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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 29, 2018

What a mess of a way to finish the regular season for FC Dallas.

MLS: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas squandered chances on Sunday afternoon in Colorado and it left them with a loss and a Knockout Round game to deal with on Wednesday.

// FC Dallas //

Colorado completes come back to down FC Dallas 2-1 - Big D Soccer
Losing to Colorado was not in the cards for Sunday but FCD let it happen anyways.

FC Dallas Shifts Focus to Knockout Round After Decision Day Defeat | FC Dallas
The focus shits heavy now to the playoffs and FC Dallas has a lot of work to do before Wednesday's match.

Colorado Rapids spoil FC Dallas' shot at playoff bye with 2-1 victory in regular-season finale | Pro Soccer USA
Those last 15 minutes could end up defining this season for FC Dallas.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: What you need to know about all 8 Knockout Round teams |
Doyle has FCD pegged correctly, if FCD's attack doesn't show up on Wednesday, we're looking at an early exit.

Baer: Your early preview of all four Knockout Round matches |
Portland struggles on the road but they did rest a ton of key guys on Sunday in prep for this game.

Red Bulls win third supporters shield with help - Once A Metro
New York had the better odds going in to Sunday to win the Shield and they came away with their third in six years.

Recap: Atlanta United loses to Toronto, 4-1 - Dirty South Soccer
Toronto wasn't about to let Atlanta steal their point record (New York ended up doing that).

Sounders vs. Earthquakes, recap: Raúl Ruidíaz wins it in 93rd minute - Sounder At Heart
You're going to hear a lot of how Seattle had a 1% chance to reach the playoffs back in the summer. Crazy turnaround for them.

LA Galaxy miss MLS Cup playoffs after blowing lead vs. Houston Dynamo - LAG Confidential
LA had the lead, the momentum and everything going their way until they didn't on Sunday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, LA Galaxy choke away playoff berth on MLS Decision Day | ESPNFC
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy choke away playoff spot. Part of me wants to laugh about it but the other part of me is bummed we won't have Zlatan magic in the playoffs.