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08 October 1:39 pm

All you Chipotle fanatics in Dallas rejoice! Join us at Chipotle at Preston & Warren in Frisco on Thursday, Oct. 9th from 3:00 - 4:30PM as two of our Homegrown stars, Victor Ulloa & Moises Hernandez, will be signing autographs, taking pictures and even rolling a burrito or two.

Come get your Chipotle fix on Thursday afternoon with Vic, Mo & FCD!

08 October 9:32 am

What a wild and wacky weekend it was in Major League Soccer as RSL fell at Chivas USA while LA and Seattle rolled on. Here's a look at the playoff picture with just three weeks left:

1. Seattle Sounders FC

60 points(+14 GD) - 3 games remaining - Last match: 4-1 win at Colorado - Next match: 1/10 vs Vancouver - Last 5: W-W-L-L-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

The Sounders won their second straight, throttling a hapless Colorado Rapids team that hasn't won in quite a long time. Seattle ends the season with three toughies, starting with Vancouver this weekend and two games against Los Angeles.

2. LA Galaxy

60 points(+35 GD) - 3 games remaining - Last match: 3-0 win vs Toronto FC - Next match: 10/12 at FC Dallas - Last 5: W-W-W-D-D

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

Los Angeles rolled along again last weekend beating Toronto FC handily at the StubHub Center. There's no doubt the Galaxy are incredibly formidable at home, but they'll have two tough road tests to end the year with FCD and Seattle. They'll play this weekend at FCD without at least Robbie Keane and Marcelo Sarvas while Omar Gonzalez is also a question mark.

3. Real Salt Lake

49 points(+11 GD) - 3 games remaining - Last match: 1-0 loss at Chivas USA - Next match: 10/11 vs San Jose - Last 5: L-L-W-L-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

Is it time to panic in Sandy, Utah? A shock 1-0 loss at Chivas USA has Jeff Cassar's side on a bit of a dip. A win against Chivas would've propeled RSL into an almost insurmountable lead for the 3rd place spot, but now things are wide open especially considering RSL will be missing five players on international duty this week.

4. FC Dallas

48 points(+10 GD) - 3 games remaining - Last match: 2-0 loss at Vancouver Whitecaps - Next match: 10/12 vs Los Angeles - Last 5: L-W-L-W-L

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 99.5%

It wasn't a good weekend for Dallas who not only lost by a two-goal margin for just the second time this season, but saw Portland come back to win in San Jose nixing any playoff clinching hopes. However, the last three games are all manageable for Dallas with two home games and a road game at Colorado. Three wins could see Dallas jump into third place. They'll clinch with a Portland loss on Wednesday or a win on Sunday against Los Angeles.

5. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

43 points(+0 GD) - 3 games remaining - Last match: 2-0 win vs FCD - Next match: 10/10 at Seattle - Last 5: W-W-L-L-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 53.5%

Another HUGE home win for Vancouver against FCD to keep pace for the fifth and final playoff spot, but the Whitecaps aren't even remotely out of the woods. Two road games out of three remaining for Vancouver who has been poor on the road this season. Still, they're in with a shot.

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6. Portland Timbers FC

42 points(+4 GD) - 3 games remaining - Last match: 2-1 win at San Jose - Next match: 10/8 vs San Jose - Last 5: W-L-W-D-D

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 47.0%

A gift from the heavens brought Portland back from the brink of elimination, coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1 at San Jose. They'll face the Quakes again tonight and desperately need to put their home woes behind themselves with a win as their last two matches are against RSL and FCD.

FCD PLAYOFF SCENARIOS:

FC Dallas will clinch a 2014 MLS Cup Playoff Spot if:

-Portland loses to San Jose on Wednesday

-FC Dallas defeats LA Galaxy on Sunday

-Portland ties San Jose on Wednesday & FC Dallas ties or defeats LA Galaxy on Sunday

FC Dallas will clinch at least fourth place and a home playoff game if:

Vancouver loses or draws at Seattle on Friday and FC Dallas wins or draws against LA Galaxy

IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY:

If there were no games left and we were looking forward to the start of the playoffs, here are the current matchups:

WILD CARD GAME

Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Seattle Sounders FC vs FC Dallas/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake

07 October 3:35 pm

It was back to work for the FC Dallas Academy as they took the trip down I-45 to take on Texas Rush in a full set of weekend games on Sunday from U-18 all the way down to U-13. Here's a recap of the action(Stay tuned for our FCDTV Academy Update later this week talking to coaches and players about the games):

FC Dallas U-18: 5

Texas Rush U-18: 1

The U-18s moved to 3-0-0 on the season with 5-1 win over Texas Rush. Homegrown signing Coy Craft joined the U-18s for his first game of the season scoring a hat trick in the win. Caleb Young added two goals to take his tally to three on the young season.

FC Dallas U-16: 5

Texas Rush U-16: 0

Giovanni Montesedoca scored twice while Devin Vega, Toshiki Yasuda & Isaac Albaradei also tallied goals in the first shutout of the season for the U-16s who are 3-0-0.

The FCD U-16s head to Kansas City this weekend for the first round of Generation adidas Cup qualifying where they'll play Houston Dynamo & Chicago Fire.

FC Dallas U-15: 5

Texas Rush U-15: 0

The U-15's moved to 2-0-0 on the season with a 5-0 win over Texas Rush. Abelardo Escalante, Jommar Reyez, Mandel Steward, Alonzo Molina and Carlos Garcia scored in the victory.

FC Dallas U-14: 0

Texas Rush U-14: 2

The U-14s fell to Texas Rush 2-0, with goals scored in either half.

FC Dallas U-13: 2

Texas Rush U-13: 2

Bryan Reynolds and Johan Gomez scored for the U-13's in their first win of the season over Texas Rush.

