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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Three FC Dallas youngsters are lighting it up on the international stage this week.

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

Our week continues on here as FC Dallas continues dive into their offseason here while the playoffs roll on.

// FC Dallas //

Five offseason storylines to watch for with FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
The offseason will bring about some change yet again for FC Dallas but here are a few items we’re watching closely.

INTERNATIONAL: Paxton Pomykal and Brandon Servania Add Three More Points in US U-20 Win | FC Dallas
Again I will say, Paxton is looking more like the guy we expected to see in 2018. Maybe 2019 will finally be his year.

INTERNATIONAL: Adonijah Reid Scores Game-Winning Goal for Canada in Concacaf U-20 Championship | FC Dallas
Reid continues to grow his game as well. I can't help but wonder what FCD might be able to get out of him in 2019.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Conference Semifinal Leg 1 Anxiety Power Rankings |
The two New York sides appear to have the most anxiety going into the second leg this weekend. I can't argue with that.

Warshaw: Each club's catchphrase ahead of the Conference Semifinals Leg 2 |
If you want a slight different take on the weekend ahead in the playoffs, I like what Bobby did here.

Montreal Impact mutually part ways with technical director Adam Braz |
Changes are definitely coming in Montreal, which is something I think we say every year around this time.

Stejskal: Contract questions could limit Orlando's offseason potential |
Orlando went all in on 2018 and failed miserably, now they're left with not a lot of options going into 2019.

Real Salt Lake’s Corey Baird named MLS Rookie of the Year - RSL Soapbox
Baird’s eight-goal, five-assist season earned him top marks in a year where rookies really didn't make that big of an impact.

MLS Rookie of Year Corey Baird benefited from RSL’s belief in Homegrown players, time at Stanford | Pro Soccer USA
There are still those in MLS that need that little bit of time in college before they sign that Homegrown deal. Baird is a good example of how it can work.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan? Analyzing the latest rumors - LAG Confidential
Is Zlatan genuinely considering a Milan switch? This feels very similar to when David Beckham was there.

Revolution announce roster cuts ahead of 2019 - The Bent Musket
New England is the first team in the offseason to make some roster moves.