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20 May 9:27 pm

 

Our very first Academy Day was held on Saturday morning at FC Dallas Stadium and the event was a big success! The under-18s battled to a 1-1 draw with Real Colorado while the under-16s cruised to a 3-0 victory. 

Here are some pictures from the matches taken by FC Dallas Graphic Design Coordinator Olivia Brestal. In case you were wondering, summer decided to come early on Saturday so most of the fans were taking shelter under the shade on the concourse and in our plaza terraces! 

18 May 11:15 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 4-2 loss to Seattle Sounders FC.

GOAL: Eddie Johnson splits the defense to give Seattle the early 1-0 lead.

SAVE: Raul Fernandes comes up big one on one vs. Brad Evans.

GOAL: Lamar Neagle rounds a challenging Fernandez to double the Seattle lead.

GOAL: Kenny Cooper heads home Michel's free kick to pull FC Dallas within one.

SAVE: London Woodberry steps in for Fernandez to keep FCD within a goal.

OLIMPICO: Michel bends one in off the corner kick to equalize for Dallas.

GOAL: Seattle responds quickly as Johnson scores his second of the match.

RED CARD: Blas Perez is issued a delayed booking to put FCD down to 10 men.

GOAL: Obafemi Martins ices the game with a finish in the 83rd minute.

14 May 5:05 pm

FC Dallas Youth was well-represented at the 2013 North Texas State Cup that took place over Mother's Day weekend. FCDY had 11 teams advance to the semifinals of the tournament, seven teams make it to the championship match, and four teams win State Championships. Below is a list of all the FC Dallas Youth teams that advanced to the knockout rounds and how they finished in the tournament:

Team Coach Division Finish
02 Girls Premier Matt Grubb U-11 Girls Championship
01 Boys Premier Jose Pino U-12 Boys Championship
01 Boys Gabby Gentile U-12 Boys Semifinalist
00 Girls Ben Waldrum U-13 Girls Semifinalist
00 Boys East Darrin Hedges U-13 Boys Finalist
99 Girls South Blue Luis ZuaZua U-14 Girls Finalist
99 Boys Guillermo Lopez U-14 Boys Finalist
98 Boys Premier Gabby Gentile U-15 Boys Championship
97 Boys Central Francisco Arias U-16 Boys Championship
96 Boys Premier Scott Dymond U-17 Boys Semifinalist
95 Boys Premier Scott Dymond U-18 Boys Semifinalist

Congratulations go out to all FC Dallas Youth teams that qualified for the 2013 North Texas State Cup and good luck to the teams that advanced to the U.S. Youth Soccer Region III tournament in Edmond, Oklahoma.

14 May 2:12 pm

Let's be honest, any time George John goes on a podcast or radio show, it's a must listen.

Anyone who caught his interview with BaD Radio on 1310 The Ticket knows that one.

With FCD heading to Seattle this weekend, George John appeared on Nos Audietis, a podcast that focuses on Seattle Sounders FC. It's a great listen that touches on a lot of topics.

Click here to listen, George comes in around 39:00.

 

14 May 10:11 am

After a weekend off, it was back to work for FC Dallas in week 11 of the MLS regular season with their first double match week of the season. Despite injuries to George John, Andrew Jacobson and David Ferreira as well as the suspension of Jackson for Wednesday's game against Portland, FC Dallas racked up four points from the two home games with a 1-1 draw against the Timbers and a 2-1 victory over DC United. Due to those positive results, FC Dallas remains at the top of pretty much every MLS Power Rankings list as they head into another tough game at Seattle this Saturday night. 

MLSsoccer.com retained FC Dallas as #1 overall with this comment.

Got four points from two games in four days with essentially one half from David Ferreira. Also did their work without George John and Andrew Jacobson, and missed Jackson for a bit as well. Finding a way to get results in those circumstances means it's official: Dallas are really good.

ESPN FC has FC Dallas ranked #1 and had this to say:

Perhaps FCD has more depth than previously thought. Minus Andrew Jacobson and George John, Dallas grabbed a point against Portland thanks to a contentious penalty, then disposed of D.C. United 2-1. Michel continued his stellar midfield play.

