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03 March 10:39 am

Today is Digital Day across FC Dallas platforms as we get prepped for Saturday's season opener against San Jose. Come back here at 2:00PM(or maybe a couple minutes earlier) to join in our annual online chat with FC Dallas Head Coach Oscar Pareja! Everyone who asks a question in today's chat with Papi will be entered to win an FC Dallas team-signed scarf so be sure to stick around because we will pick a winner at the end! 

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02 March 6:05 pm

Here’s the show recap from Sunday’s latest episode of Soccer Today presented by Toyota and co-hosted by Marc Stein and Steve Davis on 103.3 FM ESPN Radio:

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SEGMENT 1: Steve Davis and show producer Tyler Kern help get everyone set for Major League Soccer's 20th season; Who will win the East? The West? Who are the frontrunners for MVP and Golden Boot?

SEGMENT 2: ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno joins us for more MLS talk, including his thoughts on the ongoing labor trouble threatening to derail this week's first kick.

SEGMENT 3: We shift gears temporarily, visiting with ESPN FC's Steve Nicol about Premier League matters, including Sunday's biggie, Liverpool's win over Manchester City.

SEGMENT 4: Show co-host Marc Stein, stranded in the Northeast due to bad weather and unable to join in-studio, checks in by phone. We talk about the prevailing story lines in Major League Soccer's upcoming season.

02 March 4:48 pm

FCD Week 2015 is kicked in to full gear as we can count the number of days to Saturday on just one hand! 

For the second-straight year, Digital Day will take place on Tuesday of FCD Week, with player & technical staff chats throughout the day across FC Dallas digital properties as well as giveaways for you wonderful fans of ours.

Here's the full schedule:

ALL DAY - Giveaways on social media

11:30AM – FCD President Dan Hunt live Facebook chat(LEAVE YOUR ?'s HERE)

  • Anyone who asks a question in the chat is entered to win an FC Dallas team-signed ball

1:00PM – Chris Seitz Reddit AMA(LINK COMING AT 12:45PM)

  • Anyone who asks a question in the chat is entered to win a Seitz-signed and framed photo

1:30PM - Matt Hedges Twitter Takeover(FOLLOW US @FCDALLAS)

  • Anyone who asks a question in the chat is entered to win a Hedges-signed and framed photo

2:00PM – Oscar Pareja FCDallas.com live chat(LEAVE YOUR ?'s HERE)

  • Anyone who asks a question in the chat is entered to win an FC Dallas team-signed scarf

4:00PM – Fernando Clavijo live streaming YouTube Q&A(TWEET YOUR ?'s USING #ASKFERNANDO)

  • Anyone who asks a question in the chat is entered to win an FC Dallas team-signed jersey
02 March 2:36 pm

The 2015 season is just days away and it's time to launch the first of our uber-popular Scarf of the Month series for 2015! 

Both Major League Soccer and FC Dallas are no longer teenagers as we enter the 20th season and our Scarf of the Month in March pays homage to that exciting fact.

This adidas-produced scarf shows both where we've been and where we're going.  

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On one side is the FC Dallas name and logo which we have proudly called our own for the last ten years as well as the brand new MLS crest and our exclusive 20-year patch celebrating two decades of MLS in Dallas.

On the other side is a nod to the past with the Dallas Burn name and logo as well as the former MLS logo. In nine years as the Dallas Burn, we launched MLS in North Texas, winning the 1997 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as making the playoffs in seven out of nine seasons with a squad led by our current head coach Oscar Pareja as well as club legend Bobby Rhine. 

Show your pride for the last two decades of MLS soccer in DFW with our March Scarf of the Month.

This very limited edition scarf is $25 and ONLY available at the FC Dallas Team Shop at Toyota Stadium, but you can grab yours for one night only at Cocktails & Cleats on Thursday, March 5

27 February 5:47 pm

We've finally reached the final preseason game of 2015 as we sit just a week away from the huge season opener at Toyota Stadium against San Jose on March 7th! 

There's still one more important matter, however, as FC Dallas looks to take down the reigning NASL Champions in the second-straight year the teams meet up in the final preseason match. 

READ: Snowccer Friday hits Toyota Stadium

FC Dallas is 2-2-1 in five preseason matches with last Friday's 3-1 win over DC United still fresh in everyone's mind. Here are three things to watch for on Saturday night and be sure to head to FCDallas.com tomorrow night at 7:00PM to catch all the action from San Antonio.

Barrios' first game

One of the really interesting aspects to Saturday's friendly will be a first chance to see new signing Michael Barrios in his first action with FCD. The speedy winger joined the team for his first practices this week and Oscar Pareja has said he expects him to play a part in Saturday's game.

The duo of Michael Barrios and Fabian Castillo would surely be the fastest pair of wingers in the league and we could see that speed unleashed for the first time on Saturday night.

Loyd back in the mix

Zach Loyd and Matt Hedges provided one of the best center back combinations in the league through the second half of the 2014 season, but the pair hasn't had a lot of time to work together in the 2015 preseason as Loyd has had to sit much of it out with a minor injury. Zach was back in training this week and could end up playing a part in Saturday's game. It's certainly something to watch as significant minutes for Loyd would certainly suggest he's 100% to go for next Saturday's season opener.

