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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 10, 2016

It is nearly time for US and Mexico to square off in Columbus.

Soccer: 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying-Mexico at USA Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend is almost here as we head into an important World Cup qualifying match.

// FC Dallas //

Top five things for FCD this offseason | Big D Soccer

From drafts upon drafts, to the recovery of Mauro Diaz, all the way to the search for a #9, this is going to be one busy offseason for the club. It will be late February before we know it.

Three FCD players called into international duty | Big D Soccer

No shocker to anyone to see these three guys get called up for this month’s games.

FCD announces team awards for 2016 | FCDallas.com

Again, no shockers here or any arguments as to who the MVP and Defender of the Year were this season. We plan on having our end-of-season awards on here in the coming days too for you guys to vote on.

FCD Academy teams win Tri-Series tournament in Qatar | FCDallas.com

Our young guys continue to bring in the trophies this season.

// MLS //

Jeff Cassar given new contract with RSL | RSLSoapbox

A three-year deal is rather shocking to me but it appears more teams are starting to understand that if you have a little patience, things can pay off in the long run.

// USMNT //

Former Crew GM’s notes that convinced US Soccer to make Dos a Cero a thing | Massive Report

Crazy that Jim Smith kept those notes from all those years ago when this thing got started.

One big question for the USMNT | MLSSoccer.com

Formation questions are always a big thing for the US team, especially under Jurgen Klinsmann.

Games that have made the series against Mexico | MLSSoccer.com

It is kind of crazy to me that I remember each and every one of these games, even the 1991 game. I know the games in Columbus have been huge but that one in Korea in 2002 was still my favorite win over them.

Pulisic dismisses idea that Euro clubs are biased against US | Goal.com

I think there is a little biased opinion of American teams and players overseas but not nearly the way it used to be.