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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 22, 2019

There is another new expansion team to discuss.

MLS: Press Event at The Bank D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

Another day in the offseason here for FC Dallas as we see MLS welcome another expansion team into the fold.

// FC Dallas //

Four things for FC Dallas to sort out as the offseason begins - Big D Soccer
Now that we’re in the offseason mode, there are some business things to attend to.

Who was FC Dallas’ top player in their loss to the Seattle Sounders? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas bow out of the playoffs after a hard fought loss against Seattle. Who was the top player from the match?

North Texas Soccer Club wins inaugural USL League One title over Greensville Triumph | Pro Soccer USA
Here is another solid look at how FCD's USL club secured their first trophy.

// MLS //

Major League Soccer awards expansion team to Sacramento |
It felt like years for Sacramento to get a MLS team but they're finally coming on board in 2022 and I think it will be a great fit in the long run.

Who will be Sacramento's MLS rivals? Execs all say the answer is clear |
Those in charge of Sacramento Republic FC are in no doubt as to which team will be their biggest rivals when they enter MLS in 2022.

MLS Officially Coming to Sacramento - Indomitable City Soccer
It was always a matter if when and not if for Sacramento. They finally got their ownership group settled and with a nice stadium deal already in place, it was only a matter of time before MLS came calling.

Sacramento awarded latest Major League Soccer expansion franchise | ESPNFC
Sacramento is team number 29 in MLS.

Jordan Morris tore his ACL and came back a star for the Sounders -
No one knew what to expect when Morris returned from an ACL tear, but he’s better than ever before.

Columbus Crew parts ways with ‘legend’ Higuain, move in a new direction - Massive Report
The legendary Argentinean midfielder ended his time with the Black & Gold and won’t return in 2020.

New MLS playoff format is a winner as Philly gets signature win, LA Galaxy set up 'El Trafico' semifinal at LAFC | ESPNFC
The first round of the 2019 MLS playoffs is in the books, and it wasn't for the faint of heart.

ASN article: A deep look at the first round of the 2019 playoffs
Each game in the first round had plenty to offer to the casual fan.

Changing tactics in the MLS playoffs | US Soccer Players
Several teams changed tactics in the opening round of the MLS playoffs with the shifts working for Atlanta, Seattle, and the LA Galaxy.