The Sporting News/Goal.com power rankings by Kyle McCarthy also has FCD at the top:

FCD just keeps churning out results week after week. The midweek draw against Portland – even with the aid of an iffy penalty decision – stands out as a particularly important result

Soccer By Ives' power rankings have FC Dallas #1 overall:

Still in the top spot, but the Hoops are showing signs of vulnerability. Playing without George John was tough enough, but if they miss David Ferreira for any length of time, FC Dallas could see their lead atop the West disappear. Rookie London Woodberry did well in place of John, while Blas Perez looked good when deputized into a playmaking role. If John and Ferreira aren’t back for Seattle, Dallas could be in for a long day.

Avi Creditor of SI.com put FCD #1:

Dallas continues to roll, turning to seldom-used players to get by struggling D.C. on Saturday night and extend its unbeaten streak to nine. There is cause for concern regarding midfield fulcrum David Ferreira, though. He was forced to leave the club's midweek bout against Portland with a leg injury and missed the weekend match as a result. His health is key for Dallas' long-term aspirations.

Soccer America has Schellas Hyndman's men at the top spot as well:

FC Dallas is 6-0-1 at home and unbeaten in nine matches (7-0-2) after tying Portland and beating D.C. United. Je-Vaughn Watson got the winner against D.C. by guiding a Michel corner kick into the net via his stomach. FCD has outscored opponents 12-4 at home this season; now comes a good road test Saturday at Seattle.

Finally, Yahoo Sports has FC Dallas #1 

Dallas didn't wait long to climb back to the top of MLS power rankings. They are the undisputed best team in the league.

 

13 May 4:42 pm

At halftime of Saturday's win over DC United, FC Dallas recognized the entire 2013 graduating senior class. While not every player will be moving on to play in college, we thank each and every member of the FC Dallas Academy family and wish them the best as they begin the next chapter of their lives! 

First Name             Last Name                Year                University

Kellyn  Acosta 2013 Signed a Pro contract with FC Dallas 
Andrew  Alies 2013 Hardin Simmons University
Reese  Barden 2013 West Texas A&M University
Kaitlin  Basham 2013 Texas A&M University 
Chelsea Billups 2013 Louisiana Tech University 
Heather  Cagle 2013 Schreiner University
Marco  Carrizales 2013 Southern Methodist University
Chelsey  Chandler 2013 Eastern New Mexico University
Kelly Chinloy 2013 Texas A&M University 
Casey Colbert 2013 University of Alabama
Abbey  Colbert 2013 University of Alabama
Dylan Cook 2013 Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy 
Connor  Cunningham 2013 Southwestern University 
Austin  Curnutt 2013 Oklahoma University 
Christian De Luna 2013 University of San Francisco
Bethany Deaton 2013 Baylor University 
Eric  Devey 2013 University of Alabama 
Morgan  Dizney 2013 University of Dayton 
Alex  Dominguez 2013 Liberty University
Jessica Dowse 2013 Stephen F. Austin
Brooke  Dusek 2013 McNeese State University
Bobby  Edet 2013 Furman University
Taylor Erwin 2013 University of Arkansas
Dillon  Farrell 2013 Ouachita Baptist University
Sarah Firstenberg 2013 University of North Carolina
Analiese  Florkowski 2013 Texas Women's University
Megan Foster 2013 Texas Tech University
Rachel  Gambell 2013 University of Arkansas
Taylor  Gambell 2013 University of Arkansas
Kris Garcia 2013 East Central College
Daylon Gordon 2013 Trinity University 
Andrew Greenleaf  2013 Johnson & Wales University in Providence
Emily      Griffin       2013 Louisiana Tech University                  
Miriah       Hadley  2013 Sam Houston St                
Cassidy Hansen 2013 University of Oklahoma
Kylee  Harper 2013 East Central University
Kennedi Henneberger 2013 Loyola University
Aaron Henry 2013 Hardin-Simmons University 
Juan  Herrera 2013 West Texas A&M University
Kailee Hervey 2013 Louisiana Tech University 
Lindsay Hidalgo 2013 LSU- Shreveport
Brooke  Hill 2013 Texas Women's University
Patrick      Hoover   2013 Austin College
Melanie Hummert 2013 Mississippi College
Melanie  Hummert 2013 Mississippi College
Alex Ikeda 2013 University of Texas 
Alec Jones 2013 University of Arizona
Vince Koch 2013 Colorado School of Mines
Caleb Latson 2013 St Edwards University
Fernando  Laverde 2013 University of Central Florida
Tahlor Lyman 2013 Oral Roberts University
Holly  Mallinson 2013 University of Louisiana - Monroe
Madison McAdams 2013 Texas Tech University
Carlos  Mitlich 2013 Tyler Junior College
Taylor Montoya 2013 Louisiana Tech University 
Sydney Newton 2013 Abilene Christian University
Matt  Ornstein 2013 St. Edwards University
Marco  Ortiz 2013 Furman University
Alyssa  Parkhill 2013 Midwestern State University
Barbara Pascale 2013 Ouachita Baptist University
Kaylin  Peery 2013 McNeese State University
Victor  Portillo 2013 Liberty University
Lauren Prater 2013 Texas State University
Lauren  Prater 2013 Texas State University
Emily  Preston 2013 University of North Texas
Troy  Reeves 2013 West Texas A&M University
Adrian Salazar 2013 East Central College
Raul  Saldana 2013 LeTourneau University
Mariah    Sanchez     2013 Southwest Assemblies of God        
Alexis  Santos 2013 University of the Incarnate Word
Randall Scott 2013 Ouachita Baptist University
Raul  Serrano 2013 Messiah College 
Sara  Shaw 2013 Texas A&M University 
Hannah Smith 2013 Fort Hays State University 
Ellen  Starnes  2013 Boston University
Tori  Stephens 2013 Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Haiden Stiles 2013 St. Edwards University
Byron Stinson 2013 Central Christian College 
Megan Stokes 2013 University of the Incarnate Word
Karla Tapia  2013  Dallas Baptist University
Megan Tomlin 2013 St. Mary's University
Jacey Torres 2013 University of Texas at Austin
Georgia Turner 2013 Texas State University
Caleb Underwood 2013 Southern Methodist University
 Mary  Watson 2013 Florida Institute of Technology 
Kristal Williams 2013 St. Mary's University
Abdul Yassine 2013 Southern Methodist University
Sewell Yost 2013 Ouachita Baptist University

