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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

There are no tricks or treats in this game day edition of our daily links.

MLS: Sporting KC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

And just like that we’re back at a game day for FC Dallas as they look to advance in the playoffs tonight over Portland.

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What will FC Dallas’ best lineup be against Portland in the Playoffs? - Big D Soccer
Does Oscar Pareja continue to rotate players ahead of the Knockout Round? Time will tell but what is your best lineup for them tonight?

What to Know as FC Dallas Hosts the Portland Timbers in Knockout Round Play | FC Dallas
All the details on what to expect in the stadium tonight. Some pretty solid deals on food and drinks.

INJURY REPORT: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers | 10.31.18 | FC Dallas
FCD sees Kris Reaves leave the injury report only to have Abel Aguilar make his way to it.

Could 21-year-old Pablo Aranguiz play a role in an FC Dallas' postseason? |
I know a lot of people that would like to see Aranguiz get the start but will he be in place of Badji or someone else?

Storylines: FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers (2018 MLS Playoffs) - Stumptown Footy
Here is a fairly solid preview from the Portland side of things on tonight.

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Warshaw: How Philadelphia Union should adjust press vs New York City FC |
The two sides met over the weekend and will battle it out again tonight. NYCFC reminds me a bit of FCD, good enough to surprise someone and make a deep run or poor enough to make an early exit tonight.

One matchup to watch in each Knockout Round game |
Both teams in tonight's game love to counter, so something will have to give in this one.

Brandon Vincent Is Retiring From Soccer - Hot Time In Old Town
This one hit the news wires yesterday and shocked just about everyone who read it.

Derrick Etienne Shield-clinching goal latest example of thriving New York Red Bulls system | Pro Soccer USA
I know people say that FCD is a model example of how to do the academy to pro system but New York has us beat in that department right now.

Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko not keen on "massive overhaul" in offseason |
The crazy thing about Toronto is that they are still a pretty loaded team when they are healthy.