Friday's match against Colorado is a special 6:00PM start time and we want you to join us for a Happy Hour Matinee as we cheer FC Dallas on with a win taking them back into first place in MLS.
With the match starting early, we want you to come straight from work or wherever else you are and get to Toyota Stadium early!
The gates open at 5:00PM and from 5:00 to 6:00PM in the El Jimador Cantina we will have $5 drink specials and $2 hot dogs!
Also, this is the perfect chance to stock up on FC Dallas gear for the summer as all retail purchases will be 25% off from 5:00 to 5:30PM and 15% off from 5:30 to 6:00PM leading up to kickoff when everything will be regular priced.
If you don't have your tickets yet, grab yours right here and be sure to come out early on Friday for our Happy Hour Matinee vs Colorado!
In 2015, FC Dallas unveiled a beautiful new alternate blue and white jersey and while we haven't worn it yet, that time is coming soon.
Rumor has it as early as next weekend you could see the blue and white strip at Toyota Stadium and our April Scarf of the Month is a nod to our new 2015 alternate jersey.
Remember, while five of the first seven are at home, seven of the next nine after that are away from the friendly confines of Frisco and there's no better accessory to your FCD blue and white jersey than our April Scarf of the Month.
All elements on the scarf are taken straight from the new jersey including the hoops, new MLS logo and LH logo. The opposite side is the inside neck tag.
It's important to accessorize and there's no better way to do that than with our new April SOTM. Remember this lovely scarf is available only in the FC Dallas Team Store at Toyota Stadium and will sell out quickly so be sure to come up this week and nab yours or snag one at Friday's game vs Colorado.
U-17 Premier takes Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship
FRISCO - In a tightly contested final, the FC Dallas 98B Premier U-17s defeated FC Golden State 2-0 to win the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI U-17 division at Toyota Stadium.
The rain cleared just in time for Sunday's final and FC Dallas took the lead midway through the first half somewhat against the run of play. Big, strong forward Gerber Chavez received a nice pass and slotted a ball home to give FCD the 1-0 lead which they would hold into halftime.
In the second half, the game got even more chippy with FC Golden State defender Jesus Garcia was shown a red card, and FCD took advantage late with Martin Gonzalez scoring just before the final whistle to give Scott Dymond's side an insurmountable lead.
This is the second-straight U-17 Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship won by an FC Dallas team.
U-19s defeated by Jaguares de Chiapas in heartbreaker
FRISCO - The FC Dallas U97 Premier side fell in the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Championship for the second straight year losing the U-19 final to Jaguares de Chiapas. FC Dallas took the lead in the 15th minute as Christopher Villalobos flicked a cross past the keeper to give Scott Dymond's side the lead.
They held that lead until late in the match as a corner was headed home in the 75th minute to tie the match before Jaguares would score a 25 yard laser with nearly the last kick of the game to earn what was a heartbreaking second place finish for FC Dallas 97 Premier.
U-13s fall in PKs in U-14 Dallas Cup Championship
FRISCO - On Saturday afternoon, the FC Dallas U-13 Academy battled strong with AC Brea but fell on PKs after a 1-1 draw.
After an early AC Brea goal, Luis Pacheco tied things up for FC Dallas in the 20th minute. Both teams held firm after that with neither allowing a goal through the second half and two overtime periods.
In the PK shootout, AC Brea goalkeeper Aaron Tebay was the hero making two saves to earn the Dallas Cup Championship.
Here's your highlights from an action-filled 3-1 loss to Portland on Saturday night
FCD Pre Academy 1-0 win vs FC Dallas Youth 01
The FCD Pre Academy 01's defeated fellow FC Dallas 01s to advance to the U-14 championship game on Saturday against AC Brea. That match is at 1:00PM at Toyota Stadium.
FC Dallas Academy 00 4-0 loss vs FC Golden State
The U-14 Academy fell in the semifinals to FC Golden State.
FCD U-15 pre academy 3-0 loss to Seattle United in the Dallas Cup semifinals.
FCD Youth 98B Premier 1-1 PKs win TSF Academy
FC Dallas came from a goal down to advance on PKs in the U-17 division. They'll face FC golden State Platinum in the U-17 championship at Toyota Stadium at 10:00AM on Sunday morning.
FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 2-1 loss to Jaguares de Chiapas
FCD 97B Premier 3-1 win vs LFC Foundation College
FC Dallas 97B Premier faces FC Golden State in Saturday's semifinals
The FC Dallas Academy went a combined 8-5-4 on the second day of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup and Generation adidas Cup with 13 out of 17 teams still having a great shot of advancing past the group stage. Here's a roundup of all the results. For full standings and schedules click here:
U-13 FCD 02B wrapped up Dallas Cup with a 1-1 draw against Chicago Magic. They finish the Dallas Cup with a 0-2-1 record.
