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17 June 4:28 pm

As two FC Dallas Academy alumni on the boys side get ready to represent their country at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, one of FCD's most talented young female players is just starting out her youth national team career. 

Midfielder Abby-Grace Cooper, a member of Matt Grubb's under-15 FC Dallas ECNL squad, recently wrapped up a week with head coach April Kater's US Under-14 Girls National Team. Cooper was called up for the eight-day camp, the first for this youngest group of youth national teamers, and she couldn't have been more excited to make the squad/

"I was surprised but in an excited way," said Cooper. "I have worked very hard and I think I deserved the chance. I just didn't expect it to be in the early part of the year."

Just at the start of her budding youth national team career, Cooper says these camps show her exactly the level she needs to attain to represent her country. 

"It raises my game, because it gives me a look into the top level of play in the country," said Cooper. "It gives me bench marks to work at and bring back to my club. I learned that if you have the skill that's great, but if you don't have the passion and drive you will not go very far. I do know that I have the passion and the desire to work hard toward the goal of the US National Team."

17 June 2:09 pm

FC Dallas may have lost a heartbreaker in Portland on Saturday, but Raul Fernandez had another amazing game in the goal with seven saves. As a result, the nominations and honors are already pouring in for Fernandez who leads MLS goalkeepers in saves this season.

It's only Monday, but Fernandez has already been nominated for MLSsoccer.com's Top 3 Performers of the Week and El Latino de la Jornada for Week 16. Voting for Top 3 closes tonight at 7:00 and El Latino de la Jornada voting will remain open until the end of the day Thursday. Make sure to vote Raul! 

 

17 June 9:51 am

This past Saturday, FC Dallas hosted the 3rd annual 3v3 Heat Tournament at the fields of the FC Dallas Stadium Complex. Participant age groups ranged from U8-U10 on the girls' side and U8-U15 on the boys' side, as well as an adult division. The tournament hosted 57 teams, a 25 percent increase from last year's 42 teams, according to tournament director Jesse McNeil. 

The day started with each team playing three games against the other teams, with the best records in each division advancing to the playoffs. Each division crowned a champion. It was a long day, but all of the teams enjoyed the tournament, with many saying they look forward to participating in next year's tournament. 

"We had a great time. It was well run, Jessie did a great job organizing it and we had a blast," Alan Beanie, coach of the winning Azzuri team, said, "We definitely would do it again." 

Participants of all age groups agreed on the success of the tournament, and in general, enjoyed the tournament. 

"I loved this tournament. It's a great way to spend time with your teammates and get to know each other better and it's always fun to do these tournaments," Johan Gomez, a participant in the tournament, said. 

 

15 June 7:29 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 1-0 road loss to the Portland Timbers.

SAVE: Raul Fernandez scrambles to keep the match level.

SAVE: Fernandez comes up big again on Will Johnson.

SAVE: Jackson tests Donovan Ricketts with a powerful shot.

GOAL: Darlington Nagbe's no-look turning shot beats Fernandez.

SAVE: Fernandez pushes Diego Valeri's attempt over the crossbar.

15 June 10:28 am

PORTLAND, Oregon (Friday, June 14) – FC Dallas has sent a fourth round selection in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft to the Columbus Crew in exchange for an additional international roster spot for the remainder of the 2013 season, FC Dallas announced today.

The international roster slot will return to Columbus on January 1, 2014. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, further details of the trade were not disclosed.

Following the trade, FC Dallas now has nine international slots in 2013 – eight of which are currently filled by players under contract: Fabian Castillo (Colombia), Raul Fernandez (Peru), Jackson (Brazil), Eric Hassli (France), Peter Luccin (France), Michel (Brazil), Blas Perez (Panama) and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamacia).

Following a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the Fourth Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, FC Dallas (8-2-4, 28 points) faces the Portland Timbers tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT live on ESPN.

14 June 10:55 pm

FC Dallas has sent a fourth round selection in the 2014 MLS Supplemental Draft to the Columbus Crew in exchange for an additional international roster spot for the remainder of the 2013 season, FC Dallas announced today.

The international roster slot will return to Columbus on January 1, 2014. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, further details of the trade were not disclosed.

Following the trade, FC Dallas now has nine international slots in 2013 – eight of which are currently filled by players under contract: Fabian Castillo (Colombia), Raul Fernandez (Peru), Jackson (Brazil), Eric Hassli (France), Peter Luccin (France), Michel (Brazil), Blas Perez (Panama) and Je-Vaughn Watson (Jamacia).

Following a 3-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo in the Fourth Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, FC Dallas (8-2-4, 28 points) faces the Portland Timbers tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT live on ESPN.

10 June 2:45 pm

After a weekend off, there wasn't any movement in this week's power rankings for FC Dallas, meaning that the team remains in the top three in every major list for another week. Dallas has their work cut out for them this week with two games, including a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup matchup against rival Houston on Wednesday before the team travels to Portland to take on the Timbers. 