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The battle for Texas

Last season, FC Dallas locked down the hypothetical Texas championship belt defeating the Houston Dynamo in MLS and LHUSOC play while drawing San Antonio in preseason and also defeating them in LHUSOC play. While Dallas didn't get a chance to play Austin Aztex in the preseason tournament, Saturday's game is a chance to win yet another game against Texan opposition. Which is always important. #KingsOfTexas

27 February 4:21 pm

This certainly wasn't your typical Friday at Toyota Stadium.

The light flurries we saw driving to work quickly turned into a snowstorm that we see once every few years here in DFW. 

 

 

The thing that made this even more surreal was the whole scene playing out as FC Dallas held their final training session before departing for Saturday's last match of the preseason at the NASL's San Antonio Scorpions. 

As the snow began to fall, those of us on the social media/digital team of course went outside to document things because snow + soccer is a social media dream. Little did we know, the snow would pick up to the point that practice had to be stopped early as Frisco turned into a late-winter wonderland. Here's the morning through snowcial media and some great pictures from our creative team.

 

 

24 February 5:41 pm
To all FC Dallas Footy 5k and Fun Run participants,
 
We are committed to promoting a safe, healthy, and fun event at Toyota Stadium for the FC Dallas Footy 5k and Fun Run presented by Vazata.
 
Due to the inclement weather this week and the forecast for this weekend, the FC Dallas staff have decided to postpone the race on Saturday, February 28. We are currently working with our partners to assess another date for this event and will provide more information directly to you as details are finalized.
 
There are no refunds for this event however your race registration will be transferred to the new date and your race shirt will be available at the new packet pickup date/time. The FC Dallas Foundation appreciates your donation and understanding.
 
We will update the information on the http://fcdallas.itsyourrace.com registration website and send an email to all participants once the new date is set so you can keep up on any changes.
 
Thank you.
 
FC Dallas Staff
24 February 2:55 pm

When: February 20th - 21st

Where: Irving Convention Center

Event title: Ticketstock 2015

Attendance: 15,000

Summary:

The Mobile Marketing Tour sponsored and exhibited at 1310 The Ticket’s annual Ticketstock event at Irving Convention Center on February 20th & 21st from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm CT.  At this annual event, Ticketstock guests were able to shoot on the inflatable soccer goal and spin the FC Dallas Prize Wheel to win Tour prizes. In addition to the prizes, there were appearances from the FC Dallas Girls and our mascot, Tex Hooper. The PA announcer for the event was able to drive additional traffic to the Tour setup and increase participation among event goers. With the Mobile marketing Tour’s presence to such a large audience, the event was a tremendous success and proudly represented our Tour partners. 

23 February 2:37 pm

Here’s the show recap from Sunday’s latest episode of Soccer Today presented by Toyota and co-hosted by Marc Stein and Steve Davis on 103.3 FM ESPN Radio:

Now available on iTunes!

SEGMENT 1: Marc Stein and Steve Davis review the news that World Cup 2022 is probably moving from summer to winter. They discuss implications for the American TV market and then talk about possibilities of an expanded, 48-team field.
 
SEGMENT 2: Global soccer writer Gabriele Marcotti, whose network includes The Times, Corriere dello Sport, ESPN and the Wall Street Journal, joins the show to talk World Cup politics and Champions League elimination rounds.
 
SEGMENT 3: FC Dallas standout center back Matt Hedges, just back from his first United States national team camp, joins the hosts.
 
SEGMENT 4: We "span the globe." Topics up for quick review include Thierry Henry's appointment as an Arsenal youth coach, Tim Howard's future and MLS championship odds.

 

19 February 5:02 pm

The season is nearly upon us and Friday night at Toyota Stadium, you'll get your first chance to see FC Dallas live and in person as we face DC United in the penultimate preseason match before things get started in full against San Jose. The match kicks off at 7:30PM and general admission tickets are just $10 and available right here.

Here are a few things to watch for in Friday's preseason match:

Dress Rehearsal

At this point, head coach Oscar Pareja is probably very close to set on his opening day lineup and Friday's match will give us a huge clue as to which 11 players will be suiting up on March seventh. In Austin, Pareja played a basically full strength lineup for the first hour of the match and indicated after practice on Thursday that he would have the same strategy on Friday against DC. 

Keep an eye out on who starts across the back line as well as who starts in goal. Also, that right midfield position is certainly open, and it will be interesting to see whether Tesho Akindele or Ryan Hollingshead gets the nod on Friday night.

Raging Rhino

Speaking of Ryan Hollingshead, he's certainly been one of the best performers in preseason so far, earning starts in both preseason matches in Austin while scoring two goals in the 3-1 victory over Columbus. 

With the right midfield spot open for battle among players like Hollingshead, Akindele and Coy Craft, the second-year Hollingshead has earned some very important preseason minutes and upped his game big time. 

The former PAC-12 Player of the Year is now in his second year as a pro and you should watch him closely on Friday night as his work rate and skill on the bar are among the best on the team. Could he be the breakout player of 2015?

Familiar Foe

FC Dallas and DC United are meeting for the second time in six days on Friday and while they are both just preseason games, familiarity should certainly bring about a nice competitive game. Sunday's matchup was a physical affair that saw plenty of fouls and midfield play with most of the chances falling to Fabian Castillo and FC Dallas.

If FCD can again limit the DC chances to solo efforts from Fabian Espindola and Chris Rolfe while getting the ball to the feet of Mauro Diaz and Fabian Castillo, Dallas should have plenty of opportunities to get the first home crowd of the season on their feet.