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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 7, 2017

We just aren’t good at the moment.

Another Monday after a loss is not something we’re enjoying here.

// FC Dallas //

FC Dallas slips up again in a 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Union | Big D Soccer
CJ Sapong chips in a brace for the Union while FCD looked off yet again for another outing.

Scratching the Chalkboard: Dallas still “learning” but shows better fight | Big D Soccer
Hopefully Dallas can replicate their 2nd half performance in Philly for the rest of the season.

Union benefit from first use of VAR in MLS | Brotherly Game
Naturally after two weeks in a row of needing VAR to help FCD out, they see the first use of it go against them.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: New York is Blue, no D in Dallas & more from Week 22 |
Normally I would take Doyle's words about Dallas with a grain of salt but he is pretty dead on with his assessment of these last couple weeks.

Breaking down the first weekend of Video Review in MLS |
I would say it was a decent debut for VAR.

VAR debuts to positive reviews Orlando City continue to falter | ESPN FC
Here is another good recap of the weekend action from around the league.

Consistently inconsistent: How beguiling are the Seattle Sounders? | FourFourTwo
The defending champions have had an odd season to say the least but they're in the hunt right now, which to me makes them as dangerous as ever.

Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Atlanta United recap: A point stolen on the road, somehow | Dirty South Soccer
The game I looked forward to the most this weekend ended up being a bit of a dud until the very end.

Portland Timbers Take Down LA Galaxy 3-1; VAR Debuts at Providence Park | Stumptown Footy
This one had a lot of intrigue and drama thanks to some VAR decisions. But in the end, the Galaxy just aren't a good team right now.