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Big D Daily: News for Monday, November 23, 2020

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Anyone feeling hungover, but in a good way today?

MLS: FC Dallas at Portland Timbers Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

In the words (paraphrasing of course) of the Dallas Stars through their run to the Stanley Cup finals, we’re not done just yet. FC Dallas scored a big upset last night to give us at least one more game this year to look forward to, if not more.

// FC Dallas & North Texas //

FC Dallas outlasts Portland in shootout to advance in Playoffs - Big D Soccer
Ricardo Pepi scores the game-tying goal in stoppage time to help push Dallas into the next round.

FC Dallas hail heroics of Ricardo Pepi after penalty kick triumph over Portland Timbers |
We've been on the hype train for Pepi for a couple of years now, and it is certainly paying off in 2020.

North Texas SC finally has Hope - Big D Soccer
The young Ghanaian talent signs with NTSC after a year and a half of speculation.

// MLS //

Sporting KC and FC Dallas will need to change, plus Minnesota United have their own Lodeiro | Steve Zakuani |
There were three pretty good games yesterday across the playoffs in MLS, with two of them landing in penalties.

MLS Playoffs Match Recap - Tim Melia sends Sporting KC to Conference Finals - The Blue Testament
Tim Melia denied San Jose on all three penalty kicks to advance in the MLS Playoffs.

Rapids lose 3-0 to Minnesota and get sent home in Round One of the 2020 MLS Playoffs - Burgundy Wave
Colorado went back to looking like a team that didn't really belong in the playoffs.

Columbus Crew advance in MLS Cup Playoffs after beating Red Bulls - Massive Report
The score looks closer than this game actually was.

Officiating crew from Orlando City SC-New York City FC Round One match won't work another Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoff game |
The officiating crew from Orlando City SC-New York City FC Round One match won't work another Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoff game. And I can't say I blame MLS for making this call.

Orlando City vs. New York City FC: Final Score 1-1 as Lions Improbably Advance on Penalties - The Mane Land
Saturday's game in Orlando was peak MLS.

Inside Orlando City's chaotic MLS playoff win over NYCFC – The Athletic
A field player in goal during a shootout?! Orlando City coach Oscar Pareja explains the unbelievable conclusion to his side's playoff debut.

The many problems and misfortunes of Beckham's Inter Miami – The Athletic
A forgettable first season ended with a lopsided loss to Nashville SC and leaves many questions for David Beckham's team.