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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Seattle pushes their way to another MLS Cup.

MLS: MLS Cup Conference Finals-Seattle Sounders FC at Los Angeles FC Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Half of the MLS Cup is booked here as Seattle scored the surprise upset last night in Los Angeles.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas announces roster moves ahead of 2020 season - Big D Soccer
Right now 27 players are under contract. It still feels early to think that this is still the group that we'll see in 2020 but I do think the less turnover the better.

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Jacori Hayes - Big D Soccer
New faces in the midfield forced Jacori Hayes out of Dallas’ plans in 2019. What will that mean for his 2020 season?

2019 FC Dallas End-of-Year Media Roundtable — Part One: The Coaching Staff | FC Dallas
Luchi and his staff earned a B+ from me this year on how they did.

// MLS //

LAFC vs. Sounders, recap: Seattle Freakin’ Sounders are back in MLS Cup - Sounder At Heart
Three goals on the road against the greatest regular-season team in history. Impressive.

Sounders score one of the biggest upsets in MLS history - Sounder At Heart
Oddsmakers had the Sounders as 6-to-1 underdogs.

Sudden End; LAFC 1, Seattle Sounders 3 - Angels on Parade
LAFC’s record-setting season ends at the hands of Seattle. Could this be the biggest disappointment in the history of the MLS playoffs?

Seattle Sounders beat LAFC in five steps in MLS Cup Playoffs | Bobby Warshaw | MLSsoccer.com
Seattle Sounders beat LAFC in five steps in MLS Cup Playoffs. Now we wait to see if they go to Atlanta or host Toronto.

LAFC's Bob Bradley explains loss to Seattle Sounders: It's simple, we weren't good enough | MLSsoccer.com
LAFC's Bob Bradley explains MLS Cup Playoff loss to Seattle Sounders: It's simple, we weren't good enough.

LAFC's claim to be greatest team in MLS history takes hit with MLS Cup Playoff loss | MLSsoccer.com
Great regular season but the playoffs continue to haunt teams that win the Supporters' Shield.

LAFC let Seattle Sounders rip shot at MLS immortality from their grasp | ESPNFC
So close to a Supporters' Shield/MLS Cup, LAFC will now be lumped in with the other teams who couldn't get the job done in the MLS Cup playoffs.

Toronto FC’s keys to success: cooling down Atlanta United FC - Waking The Red
Atlanta United looks like an unstoppable force so far, but what are the keys to bringing their run to a screeching halt?