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19 November 11:10 am

Chicago's Austin Berry was named 2012 Rookie of the Year on Monday morning. Of interest to FC Dallas fans is how rookie defender Matt Hedges did. The top five of voting was released to MLSSoccer.com and there's no Matt Hedges.

PLAYER % Club Votes % Media Votes % Player Votes WEIGHTED TOTAL
1. Austin Berry (CHI) 51.79 56.92 31.96 140.67
2. Nick DeLeon (DC) 25 26.15 22.68 73.83
3. Darren Mattocks (VAN) 7.14 4.62 14.43 26.19
4. Luis Silva (TOR) 10.71 1.54 7.22 18.93
5. Connor Lade (NY) 0 1.54 7.22 8.76

Chicago's Logan Pause won the XBox Fair Play Award for individuals with just 11 fouls and no caution cards for the season. 

The New England Revolution won the team XBox Fair Play Award.

What are your thoughts on the first batch of MLS awards?

16 November 3:32 pm

The second and final matches of the conference finals are both this Sunday. DC United hosts Houston at 3 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network. Seattle hosts LA Galaxy at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Houston currently has a 3-1 aggregate lead over DC, while LA has a 3-0 aggregate lead over Seattle.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg Two match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: DC 2 HOU 1 (HOU advances); SEA 0 LA 2 (LA advances)

Robert Casner: DC 2 HOU 1 (HOU advances); SEA 2 LA 1 (LA advances)

Mark Norris: DC 3 HOU 1 (DC wins series in PKs); SEA 3 LA 2 (LA advances)

15 November 6:08 pm

FC Dallas is hosting a Black Friday blowout sale this year at the FC Dallas Team Store. The Team Store will be open with extended store hours from 7AM-5PM on Friday, Nov. 23. Come early and enjoy breakfast on us as well as great early bird specials.

 

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.: Everything in the store is 50% off

8 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Everything in the store is 40% off

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Everything in the store is 30% off

 

Special early bird offers:

FC Dallas Authentic Jerseys (Normally $110)

-1st Twenty Five (25) available for purchase for just $25

 

FC Dallas Big Boy Chairs (Normally $40)

-1st Ten (10) people available for purchase for just $10

 

Canvas Chairs (Normally $24)

-1st Ten (10) available for purchase for just $5

-2nd Ten (10) available for purchase for just $15

 

There is also a special ticket deal available Friday only in the Team Shop:

09 November 3:54 pm

George John is still in the lead after Week Nine of Futbol and Football - but by just one game. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.

11/12 UPDATE: Ugo and Chris win the week. George and Mark are now tied for the overall lead.

 

Ugo Ihemelu

George John

Chris Seitz

Mark Followill 

Tex Hooper

Arsenal vs Fulham  DRAW
Man City vs Tottenham  DRAW
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Oregon State vs Stanford
Texas A&M vs Alabama
Nebraska vs Penn State
Cowboys vs Eagles
Lions vs Vikings
Texans vs Bears
Week Ten results 5-4 3-6 5-4 4-5 3-6
Season to date results 38-43 (.469) 54-36 (.600) 48-33 (.593) 54-36 (.600) 34-56 (.377)

 

09 November 3:13 pm

The conference finals are set after a wild conclusion to the semifinals. This is again a two-leg series, with the higher seed hosting the second match. The first matches are both this Sunday. Houston hosts DC United at 3 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network. LA Galaxy hosts Seattle at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg One match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: HOU 2, DC 1; LA 2, SEA 2

Robert Casner: HOU 2, DC 1; LA 1, SEA 1

Mark Norris: HOU 1, DC 0; LA 2, SEA 1

08 November 4:44 pm

Two teams will be eliminated from the MLS Playoffs tonight in the second leg of the MLS Playoffs - Semifinal Round. New York hosts D.C. United a day after their match was cancelled due to a blizzard at Red Bull Arena (6:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network). Real Salt Lake hosts Seattle in a Western Conference battle (9 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network).

DC and NY tied 1-1 in Leg One. RSL and Seattle drew 0-0. The team with the highest aggregate score advances.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg Two match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: NY 2, DC 0 (NY advances); RSL 1, SEA 1 (Seattle advances on PKs)

Robert Casner: NY 1, DC 1 (DC advances on PKs, 5-3); RSL 2, SEA 1 (RSL advances)

Mark Norris: NY 0, DC 1 (DC advances); RSL 0, SEA 1 (Seattle advances)

08 November 3:26 pm

FRISCO – FC Dallas goalkeeper Richard Sanchez is looking forward to learning and developing even more as a player during the next three years.

That was the big takeaway from the 18-year-old 'keeper who just inked a three-year contract with the club that will keep him in North Texas until 2015.

“It feels great,” Sanchez said after training on Thursday. “Now that I got an extension it just feels good.”

Sanchez said talks about extending his initial deal he signed in 2011 began one month ago. Sanchez’ agent worked with FCD Technical Director Fernando Clavijo to get the deal done.

Sanchez is the sixth Homegrown player in club history and played 360 minutes in 2012 with the FC Dallas Reserves.

The goalkeeper said club officials told him they were excited to re-sign him and they wanted to keep him and develop him.

Sanchez wanted to stay as well.

“I want to be here at FC Dallas for the next three years,” Sanchez said. “Who knows – maybe I can win a starting spot here. But I know in order to, I have to earn that.”

08 November 12:56 pm

Chris Seitz was profiled in a piece this morning on FOX4's Good Day for his recent bone marrow transplant. Read our original story about the procedure and watch the FOX4 story below:

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

07 November 5:03 pm

Three teams will be eliminated from the MLS Playoffs tonight in the second leg of the MLS Playoffs - Semifinal Round. New York hosts D.C. United in a likely snowy Red Bull Arena (7 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network). Kansas City hosts Houston (8 p.m., streamed live on MLSSoccer.com) and San Jose vs LA Galaxy (10 p.m. CT on ESPN2).

DC and NY tied 1-1 in Leg One. Houston beat KC 2-0 and San Jose beat LA 1-0. The team with the highest aggregate score advances.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg Two match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: NY 2, DC 0 (NY advances); KC 1, HOU 0 (Houston advances); SJ 2, LA 2 (San Jose advances)

Robert Casner: NY 1, DC 2 (DC advances on PKs, 5-3); KC 2, HOU 1 (Houston advances); SJ 3, LA 2 (San Jose advances)

Mark Norris: NY 0, DC 1 (DC advances); KC 1, HOU 1 (Houston advances); SJ 3, LA 1 (San Jose advances)

05 November 4:38 pm

FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea spent his Saturday morning painting with children with special needs in Dallas. It was part of Challenge Air, which has enriched the lives of children and youth with special needs through its unique aviation programs. While the children waited for their respective turns to fly in a plane, Shea, who in his spare time has his own art studio – Left Foot Studio, worked with the children on their own artwork.