 

07 October 2:35 pm

Here at the Toyota Soccer Center, we're used to having national teams come here to train at our soccer mecca. Earlier this year, before the 2014 World Cup, we were lucky enough to have Ivory Coast, Mexico and Ecuador train before heading down to Brazil.

Now, it's almost time for the 2015 Women's World Cup and we're excited to welcome in the Trinidad & Tobago Women's National Team as they prepare for 2014 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying.

Trinidad & Tobago is coached by Houston Dash head coach Randy Waldrum as well as Randy's son Ben who is one of our ECNL coaches here at FC Dallas.

READ: Addison McCain leading the way for rising FCD ECNL program.

T&T have been paired in a group with the United States, Guatemala & Haiti in World Cup qualifying with the top two teams advancing to the knockout rounds where the top three teams will automatically earn a World Cup spot and the fourth place team will face Ecuador in a playoff.

T&T's matches will be October 15th-20th in Sporting Park, Toyota Park(Chicago) & RFK Stadium, however, you can watch them take on an FC Dallas ECNL All-Star team comprised of our ECNL players on Thursday, October 9th at 8:00PM on the Dr. Pink Field #2 at the Toyota Soccer Center.

Come out and support both FC Dallas ECNL/Trinidad & Tobago as the look to qualify for their first-ever Women's World Cup!

06 October 8:48 am

Here are the best photos from Saturday's match at Vancouver courtesy of USA Today Sports Images

 

04 October 7:36 pm

Here are the match highlights from FCD's 2-0 loss at Vancouver:

03 October 1:49 pm

Hear from Loyd, Ulloa & Pareja ahead of Saturday's game in Vancouver:

03 October 10:24 am

Here are your Toyota Keys to the Match for Saturday's big game in Vancouver:

03 October 10:09 am

The MLS season is a marathon, but we've reached the sprint. Just four games are left in the 2014 regular season and things are beginning to define themselves in the Western Conference. Let's take a look at the playoff race with a month to play.

1. Seattle Sounders FC

57 points(+11 GD) - 4 games remaining - Last match: 4-2 win vs Chivas USA - Next match: 9/5 at Colorado - Last 5: W-L-L-W-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

After falling to FCD, the Sounders received a scare against Chivas USA, but ended up getting the home win to stay at the top of the league on goal differential. They face a tricky trip to Colorado this weekend and, should they not win, could relinquish the top spot for the rest of the season.

2. LA Galaxy

57 points(+32 GD) - 4 games remaining - Last match: 4-0 win vs New York - Next match: 10/4 vs Toronto FC - Last 5: W-W-D-D-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

The Galaxy have a relatively straight-forward match at home against Toronto FC this weekend, but their challenges await. A final three matches at FCD, vs Seattle and at Seattle will test whether LA is truly the class of the league like many think they are.

3. Real Salt Lake

49 points(+12 GD) - 4 games remaining - Last match: 2-1 loss at Vancouver - Next match: 10/5 at Chivas USA - Last 5: L-W-L-W-D

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 100%

It's been very up and down for RSL over the last month with two wins, two losses and a draw. They've won against the teams they should and lost their tough games, but it makes you wonder if they can win the road games they'll need to that would earn passage in a playoff series. Two games against Chivas USA in their last four, however, will provide some valuable points.

4. FC Dallas

48 points(+12 GD) - 4 games remaining - Last match: 3-1 win vs Seattle Sounders FC - Next match: 10/4 at Vancouver - Last 5: W-L-W-L-L

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 99.9%

A win over Seattle allayed any fears that FCD won't finish top four in the Western Conference and there is still a chance to finish top three but FCD likely needs 10 points from their last four games which is certainly possible. A playoff spot and at least fourth place can be guaranteed with a win this weekend.

5. Vancouver Whitecaps FC

40 points(-2 GD) - 4 games remaining - Last match: 2-1 win vs RSL - Next match: 10/4 vs FC Dallas - Last 5: W-L-L-W-D

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 53.6%

Vancouver leads Portland by the slimmest of margins and every game is absolutely vital for them from here on out. They really need three points against Dallas to keep realistic playoff hopes alive as they've got two tough road games at Seattle and San Jose awaiting them after this weekend before returning home to close the season against Colorado.

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6. Portland Timbers FC

39 points(+3 GD) - 4 games remaining - Last match: 3-2 loss at TFC - Next match: 9/4 at San Jose - Last 5: L-W-D-D-W

Playoff chances according to Sports Club Stats: 45.5%

Ouch. Up 2-0 at Toronto, the Timbers let all the points slip away and lost Will Johnson for the season with a broken leg. If they fail to make the playoffs, it's that result, along with the home draw against San Jose that they'll look back and regret. Still, the Timbers have two games next back-to-back against San Jose that they need to get six points from before closing the season against RSL and FCD. If they can get to 45 points, there's certainly a good chance of the fifth spot.

IF THE SEASON ENDED TODAY:

If there were no games left and we were looking forward to the start of the playoffs, here are the current matchups:

WILD CARD GAME

Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

Seattle Sounders FC vs FC Dallas/Vancouver Whitecaps FC

LA Galaxy vs Real Salt Lake

 

30 September 4:39 pm

That Toyota Stadium field is pretty beautiful aint it? Well FC Dallas and lululemon athletica are giving you the opportunity to channel your inner Tex Hooper and enjoy a day of yoga on the Toyota Stadium pitch.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Things get kicked off on Saturday, October 18th from 11:00AM to 12:00PM and we'll have craft beer, DJ, food trucks, games & more!

The cost is just $10 and all proceeds benefit Kicks for Kids & Albertsons Gear Up Project!