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Big D Daily: News for Monday, October 28, 2019

The conference finals are nearly here as we push closer to MLS Cup.

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

The weekend is in the books here as the month of October is about to wrap up here with the two conference finals that will reveal our MLS Cup match up next week.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas SC: Who moves up to FC Dallas and who stays in 2020 - Big D Soccer
Who moves up to FC Dallas in 2020, and who needs a little more time? We dive into all of that with the help of a new columnist.

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Which teams will go to MLS Cup 2019? Your guide to the potential matchups |
I think all of us can safely say we don't want another Seattle-Toronto match this year. That would be rather ugly to see.

Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoff Conference Finals: MLS Cup berths are on the line |
Two conference finals this week should be good as we get the Western match tomorrow night in LA, followed by the Eastern on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Changing of the guard? For first time ever, no founding MLS clubs in Conference Finals |
Wow, that is rather intriguing to think about. MLS is finally at a point where the new guard has bested the old guard.

Sounders Practice Notes: Preparations begin for LAFC - Sounder At Heart
The Sounders look to pull an upset tomorrow night in LA.

Looking back at LAFC’s games against the Seattle Sounders - Angels on Parade
So Seattle has yet to beat LAFC since they joined MLS. But can we put any stock into that April visit to LA by Seattle for tomorrow night? Hmm.

Five thoughts on Atlanta United advancing to their second straight Eastern Conference Final - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta has finally hit a groove that looks a lot like it did a year ago.

Quentin Westberg proving doubters wrong at Toronto FC (TFC) - Waking The Red
The French-born goalkeeper has established himself as a top MLS shot stopper.

Feilhaber, Zizzo talk breakout success of “BS The Podcast” | US Soccer Players
An interview with two of the hosts of BS The Podcast, USMNT and Sporting KC player Benny Feilhaber and retired player Sal Zizzo.