FCD Pre Academy 3-1 win vs Sunrise Elite
The FCD Pre Academy 01's defeated Sunrise Elite 3-1 to finish 3-0-0 and qualify for Thursday's quarterfinals where they will face TSF Academy.
Johan Gomez, Luis Hernandez and Luis Pacheco tallied the goals for FC Dallas.
FCD Youth 01B 1-1 draw vs Rio Rapids
FCD 01B qualified for the quarterfinals with a 1-1 draw against Rio Rapids. They finish 1-0-2 in the group and will play Carlsbad United FC in the quarterfinals.
Jace Evans served in a corner that Dayton Crocker scored to earn the crucial draw that sees them through to the quarterfinals.
FCD 01B Premier 2-0 loss vs AC Brea
01B Premier fell 5-1 to La Roca FC and finishes Dallas Cup with a 1-2-0 record.
FC Dallas Academy 00 4-1 win vs Staten Island Gunnrs
The U-14 Academy defeated Staten Island 4-1 and finish a perfect 3-0-0 in the group stage. They'll play FC Dallas El Paso in the quarterfinals.
Jesus Ferreira, Bryan Reynolds, Jalen James and Roba Negeri talled the goals for FC Dallas.
FC Dallas Youth 00B Premier 1-0 loss vs FC Golden state
1-0 loss means FCD 00B East finishes the Dallas Cup 0-2-1 and will not qualify for the quarterfinals.
FC Dallas 00B East 1-1 draw vs FC Florida
1-1 draw means 00B East finishes Dallas Cup with a 1-1-1 record. Connor Jones scored for 00B East while Junior Gutierrez had eight saves in goal.
FC Dallas El Paso 99/00 5-0 win vs Andromeda FC
The 5-0 win means FCD El Paso has qualified for the quarterfinals and will play the FC Dallas U-14 academy.
FCD El Paso 98/99 2-0 win vs SJEB 98
The 2-0 win means FCD El Paso qualifies for the quarterfinals with a 2-0-1 record. They will play Crossfire Premier in the quarterfinals.
FCD U-15 pre academy 3-0 win over TSF Academy
The 3-0 win and Monterrey's draw means the FCD U-15s have qualified from a very difficult group with a 2-0-1 record. They will play Loudon in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Aiden Tibbets, Cole Guindon and Alonso Molina scored the goals for FC Dallas while goalkeepers David Abonce and Rafael Calderon secured the shutout.
FCD 99B Premier 2-1 loss to Crossfire Premier
In the winner-take-all matchup, FCD 99B Premier fell 2-1 to the Seattle side meaning their Dallas Cup ends with a 1-1-1 record.
Juan Barajas tied the score in the 65th minute before a lightning delay stopped the game. Crossfire found a goal in the 78th minute to seal the win.
FCD Youth 98B Premier 3-0 win vs Crossfire
98B Premier scored a huge 3-0 win over Crossfire to finish the group stage 3-0-0 and qualify for the quarterfinals where they will face North Shore United
Gerber Chavez, Matthew Gonzalez and RJ Saylor tallied the goals for 98B Premier.
FC Dallas U-16 Academy 3-1 win vs UNAM Pumas
The FC Dallas U-16s defeated Pumas 3-1 behind goals from Gio Montesdeoca, Toshiki Yasuda and Benji Granillo to finish Generation adidas Cup a perfect 3-0-0 and qualify for the semifinals against Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening at Toyota Stadium.
FCD El Paso 4-0 win vs Lewisham & Southwark College
FCD El Paso finished second in the group on goal difference after beating Lewisham 4-0. They fell just a goal short of qualifying for the quarterfinals.
FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 2-0 win vs Jacksonville FC
97B Gold has qualified for the quarterfinals as the wild card after beating Jacksonville FC 2-0 to finish 2-0-1 in the group. They'll play Jaguares de Chiapas in Friday's quarterfinal.
Mark Trompeter scored in the 84th minute to crucially put FC Dallas in front and then scored again in stoppag time to seal the win. Goalkeeper Joseph Khalaf secured the shutout in goal.
FCD 97B Premier 4-1 win vs Orlando FC QPR
FC Dallas 97B Premier came out on top in the winner-take-all matchup against Orlando FC winning 4-1 to finish 3-0-0 in their group. They'll face LFC Foundation on Friday in the quarterfinals.
Sergio Lara tallied a hat trick in the win while Reece Schattle added the fourth.
