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24 April 11:52 pm

Here are all the highlights from FCD's 1-1 road draw at Colorado :

22 April 4:43 pm

Tonight on Unimas, the United States U-23 National Team will play an important friendly against Mexico as they continue crafting the team that will represent the United States in Olympic qualifying later this year. 

This game also represents a huge opportunity for 21-year-old center back Walker Zimmerman who will be appearing with the United States for the first time in quite a while. For FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja, it's a reward for playing time he has earned with FC Dallas making two starts in his last three matches.

"I think it’s a good thing for Walker for two reasons," said Pareja. "First, now he feels that he can do it and that’s not that someone is giving him something. I think he’s being rewarded for something that is deserved."

That second reason Pareja references deals with Zimmerman's health. Having captained the U-20s for most of his youth career, Zimmerman missed out on the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup due to injuries that kept him out of the vast majority of games in his rookie season. 

Having remained healthy for the vast majority of this 2015 season, Zimmerman is once again healthy enough to consistently see the field for FC Dallas which now sees him given the chance to impress US U-23 head coach Andi Herzog on the big stage against Mexico tonight.

"Second, he’s a player that has spent too much time in the nursery," said Pareja in his word used to describe the injury room. "We can’t develop a player who is in the nursery and I’m happy now to see good long strides with him."

Watch Zimmerman and the United States U-23s take on Mexico tonight at 10:00PM on Unimas. 

USA-MEX Game Notes via US Soccer

17 April 4:03 pm

There's nothing like a Saturday night at Toyota Stadium and we are back to our normal Saturday night start time as we host Toronto FC presented by Elephant Auto Insurance! Here are the 10 things to know about the big game:

1. On Saturday night, it's FC Dallas Youth night as we honor the thousands of FCD Youth players in the metroplex. We've got the VP of FC Dallas Youth Chris Hayden as our honorary Lamar Hunt Statue Scarfer.  

2. We're taking the opportunity on Saturday night to wear our brand new 2015 alternate jersey pres. by AdvoCare for the first time! In celebration, you can score $20 off the 2015 alternate jersey on Saturday night in the team store.

3. We've got a brand new Scarf of the Month for April and you can get yours in the team store tonight! They're almost gone and it's the perfect pair with the new alternate jersey.

4. Last week's match was a forgettable one and captain Matt Hedges said “Every guy has something to prove again,” Hedges said. “If you were on the field, you want to prove it was a fluke.”

5. Speaking of Matt Hedges, get there early and stop by the team store to get your exclusive match poster dedicated to our proud captain. At just $3, these go quick so get in the gates early and grab one.

6. The weather is looking much better for Saturday's match with only a slight chance of rain earlier in the days with skies clearing throughout the day for what should be a gorgeous evening at Toyota Stadium.

7. Tomorrow, we officially launch the Elephant Auto Insurance Stampede to Kansas City! People will be out with iPads next to the Elephant Auto Insurance picture frame in the south concourse of Toyota Stadium signing people up to win a trip to Kansas City for FCD's match at Sporting Park on May 29th! Online signups will open tomorrow as well. 

8. A huge note for your Tivo'ing, Saturday's game will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 323 due to NBA playoffs on TXA21. Bob Sturm and former Burn alum Dante Washington will be on the call from Toyota Stadium. 

9. Remember you can listen to tonight's game in English on 100.7FM The Word with Steve Davis and don't forget to tune into the post-game show on your drive home from Toyota Stadium. As always, our game is available in Spanish on 1270AM La Voz Del Pueblo with Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon.

10. There's still time to get your tickets for tonight's match HERE or you can call 1.888.FCD.GOAL and they'll get you set up with the best available seat in the house! 

16 April 5:37 pm

Here are your Keys to the Match Driven by Toyota as FC Dallas hosts Toronto FC in the only meeting of 2015 between the two sides:

 

10 April 11:07 am

It's a Happy Hour Matinee at Toyota Stadium on Friday night as FC Dallas looks to stay unbeaten at home against the Colorado Rapids at 6:00PM! Here are the 10 things to know about tonight's game:

1. We've had some great Lamar Hunt Statue Scarfers this season and we've got another one on Friday as Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey will have the honors. That ceremony is at 5:30PM on the north concourse. 

2. It's a Happy Hour matinee tonight with a special 6:00PM kickoff and with that, we've got your Happy Hour pricing at Toyota Stadium leading up to kickoff in the El Jimador Cantina in the northwest terrace. Look out for $5 drink specials and $2 hot dogs plus FCD gear is 25% off from 5:00 to 5:30 and 15% off from 5:30 to 6:00.

