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Big D Daily: News for Wednesday, December 2, 2020

And just like that, the 2020 season comes to an end.

MLS: Cup Conference Semifinals-FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The end of a season is never easy, that is unless you win it all and are celebrating a trophy. Once again, FC Dallas goes home for the offseason thanks to Seattle. We’ll be diving into the offseason notes and questions in the coming days, but first some links to get this day started off.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas eliminated from MLS Cup Playoffs after loss to Seattle - Big D Soccer
An early goal in the second half was too much to overcome for Luchi Gang.

FC Dallas: Latest defeat to Seattle Sounders stings even more than 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs loss | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, this one does have a bit of a tougher feel to it than last year but it also feels just the same.

// MLS //

Three takeaways as Seattle Sounders beat FC Dallas in Western Conference Semifinal | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
Good to see others recognize that Luchi got his tactics right last night against Seattle, it was just not enough as Seattle found a way.

Seattle Sounders find a way, yet again, as they show championship quality to defeat FC Dallas | Charles Boehm | MLSsoccer.com
Yeah, Seattle certainly has that look about them. All I can say to FCD is to take notes on what they're doing and what Seattle is doing and find a way to combine them.

One big question for each team ahead of the Western Conference Semifinals | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
The Loons and Sporting battle it out tonight in KC. My money is on SKC to advance but those Loons are pretty sneaky.

BREAKING: Greg Vanney steps down as head coach of Toronto FC - Waking The Red
This one came out of nowhere yesterday and really sent some shock waves around the league.

Geg Vanney's Toronto FC departure explained – The Athletic
Vanney surprisingly called time on his successful reign at TFC, leaving many unanswered questions for the club and coach alike.

Why Greg Vanney is a perfect fit for the LA Galaxy | Andrew Wiebe | MLSsoccer.com
The writing is on the wall for Vanney in LA. If he can rebuild them like he did Toronto, we may be saying the Galaxy are back.

Rare footage of Josef Martinez training with ball emerges - Dirty South Soccer
You know Atlanta fans are excited but I have to say I am too. I missed watching Martinez this year.