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Seattle and Toronto find their way through in the MLS playoffs.

MLS: MLS Cup Playoffs-Semifinals-Toronto FC at New York City FC Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The conference semifinals got underway last night with one upset of a high seed. It makes you wonder what we have in store tonight.

// FC Dallas //

Quick Burns: What was the biggest surprise from FC Dallas in 2019? - Big D Soccer
A lot of good things happened in 2019, but what was the most surprising thing we learned from FC Dallas?

U.S. U-15's 2019 UEFA Development Tournament Results | FC Dallas
Some young players were overseas this week for some youth national team action and FCD was well represented here.

// MLS //

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals analysis | Bobby Warshaw | MLSsoccer.com
Seattle and Toronto found ways through last night.

Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, recap: Back to the Western Conference championship - Sounder At Heart
Sounders dispatch RSL 2-0, await winner of LAFC-Galaxy. Seattle folks will say this was much better out of their squad but RSL did look dangerous in spots that could give LA some keys to beating them.

5 thoughts on Toronto FC’s MLS Cup Playoffs upset over New York City FC - Waking The Red
The Reds now wait to see if they play Atlanta United or Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference finals.

Domenec Torrent uncertain about future after New York City FC eliminated | MLSsoccer.com
NYCFC was a surprise to me this season with how well the played but their early playoff exit shows that they still have a long way to go here in MLS.

NYCFC latest No. 1 seed to crash out of Audi MLS Cup Playoffs | MLSsoccer.com
I think the long layoff actually hurts the 1 seed more than helps them here.

Tickets for MLS Cup Playoffs version of LAFC-LA Galaxy are hottest of the MLS season | MLSsoccer.com
High demand for a playoff game in MLS. Boy, who would have ever thought we'd see the day this would happen?

LAFC head coach Bob Bradley voted 2019 MLS Coach of the Year - Angels on Parade
There was really no doubt who would win this award in 2019.

LAFC have smashed MLS records in year two but one huge goal remains incomplete: beat the LA Galaxy | ESPNFC
LAFC joined MLS with unprecedented ambition, but they've achieved what they set out to do. Next on their list: beating Zlatan and the LA Galaxy.

The playoff edition of the LA derby | US Soccer Players
LAFC hosts the Galaxy in a winner-takes-all game in the 2019 MLS playoffs, the latest big stage for what may be the best derby in MLS.

Doing more than making the playoffs | US Soccer Players
It's not a new question in MLS, but with 14 of 24 teams making the playoffs is missing out entirely much worse than exiting in the opening round?

Inter Miami CF acquires Victor Ulloa from FC Cincinnati | Pro Soccer USA
Our old pal Vic appears to be destined to be that guy that goes from expansion team, to expansion team.