Photos courtesy Major League Soccer
Representatives from numerous MLS teams along with past U.S. Soccer men's and women's national team players gathered in Newtown today - site of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary - for Soccer Night in Newtown. The event was organized by Houston Dynamo president Chris Canetti to bring some much needed joy and fun to the residents of Newtown.
FC Dallas players Bobby Warshaw and Zach Loyd are the FC Dallas players in attendance and are pictured on the bottom left in the first row.
Pictured below is Zach Loyd spending time with a young Newtown student.
Each year The Dallas Morning News' Editorial Board selects a Texan of the Year. When the winner is revealed, the paper also prints a list of nominations from its readers of people they thought were worthy of the honor for that year.
A DMN reader nominated FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz for his in-season bone marrow donation. The DMN published the letter nominating Seitz in its most recent Sunday editions and is pictured above. It reads:
"I nominate Chris Seitz. Chris is a goalkeeper for the FC Dallas soccer club and donated bone marrow to save a stranger's life. He made the decision to do this in September, even though he would miss the rest of the soccer season and without the guarantee of a contract for next season. In this age of professional athletes with huge egos and salaries to match, it takes a very special person to do what Chris has done."
Whether it was funny or match-related, it was a busy year for FCDTV. But which videos struck a chord with fans and racked up large amounts of views?
We looked at our site traffic from the entire year and here are the top five most-viewed FCDTV videos from 2012.
1. Crush the Orange
2. Bobby Warshaw has a kicking problem
3. FC Dallas wants El Capitan back
4. Behind the Scenes: 2012 Kit Photo Shoot
5. Thrilling Day at FCD Stadium – USWNT vs New Zealand
FCDallas.com is no different than any other team or news website - there are hundreds and hundreds of stories and blog posts created throughout an entire year.
But which items were the most heavily trafficked? We looked at our site traffic from the entire year and here are the top five most-viewed stories from 2012.
FC Dallas had an eventful 2012 both on and off the field. We narrowed down five moments from the calendar year and now it's up to the fans to pick the 2012 FC Dallas Moment of the Year.
1. AdvoCare becomes FC Dallas jersey sponsor
2. FC Dallas U-18s win U.S.S.D.A championship
3. Julian de Guzman's winner vs Vancouver
4. Chris Seitz donates bone marrow in-season
5. Single season attendance record set for FC Dallas Stadium
It's the final week of Futbol and Football and George John takes the overall lead. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.
12/3 UPDATE: George John wins the 2012 Futbol and Football title. Congrats George!
|Everton vs Manchester City||DRAW|
|West Ham vs Chelsea|
|Fulham vs Tottenham||DRAW||DRAW|
|Alabama vs Georgia|
|Nebraska vs Wisconsin|
|Texas vs Kansas State|
|Eagles vs Cowboys|
|Seahawks vs Bears|
|Buccaneers vs Broncos|
|Week Thirteen results||5-4||6-3||5-4||4-5|
|Season to date results||46-53 (.464)||70-47 (.598)||65-52 (.555)||46-71 (.393)|
MLS Cup 2012 has arrived -- LA Galaxy hosts Houston at 3 p.m. CT on ESPN. It's a rematch of last year's Cup, which the Galaxy won.
Don't forget to come out to the FCD MLS Cup Watch Party on Saturday at The Allen Wickers.
Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win:
Scott Brown: LA 2 HOU 2 (Houston wins on PKs)
Robert Casner: LA 3 HOU 2
Mark Norris: LA 3 HOU 1
It's time for the first of three categories where FC Dallas fans can pick the Best of 2012. Our first week features the FC Dallas goalkeepers. Watch the five saves below and vote for which one you think is Save of the Year. Voting closes at the end of the week.
No. 1 - Hartman at Kansas City
No. 2 - Seitz at LA Galaxy
No. 3 - Hartman at Houston
No. 4 - Hartman at San Jose
No. 5 - Hartman at Seattle
George John and Mark Followill are tied for the lead after Week Eleven of Futbol and Football. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.
11/26 UPDATE: George John takes the overall lead with just one week left of selections
|Stoke City vs Fulham|
|Chelsea vs Manchester City||DRAW||DRAW|
|Tottenham vs West Ham||DRAW|
|Florida vs Florida State|
|Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State|
|Notre Dame vs USC|
|Seahawks vs Dolphins|
|49ers vs Saints|
|Packers vs Giants|
|Week Twelve results||6-3||5-4||2-7||6-3|
|Season to date results||64-44 (.593)||56-43 (.566)||60-48 (.555)||42-66 (.388)|