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12 August 2:49 pm

Here at FC Dallas, we take social media very seriously, as you can see from our social media recaps! We hit a huge milestone yesterday becoming the 10th team in MLS to pass the 100,000 fan mark on Facebook!

In celebration, we've got a huge giveaway on our Facebook page that we want to make sure everyone knows about!

Get your tix now for FCD vs San Jose, Saturday, August 24 8:00PM

Simply LIKE us on Facebook and share this post to your Facebook wall to be entered!

We are giving away a once-in-a-lifetime special lunch for you and a friend with Hunt Sports Group VP Dan Hunt and FC Dallas Technical Director Fernando Clavijo as well as a field side table for four to our game on Saturday, August 24 against San Jose. In addition, you'll get an FC Dallas team signed ball! The winner will be announced at noon on Wednesday, August 14. 

A sincere thanks to all our #DTID fans! 

11 August 10:48 pm

Hear from Schellas Hyndman, Blas Perez, Kellyn Acosta & Chris Seitz after tonight's wild 3-3 draw with Los Angeles:

Hyndman post-game press conference

Blas Perez post-game audio

Kellyn Acosta post-game audio

Chris Seitz post-game audio

 

11 August 10:30 pm

What a game in Frisco tonight. We saw both teams lead, plenty of controversy and FCD come inches away from an unforgettable winner. Here's all the highlights from tonight's 3-3 draw with the Galaxy.

FULL MATCH HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas 3, Los Angeles Galaxy 3

GOAL: Matt Hedges breaks the FCD scoreless drought and puts the home side in front

GOAL: Landon Donovan hits a backbreaking equalizer just before halftime

GOAL: Blas Perez puts FCD back in front with a goal early in the second half

GOAL: Landon Donovan gets his second of the night on a wonderful volley

GOAL: Landon Donovan finishes his hat trick with an opportunistic effort

GOAL: Blas Perez dramatically ties the game at 3-3

POST: Jackson just misses a stoppage time goalazo hitting the post from 30 yards out

 

07 August 5:23 pm

In a five-day camp designed to build the core of the Under-18 Men's National Team pool, U.S. Soccer, in association with Nike, has called together a 64-player national combine of players aged 15-17 and six FC Dallas players have been included, most of any team in the nation.

Fresh off winning the Frontier Division of the 2012-2013 US Soccer Development Academy, defenders Wilifred Williams and Jordan Cano have been called into the camp. Williams, a dynamic left back, has started the last two MLS Reserve League games for FC Dallas while Cano started all three USSDA Playoff games playing up with the U-18's. 

Also called into the combine were midfielders Coy Craft, Alex Radilla and Martin Salas as well as Christian Ramirez. All four were major parts of the U-16 team with Craft, Salas and Ramirez as '97's who have three years left with the FC Dallas Academy. 

In all, the six players are the most of any team in the nation, two more than the next-closest team, Real Salt Lake-AZ. 

CHICAGO (Aug. 7, 2013) – U.S. Soccer has invited 64 of the country’s elite 15- to 17-year-old players to participate in a National Combine from Aug. 9-13 at Nike’s World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. The event is part of U.S. Soccer’s expanded Training Center program launched in partnership with Nike in 2013.

This five-day camp is designed to evaluate and build the core for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team pool. Led by U.S. Soccer Director of Scouting Tony Lepore, men’s Youth National Team staff will run the sessions.

The player pool was selected by U.S. Soccer scouts through assessment at Training Centers and Local Combines, Development Academy events and other youth soccer programs over the past year. This National Combine is a premier opportunity for the nation’s top high school-aged boys to be evaluated by National Team staff and scouts from around the country.

Many players were selected for the National Combine through a series of seven Local Combines in the following locations: Los Angeles (June 7-9), Chicago (June 10-11), Dallas (June 14-16), Philadelphia (June 14-16), New York/New Jersey (July 5-7), Washington, D.C. (July 8-10), and most recently San Francisco (July 26-28). The Combines targeted key markets to evaluate players in youth national team-caliber training sessions held over three days.