3. We've got a brand new Scarf of the Month for April and you can get yours in the team store tonight! Hey, get there early enough and you can get it for 25% off! 

4. Friday's match is a national TV broadcast on Unimas and will also be available on UnivisionDeportes.com. Seven out of our next 12 games will be on one of the Univision family of networks so if you can't make it out be sure to remember where Unimas is on your TV dial and visit MLSsoccer.com/SAP for information on how to get English commentary using the SAP feature on your TV.

5. The weather for tonight's match? Absolutely perfect. CBS 11 predicts a high of 75 with clear skies and this could be the only day without rain for a while so be sure to enjoy your evening at Toyota Stadium.

6. Did FC Dallas re-discover their set piece magic in Portland and how do you deal with a Colorado team desperate for a win? We discuss it in the Keys to the Match Driven by Toyota.

7. The official DJs of FC Dallas, The LHK, have your tunes covered for the drive to Toyota Stadium with their Pregame Playlist

8. Stop by the team store tonight to get your hands on our exclusive match poster dedicated to Colorado native Tesho Akindele! 

9. Remember you can listen to tonight's game in English on 100.7FM The Word with Steve Davis and don't forget to tune into the post-game show on your drive home from Toyota Stadium. As always, our game is available in Spanish on 1270AM La Voz Del Pueblo with Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon.

10. There's still time to get your tickets for tonight's match HERE or you can call 1.888.FCD.GOAL and they'll get you set up with the best seat in the house! 

06 April 11:59 am

We're well into the month of April and that means it's time to unveil our latest Scarf of the Month! 

In 2015, FC Dallas unveiled a beautiful new alternate blue and white jersey and while we haven't worn it yet, that time is coming soon.

Rumor has it as early as next weekend you could see the blue and white strip at Toyota Stadium and our April Scarf of the Month is a nod to our new 2015 alternate jersey.

Remember, while five of the first seven are at home, seven of the next nine after that are away from the friendly confines of Frisco and there's no better accessory to your FCD blue and white jersey than our April Scarf of the Month. 

All elements on the scarf are taken straight from the new jersey including the hoops, new MLS logo and LH logo. The opposite side is the inside neck tag. 

It's important to accessorize and there's no better way to do that than with our new April SOTM. Remember this lovely scarf is available only in the FC Dallas Team Store at Toyota Stadium and will sell out quickly so be sure to come up this week and nab yours or snag one at Friday's game vs Colorado. 

05 April 2:12 pm

U-17 Premier takes Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship

FRISCO - In a tightly contested final, the FC Dallas 98B Premier U-17s defeated FC Golden State 2-0 to win the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI U-17 division at Toyota Stadium.

The rain cleared just in time for Sunday's final and FC Dallas took the lead midway through the first half somewhat against the run of play. Big, strong forward Gerber Chavez received a nice pass and slotted a ball home to give FCD the 1-0 lead which they would hold into halftime.

In the second half, the game got even more chippy with FC Golden State defender Jesus Garcia was shown a red card, and FCD took advantage late with Martin Gonzalez scoring just before the final whistle to give Scott Dymond's side an insurmountable lead.

This is the second-straight U-17 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship won by an FC Dallas team.

U-19s defeated by Jaguares de Chiapas in heartbreaker

FRISCO - The FC Dallas U97 Premier side fell in the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship for the second straight year losing the U-19 final to Jaguares de Chiapas. FC Dallas took the lead in the 15th minute as Christopher Villalobos flicked a cross past the keeper to give Scott Dymond's side the lead.

They held that lead until late in the match as a corner was headed home in the 75th minute to tie the match before Jaguares would score a 25 yard laser with nearly the last kick of the game to earn what was a heartbreaking second place finish for FC Dallas 97 Premier.

 

U-13s fall in PKs in U-14 Dallas Cup Championship

FRISCO - On Saturday afternoon, the FC Dallas U-13 Academy battled strong with AC Brea but fell on PKs after a 1-1 draw.

After an early AC Brea goal, Luis Pacheco tied things up for FC Dallas in the 20th minute. Both teams held firm after that with neither allowing a goal through the second half and two overtime periods.

In the PK shootout, AC Brea goalkeeper Aaron Tebay was the hero making two saves to earn the Dallas Cup Championship.

