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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Western Conference finals is set for tonight out in LA.

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles FC Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The first of two conference finals kicks off tonight as we slow get a clearer picture of who is going in to be in MLS Cup come next weekend.

// FC Dallas //

ACADEMY: Results from the Weekend of October 26th | FC Dallas
The FCD academy sides have been busy as of late in some regional games.

// MLS //

2019 MLS Best XI |
No shocker there wasn't a FCD player on the list, though you could have easily made the case for Ryan Hollingshead or Michael Barrios to be considered.

Warshaw: Seattle Sounders' only hope against LAFC is if they're scared |
If the Sounders’ tactics against LAFC don’t reflect a fear of their opponents, they've got no shot in Tuesday's Western Conference Final.

Armchair Analyst: Previewing the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals |
Four of the highest spending teams meet in the conference finals, which shouldn't be that big of a surprise to many around the league.

Tactical Preview: Atlanta United battles Toronto FC for chance at MLS Cup - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta should have the edge in most categories in tomorrow's Eastern final.

By The Numbers: TFC’s date with reigning MLS Cup Champs Atlanta United - Waking The Red
There are some interesting numbers in this one.

LAFC vs. Sounders preview: No underdogs - Sounder At Heart
"It’s the matchup we’ve all been waiting for," Cristian Roldan says.

MLS monitoring wildfires ahead of LAFC-Sounders playoff match | ESPNFC
MLS said it is monitoring the situation related to the wildfires currently raging ahead of Tuesday's Western Conference final.

MLS Cup playoffs LAFC, Seattle, Atlanta, Toronto form star-studded conference final line-up | ESPNFC
The greatest final four in MLS playoff history? The conference finals feature the regular season's best team, plus the last three MLS Cup winners.

The 2010s for the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake | US Soccer Players
The LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake losing in the Western Conference semifinals tells a bigger story about ambition in the early part of the decade.

// USMNT //

Why Sergino Dest's decision is such a big win for the USMNT |
Sergio Dest's decision to play for the USA over the Netherlands is a big win for the USMNT, both on and off the field.

ASN article: A look at Dest's decision to fully commit internationally to the United States
It is certainly a big deal for the US to get Dest, now it is time to cap-tie him.