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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 28, 2017

Thank God the month of August is over for FC Dallas.

It is time to start another week on the heels of a loss by FC Dallas. Fun right?

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// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas stumbles again, 2-1 to the Columbus Crew SC | Big D Soccer
The streak continues for FC Dallas as the month of August closes out with yet another loss.

Five FC Dallas players called into international duty | Big D Soccer
With World Cup qualifiers, Oscar Pareja will have some rotation to deal with yet again.

Rodriguez: Time to admit FC Dallas' summer slump could mean a playoff miss |
They haven't looked like a playoff team since, I dunno, May. The summer has been pretty rough all around.

One up, one down: Columbus and Dallas trending in opposite directions |
No matter how you spin it, going in this downward direction at this point in the season is never a good thing.

// MLS //

Chasing History: Toronto FC on pace for one of the greatest seasons ever |
With seven matches to go, Toronto has a good shot at making some serious history.

Stejskal: Explaining the Chicago Fire's slide down the standings |
FC Dallas isn't the only team in a free fall here as of late. Chicago went from being a darling of the league earlier in the summer to one like FC Dallas, a team that can't buy a win.

MNUFC Secures First-Ever MLS Road Victory over Chicago Fire | E Pluribus Loonum
I really hope that this can turn into a good rivalry in this league. But bully on Minnesota for snagging that first road win.

RSL keeps hope alive, beat Rapids 4-1 | RSL Soapbox
Don't look now but RSL are hot on our tail too.

LA Galaxy suffer another home loss to Quakes | LAG Confidential
Oh yeah, and San Jose is tied on points with us at the moment too.

The lessons of 2017, and what the Galaxy can build on for 2018 | FourFourTwo
There is no doubt in my mind that LA will find a way to rebuild and retool for next year. At this point though, its best to just let 2017 be what it is.

How Curt Onalfo and Jermaine Jones defined the Galaxy's 2017 season | FourFourTwo
But for more pointing and laughing (at least in my mind) at the Galaxy, here ya go.

Coast-to-coast soccer! 8 low-key American soccer hotbeds | FourFourTwo
I love seeing some non-MLS cities thrive with the beautiful game these days.