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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 8, 2016

Plenty of weekend results to chew on as FC Dallas got time off.

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The much deserved off weekend for FC Dallas saw some interesting results in league play.

// FC Dallas //

Which non-soccer events would FCD players play in the Olympics? | Big D Soccer

We put together a fun post over the weekend in celebration of the Rio games that began on Friday. Hopefully you all are enjoying the games as much as we are.

Rosales and Seitz recount Olympic experiences | FCDallas.com

I knew Chris Seitz had played on one of the last American Olympic teams to make the tournament but seeing that Mauro Rosales was also an Olympian for Argentina makes me like him just a little bit more.

// MLS //

Analyst: Going to Gio and more in MLS | MLSSoccer.com

There were plenty of interesting results in the league play this weekend without FCD. Seattle got a big win in Orlando, LA got a draw and Colorado picked up another home win.

Crisis averted in 2-0 win over Vancouver | Burgundy Wave

We’ll start in Colorado as the Rapids downed Vancouver (a pretty poor road team I might add) on Saturday. This was definitely a good response after last week’s blowout loss for them in NYC.

Three thoughts from NY-LA’s wild draw | Once a Metro

The officiating in last night’s big city showdown with the Galaxy and Red Bulls was certainly not good. Jesse Marsch got thrown out and it probably could have been worse than that as the two sides drew 2-2. I think FCD fans will take LA picking up a draw at home.

Giovinco helps Toronto pick up their fourth straight win | Waking the Red

Another hat trick for Sebastian Giovinco this past weekend with two of the three goals being absolutely ridiculous ones. They reminded me of goals scored in the FIFA video games. TFC is looking like the real deal with him going at this pace right now.

Bradley frustrated by MLS schedule | Goal.com

On the other hand, Michael Bradley returned after missing 11 weeks with international duty and injuries. Lets just say he said what we all typically think about the league’s schedule.

Seattle and Orlando are two very different teams | FourFourTwo

Two teams squared off yesterday in Florida not long after both made coaching changes. Seattle is actually showing some signs of life, while Orlando is looking lost.

Schmid still has passion to coach | FourFourTwo

Sigi Schmid also was in the news this weekend, discussing how he still wants to coach. I think that LAFC job makes perfect sense to me.