When: July 25th
Where: Toyota Stadium
Event title: FC Dallas vs. Portland Timbers
Summary: The Tour Truck made another stop at Toyota Stadium as FC Dallas battled the Portland Timbers. Fans young and old enjoyed winning free goodies thanks to our Tour sponsors. Toyota beads, Cricket t-shirts, Texas Health Resources towels, Nequik keychains, TXU drawstring bags, and as well as FC Dallas goodies were some of the prizes that were available for fans to win as they spun the Tour Wheel. The attendees that made a goal in our inflatable received a drawstring bag curtesy of TXU and Nesquik, filled with more goodies. FC Dallas went on to win the match 4-1 and rose to the #1 spot in MLS!
When: July 19th 1-5pm
Where: Savoye Apartments at Vitruvian Park (Addison)
Summary: Our Toyota Tacoma went down to Addison and stopped at the Savoye Apartment pool. The attendees were given FC Dallas goodies such as sunglasses, rally scarves and bracelets. Our lovely FC Dallas girls and a live DJ also made an appearance. Swimming and tanning can work up an appetite, so FC Dallas also provided food and drinks to all attendees. People could also purchase tickets to attend an FC Dallas game thanks to our Sales team. The stop was a success and we were able to raise $480 for Kicks for Kids through donations from Savoye residents.
When: July 18th 12-2pm
Where: The Marquis of State Thomas Apartments pool
Event title: The Marquis of State Thomas Apartments Pool Party & BBQ
Summary: The Tour made a stop at The Marquis of Thomas Apartments in Uptown, to help raise awareness of what FC Dallas has to offer to young professionals in the area. Attendees were given plenty of FC Dallas goodies, such as: sunglasses, T-shirts, bracelets, stress balls, keychains, and scarves—on behalf of Toyota. People who donated to the FC Dallas foundation were given tickets to an FC Dallas $315 was collected and donated to the FC Dallas Foundation, which will help benefit strives to the health and well-being of disadvantaged youth through the sport of soccer. The tenants also enjoyed food, a live DJ, and the lovely FC Dallas Girls.
When: June 11th
Where: British Beverage Company-Dallas
Event title: Party at the Pubs
Summary: The Tour went to the British Beverage Company in Dallas to cheer on the boys as they took on Orlando City SC. Tex Hooper, the FC Dallas Girls, and El Matador (FC Dallas supporters) also showed up to help pump up the crowd for the game. Fans got free goodies thanks to one of our sponsors and they also were entered to win many prizes thanks to the FC Dallas Girls. The fans enjoyed a fun atmosphere to watch the game and cheered on FC Dallas to an important road victory.
The week ahead is an exciting one for soccer fans across the metroplex, with the best of CONCACAF coming to town for the Gold Cup semifinals and FC Dallas Stadium hosting three events, including an international friendly. Here's a timeline of the packed week!
Tuesday, July 23 - FC Dallas Reserves vs. Antigua Barracuda FC: The FC Dallas reserve squad will host Antigua Barracuda FC of USL Pro in reserve league action on Tuesday night, their second home game of the season. The game will start at 7 p.m. and admission is free. If you can't make it out to the stadium, you can watch the game via the live stream on FCDallas.com.
Wednesday, July 24 - Gold Cup Semifinals: On Wednesday night, one of the biggest soccer events of the year hits Cowboys Stadium as the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals come to the metroplex. Jurgen Klinsmann's high-flying United States squad starts the evening off at 6 p.m. against Honduras, followed by Mexico vs. Panama, featuring FC Dallas' Blas Perez, at 9 p.m. in what is sure to be a sold-out and wild atmosphere. Follow FC Dallas for exclusive social media and website coverage of both games.
Friday, July 26 - Meet the Team: FC Dallas Season Ticket Holders will have an exclusive opportunity to meet the team on Friday night before the Stoke City friendly on Saturday. The schedule is tentatively as follows: The evening will begin with a press conference featuring Stoke City at 6 p.m. in the WinStar River Club. The event is open to the first 300 Season Ticket Holders that arrive. The press conference will be followed by the media introduction of FC Dallas' newest signing, Mauro Diaz, at 6:15 p.m. Season Ticket Holders will also have access to Stoke City FC's pregame practice starting at 6:30p.m. The evening will end with FC Dallas player autographs on the concourse from 7:15-8:45 p.m. Free CiCi's pizza and soda will be available for all Season Ticket Holders. If you're not currently a season ticket holder, you can gain access to the event by purchasing season tickets. Call 888-FCD-GOAL for more information.
Saturday, July 27 - FC Dallas vs. Stoke City FC: The week will conclude with an international showdown as the English Premier League comes to Frisco with FCD hosting Stoke City FC. The game will kickoff at 8 p.m. at FC Dallas Stadium, and there is still plenty of time to grab your tickets for the game.
FRISCO -- Kevin Hartman is seeing the world thanks to two FC Dallas supporters.
Well, the Hartman bobblehead, that is.
And the veteran goalkeeper is more than happy to log on to Facebook each day and find out what his recently released bobblehead has been up to.
“I feel like Flat Stanley,” Hartman said. “It’s been great. I haven’t really had the opportunity to travel to England, which is really weird for someone who’s played professional soccer for 16 years.”
Among the destinations bobblehead Kevin Hartman has visited include Wimbledon, London’s Tower Bridge and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Supporters Jon and Brenda Beard are making sure the bobblehead hits all the hot spots.
“It’s cool,” Hartman said. “I’m living vicariously through my bobblehead.”