DALLAS - The FC Dallas U-18s were unable to build on Sunday's solid result against Corinthians losing 4-1 to Liga MX side CF Monterrey on Monday at Richland College, eliminating them from semifinal contention in the Gordon Jago Super Group at Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI.
Things got off to a rough start for the U-18s as a shot taken from the right side of the box snuck through everyone in the 9th minute giving Monterrey a 1-0 lead. FCD battled back, however, and pulled level with their first goal of the tournament. Christian Ramirez showed great tenacity to stick with a rebounded shot and slot it home to tie the score 1-1 in the 34th minute.
Just before halftime, Monterrey struck back, however, as a towering header in the 42nd minute gave the Mexican side the lead and a defensive error doubled Monterrey's lead just a minute later making the score 3-1 at halftime.
Monterrey would find another goal early in the second half to round out the scoring in a disappointing 4-1 result for the FC Dallas U-18s.
They'll have a chance to get a win on Wednesday against the Bundesliga's TSG Hoffenheim at 12:00PM at Richland College in their final group stage game. A win would leave FCD with four points, a point ahead of last season's Super Group finish.
It's that time of year again to let everyone know that DFW loves FCD!
FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium have been nominated in three awards this year in the D Magazine Best of Big D 2015 awards.
Be sure to vote for our home, Toyota Stadium, as the Best Local Sports Venue. The atmosphere is unique to Dallas sports and there's no where else in the metroplex like the Budweiser Beer Garden. Give Toyota Stadium your vote for Best Local Sports Venue.
The 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year is up for Best Local Athlete and while Tesho's on-field accomplishments don't quite measure up to a guy like Dirk Nowitzki(yet), can Dirk pass an Electrical Engineering course or do a spot on Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite impression? Didn't think so.
Practically unbeatable at home, four shutouts in our last five matches, first place in MLS with the youngest team full of Homegrown DFW talent. This is an easy one.
Vote FC Dallas in the Best of Big D 2015 awards!
The FC Dallas Academy opened 2015 Tournament Week in stellar fashion with all our youth & affiliate teams combining to go 12-2-2 on the opening day of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup and Generation adidas Cup. Here's a roundup of all the results. For full standings and schedules click here:
U-13 FCD 02B lost 1-0 to Angeles Soccer Elite
FCD Pre Academy 1-0 win vs Beijing Yicheng
Luis Cruz scored just before the end of the first half to seal a 1-0 win for the FCD U-13 Pre-Academy team.
FCD Youth 01B 1-0 win vs Ravens Wood School
Josh Stone was the goal scorer for 01B who won their first match of Dallas Cup 1-0 over Ravens Wood School.
FCD 01B Premier 1-0 win vs Sporta Punto
01 Premier opened Dallas Cup in winning fashion with Ricardo Ramos feeding Alessandro Alfaro for the goal in a 1-0 win.
FC Dallas Academy 00 2-1 win vs Maebashi FC
Down 1-0 at halftime, the U-14 Academy battled back to earn a 2-1 win against Maebashi FC of Japan. Brian Padilla scored off a corner kick in the 65th minute and Jesus Ferreira scored just two minutes from full time to earn the three points in their opening Dallas Cup match.
FC Dallas Youth 00B Premier 3-2 loss to El Semillero
FC Dallas 00B East 1-0 win vs Angeles Soccer Elite
00B East opened Dallas Cup with a 1-0 win over Angeles Soccer Elite. Eddie Sanchez scored just before full time on a beautiful free kick to win it for FC Dallas. Goalkeeper Junior Gutierrez had an incredible 18 saves in the win.
FCD El Paso 98/99 0-0 draw with Edmonton Strikers
FCD U-15 pre academy 1-1 draw with Monterrey Rayados
One of the games of the day, the FCD U-15 Academy which is 14-0-1 in TEPAL league play went toe-to-toe with Monterrey from Liga MX earning a 1-1 draw after Rene Arroyo tied the score with just five minutes left in the match. FCD gave up a goal in just the third minute of the match but battled back to earn the draw.