 

13 May 4:08 pm

The FC Dallas Foundation is proud to partner with America SCORES Dallas to present the 2013 Corporate Cup at FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday, June 23. The event offers companies the opportunity to form teams and play where the pros play at FC Dallas Stadium in a tournament that will benefit America SCORES Dallas, "the only youth development program that addresses high obesity and illiteracy rates in Dallas while cultivating the next generation of leaders in urban elementary schools."

For more information on the tournament, see the flyer below or visit the America SCORES Dallas website. If your company would like to have fun while supporting a great cause, register for the tournament here.

11 May 9:39 pm

FC Dallas extended their unbeaten streak to nine games with a late 2-1 victory over DC United. The win moves FC Dallas to 6-0-1 at home and puts Schellas Hyndman's club seven points clear of second place in the Western Conference.

Here's the full match highlights from Saturday night's win:

GOAL: Jackson gave FC Dallas an early 1-0 lead with an 11th minute goal off a nice feed from Eric Hassli

SAVE: Dwayne De Rosario nearly pulled DC United level in the 30th minute, but Chris Seitz came up huge with a big stop

GOAL: United finally tied things up in the 44th minute as De Rosario finished an indirect free kick, the first goal allowed by FCD in the first half this season

OVER THE BAR: Eric Hassli nearly gave FC Dallas a second half lead in the 61st minute but put his header over the bar

GOAL: Je-Vaughn Watson got on the end of a Michel corner kick to put FC Dallas up for good, sealing a vital three points.

 

10 May 3:43 pm

We're rolling out full details on Monday, but wanted to let everyone know to save next Saturday morning for a special event we'll have going on at FC Dallas Stadium.

Our first-place and defending USSDA National Champion FC Dallas Academy is inviting everyone to Frisco for FC Dallas Academy Day on Saturday, May 18th. 

The Under-18s will play a crucial division match against Real Colorado starting at 10:00AM while the Under-16s will play at 12:30PM. 

Admission is free to the event and we will have many of the game elements you see during FC Dallas games including FC Drum and the FC Dallas Girls.

Stay tuned for more information coming next week! 

10 May 9:32 am

Hunt Sports Group VP Dan Hunt sat down for his weekly Facebook chat on Thursday afternoon to discuss a number of topics on a busy two-match week. Among the things discussed include Kellyn Acosta, a possible bus service and much more! 

Click here to read the full chat!