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20 September 4:22 pm

Are you still thinking about that left-footed golazo from Julian de Guzman from FCD's 1-0 win over Vancouver?

With FC Dallas' playoff hopes alive and every game taking on more meaning, be sure and join us at our Party at the Pubs watch party presented by Budweiser on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. at the Allen Wickers Pub in Plano.

FC Dallas travels to the league-leading San Jose Earthquakes for an important late night Western Conference match-up.

There will be great drink specials, door prizes including an Allen Wickers gift card, FCD coasters, a team-signed FC Dallas scarf and a team-signed FCD team ball. There will also be a special appearance from an FC Dallas player, Tex Hooper, the FC Dallas Girls, and the Budweiser Promo Girls.

20 September 3:53 pm

Kevin Hartman and George John hit the runway a few weeks ago for Fashion's Night Out at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. DFWStyleDaily.com featured the two as part of their video coverage of the event.

19 September 11:03 am

FC Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez draws inspiration from his younger brother Nico, whose career was cut short by a car accident in college that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

18 September 11:24 am
The mysterious voters behind the MLS Power Rankings jumped FC Dallas to No. 9 in the Week 28 rankings, up from No. 13 last week. FCD's dramatic 1-0 win over Vancouver at home on Saturday has FCD at its highest slot in the rankings since Week Three this season. Here's what the voters had to say:
 
Ninety-five minutes into Saturday's game, it looked like FCD's season was pretty much over. Ninety-six minutes in, we had one of the signature moments of the year. They still need some help to catch Vancouver, but nothing can be ruled out at this point.
18 September 10:38 am

 

FC Dallas President Doug Quinn wanted to be with FCD supporters during Saturday's big match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, so he spent the first half in the Budweiser Beer Garden seats and the sideline seats. Here are some photos of him hanging out with the fans.

17 September 4:08 pm

Texas-based artist Brian Broadway brought his family out to FC Dallas’ training session last Thursday to present Panamanian striker Blas Pérez with his rendition of Perez’s father Blas “Toro” Pérez (right). FC Dallas captain Ugo Ihemelu enlisted Broadway to create the painting after Toro Perez passed away earlier this year. Broadway arrived midway through the training session and unveiled the painting for Perez as he walked off the pitch.

“I remember Ugo asking me for a picture of my father a few weeks ago, but I didn’t know why he wanted it,” Perez said through a translator after receiving the painting. “This is a wonderful surprise.”

Perez was back at training for the first time since scoring a goal in Panama’s 2-0 victory over Canada in 2014 World Cup Qualifying at Estadio Rommel Fernandez Stadium in Panama City, Panama, last Tuesday night.

To thank Broadway for his work, Blas gave the up-and-coming artist his jersey from Panama's win.

“I had no idea he was going to do that,” said Broadway. “At first, I thought it was an FC Dallas jersey. Then when he held it up to sign it I saw it was the jersey he wore for Panama. It really was overwhelming. I can’t say the word ‘honored’ enough. I made the painting just to honor Blas and his father. My family and I have watched him ever since he joined FC Dallas. We’re big fans and I knew he was going through a tough time. Losing your father is as bad as it gets. I’m just glad people appreciate what I am doing on that level.”

In addition to Perez’s painting, Broadway presented FC Dallas with an image of Bobby Rhine (above, left), which is to be donated to the University of Connecticut during an awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 21.

17 September 1:26 pm

Nearly 800 Korean-Americans who live in North Texas attended Saturday's match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The outing was organized to see Vancouver defender YP Lee, who was one of the stars of the 2002 World Cup South Korean National Team.

But according to a local Korean publication, the atmosphere and thrilling match won over many people in attendance. The whole story is worth a read, but here's an excerpt:

 

Charles Kim of Carrollton said he found a new love, namely FC Dallas.

"I’m a big soccer fan. And I knew that we had FC Dallas as our home team but this was the first time I actually attended FC Dallas game" said Park.

"I mean, aside from the YP Lee attraction, I’m glad I came to this game because it reminded me that we have a great home team to root for" said Park.

Young Sun Choi of Plano said her two sons had a blast. "My kids play in the Korean Soccer Association’s Youth League. So, they love soccer. Unfortunately they were both born here and they don’t know who YP Lee is. But they became FC Dallas fans after the game. They are already begging for FC Dallas jersey. The stadium is very nice and my husband wants to bring the kids to FC Dallas game regularly from now on" said Choi.

17 September 12:09 pm

Dallas Observer BrewFest took over the Dallas Arts District on Saturday night with more than 150 brewing companies at the event. 

From the gates opening at 6 until security finally pushed everyone out at 11 p.m., the FC Dallas Girls were passing out pint glasses, tshirts, and posters to the crowd of more than 3,000 people. 

At the FC Dallas booth, Brewfest attendees entered our raffle of the night which promised the lucky winners an autographed ball or tickets to the final regular season home game against Chivas USA.

15 September 11:12 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 1-0 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

SAVE: David Ferreira's penalty kick is saved by Brad Knighton.

POST: Ferreira hits one off the crossbar on the feed from Brek Shea.

OFFSIDE: Blas Perez's late goal is called back offside.

GOAL: Julian de Guzman scores the last-second match-winner to secure the three points.

14 September 11:59 am

FC Dallas face a must-win match this Saturday, Sept. 15 when Vancouver Whitecaps FC come to Frisco for the final meeting of the season between the two clubs.

The match kicks at 7:30 p.m. at FC Dallas Stadium and will air at approximately 11 p.m. on TXA21. To watch the match live and be a part of the excitement BUY TICKETS NOW: FC Dallas vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Stadium

Vancouver currently occupies the final Western Conference berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs. Four points behind the 'Caps in the standings sits FC Dallas, meaning a win on Saturday would leave the Texas side just one point shy of the final playoff berth. On the other hand, if Whitecaps FC should pick up a win at FC Dallas Stadium on Saturday the Canadian teams' lead on FCD would expand to seven points, which would all but eliminate Dallas from playoff contention. With so much on the line, Saturday's game is unquestionably the most important match of FC Dallas' 2012 season to date.

Saturday's match is just as important to Vancouver. Losers of four straight matches dating back to a 2-0 loss at the hands of FC Dallas on Aug. 15, Whitecaps FC desperately needs to win this match in order to distance itself from FCD in the standings. And having scored just once in those last four matches, the Vancouver offense will be looking to right the ship in Frisco on Saturday night.

The match is presented by Guerrero as well as associate sponsors Novo Nordisk and Cash America. The festivities will start as soon as the gates open at 6 p.m., as Hispanic Heritage month will be celebrated at FC Dallas Stadium Saturday night. As always, fans are encouraged to enjoy BBQ, street tacos and live music as part of Lamar's Tailgate on the North Concourse - which will feature a live mariachi band - or visit the Budweiser Beer Garden for foosball, pool ball and great food and drink specials. The pregame festivities will conclude with the ceremonial scarfing of the Lamar Hunt statue, which will be performed by former U.S. Men's National Team captain and National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa (check out Balboa's "Best MLS Goal of all time" at the end of this highlight reel).

Tickets are going fast, so get yours now for the most important match of the year at FC Dallas Stadium.