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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 26, 2018

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The conference finals were rather entertaining yesterday.

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The holiday weekend is over and with that comes the day that we find out who FC Dallas keeps for 2019 and who goes.

// FC Dallas //

Three things FC Dallas needs to find in their next head coach - Big D Soccer
We're going to explore what the right candidate looks like for FC Dallas.

Rumor: FC Dallas is scouting Venezuelan attacker Yeferson Soteldo - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas is shopping in Chile for a Black Friday deal, big question is will they come away with anything good this year?

Rumor: FC Dallas chasing after Sherman Cardenas - Big D Soccer
Thanksgiving also came with this little rumor as well.

2018 FC Dallas Player Recap: Jacori Hayes - Big D Soccer
Jacori took two big steps forward in 2018. Then he took one step back.

McIntyre's 23 Thoughts: Pareja interviewed for USMNT job | Yahoo FC
Former FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja was a finalist for the U.S. national team job after all, but that won't matter in the end.

Forward Progress: FC Dallas' quest for DP talent | Soc Takes
Signing DPs in this league has to be a bit of an art form. And over the years, it has been something that FCD has struggled with.

// MLS //

RECAP: Atlanta United takes a 3-0 lead into the second leg of the Conference Finals - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta looked comfortable for the majority of this game. New York now has a large, large hole to dig out from.

Boehm: How the Red Bulls shed their identity at the worst possible moment | MLSsoccer.com
Sunday was not a good look for the Red Bulls. You forgot quickly how they were the Supporters' Shield winners in this one.

Atlanta expected the Red Bulls to abandon the press, and it took advantage | ESPNFC
Leaving their press was a total shock in this one and Atlanta was right there to scoop up the win too.

Eight Quick Thoughts from Sporting KC v Portland Timbers - The Blue Testament
Sporting used their stout defense to come away with a big road draw in this series.

Portland Timbers play Sporting Kansas City to scoreless draw in Leg 1 of Western Conference Final - Stumptown Footy
Portland was on the offensive for most of the match but were unable to come away with anything in the process.

Boehm: Tough task for Timbers, but in Gio Savarese they trust | MLSsoccer.com
It won't be easy in KC on Thursday but this Portland team has shown that they can win on the road in these playoffs.

Gio Savarese: Portland Timbers fantastic in Sporting Kansas City stalemate | ESPNFC
Portland Timbers manager Gio Savarese said his side was "fantastic" in the first leg of the Western Conference finals against Sporting Kansas City.