Hartman save on Chivas USA challenge from Juan Agudelo.
Hernan Pertuz attempts a header in second half.
Brek Shea shot on goal with a follow by Jackson in second half.
FC Dallas challenges in the final seconds of the match.
There’s no doubt the first half of the 2012 MLS season has been rough for FC Dallas. But despite everything the squad has endured, they are currently just six points out of the last playoff spot in the West (Colorado in 5th place with 19 points).
It’s a point not lost on Schellas Hyndman as the team begins a three-game homestand this Saturday against Chivas USA – a fellow Western Conference squad battling to get the final spot.
“The last playoff spot is still not secure,” Hyndman said. “LA is picking it up, I would expect Portland to pick it up, Chivas and ourselves. Colorado is trying to hold on.”
FC Dallas has 13 points at the moment. Chivas USA has 18 points after its win over Montreal on Wednesday night. An FCD win on Saturday is essentially a six-point swing, with FCD moving up and Chivas USA remaining static.
“What you are starting to see now is if you can get yourself into a good run now, this is where it all makes a difference,” Hyndman said.
Of FC Dallas’ remaining 18 matches this season, just one – July 4 vs Toronto – is against an Eastern Conference team. That means plenty of opportunities to gain – or lose – ground in the standings against West teams.
“If we can get back into our first team either on the field or on the bench, I think we can make a realistic run here in the second part of the season,” Hyndman said.
Brek Shea is all over Deuce Brand media this week. He's taken over the website, social media and video. It's all for his new Deuce Brand watch, which can be pre-ordered online and will be available in the FC Dallas Team shop by July 4. Check out the video featuring Brek:
In our popular Crush the Orange video, FC Dallas players are destroying oranges in as many different ways as possible.
In that spirit, a special delivery is arriving this morning at Houston-area media, the Dynamo front office (including their president) and MLS headquarters.
It's the FC Dallas Crush the Orange box, which includes the following:
- An FC Dallas branded hammer
- A large bag of oranges labeled as the Dynamo, of course
- FC Dallas sunglasses
- DVD of both the Crush the Orange and FC Dallas Wants El Capitan Back videos
The delivery is a do-it-yourself Crush the Orange package. Something we're sure the Dynamo and Houston media will love.
FC Dallas' Blas Perez scored twice in the second half Friday night to lead the Panamanian National Team to a 2-0 win over Honduras in the first World Cup Qualifying match of this round for CONCACAF.
After a scoreless first half, Perez opened the scoring with a wicked strike from the top of the box in the 64' to give Panama the lead.
His second goal was even more spectacular - a header off a cross in the 80' to seal the deal.
With the win Panama earned three points and is in first place with Canada in Group C of the CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, ahead of Honduras and Cuba. Panama faces Cuba on Tuesday and is trying to reach the World Cup for the first time in the country's history.
Blas' two goals are below. Enjoy the very excited announcers:
The 2012 European Championships kicked off today and tomorrow FCD gets involved.
Saturday, June 9 during the Netherlands vs. Denmark (11 a.m.) and Germany vs. Portugal matches (1:45 p.m.), the FC Dallas Girls will stopping by each FC Dallas pub partner in the DFW area.
The Girls will be handing out FC Dallas sunglasses, bottle openers, pint glasses, and more! So be sure to get out to one of our pub partners and get your picture taken with the girls while you cheer on your favorite European team.
Here are the Top 5 photos of the month from May. Now it's up to you, the fans, to pick the winner. Voting runs through Thursday, June 7 at 5 p.m.
More than 80,000 people attended Sunday's friendly between Brazil and Mexico at Cowboys Stadium. FC Dallas was there too - players & their families watched from a suite and FCD messaging was on the big board and field boards.