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Big D Daily: News for Monday, July 31, 2017

Can we just forget Saturday even happened?

Saturday’s result for FC Dallas was about as ugly as it could get.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas stumbles hard in 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps | Big D Soccer
It was super ugly from start to finish.

Talking Points: FC Dallas plays worst game of 2017 in a 4-0 loss to Vancouver | Big D Soccer
FC Dallas was always due for a really bad loss, it just happened to come at home when everyone was healthy.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Everything Was Wrong | Big D Soccer
From tactics to the referee, this was a forgettable evening for the Dallas organization

Referee Baldomero Toledo is confused by what defense is | Big D Soccer
I now have a new understanding of what playing defense means.

Key Second-Half Penalty Kick Proves To Be Turning Point In Home Loss | FC Dallas
Between the penalty kick and just the flat performance, nothing went right on Saturday night.

Post match: Vancouver scorches FC Dallas in shocking victory | Eighty Six Forever
It wasn't just their first win in Frisco, but they went from only scoring two goals in all-time meetings here to scoring four in one night.

FC Dallas' Kellyn Acosta says he could move to Europe this summer | MLSsoccer.com
This summer still seems a bit early for him to be sold.

Dallas Trio excited, honored to represent FCD at Tuesday's Homegrown Game | MLSsoccer.com
It should be fun seeing FCD well represented in this week's All-Star festivities.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: The cost of competing, rock bottom & more from Week 21 | MLSsoccer.com
And here is a good look at how the entire weekend went in MLS, including a line about our annual stinker of a game.

Armchair Analyst: On Dom Dwyer's debut, OCSC struggle to stay engaged | MLSsoccer.com
The Orlando-Atlanta rivalry is slowly heating up but at least we got another solid game out of it.

Bob Bradley on son Michael coming to LAFC: “That’s not going to happen” | Angels on Parade
While it would be interesting to see the two linked up again, I can't imagine Michael Bradley even wanting to go to an expansion team at this stage in his career.

OPINION: MLS to Sacramento is a Done Deal | Indomitable City Soccer
All but confirmed seems to be about right for this sort of thing. Given that it is the All-Star week, I wouldn't be shocked if we also get some actual updates on expansion from MLS.

Joevin Jones will join German club in January | Sounder At Heart
Sounders left back will finish this season before joining Darmstadt.

Like new signings: 5 injured players who could save their teams' seasons | FourFourTwo
It's an old cliché, but these injured MLSers might just be more useful than a new arrival.