Each year, U.S. Soccer holds more than 200 Training Center sessions, which are a one-day National Team player identification program that connects the top local players with Youth National Team scouts. The Training Centers are free and invitation-only, featuring the best local players and competing in a quality YNT environment to open the door toward U.S. Soccer’s youth national squads, college and the professional level.

The National Combine in August features players who were born in 1996, 1997 and 1998. The following players have been invited:

West Region (6):
No previous combine:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Avery Miller (Crossfire; Selah, Wash.)
DEFENDERS (2): Justen Glad (Real Salt Lake AZ; Tucson, Ariz.), Quentin Pearson (Colorado Rapids; Longmont, Colo.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Joshua Doughty (Real Salt Lake AZ; Phoenix, Ariz.)
FORWARDS (2): Brooks Lennon (Real Salt Lake AZ; Phoenix, Ariz.), Sebastian Saucedo (Real Salt Lake AZ; Park City, Utah)

 

Northern California Region (6):
San Francisco Combine participants:
GOALKEEPERS (1): JT Marcinkowski (San Jose Earthquakes; Alamo, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (2): David Chavez (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Luis Urias (SCC Breakers; Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): DJ Villegas (Davis Legacy; Sacramento, Calif.)
FORWARDS (1): Amir Bashti (San Jose Earthquakes; Cupertino, Calif.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (1): Sam Junqua (De Anza Force; Saratoga, Calif.)

Southern California Region (10):
Los Angeles Combine participants:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Justin Vom Steeg (Real So Cal; Santa Barbara, Calif.), Dakota Havlick (Irvine Strikers; Murrieta, Calif.)
DEFENDERS (3): Felipe Liborio (Strikers FC; Chula Vista, Calif.), Alex Ramos (LA Galaxy; Reseda, Calif.), Juan Reyna (LA Galaxy; San Marcos, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Joab Santoyo (Arsenal; Fontana, Calif.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (2): Malcolm Jones (Chivas USA; Chino Hills, Calif.), Pablo Pelaez (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Amirgy Pineda (Fullerton Rangers; Santa Ana, Calif.)
FORWARDS (1): Alejandro Vergara (Chivas USA; Long Beach, Calif.)

Southeast Region (6):
Chicago Combine participant:
MIDFIELDERS (1): Abuchi Obinwa (Chicago Magic PSG; Gotha, Fla.)
No previous combine:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Marius Heislitz (Georgia United (Cumming, Ga.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Tommy Redding (FC America; Ovieda, Fla.)
FORWARDS (3): Sebastian Elney (Boca United; Lake Worth, Fla.), DeAndre Robinson (Concorde Fire; Miramar, Fla.), Dembakwi Yomba (Concorde Fire; Lithonia, Ga.)

Midwest Region (13):
Chicago Combine participants:
GOALKEEPERS (2): Carter Richardson (Crew Soccer Academy; Dublin, Ohio), Parker Siegfried (Crew Soccer Academy; Granville, Ohio)
DEFENDERS (2): Shannon Seymour (Chicago Fire; Bourbonnais, Ill.), Mauricio Pineda (Chicago Fire; Bolingbrook, Ill.)
MIDFIELDERS (4): Cameron Lindley (Indiana Fire; Carmel, Ind.), Collin Fernandez (Chicago Fire; Downers Grove, Ill.), Kosti Moni (Crew Soccer Academy Wolves; Grand Rapids, Mich.), Brad Dunwell (Vardar; Grand Rapids, Mich.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (1): Peter Schropp (Omaha FC; Omaha, Neb.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Ben Swanson (Crew Soccer Academy; Grove City, Ohio)
FORWARDS (3): Mukwelle Akale (Minnesota Thunder; Minneapolis, Minn.), Andrija Novakovich (Chicago Magic PSG; Muskego, Wis.), Mark Segbers (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo.)

