Here are your match highlights from FCD's 4-1 win over Houston that clinches a 2015 MLS Cup Playoff spot and the season sweep of Houston:
Our October Scarf of the Month is a look ahead to 2016!
Prominent in the scarf a style reminisant of the Texas Flag, with the state and FC Dallas colors - red, white and blue. Also prominent on the scorf is the team slogan, DTID - or Dallas Till I Die.
You don’t want to miss your opportunity to get your one-of-a-kind scarf. Be sure to stop by the team store or buy it at the October 4th match against Houston!
We're heading into the last month of the 2015 MLS regular season and just five games remain in the run to the MLS Cup Playoffs. Let's take a look at the standings before we get into how FC Dallas can clinch a playoff spot this weekend
Despite Sunday's loss to Los Angeles, FC Dallas still controls their own destiny in the Western Conference and actually still leads in PPG by the slightest of margins. Looking at the bottom of the standings, San Jose and Houston are the only teams left with a realistic chance of working their way into the top six and those are the two teams to watch this weekend to see if FCD can clinch.
FC Dallas can clinch a 2015 MLS Cup Playoff spot this weekend with a win over Houston and a draw or loss by San Jose at home against Vancouver. Here's how:
Currently, the Earthquakes can reach a maximum of 52 points while Houston can get to 50 points. Should San Jose draw or lose this weekend, they can reach a maxiumum of 50 points with a maxiumum of 14 wins(the first tiebreaker) while if FC Dallas defeats Houston, Oscar Pareja's side will reach 50 points with 15 wins and Houston will be left with a maxiumum point total of 47 points eliminating any chance of either team catching Dallas thus clinching a top-six position. Additionally, should Portland defeat SKC and FC Dallas defeat Houston, the Dynamo's playoff chances would effectively be eliminated as well.
Should FC Dallas clinch this weekend, we can start looking at scenarios for FCD to get those all-important top four and top two seeds in the West.
The reigning MLS Rookie of the Year is looking to add another accolade to his collection! Tesho Akindele is up for MLS AT&T Goal of the Week for Week 28 for his first-half strike to put FC Dallas up 1-0. Michel hit Tesho with a textbook ball from the midfield that the Canadian international put in the top left corner behind Josh Saunders. Be sure to cast your vote for the Dallas forward as the top spot in this week's poll!
September is Children's Cancer Awareness month as you'll see the players in tomorrow's match walking out with special t-shirts and we have a young woman battling cancer from our own FC Dallas family that we want to tell you about.
Ellie Slate, an absolutely soccer-mad player from the FC Dallas '04 Girls Premier team, is battling Accute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and she needs our help. MLS has send 50 limited-edition Children's Cancer Awareness scarves to be sold in the team store on Saturday night only and normally the funds would be donated to a cancer charity or hospital but with one of our own facing this awful disease, the FC Dallas Foundation will be sending all proceeds to Ellie's Gofundme account. Get your scarf tomorrow in the team store to help benefit Ellie as she battles leukemia.
If you can't make the game on Saturday but would like to donate, please follow the link below as one of our FC Dallas family battles cancer.
It’s a match-up of the young guns against the international stars in FC Dallas' lone September home match on Saturday evening as the MLS Playoff race heats up.
New York City FC will visit Toyota Stadium for the inaugural meeting between the two sides, boasting household soccer names such as David Villa, Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard, while Dallas will look to build on their two-game winning streak which has seen the emergence of Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, posting consecutive clean sheets, as well as dazzling offensive performances from rookie Michael Barrios and MLS All-Star Fabian Castillo.
With just eight games left in the 2015 season for Dallas, every game counts in a Western Conference battle that sees just six points separating the six teams currently in playoff positions, with the four teams on the outside of the playoff picture still hoping to stake their claim for post-season berth.
NYCFC, on the other hand, is fighting for their own playoff lives after struggling at times in their first season. The team is sitting just three points back of the final playoff spot in the East with seven games to play and head coach and former Dallas Burn-standout Jason Kreis has challenged his team that it’s time to step up in a do-or-die game. City comes into the weekend after a bye week on the heels of a devastating 2-1 loss to Columbus two weeks ago. The sour taste that loss left on the team is sure to add more fuel to the fire.
These two teams have combined to score over 70 goals in 2015, with many more sure to be added on Saturday night. You don’t want to miss this historic inaugural match, so secure your seat now before it’s gone!
September 2015 marks four years since long-time FC Dallas player and broadcaster Bobby Rhine tragically passed away of a heart attack at the age of just 35 years old.
Bobby played more than 200 times for the club and sits in the top five in games played, minutes played, assists and shots.
We remember Bobby each year through Team BR19 at the Dallas Heart Walk coming up this weekend and our September 2015 Scarf of the Month is dedicated to man whose name is synonymous with the franchise.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association and the scarf is available now and only in the FC Dallas Team Store open from 10-4 Monday through Thursday, 10-3 on Friday and open at gates on gamedays.