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20 June 10:50 am

Attention all FC Dallas fans! We're doing great in 2013 MLS All-Star voting so far with Raul Fernandez 3rd among all goalkeepers, but it's time to ramp things up! 

Today, June 20, at 11:00AM MLS All-Star Twitter voting gets underway! Here's the details: 

  • Voting is open until from 12pm ET Thursday, June 20 to 11:59pm ET Friday, June 21, 2013. A short window, so make sure you get as many tweets in as you can. 
  • An eligible vote consists of the hashtag #MLSAllStar

    • AND the player's full name (first and last required) with or without a space (Example: Raul Fernandez, or RaulFernandez);
    • OR their twitter @handle (Example: @RaulFernandezV1).
  • A user may vote for multiple players in a tweet; however, a user may not vote for a single player multiple times within one tweet.
  • A user may only vote for players on the All-Star ballot (click here to see the full ballot).
  • There is no limit to the number of tweets a user may submit for any one player. Go nuts. 
  • Each Twitter vote counts equal to one text vote, or one online vote. 

So you've got 140 characters to vote for all six of the nominated players. Unfortunately, however much a few of our players may have been snubbed from the ballot(we won't name names), a vote for them isn't valid so focus your tweets on the six players that count! 

Tweet suggestion: #MLSAllStar #VoteFCD #DTID @RaulFernandezV1 Jackson DavidFerreira Michel KennyCooper @Superraton7 

Get to voting! #DTID 

 

17 June 4:28 pm

As two FC Dallas Academy alumni on the boys side get ready to represent their country at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, one of FCD's most talented young female players is just starting out her youth national team career. 

Midfielder Abby-Grace Cooper, a member of Matt Grubb's under-15 FC Dallas ECNL squad, recently wrapped up a week with head coach April Kater's US Under-14 Girls National Team. Cooper was called up for the eight-day camp, the first for this youngest group of youth national teamers, and she couldn't have been more excited to make the squad/

"I was surprised but in an excited way," said Cooper. "I have worked very hard and I think I deserved the chance. I just didn't expect it to be in the early part of the year."

Just at the start of her budding youth national team career, Cooper says these camps show her exactly the level she needs to attain to represent her country. 

"It raises my game, because it gives me a look into the top level of play in the country," said Cooper. "It gives me bench marks to work at and bring back to my club. I learned that if you have the skill that's great, but if you don't have the passion and drive you will not go very far. I do know that I have the passion and the desire to work hard toward the goal of the US National Team."

15 June 10:28 am

PORTLAND, Oregon (Friday, June 14) – FC Dallas has sent a fourth round selection in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft to the Columbus Crew in exchange for an additional international roster spot for the remainder of the 2013 season, FC Dallas announced today.

The international roster slot will return to Columbus on January 1, 2014. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, further details of the trade were not disclosed.

Following the trade, FC Dallas now has nine international slots in 2013 – eight of which are currently filled by players under contract: Fabian Castillo (Colombia), Raul Fernandez (Peru), Jackson (Brazil), Eric Hassli (France), Peter Luccin (France), Michel (Brazil), Blas Perez (Panama) and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamacia).

Following a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the Fourth Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, FC Dallas (8-2-4, 28 points) faces the Portland Timbers tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT live on ESPN.

10 June 10:56 am

It was such a big success the last time we did it, we thought we'd do it again! 

We have five pairs of tickets to Wednesday's Texas Derby Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match vs Houston Dynamo just burning a hole in our pocket. We're going to be giving them away through another FCDallas.com scavenger hunt! 

The first five entries with all the correct answers sent to promotions@fcdallas.com will win the tickets to Wednesday's match. All the answers can be found on FCDallas.com. Remember, only the first five with the right answers win, so get your answers in quick and if you don't end up winning, click here to get your tickets now and avoid the box office lines on Wednesday

EDIT: We've found our winners and will be contacting them shortly! See you at the stadium on Wednesday! 

  1.        Which FC Dallas player celebrated a birthday on Sunday, June 9?
  2.        What FC Dallas player got called up to the US Under-20 World Cup roster?
  3.        When is the next FC Dallas Reserve League game and who do they play?
  4.        What channel is Saturday’s FC Dallas at Portland Timbers match on?
  5.        Who currently leads FC Dallas in shots on goal?
  6.        What are George John’s two favorite TV shows?
  7.        Who scored the goals for FC Dallas in March’s FCD win over Houston?
  8.        What are the two possible teams FC Dallas will face in the LHUSOC quarterfinals if they beat Houston on Wednesday?
  9.        Which three FC Dallas players were born in Colombia?
  10.        What college did FC Dallas goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck attend? 

Good luck and #DTID!

04 June 5:31 pm

MLS Futbolito presented by Volkswagen, the official 4v4 tournament of Major League Soccer, is celebrating its 11th year in 2013 and will be returning to Frisco at the FC Dallas Soccer Complex on July 13! 

