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22 November 5:48 pm

The MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals will finish this weekend, with Sporting Kansas City hosting the Houston Dynamo Saturday night on the NBC Sports Network and Real Salt Lake visiting the Portland Timbers on ESPN Sunday night. RSL enters the second leg with a two-goal advantage after their 4-2 win at Rio Tinto Stadium two weeks ago, while Kansas City and the Dynamo played to a 0-0 draw in Houston.

FC Dallas players Matt Hedges and Eric Hassli, along with the FCDallas.com editorial staff, made their Conference Finals predictions two weeks ago, but it's still anybody's guess which two teams will wind up playing for the MLS Cup.

Let us know in the comments what your predictions are and who you think will lift the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy.

Conference
Finals
Predictions
POR vs. RSL
LEG 1: RSL 4-2 POR
LEG 2: 11/24 @ 8pm - ESPN
SKC vs. HOU
LEG 1: HOU 0-0 SKC
LEG 2: 11/23 @ 6:30pm - NBCSN
Matt Hedges
Defender
Eric Hassli
Forward
Scott Brown
Managing Editor
Aaron Griffin
Multimedia Manager
Daniel Robertson
Digital Coordinator

 

15 November 4:17 pm

We're through Week 2 of Movember 2013 and the boys' 'staches are coming along nicely from where they were a week ago. Remember, you can join the Movember movement by joining or donating to the FC Dallas Team HERE.

With the offseason in full effect, we haven't received updated mugshots from all the guys yet, but we're happy to share the Week 2 pictures we have.

Andrew Jacobson

Chris Seitz

George John

 

London Woodberry

Jonathan Top

Kyle Zobeck

 
11 November 5:06 pm

The end-of-season voting continues as Michel now needs your help getting out of the second round of the 2013 AT&T Goal of the Year competition. In order to advance to the semifinals, the Brazilian's Olimpico needs your vote to get past strikes by Will Johnson, Javier Morales and Alvaro Saborio in Group 5.

Voting for Groups 5-8 is open until 11:59 pm PT on Tuesday, November 12 - that's 1:59 am CT on Wednesday, November 13 - so start voting NOW!


WATCH: Group 5


08 November 5:23 pm

The MLS Cup Playoffs Conference Finals get started this weekend as Sporting Kansas City visits the Houston Dynamo Saturday afternoon on NBC and Real Salt Lake hosts the Portland Timbers on ESPN Sunday night. This year's Conference Finals will feature a two-week layoff, with Leg 2 taking place after the FIFA international fixture window.

FC Dallas players Matt Hedges and Eric Hassli, along with the FCDallas.com editorial staff, are back with their picks for which teams will make the MLS Cup Final. Four out of the five of us guessed the Conference Semifinals with 50% accuracy, while one predictor (who shall remain nameless) went 0-for-4 in the last round.

Let us know in the comments what your predictions are and who you think will lift the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy.

Conference
Finals
Predictions
POR vs. RSL
LEG 1: 11/10 @ 8pm - ESPN
LEG 2: 11/24 @ 8pm - ESPN
SKC vs. HOU
LEG 1: 11/9 @ 1:30pm - NBC
LEG 2: 11/23 @ 6:30pm - NBCSN
Matt Hedges
Defender
Eric Hassli
Forward
Scott Brown
Managing Editor
Aaron Griffin
Multimedia Manager
Daniel Robertson
Digital Coordinator

 

08 November 3:34 pm

As part of MLS WORKS' Soccer Kicks Cancer campaign, several FC Dallas players have signed on for Movember in an initiative to help raise awareness for men's health issues. You can join the Movember movement by joining or donating to the FC Dallas Team HERE.

We'll be keeping you updated on the growth of the FC Dallas Movember Team all month long with weekly photos from the guys. Take a look at the guys' pictures from Week 1 below.

Andrew Jacobson

Ugo Ihemelu

George John

 

Chris Seitz

Peter Luccin

Matt Hedges

 

Eric Hassli

London Woodberry

Jonathan Top

Kyle Zobeck

 
07 November 3:45 pm

The Conference Finals are almost set as the Eastern Conference Semifinals concluded last night and the Western Semis will wrap up tonight when Real Salt Lake hosts the LA Galaxy on ESPN2 and Seattle Sounders FC visits Jeld-Wen Field to take on the Portland Timbers on the NBC Sports Network.

As a group, our prediction accuracy is coming in just below 50% so far for the Conference Semifinals. None of us picked the dreaded Dynamo to knock out the Supporters Shield-winning Red Bulls, but four out of the five of our guessers correctly called Kansas City to advance over New England. Be sure to tune in to the matches tonight to see which of us correctly picked the Western Conference Final matchup.

