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Big D Daily: News for Friday, December 3, 2020

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The conference finals are now all set.

MLS: Cup Conference Semifinals-FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Last night I went to tune in to the Sporting KC-Minnesota game. I was about 30 minutes late since I forgot the kickoff time only to see that Minnesota had a 3-0 lead at that point. Needless to say, I tuned away almost immediately back to my wife’s Christmas movie selection of the night. Yeah, so now the conference finals are all set for next week.

// FC Dallas //

Lessons we learned from FC Dallas in the 2020 Season - Big D Soccer
COVID couldn’t keep the kids down in 2020, but once again we ran into the Sounders in the playoffs.

// MLS //

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals: What to watch for in the East and West | MLSsoccer.com
You have some MLS originals on one side, and the other has a team looking to make their dynasty a thing.

Three takeaways as Minnesota United set up Western Conference Final with Seattle Sounders | Steve Zakuani | MLSsoccer.com
Minnesota came in and dominated Sporting KC last night as they now advance to the Western Conference Finals.

Minnesota United beats Sporting KC, advances in MLS playoffs – The Athletic
Minnesota United demolished Sporting KC behind three assists from Emanuel Reynoso, who has unlocked all of the Loons' considerable potential.

Sporting KC Have One Day to Decide the Fate of Fifteen Players - The Blue Testament
Now that SKC is done with the season, they have to make some roster decisions in a hurry.

Portland Timbers offseason well underway with positions targeted and trades agreed | Tom Bogert | MLSsoccer.com
Dallas had a nice hand in ending Portland's season early but now the Timbers have to figure out how to build a team that can compete in Concacaf Champions League for 2021.

Porter: Crew players returning from COVID-19 self-isolation before ECF - Massive Report
All players with COVID-19 have shown no symptoms and are doing well with regular check-ins from the club’s staff.

LAFC gets Marco Farfan as Timbers seal deal for Claudio Bravo | ESPNFC
LAFC landing Farfan is an intriguing deal.