FC Dallas' surge is getting noticed in the soccer world this week and David Ferreira is front and center in media coverage. The MLS Player of the Week spoke with ESPN's Jeff Carlisle and opened up about the difficulty of his lengthy rehab and his concerns about returning to the pitch. The entire piece is worth a read, but here's an excerpt:
"Definitely there were moments I thought that [I wouldn't return]," Ferreira said. "I was committed during all my therapy sessions, but then I injured myself again and nothing resulted quickly. The support of my family was fundamental and everyone as well as the group encouraged me and strengthened to keep looking forward. Thank God things are going well, and let's hope going forward there are no injuries and I can enjoy many more years of soccer."
Dale Hansen showed off quite the souvenir on Tuesday night's 6 p.m. newscast on Ch. 8. He recently attended a Rod Stewart concert at WinStar World Casino and a viewer taped him catching a soccer ball kicked into the crowd by the famous singer. That signed ball - which he showed on air - is an FC Dallas soccer ball autographed by Stewart. Watch the video from the newscast:
George John chatted with Gina Miller on Tuesday's edition of The Fan Sports Show on TXA21. The defender discussed the team's current winning streak and also fielded some questions about his Greek heritage.
It’s amazing what having your best player fit and healthy can do. David Ferreira may very well be the most important player in the league, and not just because he’s amazing in his own right, but because of how much better he makes guys like Brek Shea and Fabián Castillo.
Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake.
SAVE: Kevin Hartman keeps Fabian Espindola off the scoresheet.
SAVE: Hartman denies Espindola again to maintain the clean sheet.
GOAL: Fabian Castillo scores his third goal in as many games off the give and go with David Ferreira.
GOAL: Alvaro Saborio heads one in off a corner kick to level the match for Real Salt Lake.
GOAL: Ferreira scores the stoppage time game-winner off the feed from Brek Shea.
We have post-game video comments from Vancouver featuring coach Schellas Hyndman, Andrew Jacobson and Jonathan Top. Thanks to MLS for the video.
Castillo scores in 60' with assist from David Ferreira. VAN 0, FCD 1.
Jonathan Top gets first MLS goal with assist from Ferreira. VAN 0, FCD 2.
Free kick from Vancouver's Camilo hits crossbar.
Kevin Hartman punches out Robson free kick in 2nd half.
David Ferreira finally looks fit, Brek Shea is saying all the right things and Fabián Castillo is playing like a DP. It may be just a bit too late to make a playoff push – 10 points out with nine games left is tough – but stranger things have happened, certainly.
FRISCO – Pat Lobb Auto Group has signed on as the newest FC Dallas signature sponsor with a multi-year partnership, the club announced today.
“We are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Pat Lobb Auto Group and welcome them in to the FC Dallas family”, said FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn. “We are excited to partner with a locally owned and operated company that demonstrates such a high standard of corporate responsibility not only to their customers but also to their community.”
One of the only president’s cabinet winning dealers in the United States based on superior customer service satisfaction, Pat Lobb’s Toyota dealership has long been recognized as one of the top retailers in North Texas. The auto group is currently building a new Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram dealership in Frisco, which will open in March.
“We’re really excited to be a part of both Major League Soccer and FC Dallas,” said Pat Lobb. “They have done great things for soccer in North Texas, especially youth soccer with a highly successful, quality youth program.”
FC Dallas Stadium patrons will see at least a dozen vehicles among its growing presence on site at every event, courtesy of Pat Lobb. The auto group also will sponsor the annual King Tut Tournament each July.
Pat Lobb Auto Group is one of seven signature sponsors for FC Dallas. The elite group of partners includes Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Anheuser Busch, WinStar, Texas Health Resources, The Dallas Morning News Sports Day, VAZATA and FC Dallas’ new jersey partner AdvoCare.
Kevin Hartman picked up his first MLS Save of the Week win in 2012 for his amazing effort against Portland on Sunday. His win was, of course, because of all the fans voting for him on MLSSoccer.com
Here are the vote totals:
- Kevin Hartman (DAL) 55%
- Andy Gruenebaum (CLB) 14%
- Milos Kocic (NY) 12%
- Josh Saunders (LA) 10%
- Matt Pickens (COL) 9%
Read more about Hartman's win at MLSSoccer.com.