MLSSoccer.com's popular 24 under 24 feature has returned for another year. The first batch of rankings were released today and FC Dallas' Fabian Castillo came in at No. 22. Click to read the full write up, but here's a taste of the analysis:
Castillo has gone from an FC Dallas hopeful last year to an established talent in MLS in 2012, as his blistering pace continues to be too much to handle for most opponents. His ability to turn that speed into goals has improved this year (three goals in August), although his finishing still needs work. With the return of influential playmaker David Ferreira, Castillo could be set to take another step forward.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and defender George John took to the runway Thursday night for Fashion’s Night Out at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend. Here are some photos:
This week we launch a new feature for this fall - Futbol and Football. FC Dallas players and announcer Mark Followill will make their picks of the weekend's big soccer, college football and pro football games. We'll keep track during the season and see who has a better score. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family. The international matches will be determined by the results from Friday's games.
|Jamaica vs United States|
|Costa Rica vs Mexico|
|Canada vs Panama|
|Florida vs Texas A&M|
|Miami vs Kansas State|
|Nebraska vs UCLA|
|Bills vs Jets|
|49ers vs Packers|
|Steelers vs Broncos|
|Week One results||3-6 (.333)||6-3 (.666)||5-4 (.555)||5-4 (.555)||2-7 (.222)|
FC Dallas held a full training session on Wednesday evening at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park. The session was hosted by the Great Lewisville Area Soccer Association (GLASA). Fans were able to watch training and meet the players afterward. An estimated crowd of 250-300 turned out for the event.
FC Dallas beat writer Daniel Robertson asked coach Schellas Hyndman about getting out into the community:
“It’s wonderful, wonderful. Anytime we can do something in the community, as I mentioned to the players, it’s an opportunity to give something back to the community. No professional [sports] organization can survive without the community supporting them. This is just one way for us to show our appreciation to be a part of the greater Lewisville soccer association which is a good soccer association. These are wonderful facilities here and this all came about because somebody had a vision that youth soccer and other sports were important to this community. We’re very very happy to be a part of that and I thought that the facilities again were very good, the field was in great shape and we were able to do a normal training session. That’s very important for us because no team is capable of giving away training days. So we were able to get a good training in and I think for us it was 100 percent a great event.”
FRISCO – FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and defender George John will trade the pitch for a runway Thursday night in honor of Fashion’s Night Out. The duo will model the latest in men’s fashion in an 8 p.m. runway presentation at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with “Dandy Dogs and their Fashionistas” benefiting the Collin County Human Society. Top Ten Trends for Women Fashion Show by Rhonda Sargent Chambers will follow at 7 p.m., while John and Hartman hit the runway at 8 p.m.
Designers Stephanie Anne, Atticus Lyon and Tia Pettijohn will be on hand for the event, as well as Dana Kale of Kale Naturals and Miss Texas 2012 Danae Couch. Dallas-based vocalist Aubree-Anna will also perform, while artist Joana Cutri will showcase her new collection.
Guests can register to win a $500 Shops at Willow Bend gift card in the DFW Style Daily lounge. Appetizers will be provided by Mi Cocina and Taco Diner. Admission is free and open to the public.
Full match highlights - FC Dallas 1, Seattle 1
Jackson equalizes & makes it 1-1 in first half
Mauro Rosales scores first to make it 0-1, Seattle
Jackson chance on goal late in second half
Getting to FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday will require some thoughtful planning if you live near 635 and the Tollway.
Major demolition and construction projects this weekend will wreak havoc with traffic at the interchange -- so, we want to give all our DTID fans a heads up so you get to FC Dallas Stadium on time to watch FCD battle Seattle.
If you want full details on the step-by-step demolition and lane rerouting that will occur, you can go to the website of the construction project.
But long story short - don't take 635 or the Tollway to go north if you live in that area or use it to get to the match.
If you live near 635 & the Tollway, a side street like Preston or Midway might be best to skip around the mess and then get back on the Tollway a few blocks north.
If you live far enough west or east, I-35 or Central Expressway is a better choice. You can take both north to the George Bush Turnpike and then take the Turnpike to the Tollway.
Construction is scheduled to be occurring post-match, so use those alternate routes to get home, too.
It’s the chance of a lifetime for soccer fans – seeing EVERY U.S. Men's National Team home World Cup Qualifiers in 2013. That's right, not one, but all FIVE World Cup Qualifiers throughout the United States.
You can win it by entering in FC Dallas’ Get in and Win sweepstakes. The trips include tickets, airfare and a hotel for both you and a guest to take in all of the action live and in person.
There's never been a better time to Get In and Win with FC Dallas!
UPDATE - 2:45 p.m. 8/30: Congrats to Nicholas Giaimo, Shelby Weaver, Juan Reyes, Art Cantu and Graham Malin for being our winners.
We have five pairs of seats for Sunday's match vs Seattle up for grabs in another FCDallas.com Scavenger Hunt.
First five entries with all the correct answers will win the tickets to Sunday's 6 p.m. match. All the answers can be found on FCDallas.com. We had strong responses when we did this previously, so get your answers in quick!
- What channel is this Sunday’s match against Seattle on?
- Which FC Dallas player was recently named MLS Player of the Week?
- How many minutes did Blas Perez play against LA on 8/26?
- Who is FC Dallas’ creative director?
- According to George John, who “chews gum like a champ”?
- What is FC Dallas Girl Callie’s biggest pet peeve?