FCD 99B Premier 4-0 win over Dorados Inter
FCD 99 Premier opened Dallas Cup week with a 4-0 win over Dorados Inter. Daniel Anguiano opened the scoring in the 5th minute with Trey Marchino and Alejandro Zamarripa scoring before halftime. Zamarripa added a second later in the match to seal the 4-0 win.
FCD Youth 98B Premier 1-0 win vs Coerver coaching Singapore
98B Premier got Dallas Cup started off well with a 1-0 win on a goal by Luis Zua Zua with the assist from Gerber Chavez.
FC Dallas U-16 Academy 3-0 win vs Athletic Bilbao
The FC Dallas U-16s opened Generation adidas Cup with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. CLICK HERE for the full match recap
FCD El Paso 2-0 win vs FC Golden State
FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 4-1 win vs United Services Portsmouth
Osvaldo Veloz opened the scoring on a PK in the 26th minute and Levin Dyson added a second before halftime. Mark Trompeter scored in the 60th minute and Dominick Faletto rounded out the scoring in the 85th minute to secure the win. A special nod goes to goalkeeper Joseph Khalaf who stayed in goal with some outstanding play after a stoppage earlier in the game for getting kicked.
FCD 97B Premier 6-0 win vs Fussballschule Millerntor
The FCD 97 Premier scored a big 6-0 win behind two goals from Sergio Lara and strikes from Carlos Molina, Chris Villalobos, Kevin Rodas and Matthew Rochowski.
FC Dallas U-18 Academy 0-0 draw vs Corinthians
CLICK HERE for the full match recap from the U-18 Academy's 0-0 draw with Brazilian powerhouse Corinthians.
FC Dallas has never been 4-0-0 in their previous 19 seasons in Major League Soccer. They have the chance to do that for the first time in franchise history on Saturday night against Seattle Sounders FC. It's going to be a packed house at Toyota Stadium and here are the ten things to know before you join us for another #DTID night:
1. Saturday's match is presented by Toyota and they're bringing you the second in our set of four collectible mini-rally scarves. The first 7,500 will receive a rally scarf upon entry to Toyota Stadium on Saturday night, so get there early!
2. It's a huge honor to have Mexican soccer legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco scarfing the Lamar Hunt Statue on Saturday night as he and his Puebla side will face Queretaro and Ronaldinho on Sunday at Toyota Stadium. Don't miss the ceremony at 7:00PM on the north concourse.
3. Saturday's game is broadcast on TXA21 with Mark Followill and Brian Dunseth on the call with Steve Davis on 100.7FM The Word in English and 1270AM in Spanish with Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon. If you go to Saturday's match, be sure to turn on the post-game radio show as you drive home on 100.7FM.
4. The weather for our first two home games hasn't been the best with snow and rain to deal with. Those days are gone as we're going to have an absolutely gorgeous night on Saturday with CBS 11 predicting highs in the 80s with temperature right around 70 at kickoff.
5. This sweet match-specific poster to the left and all your FCD gear is available in the team store at Toyota Stadium and if you're a Season Ticket Holder ask about how you can get the April Scarf of the Month before anyone else!
6. Get your pre-game workout in with our brand new Pre-Game Playlist from the official DJ's of FC Dallas, The Latin House Krew
7. As always, parking is free at Toyota Stadium, but Toyota drives can enjoy free upgraded parking in the Toyota Camry lot directly northwest of Toyota Stadium. Look for the signs.
8. Be sure to follow us on Social Media @FCDallas on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook plus fcdofficial on Snapchat to get the full game experience!
9. Saturday's match will be affected by international callups for both sides and the defense that FC Dallas turns into offense will be key to getting a win. We break it all down with the Keys to the Match presented by Toyota.
10. Limited tickets are still available right here or at the box office starting at $22. See you at Toyota Stadium!
The FC Dallas Academy is unquestionably among the top in American soccer having signed more Homegrown players than any other team and played more Homegrown minutes than any other team in 2014, but one thing the Academy hasn't produced is a full first team international player. That could all change this week as Moises Hernandez has been called in to the Guatemala National Team squad for friendlies against Canada and El Salvador.
