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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 8, 2018

Seattle and Portland resume their playoff series tonight.

MLS: Western Conference Semifinal-Seattle Sounders FC at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

We’re nearly done with this week here as the playoffs resume tonight in Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas reveals the 21 players currently under contract for 2019 - Big D Soccer
The offseason plans are getting a tad clearer for FCD as we know can tell who is likely to stay and who is likely to go.

// MLS //

Wiebe: Must-win for Seattle sans Chad Marshall? Four reasons to be worried | MLSsoccer.com
You can't lose a player like this in the playoffs. It really is as simple as that for me as to why Seattle is and should be worried.

Portland Timbers must navigate another short turnaround due to stadium conflict in Seattle | Pro Soccer USA
Not playing this weekend in Seattle does hurt this series a bit but tonight's game should still be good.

Second leg will center on Roman Torres for Sounders - Sounder At Heart
The Panamanian centerback will play a crucial role in Seattle’s hopes to advance past the Portland Timbers.

Stefan Frei robbed of MLS Goalkeeper of the Year - Sounder At Heart
It appears a groundswell of player support gave the award to Zack Steffen. Can't say I blame Seattle folks for feeling this way.

Aaron Long is the 2018 MLS Defender of the Year - Once A Metro
Long and the Red Bulls were quietly one of the best defenses in MLS this season.

Columbus Crew SC’s Gyasi Zardes named MLS Comeback Player of the Year - Massive Report
This award always makes me cringe a little bit as to why it is even a thing but Zardes was my pick this year so I'm glad to see him win this.

Marc dos Santos Named Vancouver Whitecaps Next Manager - Eighty Six Forever
In a long-expected move, the Vancouver Whitecaps announce Marc dos Santos as their next manager.

Will Dom Kinnear return to LA Galaxy? That depends on incoming GM | MLSsoccer.com
LA needs to go a different direction here in my opinion but time will tell if they do such a thing.

LA Galaxy and Dennis te Kloese in talks over head of soccer operations job - ESPNFC
The LA Galaxy and Dennis te Kloese are in talks over becoming the head of the team's of soccer operations, which would be an interesting development to say the least.

David Beckham - Antoine Griezmann would be welcome at Inter Miami | ESPNFC
Come on Beckham, get that stadium done first before going after guys like this.