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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 8, 2019

MLS Cup is finally here this weekend in Seattle.

MLS: Commissioner Don Garber-State of the League Address Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

We’re finally at the weekend here as MLS Cup is on Sunday in Seattle. Next week we’ll truly see what the offseason has to bring to us all here.

// FC Dallas //

2019 Big D Soccer Awards: FC Dallas MVP - Big D Soccer
Several players picked up votes but one emerged on top in the end as we wrap up our awards for the year.

An FC Dallas Fan’s Guide to Watching the MLS Cup - Big D Soccer
Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC face off for the MLS Cup on Sunday. Two teams enter, one team leaves. Here is our handy guide to watching.

2019 FC Dallas End-of-Year Media Roundtable — Part Five: Room for Improvement | FC Dallas
A lot of folks here didn't feel like Santiago Mosquera met their expectations. I can't argue with that.

// MLS //

Wiebe: Toronto FC's Michael Bradley is special, and MLS fans should appreciate him |
Should Bradley be more appreciated here? Probably so.

MLS Cup: Three reasons to root for the Seattle Sounders or Toronto FC |
I know most of us probably care less about this game since it is the third time these two are meeting like this. I guess in a way I'll pull for TFC, and some chaos of them not making the CCL if they do win this (they can only get into CCL via the Canadian Championship).

Sounders owner: MLS Cup waiting list is 10,000 people long - Sounder At Heart
Adrian Hanauer provides some insight into just how well tickets sales have been going in an interview with the Sounder at Heart podcast.

Statistical preview of MLS Cup - Sounder At Heart
Here is a nice deep dive into stats ahead of Sunday's big game.

MLS Cup Final 2019: Nick DeLeon sparking life into Toronto FC - Waking The Red
An overlooked signing who turned out to be a valuable asset for TFC this year.

Toronto's Gonzalez fit for MLS Cup, Altidore's availability less certain | ESPNFC
Toronto manager Greg Vanney says Omar Gonzalez is "physically ready" to play in Sunday's MLS Cup final, but Jozy Altidore's fitness is less certain.

Report: Unnamed MLS club makes $11 million offer for young Romanian |
IN a weird way, this feels like one that FCD could be going after if the price was a little bit..okay...a lot less.

Replacing Darlington Nagbe is Atlanta United’s biggest offseason task - Dirty South Soccer
Nagbe isn't a monster stat machine of a player but he does link the offense and defense up nicely in the midfield. Something that can prove difficult to do in this league at times.

Rumor: DC United open to moving Ulises Segura, Emmanuel Boateng |
More moves could be coming as D.C. transitions to the post-Wayne Rooney era.

MLS union boss - Players would strike if no acceptable new deal | ESPNFC
The head of the Major League Soccer Players Association said players are prepared to strike if they can't negotiate an acceptable CBA. So buckle up folks.

MLS Players Association lays out key issues ahead of negotiations for new CBA | Pro Soccer USA
Roster development, compensation and charter travel will be at the heart of the MLS Players Association's negotiations with MLS this winter for a new CBA