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Big D Daily: News for Monday, August 6, 2018

Starting off a Monday without three points is an odd feeling still in this season.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The weekend didn’t go FC Dallas’ way but the club now has some time to get rested up before Sunday’s game in Seattle.

// FC Dallas //

Chalkboard: New look FC Dallas sees struggles against San Jose - Big D Soccer
Is this beginning of the Collapse of 2018? There were certainly some signs that weren't good but plenty of others that showed this is different than 2017.

FC Dallas drops ugly home game 3-1 to San Jose Earthquakes - Big D Soccer
A couple of costly errors by Jesse Gonzalez helps give San Jose their third win of the year.

Michael Barrios Becomes Sixth FC Dallas Player to Reach 20/20 Club | FC Dallas
It is a shame that Barrios couldn't connect one of his many chances on Saturday night.

FC Dallas right back Reggie Cannon aggravates hamstring during loss to San Jose | Pro Soccer USA
It may be time to give Cannon a break, especially with a game on turf ahead in Seattle.

// MLS //

Armchair Analyst: Josef's binge, NYCFC's Free 8s & more from Week 23 |
Lots to unpack from the busy weekend in MLS, including Doyle's comment about how FCD is 4-4-1 since Diaz left (in all competitions). Which I guess he is including games that were in June before the transfer was finalized.

Portland progress, Red tide turning, the KC kid: What you missed in Week 23 |
If anything FCD's loss against San Jose was indeed #PeakMLS.

Atlanta United's Josef Martinez chasing MLS goalscoring record |
I'm gonna say that Martinez ends up with 33 goals.

Clint Dempsey deserves a hero’s ending - Sounder At Heart
Dempsey has struggled pretty much all of 2018. I'll agree that he deserves better for his final chapter.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 2, LA Galaxy 1 - Burgundy Wave
I know it may be hard to enjoy what we're seeing out of Acosta up in Colorado but if anything it may help that transfer value get boosted again.

Red Bulls honor Wright-Phillips on a night he shows he isn't just a goal-scorer |
BWP showed on Sunday that he and the Red Bulls may be the one team not named Atlanta to truly watch in the East go for the Shield.

Nashville planning commission votes to recommend rezoning for MLS stadium |
This is a good step forward for Nashville as they begin to get ready for a MLS move.

Portland Timbers' unbeaten run reaches historic levels after win over Union |
15 games unbeaten right now and ten of those include wins. Geez.