Let us know in the comments what your predictions are and who you think will lift the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy.

Conference
Semifinals
Predictions
POR vs. SEA
LEG 1: SEA 1-2 POR
LEG 2: 11/7 @ 10pm
NBCSN
RSL vs. LA
LEG 1: LA 1-0 RSL
LEG 2: 11/7 @ 8pm
ESPN2
SKC vs. NE
LEG 1: NE 2-1 SKC
LEG 2: SKC 3-1 NE
NY vs. HOU
LEG 1: HOU 2-2 NY
LEG 2: NY 1-2 HOU
Matt Hedges
Defender
Eric Hassli
Forward
Scott Brown
Managing Editor
Aaron Griffin
Multimedia Manager
Daniel Robertson
Digital Coordinator

 

04 November 6:10 pm

After a week of AT&T Goal of the Year voting for Mauro Diaz, Michel and Jair Benitez, we asked you to pull double duty this morning and vote for Raul Fernandez, Blas Perez, Michel and David Ferreira for Latino del Año. Well now Fernandez needs your vote again in the 2013 Save of the Year competition. MLSsoccer.com kicked the competition off with Groups A and B today, and the Peruvian international has candidates in both groups.

Group A features Fernandez's Week 12 stop against San Jose, while Group B includes his Week 29 save versus Colorado. Voting for the first two groups closes at 11:59 pm PT, Tuesday, November 5 - that's 1:59 am CT, Wednesday, November 6 - so make sure your favorite Peruvian goalkeeper makes it to Round Two.


WATCH: Group A


WATCH: Group B

03 November 3:23 pm

We know you've all been glued to your computers over the last four days voting for Mauro Diaz and then Michel for the 2013 AT&T Goal of the Year, but we need you to keep up the clicking. MLSsoccer.com revealed Groups I-L Sunday morning, and Jair Benitez's audacious midfield bomb against Vancouver Whitecaps FC in Week 28 needs your vote in Group K.

Benitez's only goal of the season was a spectacular one, and it's up against strikes by New York's Thierry Henry, D.C. United's Jared Jeffrey and Philadelphia's Kleberson. Voting for Groups I-L is open until 11:59 pm PT, Monday, November 4 - that's 1:59 am CT, Tuesday, November 5 - so get your votes in early and often to help Jair move on to round two.


WATCH: Group K


 

01 November 4:41 pm

The knockout rounds are in the books with Seattle and Houston surviving to go on to the next round and face their respective conference winners in the semifinals that kick off this weekend. The Western Conference Semifinals will see Portland take on Seattle and Real Salt Lake face the LA Galaxy, while the Eastern Conference Semifinals pit Sporting Kansas City against the New England Revolution and the Houston Dynamo against the New York Red Bulls.

We're back with our picks for the overall series winners as Matt Hedges, Eric Hassli and the FCDallas.com staff try to predict who will make it to the Conference Finals next weekend.

Let us know in the comments what your predictions are and who you think will lift the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy.

Conference
Semifinals
Predictions
POR vs. SEA
LEG 1: 11/2 @ 9pm
NBCSN
LEG 2: 11/7 @ 10pm
NBCSN
RSL vs. LA
LEG 1: 11/3 @ 8pm
ESPN
LEG 2: 11/7 @ 8pm
ESPN2
SKC vs. NE
LEG 1: 11/2 @ 7pm
NBCSN
LEG 2: 11/6 @ 8pm
MLS LIVE
NY vs. HOU
LEG 1: 11/3 @ 2:30pm
NBC
LEG 2: 11/6 @ 7pm
Univision Dep.
Matt Hedges
Defender
Eric Hassli
Forward
Scott Brown
Managing Editor
Aaron Griffin
Multimedia Manager
Daniel Robertson
Digital Coordinator

 

01 November 12:21 pm

We know you're all exhausted from voting for Mauro Diaz for 2013 AT&T Goal of the Year nonstop for the last two days straight, but your team still needs you! MLSsoccer.com unveiled Groups E-H this morning, and we need you to focus all your attention over the next two days on making sure Michel's Olimpico against Seattle from Week 12 advances out of Group G.

I mean c'mon, it's an Olimpico. He's going up against strikes by Chris Wondolowski, Juan Agudelo and Jalil Anibaba (WARNING: Definitely DO NOT vote for Jalil Anibaba). Voting for Groups E-H closes at 11:59 pm PT on Saturday, November 2 - that's 1:59 am CT this Sunday - and with Daylight Saving time falling back an hour this weekend, that means you get a whole extra hour to vote for Michel! So get to it!


WATCH: Group G