 

03 April 9:14 pm

U-14 Division

FCD Pre Academy 1-0 win vs FC Dallas Youth 01

The FCD Pre Academy 01's defeated fellow FC Dallas 01s to advance to the U-14 championship game on Saturday against AC Brea. That match is at 1:00PM at Toyota Stadium.

U-15 Division

FC Dallas Academy 00 4-0 loss vs FC Golden State

The U-14 Academy fell in the semifinals to FC Golden State.

U-16 Division

FCD U-15 pre academy 3-0 loss to Seattle United in the Dallas Cup semifinals.

U-17 Division

FCD Youth 98B Premier 1-1 PKs win TSF Academy

FC Dallas came from a goal down to advance on PKs in the U-17 division. They'll face FC golden State Platinum in the U-17 championship at Toyota Stadium at 10:00AM on Sunday morning.

U-19 Division

FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 2-1 loss to Jaguares de Chiapas

FCD 97B Premier  3-1 win vs LFC Foundation College

FC Dallas 97B Premier faces FC Golden State in Saturday's semifinals

 

03 April 10:22 am

U-14 Division

FCD Pre Academy 2-1 win vs TSF Academy

The FCD Pre Academy 01's defeated TSF Academy 2-1 in the U-14 Quarterfinals. They will face fellow FC Dallas 01B side in the semifinals meaning an FCD team is assured of reaching the U-14 championship.

Luis Pacheco scored both goals for FC Dallas in the win.

FCD Youth 01B 1-0 win vs Carlsbad United FC

FCD 01B advanced to the semifinals with a 1-0 win over Carlsbad United. They're matched up with the FC Dallas U-13 Academy side in the semifinals on Friday.

U-15 Division

FC Dallas Academy 00 1-0 win vs FC Dallas El Paso 99/00

The U-14 Academy defeated FC Dallas El Paso 1-0 to advance to the semifinals where they will face FC Golden State's U-14 Academy team.

Jalen James scored the lone goal in the win.

FC Dallas El Paso 99/00 1-0 loss vs FC Dallas U-14 Academy

FCD El Paso fell to the FCD U-14 Academy team  in the quarterfinals.

U-16 Division

FCD El Paso 98/99 1-0 loss vs Crossfire Premier

FCD El Paso fell to Crossfire Premier 1-0 in the Dallas Cup U-16 quarterfinals to end their tournament.

FCD U-15 pre academy 2-1 win over Loudon SC 98 Red

The 2-1 win moves the U-15s into the semifinals where they will face Seattle United on Friday morning.

FCD came from a goal down to win this one with Paxton Pomykal scoring in the 23rd minute to tie the match. As the match neared the death, Pomykal scored a PK drawn by Mandel Stewart to secure a 2-1 win. 

U-17 Division

FCD Youth 98B Premier 3-0 win vs North Shore United

98B Premier scored a huge 3-0 win over North Shore United in the quarterfinals. They'll play TSF Academy in the semifinals on Friday afternoon. 

Gerber Chavez, Matthew Gonzalez and RJ Saylor tallied the goals for 98B Premier.

FC Dallas U-16 Academy 0-0 PK loss vs Eintracht Frankfurt

The FC Dallas U-16s battled to the death against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Generation adidas Cup semifinals but fell to the German side 5-3 on PKs to end their tournament as the only MLS team to make the semifinals of the pres

U-19 Division

FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 2-0 win vs Jacksonville FC

97B Gold faces Jaguares de Chiapas of Liga MX in the quarterfinals on Friday.

FCD 97B Premier  4-1 win vs Orlando FC QPR

FC Dallas 97B Premier faces LFC Foundation College in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Sergio Lara tallied a hat trick in the win while Reece Schattle added the fourth. 

 

02 April 1:53 pm

The FC Dallas Academy went a combined 8-5-4 on the second day of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup and Generation adidas Cup with 13 out of 17 teams still having a great shot of advancing past the group stage. Here's a roundup of all the results. For full standings and schedules click here:

U-13 Division

U-13 FCD 02B wrapped up Dallas Cup with a 1-1 draw against Chicago Magic. They finish the Dallas Cup with a 0-2-1 record. 

U-14 Division

FCD Pre Academy 3-1 win vs Sunrise Elite

The FCD Pre Academy 01's defeated Sunrise Elite 3-1 to finish 3-0-0 and qualify for Thursday's quarterfinals where they will face TSF Academy.

