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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 12, 2018

The MLS Conference finals are set.

MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-New York City FC at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is over and while the cold has moved into Dallas, the MLS playoffs continue to be exciting to watch.

// FC Dallas //

2018 FC Dallas Player Recap: Cristian Colmán - Big D Soccer
Snake bitten or Substandard? Colman has always been a bit of a mystery here in Dallas.

2018 FC Dallas player recap: Reggie Cannon - Big D Soccer
Reggie spent 2018 as the poster child for what FCD’s academy is capable of and we can only hope that bigger things are coming in 2019.

INTERNATIONAL: Chris Richards to Join U.S. U-20s Squad for Qualification Stage | FC Dallas
Richards has done well in Germany this fall and now he is getting a shot at things on the national stage.

// MLS //

2018 MLS Best XI |
I didn't have too many issues with this year's Best XI, I may have gotten a couple defenders wrong in my selection but overall, this is a solid lineup.

Baer: Your early Conference Championship preview |
You gotta be excited for the Eastern Conference series, while out west it feels fairly 'meh'.

Boehm: A salute to Miggy, the straw that stirs Atlanta United's drink |
Atlanta looked damn good yesterday at home in a game that proves they're ready to get a title this year.

Recap: Atlanta United advances to Eastern Conference Finals with 3-1 win - Dirty South Soccer
As you might expect, the main Atlanta stars got the best of what NYCFC had to offer.

The schedule for the 2018 MLS Eastern Conference Final is out and you may not like it - Once A Metro
New York fans aren't too keen on a Thursday night second leg game.

Sporting KC advances to Western Conference Championship - The Blue Testament
Sporting was able to hold off a fierce comeback from Real Salt Lake to win 4-2 and move on to the next round of the MLS Playoffs.

Boehm: After that dramatic win over RSL, is it meant to be for Sporting KC? |
SKC has really been the one team in the West this year that looked to have what it takes to make a MLS Cup run. Now they're a series away from it.

San Jose Earthquakes' Nick Lima joining Hertha Berlin for training stint - ESPNFC
San Jose Earthquakes defender Nick Lima is headed to Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin for a training stint, which probably means something I guess.