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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The playoffs resume tonight in the conference semifinals.

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

We’re at the midway point in the week here as the offseason begins to sink in a little more around these parts, while the rest of the playoffs continue.

// FC Dallas //

East Stand View: Patience vs 24 Years - Big D Soccer
There were two ways to take Saturday’s loss to the Seattle Sounders.

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Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals preview | Doyle & Warshaw |
The conference semifinals get underway tonight (oh what would have been). At this point, chaos seems like a fun thing to root for in these playoffs.

NYCFC ready for Citi Field challenge against Toronto FC: "No excuse. We have to win" |
New York City may be in unfamiliar surroundings at Citi Field but they are determined not to let the venue become a factor against Toronto FC.

That's So Metro: A look back at the last decade of New York Red Bulls playoff pain |
Some Dallas fans complain about how FCD's lack of success has been over the years, but New York may be even worse.

To win the MLS Cup, NYCFC must erase the demons of their past - Hudson River Blue
The Playoff Pigeons must get through the pesky Toronto in a different stadium if they wish to continue their quest towards a championship

The Salt: Does RSL have a golden opportunity vs. Seattle? - RSL Soapbox
RSL feels like they can use the Dallas blueprint against the Sounders.

The off-the-field lessons to be learned from LAFC’s first playoff game - Angels on Parade
Sounds like some weren't too thrilled with how the ticket prices went down in LA for tomorrow's game.

Three advantages for the LA Galaxy heading into El Trafico - LAG Confidential
The Galaxy still feel like they own this series and you can't blame them. I do think that long layoff will hurt LAFC (and the same for NYCFC).

MLS commissioner Garber calls delays in Beckham Miami project 'frustrating' | ESPNFC
Same old story, just a new day for the Miami project in MLS.

Chris Wondolowski signs new one-year deal to stay with Earthquakes | ESPNFC
San Jose Earthquakes forward and all-time MLS record goal scorer Chris Wondolowski has signed a new one-year contract, the club announced Tuesday. So, yay?