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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 21, 2019

So there we have it folks, the offseason is here.

MLS: MLS Cup Playoffs-Round One-FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

So close, yet so far away. The season is over here and now we’re left picking up the pieces from it.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: The kids did FC Dallas proud in their playoff loss - Big D Soccer
The kids certainly showed up in a big way in this game, while some of the veteran players left us wondering a bit more.

Three things we learned in FC Dallas playoff exit in Seattle - Big D Soccer
Three players stood out in a big way on Saturday in Seattle.

FC Dallas eliminated from MLS Playoffs in a wild 4-3 loss to Seattle - Big D Soccer
Two early Sounders goals were tough to overcome in this one but we have to be proud of the effort FCD put in this one.

Match Recap: North Texas Claims Inaugural USL League One Title | FC Dallas
League One champions in the first year is something to be super excited about though!

FC Dallas fall short, but prove they can go toe-to-toe with Seattle Sounders | MLSsoccer.com
FC Dallas are knocked out of the MLS Cup Playoffs, but they take some heart from going toe-to-toe in a venue that has been a house of horrors for them.

Three reasons Seattle-FC Dallas was one of the best matches in MLS Cup Playoffs history | MLSsoccer.com
It true was one of the crazier and entertaining games in the playoffs that I've ever seen.

// MLS //

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs: A look at the Conference Semifinal matchups | MLSsoccer.com
We get El Trafico in the conference semifinals, which will be very interesting. Very interesting.

Armchair Analyst: Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff Round One analysis | MLSsoccer.com
Philly finally gets a playoff win here as they outlasted New York on Sunday afternoon. Plus another deep look at the rest of the playoff games that were also exciting.

New single-elimination format for Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs delivers on its promise | MLSsoccer.com
When you toss out the boring first leg game for just a one-off, chaos happens in a big way. Huge way really.

Report: Luke Sassano set to step down as FC Cincinnati technical director | MLSsoccer.com
Cincy's full reboot is really about to happen then.

Wayne Rooney exits D.C. United without a trophy, but leaves a legacy nonetheless | ESPNFC
Like so much of his MLS career, Wayne Rooney's final game contained a few good moments, some excitement, but ultimately ended in disappointment.

Home field advantage in round one of the 2019 MLS playoffs | US Soccer Players
Five of the six home teams in the first round of the 2019 MLS playoffs won, with the LA Galaxy winning on the road at Minnesota United.

New York Red Bulls' season-ending defeat a microcosm of 2019 season | Pro Soccer USA
The Red Bulls' 4-3 extra time defeat to the Philadelphia Union in the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs was a microcosm of their disappointing season.