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18 June 12:26 pm

Thanks to everyone who showed up to our fourth Party at the Pubs event on Saturday at Rugby House. Our next event is on July 14 when FCD travels to face Colorado.

16 June 9:14 pm

Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo) scores in 3' off left footed shot from the center of the box.

 

Jackson scores in 2nd half to level it 1-1.

 

Adam Moffat (Houston Dynamo) goal winds up being the winner for Houston.

 

GK Kevin Hartman with an incredible double save.

11 June 10:54 am

It's Texas Derby time!

Join your fellowFC Dallas fans this Saturday, June 16 at 6 p.m. at The Rugby House Pub off Preston Rd. and 121 for our Crush the Orange Party at the Pubs watch party.

Defender Ugo Ihemelu will sign autographs from 6-6:30 p.m. and the first 100 fans will receive mini FC Dallas soccer balls.

Door prizes include an FC Dallas Fathead, an autographed FC Dallas ball, FC Dallas scarfs, match tickets and more! The FC Dallas Girls and Tex Hooper will also make an appearance and all Bud Light pints are $3!

07 June 11:26 am

 

NEW YORK – ¡MLS Futbolito!™, one of the nation’s most successful grassroots soccer initiatives, celebrates its 10th anniversary with its 2012 tour, returning to soccer fields across the United States this summer, as thousands of soccer players of all ages will again lace up their cleats to participate in Major League Soccer’s official 4-v-4 tournament, hosted locally by MLS clubs. The national tour makes its stop in North Texas on July 28 at FC Dallas Stadium.

MLS Futbolito, one of the largest touring Hispanic events hosted by a U.S. professional sports league, is a series of all-day events targeting the League’s growing multicultural fan base and hosted by the local MLS clubs. Approximately 50,000 people, between participants ages 6 to 55 and spectators, attended MLS Futbolito 2011 across eight events from coast to coast.

“It is with great pride that Major League Soccer celebrates the 10th anniversary of ¡MLS Futbolito!™,” said Russell Sargeant, senior director of partnership marketing for MLS. “Hundreds of thousands of participants have enjoyed this grassroots initiative over the years. It has become an event for the whole family to attend. We would also like to thank all of our corporate partners who have contributed to making this program possible. Without their commitment and support, ¡MLS Futbolito!™ would not be the success that we see today.”

MLS Futbolito will continue to work with MLS W.O.R.K.S., the League’s community outreach initiative to support programs such as Active Bodies Active Minds, a soccer-center initiative that provides resources to motivate, reward and encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle through fitness and nutrition.

Associate level partners for MLS Futbolito are adidas, Allstate, The Home Depot, Makita, Pepsi, Quaker, Volkswagen and Xbox.

For further information about MLS Futbolito, visit the event’s official site: www.MLSFutbolito.com. Below is the 2012 MLS Futbolito schedule, including park addresses, as well as the official competition format and registration information.

2012 MLS Futbolito Schedule

Sunday, June 17 – Houston (Hosted by Houston Dynamo)

HASP – Houston Amateur Sports Park

12131 Kirby Dr.

Houston, TX 77045

Saturday, June 23 – Chicago (Hosted by Chicago Fire)

Hanson Stadium

5501 West Fullerton Avenue

Chicago, IL 60639

Sunday, July 8 – New England (Hosted by New England Revolution)

Gillette Stadium

1 Patriot Place

Foxborough, MA 02035

Saturday, July 14 – New York City (Hosted by New York Red Bulls)

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

13140 Fowler Avenue

Flushing, NY 11355

Saturday, July 28 – Dallas (Hosted by FC Dallas)

Complex at FC Dallas Stadium

9200 World Cup Way

Frisco, TX 75034  

Saturday, August 4 – Washington, D.C (Hosted by D.C. United)

Maryland SoccerPlex

18031 Central Park Cir.

Boyds, MD 20841

Sunday, August 12 – (Hosted by Philadelphia Union)

Science & Discovery High School

1100 W. 10th Street

Chester, PA 19013 

Sunday, August 19  Los Angeles (Hosted by Chivas USA)

Bell Gardens

7000 Park Lane

Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Competition Format and Registration Information

The 4-v-4 tournament is open to players of all ages, abilities and affiliations. Team rosters can consist of up to seven players (four field players and three substitutes) and each team will play in round-robin action, with the possibility of advancing to the single-elimination championship playoff.

