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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Seattle punches their ticket to another MLS Cup after an epic comeback last night.

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MLS: Minnesota United FC at Seattle Sounders FC Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

MLS Cup is all set after last night’s wild comeback from Seattle over Minnesota. They’ll head to Ohio this weekend to battle Columbus for the final game of 2020.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas Announces Roster Decisions for 2021 Season - Big D Soccer
Several players get options picked up while the club is currently in talks with brining two others back for 2021. None of the moves seemed all that surprising.

Breaking Down the FC Dallas Roster Ahead of the 2021 Offseason | FC Dallas
Here is a solid breakdown of what all the moves do for the club at the various positions.

Five questions for FC Dallas’ offseason, including the need to create more offensive production | Dallas Morning News
FCD has some offensive questions to answer this offseason. But after yesterday, the defense has as many holes in it as well.

// MLS //

Toronto FC’s Alejandro Pozuelo named Landon Donovan MLS Most Valuable Player |
After a solid season with the Reds, Pozuelo earned the league's top honors on Monday.

Brian Schmetzer the mastermind as Seattle Sounders reach another MLS Cup by winning an all-time classic | Charles Boehm |
The late surge by the Sounders finds them in another MLS Cup.

Sounders vs Minnesota United, recap: Historic comeback puts Seattle back in MLS Cup - Sounder At Heart
Sounders erase 2-0 deficit in the final 15 minutes to qualify for fourth MLS Cup in five years.

Minnesota United: We were "running on empty" at the end vs. Seattle Sounders |
Minnesota United FC nearly pulled off a second straight upset in the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs, then the game unraveled.

MLS Cup 2020: Your early preview of Columbus Crew SC vs. Seattle Sounders FC |
It may not be the MLS Cup we all wanted but it should be a pretty damn good matchup.

How Columbus went from #SaveTheCrew to MLS Cup in two years – The Athletic ($)
Changes from the top down have quickly changed the Columbus Crew's fortunes after being on the brink of relocation.

MLS Notebook: clubs confused on reason for March start date – The Athletic ($)
A lot of good details in here about when MLS will start up in 2021, how the league is starting to spend more on younger players and more.