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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 4, 2019

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The offseason continues to roll on here in Dallas, while Toronto and Seattle get ready for a big Cup final.

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

November is finally settling in here as FC Dallas is wrapping up their offseason workouts here soon with MLS Cup on the horizon this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

North Texas SC’s Arturo Rodriguez named USL League One MVP - Big D Soccer
Can FCD sign him to a HGP deal already? Seriously, he dominated USL League One this year.

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Brandon Servania - Big D Soccer
Homegrown is poised for a breakout 2020 after a very strong showing in the summer.

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Reto Ziegler - Big D Soccer
The captain was a steady presence in the back, but is that going to be enough? Will someone overtake him in 2020?

2019 FC Dallas End-of-Year Media Roundtable — Part Two: Offensive MVP | FC Dallas
Hard to argue with the choices here for FCD but for me it comes down to Barrios and his 15 assists.

An in-depth look at Luchi Gonzalez's first season as FC Dallas head coach | Pro Soccer USA
How did FC Dallas perform on and off the field in Luchi Gonzalez's first year as head coach? Here's an in-depth look at the club's 2019 campaign.

// MLS //

Zakuani: Why Brian Schmetzer continues to excel as Seattle Sounders head coach | MLSsoccer.com
Steve Zakuani had his doubts about Schmetzer's transition from assistant coach to head coach in 2016. Schmetzer has quieted all of them.

Vanney optimistic Jozy Altidore will be available for Toronto FC in MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
With just over a week until MLS Cup, injured Toronto FC striker Jozy Altidore is getting closer to a return for the big game.

MLS legend Landon Donovan's USL Championship team has name, crest | MLSsoccer.com
San Diego Loyal SC. Okay, that is interesting to say the least but I do love the colors here, that is definitely unique.

What’s an MLS Cup Final ticket worth to you? - Sounder At Heart
MLS Cup tickets got crazy expensive here, even for the nose-bleeds at CenturyLink Field.

Report: Juan Fernando Quintero targeted with "irresistible offer" by MLS club | MLSsoccer.com
You know he is probably going to Miami or Atlanta.

Zlatan, Vela, Martinez: Major League Soccer MVP pros and cons | ESPNFC
I still think it will come down to Vela and his magical regular season.

The unpredictable MLS Cup | US Soccer Players
The Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC advancing over LAFC and Atlanta United might not classify as two shock results, but they were certainly unlikely.