By Demetrio Teniente
It was a tale of two halves for the FC Dallas U-18s, but Hoffenheim jumped ahead early, and held on for the 3-1 win at Richland College on Wednesday.
Joshua Mees opened up scoring with a goal in the ninth minute to put Hoffenheim up 1-0. Esad Morina (20’) and Daniele Bruno (31’) each added a goal to make it 3-0.
Even though Dallas battled hard in the second, Hoffenheim's 3-0 first half lead was simply too large to overcome.
Hoffenheim's length and physicality gave FC Dallas trouble in the first half, but the club seemed to adjust after halftime and played more confidently in the second.
Dallas set the pace and controlled the possession for most of the second halfand in the 73rd minute FCD's Oscar Romero converted a penalty kick to put Dallas on the board.
The U-18s played the remainder of the game up a man as a red card was issued to Hoffenheim's Erdal Ozturk.
Wednesday’s loss to Hoffenheim ends the FCD U-18 Super Group at 0-2-1.
FRISCO - The FC Dallas U-16s advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 Generation adidas Cup after a 3-1 win over Liga MX side UNAM Pumas at the Toyota Soccer Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Needing a draw or win to advance, the U-16s started off the match in poor fashion as Pumas scored in just the second minute, the first goal FCD has given up in the tournament.
Luchi Gonzalez's team bounced back, however, with Giovanni Montesdeoca scoring off a scrum in the box in the 16th minute to tie the match up.
With ten minutes left, Toshiki Yasuda slid a shot into the bottom corner after a nice feed from Devin Vega to put FC Dallas in front 2-1 and just a couple minutes later Benjamin Granillo blasted a beautiful strike from long range to put the match out of reach.
With the 3-1 win, FC Dallas finished a perfect 3-0-0 in the group stage and will play in the semifinals at Toyota Stadium on Thursday night.
By Demetrio Teniente & Daniel Robertson
FC Dallas' own Tesho Akindele has been included on D Magazine's Best of Big D 2015 ballot for best athlete. He joins the likes of Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and Demarco Murray, the Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, the Texas Rangers' Adrian Beltre, the Dallas Stars' Tyler Seguin, and Pro Golf's Jordan Spieth. Not that you need convincing, but here are five reasons why you should vote for Tesho.
1. Because if you vote for Tesho all your wildest dreams will come true
Did any of the other candidates pull off one the best Pedro Sanchez (Napoleon Dynamite) impressions of all-time and win the 2014 AT&T Rookie of the Year? Didn’t think so. By embracing and paying homage to Pedro, Tesho demonstrated his great sense of humor and won the hearts of many. Not only is Tesho a young, gifted player in MLS, he is also a promising talent in the world of parodies. And we haven’t even talked about his nunchuck, bowhunting, and computer hacking skills.
2. Because Tesho’s hat-trick was pretty cool
When FCD faced San Jose in week 23, Tesho was in the middle of a heated race for Rookie of the Year with Chicago Fire’s Harry Shipp. The young forward made his case for the award even stronger by netting the seventh hat trick by a rookie in MLS history. Coincidentally, Shipp had the sixth hat trick by a rookie earlier in the season. As we mentioned in reason number one, Tesho eventually won Rookie of the Year. Anything you can do, Tesho does better, and he did it at 22 years old.
3. Because Tesho is the smartest one of the bunch
The sports merits of each of our finalists can be debated, but only one was an electrical engineering student. Electrical Engineering. Seriously. Just shut the voting down right now. Tesho even once told Extra Time Radio that if he wasn't playing soccer he would like to be involved in controlling the stoplight systems of a city. If you don't #VoteForTesho, you're going to hit red lights for the rest of your life.
4. Because he is the second youngest athlete in the running
Whitney Houston believed the children are our future. As far as Dallas sports icons go, Tehso is about as young as they come. Only Jordan Spieth is younger than Tesho and there is only a four month difference between them. And in golf you can play until you're like 60 so Jordan Spieth has plenty of years to win the award! A vote for Tesho is a vote for the future of the Dallas sports culture. Come on, do it for the kids.