It's another milestone that is huge for both Hernandez and his club, FC Dallas.
"It’s another big step for him and a step that I hope he can take the best way possible to get more mature," said head coach Oscar Pareja. "To understand the responsibilities with his club, himself, his family and now with his country."
Hernandez has taken a winding road to breaking through with the FCD first team having had loan stints in both Guatemala and Costa Rica, but over the last 12 months the 23-year-old has blossomed into a key player for Pareja's side playing every minute of the first three games of 2015 for a Dallas side that is 3-0-0 with just one goal allowed.
"I think the club should be very proud to have a product of the academy exposed to the national team level and not just the USA but abroad," said Pareja. "That pride should be carried by the whole club."
Hernandez and Guatemala will play Canada in Fort Lauderdale at 3:30PM on Friday before playing El Salvador at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on March 31.
FULL LIST OF INTERNATIONAL MATCHES FOR FC DALLAS PLAYERS
Kyle Bekker - Canada
Kyle Bekker and the Canadian National Team will be the aforementioned Guatemala National Team on Friday afternoon in Fort Lauderale and then will play Puerto Rico on March 30th at 5:30 in Puerto Rico.
Atiba Harris - St. Kitts & Nevis
Amazingly, Harris is a part of some of the first games in 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying this week as St. Kitts & Nevis battle against the Turks & Caicos Islands in the first round of qualifying.
St. Kitts & Nevis rolled in the first leg on Tuesday scoring a 6-2 win in Basseterre. Atiba scored the first goal of the match in the 18th minute and his side will contest the second leg on March 26th. The winner of the two-leg series will face El Salvador in another two-leg series this summer.
Blas Perez - Panama
Blas Perez and Panama face Trinidad & Tobago on March 27th in the Carribean island before battling CONCACAF rival Costa Rica in Panama City on March 31.
Je-Vaughn Watson - Jamaica
Je-Vaughn Watson and Jamaica begin final preparations for the 2015 Copa America with a pair of friendlies in Montego Bay vs Venezuela and Cuba. The Reggae Boyz will battle Venezuela on Friday night and then face Cuba on Monday, both at the Montego Bay Sports Complex.
It's taken just three games for Fabian Castillo to reach half of his assist total in 2015. Through three games, Castillo has a goal and two assists coming out of the gates hot and he earned a nod on the Week 3 MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week.
M: Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas) – Was again the catalyst to several of FC Dallas’ more promising plays. Castillo was exciting to watch and he delivered the assist on the insurance goal as Dallas are now perfect through three games.
Here are all the best photos from FCD's 2-0 win at Philadelphia last weekend:
The FC Dallas ECNL Program will have a fun and unique pair of games next week as they'll scrimmage the Japan U-15 Girls National Team at the Toyota Soccer Center.
Admission is free and you'll have two chances to catch games.
FC Dallas ECNL vs Japan U-15 WNT - Tuesday, March 24 7:00PM Field 14
FC Dallas ECNL vs Japan U-15 WNT - Wednesday, March 25 7:00PM Field 14
You won't see a better counterattacking goal than this one.
Up 2-1 in the second half of Saturday's match against Sporting Kansas City, it took just eight seconds for FCD to win the ball back in their own half and deposit it in the Kansas City goal. Michel -> Hollingshead -> Castillo. Goal.
Vote Fabian Castillo for AT&T MLS Goal of the Week!
WATCH: GOTW Week 2
When you play as well as Dallas has, people take notice and FC Dallas has jumped to the top spot in the Week 2 ESPN MLS Power Rankings.
Tough defense and killer play in transition continues to be a winning formula for Dallas, in this case against Kansas City. Blas Perez celebrated his birthday in style, scoring two goals. If Mauro Diaz can regain his magic from a year ago, look out.
Jason Davis of ESPN also had this to say about FCD while listing Zach Loyd and Blas Perez in his team of the week.
It's early, really early, but the best team thus far in the Western Conference isn't the LA Galaxy or the Seattle Sounders...it's FC Dallas.
It is really early, but this team sure is a lot of fun isn't it?