MLSsoccer.com left FCD in the second spot and gave George John some love: 

How was George John not on the All-Star ballot? How was he not on the preliminary 35-man Gold Cup roster? Has everybody forgotten that there's soccer happening in Dallas?

ESPN FC once again kept FC Dallas at number three:

Dallas bided its time and prepared for its mammoth Western Conference clash against Portland. Manager Schellas Hyndman will be hoping that the gastroenteritis that sidelined Blas Perez while on international duty doesn't shut the forward down.

FC Dallas also stayed put in Soccer America’s Power Rankings.

Avi Creditor of SI.com kept Dallas in the top spot despite a weekend off:

FC Dallas had the week off, but the club will wait on the word regarding striker Blas Perez, who was ruled out of Panama's World Cup qualifier with the USA with gastroenteritis. Should he have to miss the weekend's crucial bout with Portland, that'd be a big blow for a side whose Western Conference lead continues to shrink.

FCD remained at number two according to Yahoo Sports:

This won't be an easy week for Dallas. They'll have to follow a Wednesday night USOC home game against Houston with a Saturday evening contest at Portland.

 

10 June 10:56 am

It was such a big success the last time we did it, we thought we'd do it again! 

We have five pairs of tickets to Wednesday's Texas Derby Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match vs Houston Dynamo just burning a hole in our pocket. We're going to be giving them away through another FCDallas.com scavenger hunt! 

The first five entries with all the correct answers sent to promotions@fcdallas.com will win the tickets to Wednesday's match. All the answers can be found on FCDallas.com. Remember, only the first five with the right answers win, so get your answers in quick and if you don't end up winning, click here to get your tickets now and avoid the box office lines on Wednesday

EDIT: We've found our winners and will be contacting them shortly! See you at the stadium on Wednesday! 

  1.        Which FC Dallas player celebrated a birthday on Sunday, June 9?
  2.        What FC Dallas player got called up to the US Under-20 World Cup roster?
  3.        When is the next FC Dallas Reserve League game and who do they play?
  4.        What channel is Saturday’s FC Dallas at Portland Timbers match on?
  5.        Who currently leads FC Dallas in shots on goal?
  6.        What are George John’s two favorite TV shows?
  7.        Who scored the goals for FC Dallas in March’s FCD win over Houston?
  8.        What are the two possible teams FC Dallas will face in the LHUSOC quarterfinals if they beat Houston on Wednesday?
  9.        Which three FC Dallas players were born in Colombia?
  10.        What college did FC Dallas goalkeeper Kyle Zobeck attend? 

Good luck and #DTID!

04 June 5:31 pm

MLS Futbolito presented by Volkswagen, the official 4v4 tournament of Major League Soccer, is celebrating its 11th year in 2013 and will be returning to Frisco at the FC Dallas Soccer Complex on July 13! 

Teams are allowed to have up to seven players(four field players and three substitutes) so round up some of your closest friends and get a team together to play in MLS Futbolito! 

Visit www.mlsfutbolito.com for more information and to register your team(cash prizes for Premier Adult Division)! 

04 June 10:20 am

Blas Perez scored FC Dallas' only two goals against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, securing a crucial point on the road to keep Dallas atop the Western Conference standings. Perez's performance has earned him a lot of honors this week, including spots on the weekly Castrol Index Top 20 at number 17 and MLS' Top 3 Performers for Week 14. The striker also earned nominations for Goal of the Week and Latin American Player of the Week and was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week. Don't forget to vote for Blas this week! 

Castrol Index Week 14 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Atiba Harris Forward Colorado Rapids 90 FC Dallas 2,003
2 Michael Gspurning Goalkeeper Seattle Sounders FC 90 Chivas USA 1,362
3 Bobby Shuttleworth Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 LA Galaxy 1,336
4 Jordan Harvey Defender Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New York Red Bulls 1,326
5 Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Real Salt Lake 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,231
6 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 90 Columbus Crew 1,227
7 Diego Fagundez Midfielder New England Revolution 88 LA Galaxy 1,217
8 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 Columbus Crew 1,213
9 Andy Gruenebaum Goalkeeper Columbus Crew 90 Houston Dynamo 1,159
10 Javier Morales Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 San Jose Earthquakes 1,120
11 Collen Warner Midfielder Montreal Impact 90 Sporting KC 1,100
12 Warren Creavalle Defender Houston Dynamo 90 Columbus Crew 1,094
13 Jonathan Osorio Midfielder Toronto FC 90 Philadelphia Union 1,055
14 Jack McInerney Forward Philadelphia Union 90 Toronto FC 1,038
15 Kenny Miller Forward Vancouver Whitecaps 90 New York Red Bulls 1,016
16 Mike Magee Midfielder Chicago Fire 87 D.C. United 999
17 Blas Pérez Forward FC Dallas 90 Colorado Rapids 972
18 Federico Higuaín Forward Columbus Crew 90 Houston Dynamo 937
19 Drew Moor Defender Colorado Rapids 90 FC Dallas 923
20 Ned Grabavoy Midfielder Real Salt Lake 90 San Jose Earthquakes 907