Teams are allowed to have up to seven players(four field players and three substitutes) so round up some of your closest friends and get a team together to play in MLS Futbolito! 

Visit www.mlsfutbolito.com for more information and to register your team(cash prizes for Premier Adult Division)! 

03 June 2:59 pm

FC Dallas forward Blas Perez only had two shots on goal against Colorado on Saturday night, but he certainly made them count. 

The Panamanian sent both shots past Clint Irwin for his second two-goal game in an FC Dallas jersey earning FC Dallas a point away to the Rapids. . 

Blas' second goal, a real top-shelf effort from 25 yards, has been nominated for MLS Goal of the Week, so get out there and vote early and often for Blas!

01 June 10:59 pm

FC Dallas ended their three-match week unbeaten with a 2-2 draw in Colorado. Blas Perez scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season to twice pull FC Dallas from a goal down in the second half earning a positive point that FCD will take into their 10-day break. Here's all the highlights from tonight's match:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas and Colorado play to a wild 2-2 draw

GOAL: Atiba Harris opens the scoring in the 56th minute off a Marvell Wynne throw in

GOAL: Blas Perez pulls FC Dallas level in the 61st minute finishing a loose ball in the box

GOAL: Former FCD man Atiba Harris again finds the goal for Colorado sneaking behind the FCD back line 

GOAL: Blas Perez again knots things up with this fifth goal of the season, a real cracker from outside the box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28 May 12:08 pm

If you happened to look at Twitter on Sunday night(and follow anyone related to North American soccer), you knew something crazy was happening down in Mexico City. 

TICKETS: Club America vs Cruz Azul - FC Dallas Stadium - Sunday, June 30th 2:00PM 

After a 1-0 Cruz Azul victory in the first leg of the Liga MX championship, Club America was still in decent position as they hosted the second leg of the final at the famous Estadio Azteca. Things didn't go well early for Las Aguilas as a red card and a goal from Colombian forward Teo Gutierrez had Cruz Azul up a man and two goals on aggregate. 

However, with just minutes left in the game, America staged a furious comeback. Aquivaldo Mosquera's header gave them hope and then, miraculously, goalkeeper Moises Munoz scored on a diving header with literally the last touch of the game to send things to extra time. 

With all the momentum, Club America cruised to victory in the penalties for an historic 11th Liga MX title, now tied with Chivas de Guadalajara for most all-time. 

Now here's the really exciting part. 

The next time these two "Clasico Joven" rivals meet is at FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday, June 30th at 2PM. Given Sunday's legendary game, this re-match is sure to sell out so don't wait and grab the best seats in the house now!

TICKETS: Club America vs Cruz Azul - FC Dallas Stadium - Sunday, June 30th 2:00PM 

 

25 May 11:14 pm

FC Dallas tied a franchise-record tonight moving their home unbeaten streak to 12 games with a gritty 1-0 win over San Jose. The win kept FC Dallas five points clear of second place in the Western Conference. 

HIGHLIGHTS: FCD tops San Jose 1-0

GOAL: Ferreira's fourth assist of the season feeds Fabian Castillo for the game-winning goal

WOODWORK: Victor Bernardez hits the crossbar off a rebound

SHOT: Jackson twists and turns a pair of defenders before just missing on a hard shot

SAVE: Busch denies Castillo his second goal of the match

SAVE: Fernandez denies Salinas' shot 

SAVE: Fernandez acrobatically denies Wondolowski from close range 

 

 

22 May 4:56 pm

Saturday's match against San Jose is a huge one for FC Dallas as the club looks to extend its lead at the top of the MLS Western Conference and we're encouraging fans to arrive early and stay late this Saturday as we'll have plenty going on around FCD Stadium! 

Pre-game:

A-Affordable pre-game tailgate party, noisemaker giveaway and autograph signing - This week's match sponsor, A-Affordable Low Cost Auto Insurance, will be tailgating with the FC Dallas supporters on the east side of the stadium parking lot, providing CiCi's Pizza to FCD fans from 3:30-5:30PM. Additionally, an FC Dallas player will be on the north concourse signing autographs from 6:00-7:15PM. A-Affordable will also be sponsoring noisemakers that will be given to the first 6,000 fans entering FC Dallas Stadium.

March to Lamar - After the tailgate, be sure to join the supporters groups in the March to Lamar from the East Gate for the Lamar Hunt scarfing ceremony.

Carla Overbeck scarfing the Lamar Hunt Statue - FC Dallas is proud to welcome two-time FIFA Women's World Cup winner, Richardson, Texas native and U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer, Carla Overbeck to scarf the Lamar Hunt Statue roughly 40 minutes before kickoff. 

Post-Game:

Kelsey Mathews Band acoustic set - Join us in the River Club by WinStar World Casino after the game as Kelsey Mathews Band will be performing an acoustic set starting roughly ten minutes after the final whistle.