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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 2, 2020

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The Texas Derby belongs to FC Dallas for another season.

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

Waking up on a Monday after beating Houston is still always a good feeling. Knowing that the Texas Derby is still firmly in Dallas’ control, also good. Knocking the Dynamo out of playoff contention in 2020, that was just icing on the cake.

We can’t celebrate too long though, two more games this week, both on the road will determine playoff positioning for FC Dallas in a big way.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas clinches playoff spot with 3-0 win over the Houston Dynamo - Big D Soccer
Two early goals were enough to down those ugly orange folks. This may have been FCD's best game or at least their most complete game of the year too.

Three things we learned in FC Dallas’ win over Houston - Big D Soccer
Dallas are in good position for a playoff run after two straight wins that have seen their offense come back.

// MLS //

Decision Day presented by AT&T: Shield, Golden Boot and playoff places come down to final day |
Although 2020 has been arguably the most unusual MLS season in history, if there's one constant, it's that the final day always brings big moments and high drama.

Armchair Analyst: Columbus Crew send a message, NYCFC rule New York & more from Week 22 |
Another full weekend of action to break down across the league as Philly failed to secure the Shield, and the race for the final playoff spots in each conference got even tighter.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids beat Seattle Sounders 3-1 to remain in playoff position - Burgundy Wave
The Colorado Rapids found their offense in a variety of ways Sunday night in their regular-season finale at home.

Recap: Portland Timbers take down Vancouver Whitecaps 1-0 to secure first place in the west - Stumptown Footy
Portland has found themselves back on top in the West. Now the question is, can they stay there to wrap up the regular season?

Bouncing back: LA Galaxy 2, Real Salt Lake 1 - LAG Confidential
A Kinnear-led Galaxy post best showing in months to win.

Atlanta defeats FC Cincinnati 2-0, keeps post-season hopes alive - Dirty South Soccer
Atlanta’s win on Sunday night means Atlanta still has a chance to make 2020 postseason.

Miguel Herrera, Robbie Keane among LA Galaxy coach candidates – The Athletic
The Galaxy are set to hire their third coach in four years. The next could have a massive impact on the fates of MLS's most successful club.

USL Championship final canceled due to COVID-19 results – The Athletic
Still crazy to me that both the USL-C and the USL-1 had to cancel their title games this year.