Johan Gomez, Luis Hernandez and Luis Pacheco tallied the goals for FC Dallas.

FCD Youth 01B 1-1 draw vs Rio Rapids

FCD 01B qualified for the quarterfinals with a 1-1 draw against Rio Rapids. They finish 1-0-2 in the group and will play Carlsbad United FC in the quarterfinals. 

Jace Evans served in a corner that Dayton Crocker scored to earn the crucial draw that sees them through to the quarterfinals. 

FCD 01B Premier 2-0 loss vs AC Brea

01B Premier fell 5-1 to La Roca FC and finishes Dallas Cup with a 1-2-0 record.

U-15 Division

FC Dallas Academy 00 4-1 win vs Staten Island Gunnrs

The U-14 Academy defeated Staten Island 4-1 and finish a perfect 3-0-0 in the group stage. They'll play FC Dallas El Paso in the quarterfinals. 

Jesus Ferreira, Bryan Reynolds, Jalen James and Roba Negeri talled the goals for FC Dallas.

FC Dallas Youth 00B Premier 1-0 loss vs FC Golden state

1-0 loss means FCD 00B East finishes the Dallas Cup 0-2-1 and will not qualify for the quarterfinals. 

FC Dallas 00B East 1-1 draw vs FC Florida

1-1 draw means 00B East finishes Dallas Cup with a 1-1-1 record. Connor Jones scored for 00B East while Junior Gutierrez had eight saves in goal. 

FC Dallas El Paso 99/00 5-0 win vs Andromeda FC

The 5-0 win means FCD El Paso has qualified for the quarterfinals and will play the FC Dallas U-14 academy. 

U-16 Division

FCD El Paso 98/99 2-0 win vs SJEB 98

The 2-0 win means FCD El Paso qualifies for the quarterfinals with a 2-0-1 record. They will play Crossfire Premier in the quarterfinals.

FCD U-15 pre academy 3-0 win over TSF Academy

The 3-0 win and Monterrey's draw means the FCD U-15s have qualified from a very difficult group with a 2-0-1 record. They will play Loudon in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

Aiden Tibbets, Cole Guindon and Alonso Molina scored the goals for FC Dallas while goalkeepers David Abonce and Rafael Calderon secured the shutout. 

FCD 99B Premier 2-1 loss to Crossfire Premier

In the winner-take-all matchup, FCD 99B Premier fell 2-1 to the Seattle side meaning their Dallas Cup ends with a 1-1-1 record.

Juan Barajas tied the score in the 65th minute before a lightning delay stopped the game. Crossfire found a goal in the 78th minute to seal the win. 

U-17 Division

FCD Youth 98B Premier 3-0 win vs Crossfire 

98B Premier scored a huge 3-0 win over Crossfire to finish the group stage 3-0-0 and qualify for the quarterfinals where they will face North Shore United

Gerber Chavez, Matthew Gonzalez and RJ Saylor tallied the goals for 98B Premier.

FC Dallas U-16 Academy 3-1 win vs UNAM Pumas

The FC Dallas U-16s defeated Pumas 3-1 behind goals from Gio Montesdeoca, Toshiki Yasuda and Benji Granillo to finish Generation adidas Cup a perfect 3-0-0 and qualify for the semifinals against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening at Toyota Stadium.

U-19 Division

FCD El Paso 4-0 win vs Lewisham & Southwark College 

FCD El Paso finished second in the group on goal difference after beating Lewisham 4-0. They fell just a goal short of qualifying for the quarterfinals.

FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 2-0 win vs Jacksonville FC

97B Gold has qualified for the quarterfinals as the wild card after beating Jacksonville FC 2-0 to finish 2-0-1 in the group. They'll play Jaguares de Chiapas in Friday's quarterfinal. 

Mark Trompeter scored in the 84th minute to crucially put FC Dallas in front and then scored again in stoppag time to seal the win. Goalkeeper Joseph Khalaf secured the shutout in goal.

FCD 97B Premier  4-1 win vs Orlando FC QPR

FC Dallas 97B Premier came out on top in the winner-take-all matchup against Orlando FC winning 4-1 to finish 3-0-0 in their group. They'll face LFC Foundation on Friday in the quarterfinals.

Sergio Lara tallied a hat trick in the win while Reece Schattle added the fourth. 

FC Dallas U-18 Academy 3-1 loss vs Hoffenheim

The U-18 academy ended their Super Group with a 3-1 loss to Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim. They finish the group 0-2-1.