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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 1, 2018

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Hello, offseason.

MLS: Knockout Round-Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The offseason is now here for FC Dallas as they stumbled to Portland last night in the playoffs.

// FC Dallas //

Portland rides two Valeri goals to advance over FC Dallas 2-1 - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas never really felt like they were going to win this one.

POSTGAME: Oscar Pareja on FC Dallas' Season-Ending Loss to Portland | FC Dallas
Oscar reflects back on how the team played last night.

Diego Valeri lauds Timbers' "strong character" in Knockout Round win | MLSsoccer.com
Valeri was dominant last night against Dallas, scoring two wonderful goals.

10-man Portland Timbers advance to Conference Semifinal with 2-1 win over FC Dallas - Stumptown Footy
Here is a take from the Portland side from last night's game.

Timbers vs. FC Dallas, 2018 MLS Playoffs: Final score 2-1, Diego Valeri bails out Portland - SBNation.com
As a team, the Timbers turned in one of their worst performances of the year, but Valeri had two of his best finishes of the season.

Portland Timbers beat FC Dallas to reach Western Conference semifinals | Pro Soccer USA
Portland was down a man for 30 minutes in this one and still managed to get a second goal and put away FC Dallas.

// MLS //

Boehm: NYCFC got their groove back just in time, and have a kid to thank | MLSsoccer.com
NYCFC looked really good as well last night, picking up the win and advancing.

One and done: NYCFC ends Philadelphia Union’s season with 3-1 win to advance to conference semifinals - Brotherly Game
New York scored two first-half goals on the way to a 3-1 win against the Union at Yankee Stadium.

LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic nominated for three MLS year-end awards | Pro Soccer USA
Zlatan is up for MVP, Newcomer and some how Comeback Player of the Year (come on MLS, that one is ridiculous).

Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann I want to finish my career in MLS | ESPNFC
Antoine Griezmann wants to add his name to the long list of European stars that want to end their career here. Yay?