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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 24, 2020

FC Dallas will learn who they get in the next round tonight.

MLS: FC Dallas at Portland Timbers Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

After a wild weekend in the MLS Cup Playoffs, the lead took a breather for one night. But all that changes tonight as the first round wraps up with three games. FC Dallas will learn whether or not they get a home game next week in the conference semifinals or if they’ll be back out on the road.

// FC Dallas //

Three things we learned in FC Dallas epic playoff win over Portland - Big D Soccer
Dallas fought their way through Portland, but are they ready for what’s next?

Who was FC Dallas’ top player against the Portland Timbers? - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas advances after tense match and incredible penalty kick shootout. Who stood out to you as Dallas’ top player from the game?

Jimmy Maurer, Ricardo Pepi Star in FC Dallas' Playoff Victory over the Portland Timbers | FC Dallas
More on how Jimmy and Pepi helped push FC Dallas to the next round of the playoffs.

// MLS //

Top 5 moments from incredible Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs opening weekend | J. Sam Jones |
The first round of the MLS Cup playoffs have been exciting to say the least, and there are three more games for it tonight.

How the Seattle Sounders can get a repeat playoff victory over LAFC | Steve Zakuani |
I can't decide which is better, a home game against LAFC or a rematch in Seattle.

Three teenagers score in Round One of Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs |
Kind of insane that three teens added themselves into MLS history over the weekend.

Sounders first-team player tests positive for Covid-19 - Sounder At Heart
The unnamed player has self-isolated and was reported not to be in close contact with teammates.

Nashville SC spent big on Zimmerman, as MLS defender of the year has expansion side dreaming of MLS Cup | ESPNFC
Just the second MLS expansion team to win a playoff game, Nashville SC, led by Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman, have their eyes on MLS Cup.

Almeyda weighs plans for Earthquakes: I'll see what future holds for me | ESPNFC
After I saw their shootout loss on Sunday, my immediate thought was that they'd have a coaching change this winter.

Greg Vanney Q&A: Toronto FC coach on 2020 season, playoffs – The Athletic ($)
Vanney explains how he's altered his methods to help his players through the "most difficult" season.

Thierry Henry: What players say about him as a coach – The Athletic ($)
The video of his coaching instructions got millions of views on social media. But what is it really like to be coached by Thierry Henry?

Curtin: Andre Blake and Jamiro Monteiro available for selection against the Revs - Brotherly Game
The Philadelphia Union may have their first choice lineup as they look to make a run at another trophy this year.