5. Because he can play for three different countries
Tesho was born to a Nigerian father, Canadian mother and has been in America for most of his life. You probably weren't even eligible to play for two different high schools. Tesho was a part of USMNT camp in January, though he still has yet to commit to playing for a specific country quite yet. All three would certainly love to have him, though we're obviously partial to the ol' Red White & Blue.
The FC Dallas Academy went a combined 8-5-4 on the second day of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup and Generation adidas Cup with 13 out of 17 teams still having a great shot of advancing past the group stage. Here's a roundup of all the results. For full standings and schedules click here:
U-13 FCD 02B lost 7-0 to FC Golden State. The U-13s have two losses and will not be able to advance from their group
FCD Pre Academy 3-1 win vs Mana
Luis Cruz scored his second and third goals of Dallas Cup while Johan Gomez added a third in the win. FCD and Sunrise Elite play on Wednesday with the winner moving on from the group stage.
FCD Youth 01B 1-1 draw vs Davis SC
01B needs a win to advance from the group stage on Wednesday.
FCD 01B Premier 2-0 loss vs AC Brea
Three out of four teams in their group have 3 points and FC Dallas will need a win on Wednesday to have hope of advancing to the knockout round.
FC Dallas Academy 00 3-2 win vs SJ Earthquakes U-14
Jesus Ferreira scored twice and Brayan Padilla added a third to move the FCD U-14 Academy to a 2-0-0 record in group play. They are nearly assured of going through to the knockout round and need just a draw on Wednesday.
FC Dallas Youth 00B Premier 1-1 draw vs Cedar Stars Academy
00B Premier earned a 1-1 draw on Monday and cannot advance past the group stage.
FC Dallas 00B East 6-3 loss vs Ohio Premier
The 6-3 loss means 00B East needs a win plus a draw in the other group stage game on Wednesday to advance from the group stage. Drew Coley scored in the 9th minute while Miguel Rosales scored twice in the 41st and 73rd minutes. Connor Jones tallied two assists.
FC Dallas El Paso 99/00 3-0 win vs SKHY FC
FCD El Paso 98/99 5-2 win vs Rayados Waller
FCD El Paso will advance to the knockout round with a win on Wednesday.
FCD U-15 pre academy 1-0 win over Sereno 99 Boys
Javier Barajas scored in the 3rd minute of the match to give FC Dallas U-15 Academy the 1-0 win. Fresh off a U-16 national camp with Mexico, goalkeeper Carlos Mercado came up huge with a clean sheet. The U-15s will need a result that is better than CF Monterrey or to make up +3 goal difference to advance from the group.
FCD 99B Premier 2-2 draw with SAC Real
FCD 99 Premier moved to 1-0-1 in group stage play with a 2-2 draw against SAC Real from Maryland. Alejandro Zamarripa and Aldo Quevedo scored. They play Crossfire Premier on Wednesday needing a win to advance from the group stage.
FCD Youth 98B Premier 2-1 win vs California Rush
98B Premier moved to 2-0-0 with a 2-1 win over California Rush behind a pair of goals from Adan Garcia. The U17 side is in great position to advance from their group.
FC Dallas U-16 Academy 1-0 win vs Real Salt Lake
The FC Dallas U-16s continued Generation adidas Cup with a 1-0 win over RSL meaning they will advance to the semifinals with a win or draw against Pumas on Wednesday. CLICK HERE for the full match recap
FCD El Paso 3-0 loss vs Solar Chelsea
FCD El Paso needs a win and other help to advance from the group stage.
FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 0-0 draw vs Prepa Tec Monterrey
97B Gold has a great chance of advancing through to the quarterfinals if they can defeate Jacksonville FC tomorrow.
FCD 97B Premier 2-0 win vs Mana
Sergio Lara and Ivan Ulloa scored for the U18 Premier side who are 2-0-0 in their group. They have a winner-take-all match against Orlando FC QPR where FCD needs a draw or win to advance to the knockout round.
