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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, September 26, 2019

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FC Dallas got some major help last night.

MLS: New York City FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Two teams lifted trophies on Wednesday. But two other teams helped FC Dallas out a good bit in the playoff race.

// FC Dallas //

MLS Playoff Push: What needs to happen tonight for FC Dallas - Big D Soccer
Last night we needed chaos and we got it.

TRAINING TALK: Players and Coaches on the Next Two Games Being Must Win Games | 9.29.19 | FC Dallas
Dominique Badji, Paxton Pomykal, and Luchi Gonzalez talk about the importance of the upcoming game and the team's mentality of this being a must win match against Colorado.

// MLS //

LAFC win 2019 Supporters’ Shield - Angels on Parade
LAFC has a new trophy to call their own here after winning the Shield last night.

Toronto FC 1 (1), Montreal Impact 0 (3) | 2019 CanChamp Final Leg 2 Recap | MLSsoccer.com
Montreal has had an odd year but this may be the cherry on top for them to say the least.

Warshaw: New York City FC are the clear favorite in the East | MLSsoccer.com
Wow, last night in New York we saw a clear favorite come out on top. Atlanta looked nothing like themselves without Josef Martinez.

Bogert: Trophies, late drama in the wild playoff race and more MLS takeaways | MLSsoccer.com
We got the madness we wanted with Portland and San Jose stumbling again at home. It certainly sets FCD up well for this weekend.

LA Galaxy defeat Real Salt Lake on the road - LAG Confidential
Galaxy qualify for postseason, jump to 3rd in West in the process.

Philadelphia Union secure third place finish after VAR-aided comeback in San Jose - Brotherly Game
VAR went in the Union’s favor three times in a 2-1 win over the Earthquakes. And you say the VAR never helps FCD.

The Galaxy, LAFC and the league need a playoff derby | US Soccer Players
With LAFC already in the playoffs and the LA Galaxy trying to join them, a playoff derby could put MLS in the conversation in Los Angeles.