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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 21, 2017

The slump continues for another week for FC Dallas.

We’re now four weeks into a slump and things are about to get real busy here this week for FC Dallas.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas comes up short in a 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City | Big D Soccer
Fourth game in a row that FC Dallas fails to secure three points. The defense wasn't really the issue despite the two goals given up. The attack had one of their worst outings.

Scratching the Chalkboard: It’s Time for Reggie Cannon | Big D Soccer
Four games in a row with bad results, it is time for Papi to mix things up a bit more and find a way out of this mess.

Luis "Cariaco" Gonzalez and Family Arrive in Texas | FC Dallas
Well at least we know our new summer signing is here. I imagine that it will still be a couple more games before we actually see him on the pitch.

Tesho Akindele Called In to Canadian National Team for September Friendly | FC Dallas
Good for Tesho to earn a friendly call but it will mean he'll miss a Labor Day weekend match against New York.

WHAT WE LEARNED: Three Takeaways from FC Dallas' 2-0 Loss to Sporting KC | FC Dallas
The set piece struggles this team is dealing with on both sides of the ball this season is a real eyesore.

Statement Made: Sporting KC Defeat FC Dallas | The Blue Testament
Right now, our team is struggling. Sporting on the other hand looks like a team destined for a deep run.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: It's time to talk about TFC's chance to make history |
Even after FCD beat them back in June, I felt that this Toronto team was something special. The stats certainly back it up.

Vieira concedes Shield to Toronto FC, but NYCFC vow "to keep battling" |
Yeah, I think it would be best if most team just concede the Shield to TFC and move on to the playoff race.

Chris Klein confirms Jelle Van Damme is leaving LA Galaxy | LAG Confidential
He's back in Belgium after the club announced the transfer late last week. Time for LA to begin rebuilding for 2018.

Football season to test the commitment of Atlanta United fans | Dirty South Soccer
Things have been going very well in Atlanta's first season but could the other football affect how things really go in the stands? We'll soon find out.

How D.C. United’s intimate new home will be a far cry from RFK | FourFourTwo
Where do you even start on how great an actual venue built for soccer will be for DCU?

Who will win MLS' wild West? A guide to the stretch run | FourFourTwo
Right now, a good bet is Seattle or Sporting KC. Everyone else behind them is a complete toss up at this point.

The Rapids Way Op-Ed: An interlinear commentary | Burgundy Wave
Interim GM Padraig Smith released a brief manifesto indicating a new direction for the Colorado Rapids, here is what it all actually means.