FC Dallas U-18 Academy 4-1 loss vs Monterrey
CLICK HERE for the full match recap from the U-18 Academy's 4-1 loss to Monterrey. They cannot advance from the group stage in the Gordon Jago Super Group.
FRISCO - The FC Dallas U-16s won their second straight group stage game at the 2015 Generation adidas Cup defeating fellow MLS side Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Monday afternoon at the Toyota Soccer Center.
FC Dallas opened the match strong with midfielder Weston McKinnie hitting the post on a free kick in the 10th minute. That was the best chance of the half as the teams went into the break goalless.
Second half substitute Toshiki Yasuda would prove to have the decisive goal in the match chipping the goalkeeper from just outside the box after receiving a feed from McKinnie in the 52nd minute.
The FC Dallas U-16 defense which has yet to allow a goal in two tournament games held strong to earn the 1-0 victory that has FCD at the top of the group with one game left.
FCD will play Pumas from Liga MX on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00PM with a win or draw assuring passage through to the semifinals on Thursday night.
DALLAS - The FC Dallas U-18s were unable to build on Sunday's solid result against Corinthians losing 4-1 to Liga MX side CF Monterrey on Monday at Richland College, eliminating them from semifinal contention in the Gordon Jago Super Group at Dr Pepper Dallas Cup XXXVI.
Things got off to a rough start for the U-18s as a shot taken from the right side of the box snuck through everyone in the 9th minute giving Monterrey a 1-0 lead. FCD battled back, however, and pulled level with their first goal of the tournament. Christian Ramirez showed great tenacity to stick with a rebounded shot and slot it home to tie the score 1-1 in the 34th minute.
Just before halftime, Monterrey struck back, however, as a towering header in the 42nd minute gave the Mexican side the lead and a defensive error doubled Monterrey's lead just a minute later making the score 3-1 at halftime.
Monterrey would find another goal early in the second half to round out the scoring in a disappointing 4-1 result for the FC Dallas U-18s.
They'll have a chance to get a win on Wednesday against the Bundesliga's TSG Hoffenheim at 12:00PM at Richland College in their final group stage game. A win would leave FCD with four points, a point ahead of last season's Super Group finish.
When: March 29th
Where: Fair Park
Event title: Mi Familia Mi Hogar
The FC Dallas Soccer Tour visited Fair Park to participate in Univison’s annual Mi Familia Mi Hogar expo on Sunday, March 29th from 11:00am – 6:00pm CT. The event, presented by Univision, is a comprehensive and multifaceted consumer products and services exposition. It provides exhibitors an opportunity to connect face-to-face with thousands of potential customers in an exciting, professional, and fun-filled atmosphere. Throughout the time inside Fair Park, the 10k+ consumers filed in to see what the expo had to offer. With the significant number of participants attending this year, each vendor had their hands full. It was great to see all of the FC Dallas fans at the event.
First segment … Show co-hosts Marc Stein and Steve Davis review the United States national team's most recent disappointing result, a 3-2 loss to Denmark on yet another late, defensive collapse.
Second segment … MLS expansion is the topic; Minnesota has officially become the next club to join, while Miami's efforts to continue to founder.
Third segment … Show producer Tyler Kern caught up with longtime U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller; we hear the interview as Keller, now a TV analyst, talks about MLS and U.S. national team matters.
Fourth segment … On a big weekend of European qualifiers, we talk about the march to France for Euro 2016. We also discuss Wayne Rooney's place among England's all-time greats.
It's that time of year again to let everyone know that DFW loves FCD!
FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium have been nominated in three awards this year in the D Magazine Best of Big D 2015 awards.
Be sure to vote for our home, Toyota Stadium, as the Best Local Sports Venue. The atmosphere is unique to Dallas sports and there's no where else in the metroplex like the Budweiser Beer Garden. Give Toyota Stadium your vote for Best Local Sports Venue.
The 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year is up for Best Local Athlete and while Tesho's on-field accomplishments don't quite measure up to a guy like Dirk Nowitzki(yet), can Dirk pass an Electrical Engineering course or do a spot on Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite impression? Didn't think so.
