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Big D Daily: News for Friday, October 25, 2019

The conference finals are now set.

MLS: MLS Cup Conference Semifinals-LA Galaxy at Los Angeles FC Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The conference finals are now set in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Thankfully the weekend is here as we wrap up the first week of the offseason around these parts.

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Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff Conference Semifinals analysis | Bobby Warshaw | MLSsoccer.com
The long layoff didn't bother LAFC as they cruised to a conference final berth with a win over their crosstown rivals.

LA is Black and Gold: LAFC 5, LA Galaxy 3 - Angels on Parade
LAFC get first-ever El Trafico win on biggest stage yet.

Carlos Vela gets last laugh against Zlatan Ibrahimovic in potential final El Trafico meeting | MLSsoccer.com
It was a good battle and hopefully we'll get another year of these two clashing against one another.

El Trafico: Five reasons why LAFC-LA Galaxy lived up to the hype — and so much more | MLSsoccer.com
Billed as one of the most anticipated matches in MLS history, the latest installment of El Trafico more than delivered.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on future: 'If I don't stay, nobody will remember what MLS is' | ESPNFC
Yeah, he's probably not staying around much longer huh?

MLS Cup Playoff Recap: Atlanta United vs. Philadelphia Union - Dirty South Soccer
Julian Gressel and Josef Martinez scored as Atlanta United advanced to their second straight Eastern Conference Final.

Sounders will face LAFC in conference finals, qualify for 2020 CCL - Sounder At Heart
After last night, Seattle earned the final CCL spot.

BREAKING: Tab Ramos named the head coach of the Houston Dynamo - Dynamo Theory
Ramos has been a guy that we've wanted here in Dallas, so naturally Houston snag him up.

Cabrera & Impact Go Their Separate Ways - Mount Royal Soccer
And of course Montreal is back to looking for another head coach.

Vito Mannone named 2019 Allstate MLS Goalkeeper of the Year - E Pluribus Loonum
This may have been one of the more shocking results in the award season yet. Vito wasn't even on my ballot (I had Hamid and Johnson on mine).