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Big D Daily: News for Friday, November 13, 2015

A little Friday the 13th edition of our morning links.

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The week between games is nearly up as the FIFA international break is here.

// FC Dallas //

Playoff update: international absences |

Here is a little peak into training as FCD is working this week without a few players who are off on international duty.

// MLS //

Biello and Impact having good discussions about the future |

Montreal did a complete turnaround in the final third of the season once Frank Klopas stepped down and Mark Biello took over. Getting that Drogba guy to come in also helped but this team looked more dangerous with each passing week.

Caps re-sign Laba to a multi-year deal | Eighty Six Forever

Vancouver has been doing well with their roster building these last couple years and retaining a player like Matias Laba is a prime example of how to do something right. Quality young player that is now very comfortable in MLS. Good move there.

Nick DeLeon signs new deal with DCU | Black and Red United

Another smart player deal for a team fresh into their offseason.

Red Bull fans thank Jamaica | Once a Metro

This is a rather lengthy piece on some Jamaican players on the Red Bulls and what it has meant to the club over the last year or so.

Ten worst MLS teams in league history | Paste

There are some pretty obvious choices for this list when you think back in the 20 year history of this league. Sadly, FCD/Dallas Burn got a couple on here. The most recent bad year is still fairly fresh in my mind but thankfully Oscar Pareja has done a good job of making me forget it.

How LA can keep Gonzalez and more |

Some very interesting nuggets inside this piece from Grant Wahl. LA spent all of their Target Allocation Money (TAM) on retaining Omar Gonzalez this year, while picking up Gio Dos Santos. Now they're faced with what to do moving forward as he still has a large contract.

Conference finals won't disappoint |

I would imagine the first legs of each series will be rather dull but the second legs will have the energy turned up a ton.

// USMNT //

Young US team set for qualifying |

The road to Russia begins in St. Louis for the US.

Formation and personnel questions surround the US |

There is no doubt in my mind that Jurgen Klinsmann has something weird in store for us this week. We know he's likely going to play someone out of position.