Teams registered for the competition will be divided according to age groups and competitive levels with winners in each division receiving prizes.  In addition to participating, each registered player will receive a ticket to an MLS match (in applicable markets), and the chance to win prizes from the sponsors. There will be $3,000 in cash prizes ($2,000 for first place and $1,000 for second place) for adult premier.

More information on the competitions and events in both English and Spanish can be found on the official web site for Futbolito: www.MLSFutbolito.com. Teams can register for competitions, obtain all rules and regulations and learn about the competition dates and locations. Additionally, interested participants with questions can call toll-free at +1-888-MLS-FUTBOLITO. The entrance fee is $150 per team for those competing in the Adult Premier Division and $120 per team for all other participants.

30 May 1:10 pm

To celebrate the launch of our new free FCDGO mobile text program, we are GIVING AWAY a pair of tickets to Sunday’s sold out Mexico vs. Brazil match compliments of Budweiser

To enter, text the word “Assist” to our brand new text number 444222 by 5:00 p.m. Thursday. By signing up, you’ll receive access to FCD breaking news, team info, contests, and much more! If you're already signed up to our service then you're already entered to win.

29 May 3:22 pm

Last week in Open Cup

Charlotte defeated El Paso 0-1 on a 72nd minute goal in a second round US Open Cup match at El Paso. Charlotte’s Nate Thornton was credited with the goal initially, but post-game both teams agreed it was an own-goal caused by El Paso.

Player to watch – Darryl Roberts

He’s scored three goals in 2012 for Charlotte, good for fourth overall in USL PRO for goal totals this year. Roberts was selected by Toronto FC in the 2007 MLS Supplemental draft, but Roberts played overseas in Europe instead and never donned a jersey for the Reds.

USL PRO play

Charlotte is currently 2-7-2 in league play, good for ninth out of 11 teams. Charlotte lost its most recent match on Saturday 1-2 against Orlando City. Midfielder Christian Meza scored the lone goal of the match for Charlotte.

Open Cup history

Charlotte has never won back-to-back US Open Cup matches. It is 0-1 all-time against MLS teams, losing previously to Chivas USA.

26 May 10:50 pm

Full match highlights from FCD's 3-2 loss at Real Salt Lake.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Ned Grabavoy early.

GOAL: Alvaro Saborio heads one in to give RSL the 1-0 lead.

GOAL: Rookie defender Matt Hedges scores his second goal in as many games.

GOAL: Saborio responds quickly to restore the home side's one-goal lead.

GOAL: Blas Perez sends in a shot that Kyle Reynish can't handle.

GOAL: Nat Borchers scores the stoppage time game-winner after some chaos in the FCD box.

23 May 10:09 pm

Match Highlights from FCD's 2-1 road loss to the Chicago Fire.

GOAL: Rookie defender Matt Hedges scores the first goal of his MLS career.

GOAL: Sebastian Grazzini strikes from distance to tie the match for the Fire.

SAVE: Sean Johnson denies Blas Perez's attempt from the spot.

GOAL: Marco Pappa follows up Grazzini's PK shot to give Chicago the lead.

MISS: Daniel Hernandez goes just high on his long-range attempt.

23 May 10:54 am

Join us this Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at The Londoner Frisco for our Party at the Pubs watch party presented by Budweiser.

FC Dallas takes on league leaders Real Salt Lake at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest and this is your chance to watch the match with FC Dallas fans.

The Londoner Frisco will be showing the USA vs. Scotland international friendly on the NBC Sports Network beginning at 7 p.m., so you can come and watch USMNT before FCD plays.

2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira and midfielder Bobby Warshaw will sign autographs from 7:30-8 p.m. before the match starts.

The first 100 people through the door will receive FC Dallas sunglasses and bottle openers and fans can also enter to win an autographed Brek Shea Fathead, a 2012 FC Dallas home jersey, a trip for two to the Texas Derby in Houston and more.

22 May 1:23 pm
The unknown voters behind the MLS Power Rankings dropped FC Dallas from No. 14 to No. 15 after its 1-1 draw vs Philadelphia in the Week Eleven rankings. Here's what the voters had to say:

Winless in their last five, winless away, a squandered home lead against punchless Philly, and a sports psychologist on the way. This is probably not how Schellas Hyndman had 2012 mapped out in the preseason.