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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, October 31, 2019

MLS Cup is set for next week, but is it the matchup we wanted?

MLS: MLS Cup Conference Finals-Toronto FC at Atlanta United FC Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

We have our MLS Cup pairing as Toronto pulled the upset last night in Atlanta. Yes, that means another Seattle-Toronto Cup final. Yay.

// FC Dallas //

What was the biggest disappointment for FC Dallas in 2019? - Big D Soccer
A seventh place finish in the Western Conference certainly brought plenty of unpleasant days from FC Dallas this year.

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Zdenek Ondrasek - Big D Soccer
Cobra came on strong late but will that translate into a good 2020 season?

North Texas SC’s Eric Quill named USL League One Manager of the Year - Big D Soccer
The North Texas SC coach got over 50 percent of the voting.

Adversity Faced in 2019 is Making John Nelson Stronger for Next Season | FC Dallas
Nelson could have easily been in the Rookie of the Year discussions had he not got hit with the injury bug.

// MLS //

MLS Cup: Here's how Toronto FC upset Atlanta United in the Eastern Conference Final | Bobby Warshaw | MLSsoccer.com
Without Jozy Altidore and Omar Gonzalez, Toronto FC showcased their desire to oust Atlanta and reach MLS Cup.

Toronto FC's and Seattle Sounders' roll of honor puts them among MLS's greatest ever | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, it is rather impressive when you look at how both teams have been built and have managed this kind of success over the last few years.

Recap: Toronto FC reach third MLS Cup Final in four years with win over Atlanta United - Waking The Red
Seattle v Toronto round three, this time in Seattle. Oh boy.

Sounders host Toronto in the MLS Cup Final - Sounder At Heart
This will be the third time the Sounders face Toronto in MLS Cup, but the first time the two square off in Seattle for the big prize.

RECAP: Atlanta United falls to Toronto FC in Eastern Conference Final - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta couldn't put it all together in the end, making me want a third place game in MLS between them and LAFC.

Toronto FC's Eastern Conference triumph proves playoffs are about winning any way you can | ESPNFC
Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders were not supposed to reach the 2019 MLS Cup. Even two days ago, they still weren't favorites. But here we are.

LAFC's unfinished season | US Soccer Players
The greatest team in league history didn't finish everything off the way they were suppose to.

There is no David vs Goliath in MLS | US Soccer Players
While there might not be true favorites and underdogs in a league like MLS, Atlanta United and Toronto are showing what clubs can do under single-entity.

Dome Torrent hints at desire to leave New York City FC | Pro Soccer USA
I think the writing is on the wall there for him to go.