Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki was the honorary scarfer for Saturday's match vs Chivas USA. The big German was a big hit during the ceremony and post-match, when he took the field for nearly an hour to play goalkeeper and take some penalty kicks.
The Dallas Sidekicks officially announced their return in a press conference this afternoon. The indoor franchise begins play in November after an eight year absence. FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn had this to say Tuesday afternoon on behalf of the FC Dallas organization:
"Our appreciation for the history of soccer in North Texas makes the return of the Dallas Sidekicks very special to us. The return of the Sidekicks is a testament to the strength of soccer in America and North Texas. We look forward to sharing our quest to grow the game we all love."
A good crowd filled FC Dallas Stadium for First Kick on Sunday. Whether it was people checking out Lamar's Tailgate or fans filling the new field level seating in front of the Budweiser Beer Garden, fans enjoyed the festivities of the season opener.
U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann was at FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday to watch FCD vs. New York Red Bulls. Before the match, he participated in the scarfing ceremony of the Lamar Hunt statue.
Fans attending the FC Dallas Home Opener against the New York Red Bulls this Sunday, March 11 are in for a special pregame treat. U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is coming to the match, and he'll serve as the honorary scarfer of the statue of Lamar Hunt on the North Concourse before the game kicks off.
FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman reached out to Klinsmann ahead of last week's historic 1-0 USMNT win over Italy, and FCD/USMNT midfielder Brek Shea seconded the invitation when he joined the team in Genoa.
Klinsmann's role in the scarfing ceremony will cap off the pregame festivities of Lamar's Tailgate.
Lamar's Tailgate starts 90 minutes before first kick (so 12:30 p.m. for March 11) on the North Concourse and features BBQ, street tacos and other food. Even better - different food and drink specials prior to every game.
The fun continues on the Budweiser Beer Garden with live music, pool ball, Bud promo girls, prizes, and more food and drink specials extended through the whole game.
The culmination of the tailgate party is the return of the scarfing ceremony of the Lamar Hunt statue, which will be performed by Klinsmann on March 11. It's sure to be a special day, so get your tickets now while they're still available.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening of the FCD pop-up shop inside Trinity Hall. Those who came out enjoyed themselves and getting to check out the new FC Dallas gear. The pop-up shop is open Friday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Here it is . . .
Join us for a party to celebrate the release of the FC Dallas 2012 kit. The FCD pop-up shop will be located inside Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station in Dallas and will be the first place for you to see and purchase both home and away jerseys. The pop-up shop at Trinity Hall is the ONLY place you can buy your 2012 FC Dallas kit this weekend.
This event is a celebration for the fans and includes free food and drinks for those in attendance. Thursday will also feature the live-streaming of FCD's match vs. Toronto FC.
Trinity Hall pop-up shop hours are: Thursday: 5-10 p.m., Friday: 5-10 p.m. and Sat: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
‘12 home jersey
‘12 road jersey
FCD t-shirts and hats
The 2012 FC Dallas home and away kits will be unveiled this Thursday. Each day this week we'll reveal certain details about the event and how fans are invited. You will want to be part of this!