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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, November 25, 2020

FC Dallas will head back to Seattle for another round in the playoffs against the Sounders.

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

The first round of the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs have lived up to the billing and last night was no different as two top seeds in the East were upset. Crazy stuff to watch but now we have some time to get ready for next week’s match for FC Dallas.

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FC Dallas to face Seattle Sounders in Western Conference Semifinals - Big D Soccer
The 2020 revenge tour takes us back to Seattle.

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Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Semifinals are set: Here's what to watch for | MLSsoccer.com
Here is a solid quick guide to the conference semifinals in the playoffs. Plenty of interesting matchups and weirdly enough, plenty of high seeds still left.

Seattle Sounders' star trio may be unstoppable, plus how Nashville and New England pulled off upsets | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
A Nashville masterclass gave us the biggest upset so far, only for New England to one up them by knocking out the Shield winners. Elsewhere, Seattle sent LAFC home for the second year running.

Sounders vs LAFC, recap: Synchronicity in Seattle - Sounder At Heart
Same teams, same scoreline, same result as Seattle beat LAFC 3-1.

Can plucky Nashville SC win MLS Cup? "Everyone in that locker room believes we can" | MLSsoccer.com
Nashville have that 'look' in them right now and given how last night went in the Eastern Conference, they could very well be able to get on a run here.

It wasn’t supposed to end this way - Brotherly Game
New England looked good in the first half and did enough to out the Shield winners.

Shock, pain, rage for Philadelphia Union as dream season ends with a thud | MLSsoccer.com
After the glory of claiming the first trophy in their history, the Philadelphia Union were brought back down to earth with a playoff ouster by the New England Revolution.

In MLS playoffs, Nashville SC's Dax McCarty is proving worth – The Athletic
I still think (and I know others do too) that when Dallas placed him on the unprotected list in 2010 that it may have been one of the biggest mistakes the club has ever made.

Why Atlanta United moved on from Andrew Carleton and how an MLS team can sign him | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Atlanta made their offseason moves yesterday. The most interesting name on the list is Andrew Carleton but I wouldn't expect him to land here in Dallas. He feels like a guy destined for a USL-C team.