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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The road to MLS Cup continues to heat up here.

MLS: Toronto FC at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

We’re nearly over the hump here in the MLS Cup week here.

// FC Dallas //

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Michael Barrios - Big D Soccer
The veteran winger quietly finished tied second in the league in assists.

Who was FC Dallas’ 2019 Workhorse of the Year? - Big D Soccer
After a long season, we get one final vote to crown our hardest working FC Dallas player of the year. Share your thoughts and vote!

2019 Big D Soccer Awards: Top FC Dallas Defensive Player - Big D Soccer
A breakout year for the veteran left back earned the high praise from our staff.

2019 FC Dallas End-of-Year Media Roundtable — Part Four: Defensive MVP | FC Dallas
Another mix of thoughts here between Gonzalez and Hollingshead. Really no arguments here.

// MLS //

The neutral's guide to 2019 MLS Cup |
It is really just all about the trilogy here.

Sold-out 2019 MLS Cup is the hottest ticket in recent MLS history |
Hottest MLS ticket ever may be something that will take a while to pass over.

Seattle Sounders vs. Toronto FC: 2019 MLS Cup tale of the tape for each position | Bobby Warshaw |
Hard not to give the defensive edge to Seattle here.

10 people we’d love to do Scarves Up’ for MLS Cup - Sounder At Heart
Seattle has some cool traditions of their own in the pregame and this is kind of an interesting thing to think through.

MLS Experience making a big difference for Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs - Waking The Red
DeLeon and Ciman have helped the club survive difficult injuries.

Report: Jason Kreis to interview for several vacant roles at Real Salt Lake |
A second report in as many weeks notes that Jason Kreis will soon interview for the open head coaching and general manager jobs at Real Salt Lake.

REPORT: Domé Torrent to leave NYCFC - Hudson River Blue
The Catalan manager is allegedly looking at other options within MLS and the Middle East. I can't say I'm surprised by any of this.

The timing problem in MLS | US Soccer Players
NYCFC's early playoff exit showed the issue with the timing of the new playoff system bracketed between the October and November international windows.

Zlatan Ibrahimović reportedly considers Bologna FC offer | Pro Soccer USA
Does anyone really think Zlatan will stay in LA for another season?