Northeast Region (10):
Philadelphia Combine participant:
DEFENDERS (1): Brian White (PDA; Flemington, N.J.)
N.Y./N.J. Combine participants:
DEFENDERS (3): Brandon Tetro (New York Red Bulls; Freehold, N.J.), Henry Martin (New York Red Bulls (New York, N.Y.), David Manzinares (Albertson SC; Hempstead, N.Y.)
No previous combine:
GOALKEEPERS (1): Austin Aviza (New England Revolution; Medway, Mass.)
DEFENDERS (1): Miles Robinson (FC Bolts Celtic; Arlington, Mass.)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Declan McCabe (New England Revolution; Weston, Mass.)
FORWARDS (3): Matt Vasquenza (Oakwood SC; East Hampton, Conn.), Brendan Constantine (Oakwood SC; Glastonbury, Conn.), Mohamed Kenawy (FC Bolts Celtic; Boston, Mass.)

Mid-Atlantic Region (6)
Philadelphia Combine participant:
DEFENDERS (1): Chris Gomez (PDA; Jamison, Pa.)
Washington, D.C., Combine participants:
MIDFIELDERS (1): Connor Smith (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Baltimore, Md.)
FORWARDS (2): Jeremy Ebobisse (Bethesda Olney; Bethesda, Md.), Umar Bangura (Baltimore Bays Chelsea; Sykesville, Md.)
No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (1): Chase Gaspar (D.C. United; Alexandria, Va.)
FORWARDS (1): Coy Craft (FC Dallas; Glade Springs, Va.)

Texas Region (7):
Dallas Combine participants:
DEFENDERS (1): Wilfred Williams (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas)
MIDFIELDERS (1): Martin Salas (FC Dallas; Dallas, Texas)
FORWARDS (1): Christian Ramirez (FC Dallas; Farmer’s Branch, Texas)

No previous combine:
DEFENDERS (3): Alex Radilla (FC Dallas; El Paso, Texas), Jordan Cano (FC Dallas; Frisco, Texas), Sergio Ruvalcaba (Alianza Houston; Austin, Texas)
FORWARDS (1): Christian Lucatero (Houston Dynamo; Pasadena, Texas)

 

 

05 August 4:02 pm

2013 has been a big year for Richard Sanchez as he starred for Mexico in goal at both the CONCACAF U-20 Championships and the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and the homegrown signing achieved another significant goal on Saturday making his professional first team debut on loan at the NASL's Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 

Sanchez started in goal for the Strikers on a momentus night as they were the visitors to the New York Cosmos' first game in nearly 30 years. The Cosmos scored a late 2-1 victory, but Sanchez played all 90 minutes in goal making six saves on the evening. CLICK HERE for highlights from the match.

Bradlee Baladez, who joined Sanchez at the Strikers late last week, did not travel or feature in Saturday's match, but figures to play a part in this weekend's home opener. Fort Lauderdale plays the first home game of the fall season on Saturday hosting Minnesota United FC.

 

05 August 2:23 pm

Here's your weekly FCD Mobile team community schedule:

Tuesday, August 6 - CiCi's Pizza Appearance

Join Victor Ulloa and London Woodbery at CiCi's Pizza in Waxahachie at 1440 N. Hwy 77 from 5:30 - 8:00PM on Tuesday! The FCD mobile team will have some cool FCD swag as well as a special ticket offer for Sunday's game vs Los Angeles!

Thursday, August 8 - CiCi's Pizza Appearance

Join Victor Ulloa and Ugo Ihemelu at CiCi's Pizza in Mesquite at 1220 Town East Blvd. from 5:00 - 8:00PM on Thursday! The FCD mobile team will be out again with some FCD swag and ticket specials for Sunday's game vs LA! 

Friday, August 9 - TX Summer Classic 

The FCD mobile sales team will be out at the TX Summer Classic youth soccer tournament at Fairview Soccer Park in McKinney on Friday from 5:00 - 9:00PM with FCD swag and ticket specials! 

