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07 July 11:30 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' scoreless draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.

BLOCK: Jason Hernandez blocks Fabian Castillo's shot on goal.

CLEARANCE: Hernan Pertuz clears Chris Wondolowski's chip off the line.

CLEARANCE: Carlos Rodriguez clears Ramiro Corrales' attempt off the line.

TACKLE: Pertuz makes goal-saving tackle on Alan Gordon.

RED CARD: Corrales sees a second yellow and is ejected from the match.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Wondolowski.

SAVE: Matt Hedges and Hartman combine to deny Shea Salinas.

04 July 11:51 pm

Full match highlights from FCD's 1-1 draw with Toronto FC.

GOAL: Zach Loyd puts in a diving header to give FC Dallas the 1-0 lead.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Ryan Johnson the game-tying goal.

GOAL: Danny Koevermans scores in his fifth straight match to tie it up for Toronto.

SAVE: Hartman makes a late save on Koevermans to preserve the draw.

20 June 12:37 pm

Two FC Dallas Youth teams qualified for the 2012 U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships that began in Greenville, South Carolina this past weekend. The 97 Boys Central team and the 98 Boys Premier team each qualified for the tournament by winning the U.S. Youth Soccer North Texas Soccer State Cup in the U-15 and U-14 age groups, respectively.

97 Boys Central: U-15 Bracket (coached by Francisco Arias)

The 97s had a rough start to the group stage after being shut out in their first two matches. However, the team did manage a big win over eventual group-winners and U-15 Region III champions SAA Real Madrid Miami in their third group stage match.

FC Dallas conceded the first two goals in the match, the second an own goal, to set the stage for an unlikely comeback. The team responded with four unanswered goals scored by Oscar Romero, Jeffrey Withers, Leonardo Franzank and Leonardo Luvizetto. But the win wasn't enough to undo the squad's first two losses as their run ended in the group stage.

98 Boys Premier: U-14 Bracket (coached by Gabby Gentile)

The 98s found more success in South Carolina though, as they've made it all the way to the semifinals of the tournament. FC Dallas opened up the tournament with a convincing 5-0 win over HSC Phantoms, State Cup Champions of Alabama.

FCD took the lead in the first half off a goal by Tony Perez, but the Texas side poured on the offense in the second half. Adan Garcia scored the 98s' second goal just minutes before Junior Chavez made it a 3-0 lead. The fourth goal came off a free kick that Sebastian Venegas sent around the wall from just outside the box and bent into the far post. Bernie ZuaZua wrapped up the scoring with a one-touch goal off a har pass from Matthew Gonzalez. Fino Garcia set up two of FCD's goals to help the team start the tournament on the right foot.

In their second match the Dallas side faced FC Alliance 98 Black from Tennesse. FCD found themselves trailing by a goal midway through the first half after Jacob Helterbridle headed in a long throw-in. But Adan Garcia responded with a valiant individual effort to beat the goalkeeper far post just minutes later to tie the match at 1-1. A scoreless second half saw the match end in a draw and FC Dallas end their second day in South Carolina with four points for second place in the group behind their next opponent, Florida's Pinecrest Premier.

Pinecrest won their first two matches, making the final matchup of the group stage a must-win for FC Dallas if they hoped to win the group. The 98s proved up to the task, as Fino Garcia gave the team an early 1-0 lead after putting away a rebound. Minutes later Chuy Armendariz beat the 'keeper to make it a 2-0 lead. Pinecrest's Tavish Rice cut the advantage in half as he put in a goal off a corner kick towards the end of the first half. FCD put the game away early in the second half though, as Sebastian Venegas scored his second of the tournament to give Dallas the 3-1 win to advance the team to the tournament quarterfinals.

FCD's quarterfinal match against Georgia's GSA 98 Phoenix Red was a dramatic one. The teams went scoreless through both halves of regulation, but towards the end of the second half one of GSA's players received a second yellow to put the Georgia side down to 10 players. The sides remained scoreless through the entire first overtime period until the last minute when Dallas was called for a handball in the box to award a penalty kick to GSA. However, FCD goalkeeper Zach Sodolak made a game-changing save on the spot kick to hold the clean sheet as the match headed into the final overtime period. Junior Chavez played the hero for FC Dallas in the second overtime, scoring two goals to keep the match from being decided in a penalty kick shootout.

The 2-0 win set up a Lone Star State semifinal showdown against South Texas State Cup Champions Texas Rush Premier on Wednesday afternoon for a shot at the Region III Championship match. FC Dallas wasted little time in their semifinal matchup, jumping out to a 1-0 lead over their Houston-based counterparts thanks to an eighth minute goal by Fino Garcia. Garcia scored a brace just 12 minutes later after Junior Chavez sent in a pass that split the Rush center backs. Bernie ZuaZua made it a 3-0 lead five minutes into the second half off a feed from Sebastian Venegas, and 13 minutes later FC Dallas was awarded a penalty kick after Austin Day took a shot that hit the hand of a defender in the box. Adan Garcia buried the spot kick to seal the 4-0 shutout victory for FC Dallas.

