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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 3, 2015

August gets off to a whimper instead of a bang.

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Well that was not fun last night as FC Dallas got off on the wrong foot in Chicago and never bounced back.

// FC Dallas //

Streak snapped by the Fire |

For the second straight season, the Chicago Fire have stopped a good run by FCD. Some things you just can't explain well and that continues to be one of them.

Loss to Chicago grounds FCD |

Even though the loss wasn't great, it was something that FCD can look back on and be humbled by. They really expected to walk into the Windy City and easily leave with something.

// MLS //

Week 22 thoughts and more |

Matt Doyle checks in with his usual weekend piece and he quickly discusses yesterday's FCD loss to Chicago. He really likes Chicago's Matt Polster here. The rookie did have a solid game yesterday, I will say that.

LA fans show up in numbers for Gio dos Santos' airport arrival |

Seriously, this kind of stuff is why FCD has to get a big time Mexican player like Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. I really hope the Hunts see this sort of thing because it would be the same thing here in Dallas. Can you imagine DFW lined with fans as he arrived here? I can.

Vancouver quietly building momentum |

It as a nice road win over Seattle on Saturday but just look at the Caps schedule of the next couple of weeks. It is brutal. If they make it through that stretch and are still at or near the top of the league, then I'll be a believer.

Playoffs? Orlando must pick up the pace | The Mane Land

Yes, people are already talking playoffs here. It is August after all.

NYCFC must address structural issues | Fox Soccer

If Jason Kreis wants to get his new side into the post season dance, he has to figure out how to use all the big names in the right way.

Pirlo and Lampard are here, why am I still sad | Hudson River Blue

Just the graphic alone is worth seeing in this one.