FC Dallas U-18 Academy 3-1 loss vs Hoffenheim
The U-18 academy ended their Super Group with a 3-1 loss to Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim. They finish the group 0-2-1.
FC Dallas has a huge road game on Saturday against the Portland Timbers. Daniel & Demetrio break it down in this week's Keys to the Match Driven by Toyota:
By Demetrio Teniente
It was a tale of two halves for the FC Dallas U-18s, but Hoffenheim jumped ahead early, and held on for the 3-1 win at Richland College on Wednesday.
Joshua Mees opened up scoring with a goal in the ninth minute to put Hoffenheim up 1-0. Esad Morina (20’) and Daniele Bruno (31’) each added a goal to make it 3-0.
Even though Dallas battled hard in the second, Hoffenheim's 3-0 first half lead was simply too large to overcome.
Hoffenheim's length and physicality gave FC Dallas trouble in the first half, but the club seemed to adjust after halftime and played more confidently in the second.
Dallas set the pace and controlled the possession for most of the second halfand in the 73rd minute FCD's Oscar Romero converted a penalty kick to put Dallas on the board.
The U-18s played the remainder of the game up a man as a red card was issued to Hoffenheim's Erdal Ozturk.
Wednesday’s loss to Hoffenheim ends the FCD U-18 Super Group at 0-2-1.
FRISCO - The FC Dallas U-16s advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 Generation adidas Cup after a 3-1 win over Liga MX side UNAM Pumas at the Toyota Soccer Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Needing a draw or win to advance, the U-16s started off the match in poor fashion as Pumas scored in just the second minute, the first goal FCD has given up in the tournament.
Luchi Gonzalez's team bounced back, however, with Giovanni Montesdeoca scoring off a scrum in the box in the 16th minute to tie the match up.
With ten minutes left, Toshiki Yasuda slid a shot into the bottom corner after a nice feed from Devin Vega to put FC Dallas in front 2-1 and just a couple minutes later Benjamin Granillo blasted a beautiful strike from long range to put the match out of reach.
With the 3-1 win, FC Dallas finished a perfect 3-0-0 in the group stage and will play in the semifinals at Toyota Stadium on Thursday night.
By Demetrio Teniente & Daniel Robertson
FC Dallas' own Tesho Akindele has been included on D Magazine's Best of Big D 2015 ballot for best athlete. He joins the likes of Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Demarco Murray, the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, the Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre, the Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin, and Pro Golf's Jordan Spieth. Not that you need convincing, but here are five reasons why you should vote for Tesho.
1. Because if you vote for Tesho all your wildest dreams will come true
Did any of the other candidates pull off one the best Pedro Sanchez (Napoleon Dynamite) impressions of all-time and win the 2014 AT&T Rookie of the Year? Didn’t think so. By embracing and paying homage to Pedro, Tesho demonstrated his great sense of humor and won the hearts of many. Not only is Tesho a young, gifted player in MLS, he is also a promising talent in the world of parodies. And we haven’t even talked about his nunchuck, bowhunting, and computer hacking skills.
2. Because Tesho’s hat-trick was pretty cool
When FCD faced San Jose in week 23, Tesho was in the middle of a heated race for Rookie of the Year with Chicago Fire’s Harry Shipp. The young forward made his case for the award even stronger by netting the seventh hat trick by a rookie in MLS history. Coincidentally, Shipp had the sixth hat trick by a rookie earlier in the season. As we mentioned in reason number one, Tesho eventually won Rookie of the Year. Anything you can do, Tesho does better, and he did it at 22 years old.
3. Because Tesho is the smartest one of the bunch
The sports merits of each of our finalists can be debated, but only one was an electrical engineering student. Electrical Engineering. Seriously. Just shut the voting down right now. Tesho even once told Extra Time Radio that if he wasn't playing soccer he would like to be involved in controlling the stoplight systems of a city. If you don't #VoteForTesho, you're going to hit red lights for the rest of your life.
4. Because he is the second youngest athlete in the running
Whitney Houston believed the children are our future. As far as Dallas sports icons go, Tehso is about as young as they come. Only Jordan Spieth is younger than Tesho and there is only a four month difference between them. And in golf you can play until you're like 60 so Jordan Spieth has plenty of years to win the award! A vote for Tesho is a vote for the future of the Dallas sports culture. Come on, do it for the kids.
5. Because he can play for three different countries
Tesho was born to a Nigerian father, Canadian mother and has been in America for most of his life. You probably weren't even eligible to play for two different high schools. Tesho was a part of USMNT camp in January, though he still has yet to commit to playing for a specific country quite yet. All three would certainly love to have him, though we're obviously partial to the ol' Red White & Blue.