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."
FC Dallas Stadium is one of the busiest entertainment venues in North Texas according to the Dallas Business Journal, ranking No. 5 in their listings. A total of 1.5 million patrons visited the complex last year. Check out the slideshow on the DBJ website to see the company FC Dallas Stadium is in.
Thanks to everyone who showed up to our second Party at the Pubs event on Saturday at Trinity Hall. It was a great time thanks to you, the fans.
Full match highlights from The Home Depot Center.
Brek Shea converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.
Pat Noonan (Los Angeles Galaxy) right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner.
Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy) right footed shot from the center of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Blas Perez draws a foul in the penalty area.
Robbie Keane (Los Angeles Galaxy) right footed shot from the center of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Tonight's match between FC Dallas and the Los Angeles Galaxy is broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. The telecast goes live at 9:30 p.m. CT and features Jonathan Yardley and Ian Joy as broadcasters.
Here's where to find Fox Sports Southwest Plus locally:
Time Warner – Ch. 906 (digital cable)
Charter Cable – Ch. 300
DirecTV – Ch. 677 (677-1 HD)
Dish – Ch. 445 (9515 HD)
U-Verse Ch. 756 (1756 HD)
Fios – Ch. 77 (577 HD)
Saturday, April 28
Blackout rules may apply.
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Full match highlights from FCD's 1-1 home draw with Real Salt Lake.
SAVE: Fabian Castillo gets in one-on-one with Nick Rimando.
CALLED BACK: Bobby Warshaw's goal negated by offsides call.
GOAL: Brek Shea gives FCD the lead after he buries the penalty kick.
SAVE: Chris Seitz denies Paulo Jr. to maintain the shutout.
GOAL: Emiliano Bonfigli ties the game for Real Salt Lake.
COUNTER: Seitz comes off his line to deny Alvaro Saborio a chance on goal.
The second Party at the Pubs event is this Saturday at Trinity Hall in Dallas. Match begins at 9:30, but the festivities begin at 8 p.m. with a Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament. Each participant must make a $5 donation to the FC Dallas Foundation to participate.
There are some great prizes for the tournament winners - 1st Place: Suite Deck at FC Dallas Stadium, 2nd Place: 10 Club Seats, 3rd Place: field table for 4
FC Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar and Andrew Wiedeman will be on hand and sign autographs from 8:45-9:30 p.m.
Also in attendance will be FC Dallas Promo Girls, Budweiser Promo Girls and Tex Hooper.
Halftime raffle items include the Lamar Hunt jumbo scarf autographed by Mark Followill, autographed soccer balls, and more.
There's also a special $8 watch party menu & children's menu and $3 Budweiser specials on Budweiser, Bud Light and Bud American Ale.
Ricardo Villar helped Make-A-Wish this morning on WFAA-TV Ch. 8's Good Morning Texas. Villar gave a personalized FC Dallas jersey to cancer patient Jordan in a surprise visit live on the air. Villar also gave Jordan the jersey he wore in the season opener vs New York Red Bulls when he scored the game winning goal.
NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended FC Dallas forward Blas Pérez one game and fined him an undisclosed amount for endangering the safety of his opponent when he elbowed Jordan Harvey in the 29th minute of the April 21 game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC.
Pérez will serve his suspension this Wednesday when FC Dallas hosts Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. CT.
Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the MLS Players Union.