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Big D Daily: News for Tuesday, November 17, 2015

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FCD continues to prepare for Portland.

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After a day off from training, FC Dallas is back at it today as they get ready for a trip to Portland this weekend.

// FC Dallas //

FCD and the birth of MLS 3.0 | World Soccer Talk

While there isn't a ton in this piece that we all don't know already, it is yet another outlet that is taking the time to tip their hats to what is going on down here in Texas.

FCD players continue in international duty on Tuesday | FCDallas.com

The five international players on duty at the moment have some big games at hand today. We'll look to provide you all with some extra coverage of that as well.

FCD's Acosta hopes hamstring is ready for Portland | MLSSoccer.com

After being out a month from a hamstring injury, no one expected Kellyn Acosta to go the full 120 minutes against Seattle. Thankfully, Acosta was able to rest up during the week off and should now be even better as the Portland series is coming up this weekend.

// MLS //

Business as usual at Timbers training | Stumptown Footy

While FCD was off yesterday, their weekend rivals were back in action. Here are some news and notes to take in from their first training session of the week.

Coyle discusses learning curve in MLS | Sky Sports

Owen Coyle had a fairly rocky first season in charge of Houston. They missed the playoffs by nine points and were dominated by FCD in the derby series.

AEG prepares to sell Dynamo | Dynamo Theory

While the quotes from this don't flat out say that AEG will sell the Dynamo and not sell the Galaxy, it is hard to imagine a scenario where AEG keeps Houston and sells off LA. The bigger deal in all of this is that for the first time in ages, every team will have a single owner in MLS.

Red Bulls are rested and ready | ESPNFC.com

The time off this past weekend was good for everyone that is left playing.

The social life at BlazerCon | Philly.com

Like them or not, the Men in Blazers held a little conference over the weekend that seemed to do pretty well.

// NASL //

Rayo Vallencano supporters upset over NASL squad | Black and Red United

More on the new side just north of our border here in Texas.