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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 14, 2017

Is it fall yet? Nope, well then let’s get this slump out of the way please.

We’re back for another Monday morning edition of our links as we come off yet another disappointing FC Dallas performance.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas skid continues with a 0-0 draw against the Colorado Rapids | Big D Soccer
Saturday was a weird night all around between the weather, the VAR call and just the lack of offensive play on the field.

Scratching the Chalkboard: How bad is Dallas’ offense right now? | Big D Soccer
For two weeks it was the defense that was a large concern but after a shutout, we now have to question where the attack has gone.

FC Dallas Sees Goal Overturned by Video Review in Second Straight Match | FC Dallas
The best thing to do from Saturday is just to move on as quickly as possible.

Another goal disallowed, but FCD back Video Review: We have to buy into it |
Buying into it is one thing. But the fact is this one still stings quite a bit.

Paxton Pomykal has a good reason why he still lives with his parents | Dallas Morning News
No rent, rake in the HGP money. Why wouldn't you live with your folks at 17?

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Obey the law of gravity & more from Week 23 |
Another week in the books in MLS as there was plenty to digest from a busy set of games. That Toronto-Portland result still jumps out at me though as the Reds continue to roll.

Sounders vs. Sporting KC, recap: Clint Dempsey does it again | Sounder At Heart
Sounders also run their shutout streak to 400 minutes which may be the bigger story in my book.

Will Video Review create a divide among referees? They’re human, after all | FourFourTwo
Let's just say this again, VAR isn't going to fix the bad officials in this league. It will maybe improve some flaws but it won't fix them.

Sean Johnson brilliant for NYCFC, VAR clearly missed a call | ESPN FC
And our game isn't the VAR call that you are thinking of here either.

Petke reveals Garber’s fine for ref comments: $3,000 | RSL Soapbox
The honesty and transparency of Mike Petke is awesome to see these days.

Carlos Vela already trying to bring Antoine Griezmann to LAFC | Angels on Parade
So this would be something for not just LAFC but for MLS. I know it is probably a pipe dream but if there is any team in MLS that could do it, LAFC may be that team to do it.

Sounders owner explains why some season tickets had sudden price spikes | Sounder At Heart
In a small way I am glad FCD isn't the only club having to deal with this sort of thing.