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30 October 6:48 pm

FCDTV brings you an amazing behind the scenes look at FCD's playoff win over Vancouver with The Rewind pres. by Toyota:

30 October 2:51 pm

On Wednesday night, FC Dallas clinched their spot in the MLS Western Conference Semifinals with a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the wild card round match and with that brings a new playoff format.

Those of you who are UEFA Champions League die-hards will know exactly what a "two-legged aggregate" playoff means, but for those of who you follow FC Dallas either casually or fanatically, we're here to explain the ins and outs of the system.

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Two games, one winner

Over the next week and a half, FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC will play twice, at Toyota Stadium on Sunday, November 2nd at 8:00PM and at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Monday, November 10th at 9:30PM. The two games will be normal 90-minute MLS matches, but it's the combined score of the two matches that will determine who moves on to the Western Conference Finals. Let's go through a few scenarios:

FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 2-0 and loses the "second leg" in Seattle 1-0. FCD would advance to the conference finals because the combined, aggregate score is 2-1 FC Dallas.

FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC draw 0-0 in the "first leg" in Frisco and Seattle wins 2-0 in the "second leg." Seattle would advance to the conference finals with a 2-0 aggregate win.

That make sense? Well let's talk about ties.

Away goals

Should FC Dallas and Seattle be tied in aggregate score after the games in Frisco and Seattle, one of two things will happen.

First off, let's talk about "away goals." Again, those of you who watch the UEFA Champions League are familiar with this rule and basically it means if the game is tied after 180 minutes, two games, whoever scored the most goals in the other team's house will advance to the conference finals. Again, let's go through a couple scenarios:

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FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 2-1 and loses the "second leg" in Seattle 1-0. Despite being tied 2-2 on aggregate, Seattle would advance to the conference finals because they have one "away goal" to FCD's zero.

FC Dallas and Seattle draw 1-1 in the "first leg" in Frisco and draw 2-2 in the "second leg" in Seattle. Despite being tied 3-3 on aggregate, FC Dallas would advance to the conference finals because they will have two "away goals" to Seattle's one.

Extra time and shootout

If the teams are tied after both games and also tied on away goals, the match will go to 30 minutes of extra time and if it is still tied, we will go to penalty kicks. You saw both of those scenarios in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semifinal against Philadelphia Union earlier this year. Away goals is not in effect once you get to overtime. Basically, if both games finish with the same score, we're going to overtime.

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Again, let's go through scenarios:

FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 2-1 and Seattle wins the "second leg" in Seattle 2-1. The teams would go to 30 minutes of extra time after the second game in Seattle as the teams are tied on score and away goals. If neither team scores in overtime, it goes to penalty kicks.

FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 3-1 and loses the "second leg" in Seattle 2-0. The Sounders would advance despite being tied 3-3 on aggregate as they lead 1-0 on away goals.

Does that all make sense? Score more goals than the other team over two games, you win. Score the same amount of goals and more goals in the other team's house, you win.

 

30 October 11:10 am

FC Dallas opened the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, with a 2-1 Knockout Round win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday night. The victory advanced FCD to the Western Conference Semifinals where they'll face Clint Dempsey and the Supporters' Shield-winning Seattle Sounders.

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FC Dallas will host the first match of the series this Sunday, Nov. 2 before wrapping up the two-leg series in Seattle on Monday, Nov. 10. The winner will face the winner of the other semifinal between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Championship. Check out the Western Conference Playoffs schedule below or see the complete Playoffs schedule on MLSsoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

2-1

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs TBD

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

Sunday

Nov 2
8 pm CT

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday

Nov 10
9:30 pm CT

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

TV: NBCSN |  NBCSports.com | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

Saturday

Nov 1
7 pm CT

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBCSports.com | RDS2

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday

Nov 9
6:30 pm CT

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

2:00 PM CT

TBD

Conference Champion

ESPN  |  UniMas  |  TSN1  |  RDS1  |  Sirius XM

 

29 October 11:38 pm

FC Dallas edged out Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 in the Western Conference Knockout Round of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, Wednesday night. Dallas scored the first goal of the match when Mauro Diaz set up rookie forward Tesho Akindele for a goal in the 40th minute.

First Half Highlights

Vancouver equalized in the 64th minute on a goal by Erik Hurtado, but FCD would retake the lead 20 minutes later when Whitecaps center back Kendall Waston was called for a handball in the box. Michel converted from the spot to clinch the win for FC Dallas.

Second Half Highlights

29 October 3:08 pm

This is it. The playoffs have returned to Toyota Stadium and tonight FC Dallas will host Vancouver Whitecaps FC in a winner-take-all wild card round matchup. Here are the 10 things to know before heading to Toyota Stadium tonight to scream your brains out:

1. Tonight's match, and our entire playoff run, is Driven by Toyota. They've partnered with Chase to provide everyone who enters Toyota Stadium with a free #RedForGlory rally scarf. Be sure to wave yours proudly at tonight's game!

2. Our honorary scarfer tonight is Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley! He's got a pretty amazing story, and we're super excited to have him. Join us at around 7:30 on the north concourse for the ceremony.

