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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 1, 2019

A new month is upon us here.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

November is finally here as we spend another weekend without any FC Dallas games (the offseason can be such a drag at times).

// FC Dallas //

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Ryan Hollingshead - Big D Soccer
No player saw their stock improve in Gonzalez’s first year than Hohead.

North Texas’ Arturo Rodriguez Takes League One Young Player of the Year - Big D Soccer
The League One finals MVP continues to earn awards. Will the MVP one be next?

Reggie Cannon called into United States national team - Big D Soccer
Cannon earns yet another national team call up.

Two FC Dallas players undergo successful surgeries - Big D Soccer
Both young players have core muscles repaired explaining why each slowed down a good bit at the end of the year.

Rumor: Is FC Dallas or North Texas SC adding Franco Martinez? - Big D Soccer
This one appears to be a NTSC signing more than anything.

Homegrown Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez Blossoms Over 2019 Season | FC Dallas
Probably one of the most underrated aspects of 2019 was seeing how well Jesse Gonzalez improved.

// MLS //

What (else) an MLS Cup win would mean for Michael Bradley | MLSsoccer.com
If Toronto FC win MLS Cup, Michael Bradley's $6.5 million option for 2020 will automatically trigger.

2019 MLS Cup tickets general sale taking place on Friday | MLSsoccer.com
A full stadium for a league final is always a good way to showcase things.

By The Numbers: Toronto FC are heading back to the MLS Cup - Waking The Red
The Reds knock off the defending champs and have one more score to settle as they go to Seattle.

Toronto FC believed in Nick DeLeon and he put them in the MLS Cup final - SBNation.com
Toronto FC gave the veteran technician the opportunity to turn his career around.

Fire Front Office Moves To Undermine Section 8, Launch Corporate Takeover Of Supporter Culture - Hot Time In Old Town
The Fire front office continues their attack on the hardcore supporters, which is definitely not a good look as they move back to Solider Field.

ASN article: A look at Toronto's upset of Atlanta and its run to MLS Cup - again
Third time in four years that the Reds are going to a MLS Cup final.

The rise of the lower seeds | US Soccer Players
The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC are meeting in MLS Cup after frustrating higher seeds and capitalizing on their opportunities in the 2019 MLS playoffs.

MLS expansion: St. Louis unveils expanded stadium plan | Pro Soccer USA
The new plan will have the mixed-use stadium site cover about 30 acres, anchored by a stadium that will seat 22,500 fans.