Practically unbeatable at home, four shutouts in our last five matches, first place in MLS with the youngest team full of Homegrown DFW talent. This is an easy one.
Vote FC Dallas in the Best of Big D 2015 awards!
The FC Dallas Academy opened 2015 Tournament Week in stellar fashion with all our youth & affiliate teams combining to go 12-2-2 on the opening day of Dr Pepper Dallas Cup and Generation adidas Cup. Here's a roundup of all the results. For full standings and schedules click here:
U-13 FCD 02B lost 1-0 to Angeles Soccer Elite
FCD Pre Academy 1-0 win vs Beijing Yicheng
Luis Cruz scored just before the end of the first half to seal a 1-0 win for the FCD U-13 Pre-Academy team.
FCD Youth 01B 1-0 win vs Ravens Wood School
Josh Stone was the goal scorer for 01B who won their first match of Dallas Cup 1-0 over Ravens Wood School.
FCD 01B Premier 1-0 win vs Sporta Punto
01 Premier opened Dallas Cup in winning fashion with Ricardo Ramos feeding Alessandro Alfaro for the goal in a 1-0 win.
FC Dallas Academy 00 2-1 win vs Maebashi FC
Down 1-0 at halftime, the U-14 Academy battled back to earn a 2-1 win against Maebashi FC of Japan. Brian Padilla scored off a corner kick in the 65th minute and Jesus Ferreira scored just two minutes from full time to earn the three points in their opening Dallas Cup match.
FC Dallas Youth 00B Premier 3-2 loss to El Semillero
FC Dallas 00B East 1-0 win vs Angeles Soccer Elite
00B East opened Dallas Cup with a 1-0 win over Angeles Soccer Elite. Eddie Sanchez scored just before full time on a beautiful free kick to win it for FC Dallas. Goalkeeper Junior Gutierrez had an incredible 18 saves in the win.
FCD El Paso 98/99 0-0 draw with Edmonton Strikers
FCD U-15 pre academy 1-1 draw with Monterrey Rayados
One of the games of the day, the FCD U-15 Academy which is 14-0-1 in TEPAL league play went toe-to-toe with Monterrey from Liga MX earning a 1-1 draw after Rene Arroyo tied the score with just five minutes left in the match. FCD gave up a goal in just the third minute of the match but battled back to earn the draw.
FCD 99B Premier 4-0 win over Dorados Inter
FCD 99 Premier opened Dallas Cup week with a 4-0 win over Dorados Inter. Daniel Anguiano opened the scoring in the 5th minute with Trey Marchino and Alejandro Zamarripa scoring before halftime. Zamarripa added a second later in the match to seal the 4-0 win.
FCD Youth 98B Premier 1-0 win vs Coerver coaching Singapore
98B Premier got Dallas Cup started off well with a 1-0 win on a goal by Luis Zua Zua with the assist from Gerber Chavez.
FC Dallas U-16 Academy 3-0 win vs Athletic Bilbao
The FC Dallas U-16s opened Generation adidas Cup with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao. CLICK HERE for the full match recap
FCD El Paso 2-0 win vs FC Golden State
FC Dallas Youth 97B Gold 4-1 win vs United Services Portsmouth
Osvaldo Veloz opened the scoring on a PK in the 26th minute and Levin Dyson added a second before halftime. Mark Trompeter scored in the 60th minute and Dominick Faletto rounded out the scoring in the 85th minute to secure the win. A special nod goes to goalkeeper Joseph Khalaf who stayed in goal with some outstanding play after a stoppage earlier in the game for getting kicked.
FCD 97B Premier 6-0 win vs Fussballschule Millerntor
The FCD 97 Premier scored a big 6-0 win behind two goals from Sergio Lara and strikes from Carlos Molina, Chris Villalobos, Kevin Rodas and Matthew Rochowski.
FC Dallas U-18 Academy 0-0 draw vs Corinthians
CLICK HERE for the full match recap from the U-18 Academy's 0-0 draw with Brazilian powerhouse Corinthians.