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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 7, 2019

The final days of the 2019 season are here as Seattle and Toronto gear up for Sunday’s big game.

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

The week is slowly closing out here as we head towards the weekend and the MLS Cup finals up in Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

Bryan Acosta, Zdenek Ondrasek Called into National Team Duty - Big D Soccer
The two veteran players will see more time this month with their respective national sides.

2019 FC Dallas player recap: Reggie Cannon - Big D Soccer
His 2019 was a spitting-image of his 2018, solid in every way. The bigger question is, will he stay past 2020?

2019 Big D Soccer Awards: Top Offensive FC Dallas Player - Big D Soccer
Michael Barrios walked away with this award from our staff.

// MLS //

Warshaw: Here's how the Seattle Sounders should play in MLS Cup | MLSsoccer.com
Seattle has a couple of approaches for Sunday's Cup final. But which is the best?

What does history tell us about home-field advantage for Seattle in MLS Cup? | MLSsoccer.com
Home field advantage is still pretty big in MLS, even if we've seen a couple upsets along the way in these playoffs.

MLS Cup 2019: Tactical preview - Sounder At Heart
Seattle and Toronto have forged different identities fighting through similar adversity.

Seattle's third MLS Cup final in four years shines spotlight on Schmetzer whether he likes it or not | ESPNFC
Brian Schmetzer says praise is reserved for his players, but in his leading Seattle to its third MLS Cup in four years, it has also come his way.

BREAKING: Columbus Crew SC to trade for Darlington Nagbe - Massive Report
This move doesn't surprise me one bit as Caleb Porter is trying to just get his familiar pieces from Portland together in Ohio.

FC Cincinnati believe "cutting edge" training facility puts them in MLS elite | MLSsoccer.com
Seeing this kind of stuff really makes me hope FCD invests a little more in their training facilities over the next couple of years in the forms of some upgrades.

Is the 2020 Concacaf Champions League the opportunity for LAFC? | US Soccer Players
Exiting the playoffs early wasn't the end LAFC wanted in 2019, but the 2020 Concacaf Champions League could provide a fitting coda.

The Galaxy in the latest version of MLS | US Soccer Players
The LA Galaxy took another partial step towards a return to title contender, but it wasn't enough in 2019 and may point to a tough future.