues to get more interesting by the minute.

Columbus city leaders to meet with MLS and Anthony Precourt on Nov. 15 - Massive Report
The previously agreed meeting now has a date. Let's see what actually happens now.

Sources: New England Revolution hire Brad Friedel as head coach | Goal.com
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this move for New England but if it helps get Lee Nguyen to Dallas quicker, then sure.

Cabrera makes important discovery in conference semifinal victory - Dynamo Theory
In beating Portland on Sunday in the Western Conference semifinals, Wilmer Cabrera arrived at an important conclusion.