Saturday, August 10 - TX Summer Classic

The FCD mobile sales team will be bacj out at the TX Summer Classic youth soccer tournament at Fairview Soccer Park in McKinney on Saturday from 8:00 - 12:00AM with FCD swag and ticket specials! 

105.3 The Fan SausageFest 2013

Join the FCD mobile team and FCD Girls out at 105.3 The Fan SausageFest at Main Street Garden in downtown Dallas on Saturday from 4:00 - 10:00PM with giveaways, FCD swag and ticket specials! 

 

05 August 11:03 am

While on summer break from US Soccer Development Academy play, Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has stayed busy joining up with the Mexico Youth National team to play in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. Playing in a four-team division with the US, Denmark and Northern Ireland, Mexico needed a win on the last day of the tournament over Northern Ireland to take home the Milk Cup and that's exactly what they did. 

Goals from Kevin Gutierrez & Hirving Lozano gave Mexico a 2-1 win over the hosts to win their second Milk Cup in a row. It's tough to find any lineup information, though it does seem as if Gonzalez did not feature in the final match against Northern Ireland. Click here to see highlights from the match including Gutierrez's stunning free kick. 

In addition, click here to view a Facebook photo album from the event featuring more of the awesome celebration photos. 

04 August 12:20 am

Here's all the action from Saturday's 3-0 loss at Seattle:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Sounders FC 3, FC Dallas 0

GOAL: Obafemi Martins opens the scoring early with a clinical header

GOAL: Eddie Johnson doubles the Seattle advantage in the first half

CHANCE: Mauro Diaz sends FCD's best chance of the night just wide

GOAL: Brad Evans rounds out the scoring with a late penalty kick

01 August 5:47 pm

Hunt Sports Group VP Dan Hunt sat down for his weekly Facebook chat with the fans on Thursday afternoon addressing a number of issues including the sale of the Columbus Crew, one of CONCACAF's hottest players and more. 

CLICK HERE to read the Q&A and join us next week for our chat! 

 

 

01 August 2:28 pm

Another FC Dallas Academy player has been named to a national team, but this one is a first. Eric Davies, an outside back for the FC Dallas Under-15 pre-academy squad that advanced all the way to the US Youth Soccer national championship game has been called up to Canadian Under-17 National Team camp.

The 24-player roster will meet up in Sunrise, Florida from August 2-12 as Canada continues their preparation for the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup that takes place in UAE in October and November. 

Davies, who will become an integral part of the FCD Under-16 USSDA squad next season, has a Canadian father and will be appearing in the Canada youth side for the first time. 

“This camp is a great opportunity for the players who are already in the team to show that they deserve to keep their places – and it is also a great chance for the new players to stake their claim to being part of this team heading towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup,” Head Coach Sean Fleming told the Canada Soccer website.

“We are definitely looking to create competition for spots on this team. That is important to us.

CANADA's Men's U-17 Team Roster for training camp in Sunrise, FL (August 2013):
GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
GK- Daniel Milton | ENG / Blackpool FC 
D- Kevon Black | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Alex Comsia | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Eric Davies | USA / FC Dallas Academy
D- Ian Fernandes | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Mathieu Laurent | CAN / Mississauga Falcons
D- Aron Mkungilwa | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
D- Elias Roubos | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Rida Abdoulhamid | CAN / Braves d’Ahuntsic
M- Adam Bouchard | Unattached 
M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Mikaël Cantave | FRA / Orvault Sport Football
M- Matthew Chow | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Marco-Leonel Dominguez | CAN / Braves d'Ahuntsic
M- Jordan Haynes | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- José Lopez | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy 
M- Ali Musse | CAN / WSA Winnipeg
M- Nevello Yoseke | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M/F- Hanson Boakai | CAN / FC Edmonton
F- Andrew Gordon | CAN / Woodbridge Strikers SC
F- Matt Greer | USA / Philadelphia Union Academy
F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- El Mehdi Ibn Brahim | CAN / Braves d'Ahuntsic