On Thursday morning the 98 Boys Premier team faced Florida's Sunrise Elite with the Region III Championship and a berth in Nationals at stake. Sunrise entered the match having won all five of their previous matches while outscoring their opponents 10-2 at the tournament. In a tightly contested final, the lone goal of the match was scored by Sunrise Elite's Alexander Gomez to clinch the 1-0 victory for the Florida side and hand FC Dallas their only loss in the final match of the competition.

"We are very proud of the 97 Boys Central and 98 Boys Premier teams for winning the North Texas State Cup and advancing to the Region III 2012 Southern Regionals," said FC Dallas Youth Vice President Chris Hayden. " It is a great accomplishment to qualify for Regionals and to represent North Texas.  It is also extremely important that our teams play an attractive style of soccer, which I know is stressed daily by coaches.  These two teams have demonstrated their quality on and off the field all year long and did a great job representing FC Dallas on a big stage."

19 June 11:39 am

The FC Dallas U-18 and U-16 Academy teams have qualified for the U.S. Soccer Develoment Academy Playoffs for the third straight year. The event will take place on the Complex at FC Dallas Stadium for the second year in a row, with games being played next Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29.

The FC Dallas U-18s enter the playoffs as the top seed from the Texas Division, having clinched the title weeks ago thanks to an impressive season that saw them go 24-4-3 for 75 points overall. They were drawn into Group 5 along with Sockers FC of Illinois, Real Salt Lake AZ of Arizona, and McLean Youth Soccer of Virginia.

The U-16s qualified for this year's playoffs as the sixth seeded wildcard after finishing fourth in a competitive Texas Division. They were drawn into Group 1 and will face CASL Chelsea FC Academy of North Carolina, the New York Red Bulls and Georgia United.

At the end of each season the top two teams from each of the Academy's 10 divisions qualify for the playoffs along with 12 wildcard teams. The wildcard teams are determined by a points per games played average. At the end of the season, 64 teams (32 from each age group) make the playoffs.

The 32 teams in each age group are ranked based on overall points per game and placed into four pods. Teams are then drawn at random from the four pods into eight groups comprised of four teams each.

Each team plays three games during the playoffs, facing their group opponents once apiece. Upon the conclusion of the playoffs the winner of each group will advance to Finals Week, which will take place from July 16-23 in Houston.

Visit FCDallas.com later this week for an in-depth break down of all six FC Dallas opponents and check in throughout next week for full coverage of FC Dallas in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Playoffs.

26 May 10:50 pm

Full match highlights from FCD's 3-2 loss at Real Salt Lake.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Ned Grabavoy early.

GOAL: Alvaro Saborio heads one in to give RSL the 1-0 lead.

GOAL: Rookie defender Matt Hedges scores his second goal in as many games.

GOAL: Saborio responds quickly to restore the home side's one-goal lead.

GOAL: Blas Perez sends in a shot that Kyle Reynish can't handle.

GOAL: Nat Borchers scores the stoppage time game-winner after some chaos in the FCD box.

23 May 10:09 pm

Match Highlights from FCD's 2-1 road loss to the Chicago Fire.

GOAL: Rookie defender Matt Hedges scores the first goal of his MLS career.

GOAL: Sebastian Grazzini strikes from distance to tie the match for the Fire.

SAVE: Sean Johnson denies Blas Perez's attempt from the spot.

GOAL: Marco Pappa follows up Grazzini's PK shot to give Chicago the lead.

MISS: Daniel Hernandez goes just high on his long-range attempt.

19 May 11:04 pm

Match highlights from FCD's 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union.

GOAL: Blas Perez heads one home to give Dallas the early lead.

MISS: Perez heads his second chance just wide.

GOAL: Gabriel Gomez ties the match for Philly with a header of his own.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Michael Farfan the go-ahead goal.

09 May 10:46 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders.

SAVE: Zach Loyd clears Mauro Rosales' attempt from the line.

SAVE: Bryan Meredith denies Scott Sealy the go-ahead goal.

GOAL: Fredy Montero scores to give Seattle the 1-0 lead.

GOAL: Montero bags a brace just two minutes later with this diving header.

06 May 9:27 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids.

RED CARD: Daniel Hernandez ejected after second yellow card.

RED CARD: Blas Perez sees straight red for challenge on Drew Moor.

GOAL: Jaime Castrillon gives the Rapids the 1-0 advantage.

GOAL: Martin Rivero doubles the advantage for the visiting side.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Jeff Larentowicz on the free kick opportunity.

25 April 10:56 pm

Full match highlights from FCD's 1-1 home draw with Real Salt Lake.

SAVE: Fabian Castillo gets in one-on-one with Nick Rimando.

CALLED BACK: Bobby Warshaw's goal negated by offsides call.

GOAL: Brek Shea gives FCD the lead after he buries the penalty kick.

SAVE: Chris Seitz denies Paulo Jr. to maintain the shutout.

GOAL: Emiliano Bonfigli ties the game for Real Salt Lake.

COUNTER: Seitz comes off his line to deny Alvaro Saborio a chance on goal.