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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Hedges misses out on winning the top defender award.

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The week rolls on as we patiently wait on the next FCD game.

// FC Dallas //

Win over Seattle reinforces trust in Pareja | 3rd Degree

We've been saying on this space to just trust Papi for months now. Last Sunday was just another example of why you never doubt the man.

Hedges finishes third in Defender of the Year race | FCDallas.com

It wasn't all meant to be in the awards for FCD this year as Matt Hedges comes up on the losing end of the DotY race. I can see why some folks are upset over this but if I were Hedges, I wouldn't lose sleep over it as he has a shot at winning a bigger prize this year.

Akindele ready to help Canada forget the nightmare against Honduras | MLSSoccer.com

Canadian soccer has had some bad times as of late and none may be worse than their massive loss to Honduras a couple years back.

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What Nagbe brings to the USMNT | SBNation.com

With the US in action this weekend, here is a good look at a known enemy to FCD fans, Darlington Nagbe. I have to say, I am pretty pumped to see him on an international stage.

Miazga could be the future of the USMNT defense | SBNation.com

Another preview article for the USMNT here as we get to know Matt Miazga, another player I'm excited to see get the call up this week. I was hoping to see what a Hedges-Miazga combination would look like but that obviously didn't happen.

Proposed Atlanta training facility in controversial area | Dirty South Soccer

Not everyone is pleased with where Atlanta United will train.

Will the Rapids have any more legends after Drew Moor? | Burgundy Wave

Colorado is at a crossroads here this offseason, they're struggling to keep key players on their roster and their fan base is really unhappy with where things are going.

Zardes focused on the Galaxy despite rumors | ESPNFC.com

I know Gyasi Zardes has been a player our staff has been tossing around as someone we wouldn't mind FCD to trade for this offseason.

RayoOKC could be a disaster for the NASL | Black and Red United

More on why the NASL's new side just north of our Texas border will be a failure.