Our October Scarf of the Month is a look ahead to 2016!
Prominent in the scarf a style reminisant of the Texas Flag, with the state and FC Dallas colors - red, white and blue. Also prominent on the scorf is the team slogan, DTID - or Dallas Till I Die.
You don’t want to miss your opportunity to get your one-of-a-kind scarf. Be sure to stop by the team store or buy it at the October 4th match against Houston!
The five FC Dallas Academy teams continued their 2015-16 seasons over the weekend in Austin against Lonestar SC. The five teams from U-13 through U-18 went a combined 3-0-2 on their first road trip.
FC Dallas Academy teams remained undefeated on the season and have a combined 8-0-3 record to start the year.
FC Dallas: 0
Lonestar SC: 0
- The U-18s played to a scoreless draw to remain undefeated in the 2015-16 season with a 1-0-1 record.
FC Dallas: 3
Lonestar SC: 0
- The U-16s earned their first clean sheet of the season while pushing their record to 2-0-0 with six different players registering goals on the year.
FC Dallas: 3
Lonestar SC: 0
- The U-15s have put up consecutive 3-0 wins in their perfect start to the season.
FC Dallas: 6
Lonestar SC: 1
- The FCD U-14s are a perfect 3-0 on the young season, while outscoring their opponents a combined 15-1.
FC Dallas: 2
Lonestar SC: 2
- The U-13s earned a second-straight draw to start their season 0-0-2.
The reigning MLS Rookie of the Year is looking to add another accolade to his collection! Tesho Akindele is up for MLS AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 28 for his first-half strike to put FC Dallas up 1-0. Michel hit Tesho with a textbook ball from the midfield that the Canadian international put in the top left corner behind Josh Saunders. Be sure to cast your vote for the Dallas forward as the top spot in this week's poll!
Just eight games remain in the MLS regular season and only four more home games! FC Dallas hosts NYCFC on Saturday night presented by Raytheon as the club looks to move within a point of the top spot in MLS with a win. Here are the ten things to know before you head to Toyota Stadium.
1. Saturday's match is presented by Raytheon and they're teaming up with DFW USO for Military Appreciation Night. Be sure to stop by their area in the northwest concourse to show your appreciation to our troops!
2. Join us on Saturday morning before the match as Team BR19 will be walking together in the Dallas Heart Walk. Both head coaches Oscar Pareja and Jason Kreis are planned to join us and at the game on Saturday night Bevan Rhine, wife of Bobby, will be our honorary Lamar Hunt Statue scarfer at 7:00PM so be sure to join us for that!
3. Throughout the month, MLS is making note of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we want to let you know about a member of our FC Dallas Family who is fighting. Ellie Slate of the FC Dallas '04 Girls Premier team is staying incredibly brave in her fight against Leukemia and 50 special limited edition scarves will be on sale in the team store on Saturday with all proceeds benefitting her Gofundme account. See how you can help here.
5. Did you know the FC Dallas and NYCFC rosters represent 18 different countries from four continents? Check out more great numbers like that one in our by the numbers feature.
6. This is the only home matchday in September and your best chance to snag our September Scarf of the Month dedicated to the great Bobby Rhine. A portion of the proceeds go to the American Heart Association.
7. It's actually going to feel like fall outside at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night! Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 70s and pretty much perfect. You might even want to bring a light jacket. Seriously.
8. How will the FC Dallas defense deal with NYC's three UEFA Champions League winners and how has the move to a 4-4-2 benefitted FCD? We talk about it in the Keys to the Match driven by Toyota.
9. It's a bit of a unique TV situation on Saturday night as our match will be shown live on Time Warner Cable Sports channel 323 with Bob Sturm and Steve Jolley on the call while the match will also be shown on tape delay on TXA 21 directly following the Texas Rangers game. Don't forget you can also listen live in the stadium on 100.7FM in English and 1270AM in Spanish. Don't forget to tune into the post-game show on the way home!
10. Some tickets are still available for #FCDvNYC and you can get those here! Just four home games remain as we make our playoff push.
September is Children's Cancer Awareness month as you'll see the players in tomorrow's match walking out with special t-shirts and we have a young woman battling cancer from our own FC Dallas family that we want to tell you about.
Ellie Slate, an absolutely soccer-mad player from the FC Dallas '04 Girls Premier team, is battling Accute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and she needs our help. MLS has send 50 limited-edition Children's Cancer Awareness scarves to be sold in the team store on Saturday night only and normally the funds would be donated to a cancer charity or hospital but with one of our own facing this awful disease, the FC Dallas Foundation will be sending all proceeds to Ellie's Gofundme account. Get your scarf tomorrow in the team store to help benefit Ellie as she battles leukemia.
If you can't make the game on Saturday but would like to donate, please follow the link below as one of our FC Dallas family battles cancer.
It’s a match-up of the young guns against the international stars in FC Dallas' lone September home match on Saturday evening as the MLS Playoff race heats up.
New York City FC will visit Toyota Stadium for the inaugural meeting between the two sides, boasting household soccer names such as David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard, while Dallas will look to build on their two-game winning streak which has seen the emergence of Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, posting consecutive clean sheets, as well as dazzling offensive performances from rookie Michael Barrios and MLS All-Star Fabian Castillo.
With just eight games left in the 2015 season for Dallas, every game counts in a Western Conference battle that sees just six points separating the six teams currently in playoff positions, with the four teams on the outside of the playoff picture still hoping to stake their claim for post-season berth.
NYCFC, on the other hand, is fighting for their own playoff lives after struggling at times in their first season. The team is sitting just three points back of the final playoff spot in the East with seven games to play and head coach and former Dallas Burn-standout Jason Kreis has challenged his team that it’s time to step up in a do-or-die game. City comes into the weekend after a bye week on the heels of a devastating 2-1 loss to Columbus two weeks ago. The sour taste that loss left on the team is sure to add more fuel to the fire.
These two teams have combined to score over 70 goals in 2015, with many more sure to be added on Saturday night. You don’t want to miss this historic inaugural match, so secure your seat now before it’s gone!
It's an international friendly week for FC Dallas and the metroplex is hosting their own high profile game on Tuesday as Argentina and Mexico face off at AT&T Stadium. Mexico has been in town since late last week after tying Trinidad & Tobago 3-3 on Friday night in Utah and they made a request from FC Dallas.
"Tuca" Ferretti and El Tri needed some extra training players, so some FCD youngsters were brought in to join the first team as they trained at MoneyGram Soccer Park in Dallas. Needless to say it was an experience that the boys won't forget, even if most of them have aspirations of suiting up for Mexico's rival US Men's National Team in the future.
— FEMEXFUT (@FMF) September 6, 2015