3. If we win tonight's match, we will host Seattle Sounders FC on Sunday night at 8:00PM in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals. Stay tuned for a special ticket offer after tonight's game should we triumph.

4. Bring the kiddos out to tonight's match in their best halloween costumes. Toyota is sponsoring Trunk or Treat on the north concourse. Each of our Toyotas will have some candy in the trunk for the kids. We may even let adults have a piece or two if they ask nicely.

5. FC Dallas has earned the right to host a playoff home game & you've earned the right to cheer the team to victory in such a huge game. Be louuuuuud tonight.

6. While parking is always free for everyone at Toyota Stadium, our Toyota drivers out there can enjoy FREE upgraded parking in the Camry Gold Lot tonight. The Camry Gold Lot is directly NW of the stadium adjacent to the Dr. Pink field.

7. FCD & Vancouver have played three extremely hard-fought games this year with great goals, great saves and some controversy as well. Take a look back at the previous meetings.

8. The weather for tonight's match should be absolutely perfect. Forecasted temperature at kickoff is 70 degrees dropping down to 65 by the end of the match. It's gonna feel like fall.

9. If you can't make it to Toyota Stadium, tonight's match is live on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 323 with Mark Followill & Kevin Hartman as well as 100.7FM with Steve Davis & 1270AM with Carlos Alvarado & Rafa Calderon.

10. Don't have your tickets yet? Are you crazy?! Beat box office lines & get them here.

28 October 2:38 pm

FC Dallas returns to the postseason for the first time since 2011 when the team hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night. Scott and Daniel get you ready for the start of FCD's playoff run with the Keys to the Match, driven by Toyota.

27 October 11:19 am

FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have played three hard-fought games in 2014 and they’re going to go at it one more time on Wednesday night in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoff curtain-raiser, a do-or-die wild card round matchup. Let’s take a look back at the three matches they’ve played this season:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, FC Dallas 2 – Sunday, July 27th BC Place

Raul in Vancouver

Goals from Michel and Blas Perez saw FC Dallas take a 2-1 lead into the halftime break, but a controversial second half PK from Pedro Morales earned a point for the Whitecaps.

This match will be remembered, however, for some heroics from goalkeeper Raul “Superman” Fernandez. The Peruvian made seven acrobatic saves denying Morales who had an incredible 12 shots on goal.

FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 – Saturday, September 13th Toyota Stadium

FCD 2, VAN 1

Oscar Pareja’s side extended the Whitecaps hoodoo in Frisco as two goals from Blas Perez sent Vancouver’s all-time record at Toyota Stadium to 0-5-0 with a 2-1 win for FCD.

Perez’s first goal was a spectacular, if perhaps accidental, effort from nearly the corner flag. His cross/shot looped over the head of goalkeeper David Ousted and straight into the goal sending the Budweiser Beer Garden into raptures.

Perez won it late for FC Dallas, hammering home a rebound in the 78th minute to earn all three points for FC Dallas, a huge home win that proved vital later in the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, FC Dallas 0 – Saturday, October 4th BC Place

VAN 2, FCD 0

The Whitecaps earned their second-ever win over FC Dallas with a comprehensive 2-0 home win earlier this month. A five-minute double from Sebastian Fernandez in the first half was all the offense Vancouver needed as the Whitecaps were able to sit on the 2-0 lead for pretty much the entire match.

Despite having 24 crosses to Vancouver’s 5 and earning more shots, corners and possession, FCD was unable to seriously test Ousted in goal in this match.

A hard-fought match that saw 31 fouls committed, coaches from both sides were seen getting into a bit of a tiff at the final whistle adding a little extra spice to what should be an incredible match on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

27 October 11:06 am

It's official, the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T will kick off in North Texas. It all starts when FC Dallas hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Toyota Stadium this Wednesday, October 29 at 8 pm.

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After the two midweek Knockout Round matches it goes straight into the Conference Semifinals this weekend. Check out the Western Conference Playoff schedule below or see the complete Playoff schedule on MLSsoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

Wednesday

Oct 29
8 pm CT

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

TV: TSN1 | TWCSC-Texas  | MLS LIVE | TICKETS

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs TBD

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West 4/5 seed

Sunday

Nov 2
8 pm CT

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday

Nov 10
9:30 pm CT

TBD

West 4/5 seed

TV: NBCSN |  NBCSports.com | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

Saturday

Nov 1
7 pm CT

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBCSports.com | RDS2

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday

Nov 9
6:30 pm CT

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

2:00 PM CT

TBD

Conference Champion

ESPN  |  UniMas  |  TSN1  |  RDS1  |  Sirius XM

25 October 11:00 pm

FC Dallas dropped a 2-0 result to the Portland Timbers in the regular season finale at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night. Portland took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Darlington Nagbe.

First Half Higlights

The second half featured two disallowed goals for FC Dallas. The Timbers eventually iced the game with a Maximiliano Urruti goal in the 82nd minute.

Second Half Highlights

24 October 4:09 pm

Here's your Keys to the Match pres. by Toyota for Saturday's regular season finale vs Portland: