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Big D Daily: News for Thursday, November 12, 2020

Just another day as FC Dallas prepares for their playoff run.

MLS: FC Dallas at Minnesota United FC David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

This week is starting to wrap up here as we get closer to the playoffs kicking off in MLS. Just 11 more days until FC Dallas begins their run at a MLS Cup.

// FC Dallas //

How FC Dallas has responded to losing under Luchi Gonzalez - Big D Soccer
FC Dallas has incubated a remarkable streak under the management of their former Academy Director.

FC Dallas Eyes Playoff Revenge against the Portland Timbers | FC Dallas
Portland has been a thorn in the side to Dallas over the years in the playoffs.

FC Dallas looking to avoid repeat of 2019 Round One playoff loss |
And more on how FCD wants revenge in the playoffs against Portland.

// MLS //

MLS 2020 year-end awards finalists |
The finalists have now been revealed for Major League Soccer's year-end awards, narrowing most of the categories down to a final three.

Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs: Four teams that are dark-horse candidates | Greg Seltzer |
I think it is safe to say Dallas is a darkhorse in the playoffs but I'd also put LAFC as one as well in the West. Or San Jose. Hell, anyone in the West feels like they could go all the way or bounce out in one game this year.

LA Galaxy plot path forward for the head coach search and future of Cristian Pavon, Chicharito |
How LA handles their offseason may dictate how they'll be for the next couple of seasons.

Toronto FC hoping to make MLS Cup run having spent much of 2020 far from home | ESPNFC
First the bubble in Orlando, now home games in Hartford, Toronto FC's quest for a second MLS Cup has seen them play most everywhere -- except home.

Roster moves: Areas where Atlanta United needs to improve – The Athletic ($)
The club's leadership faces a challenging task this offseason after failing to do anything positive in 2020.

The Canadian MLS clubs in 2020 | US Soccer Players
Two out of the three Canadian MLS clubs made the playoffs in 2020, an unlikely season that saw all of them playing home games in the United States.