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23 April 3:51 pm

The FC Dallas Foundation has partnered with Friends of Rob to sponsor the TX Shootout presented by AdvoCare benefiting the Rob Harper Memorial Fund, which raises money to provide access to rec soccer to underprivileged young players.

SIGN UP for the TX Shootout benefiting the Rob Harper Memorial Fund

Rob Harper grew up in Richardson, Texas. He began playing soccer at age 8 in youth leagues and went on to play for select teams, JJ Pearce High School and SMU.  He loved the game and continued playing on adult recreational teams and served as a referee and youth team coach for many years. Upon his untimely death at age 52, Rob's former teammates and associates (Friends of Rob) were so moved by Rob’s memory and the impact he made on their lives that they have established this Memorial Fund to realize Rob’s hopes of helping introduce young kids to the sport of soccer who otherwise would not have the opportunity.

DONATE directly to the Rob Harper Memorial Fund

The TX Shootout presented by AdvoCare benefiting the Rob Harper Memorial Fund will take place Friday, October 23 at Elm Fork Shooting Range in Dallas. Details for the event are as follows:

Schedule: Check-in at 12 pm; Competition begins at 1 pm
Teams: Four-person teams
Awards: Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
Entry Fees: $150 per player
Extras: Raffles & Silent Auction to be held after the event

All participants MUST sign a waiver of liability form on-site

Lunch, golf cart, score card and goody bag provided

Bring your own guns and ammo. Gun rental is available and ammo can be purchased on site

Click here for the Elm Fork Shooting Range rules and regulations

Sponsorships: The Sponsorship team deadline is September 15.

Sniper:  $5,000

  • Exclusive presenter of the event with logo placement with the TX Shootout logo
  • Logo on promo give away + Assassin privileges
  • Includes one four-man team

Assassin: $2,000

  • Logo on the e-vite, event website, media release and onsite signage + Sure Shot Partner privileges
  • Includes one four-man team

Sure Shot: $1,000

  • Name recognition onsite as well as on the event website + Station Partner privileges
  • Includes one four-man team

Station Partner: $500

  • Logo at a station along the course
  • DOES NOT include team registration

SIGN UP as a sponsor of the TX Shootout benefiting the Rob Harper Memorial Fund

If you'd like to donate an auction item for this event, please email Melissa Reddick at mreddick@fcdallas.com.

22 April 6:07 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!

First segment … Show co-hosts Marc Stein and Steve Davis review the latest "Dos a cero," the U.S. win over Mexico in San Antonio.

Second segment … While in San Antonio, Davis got a few minutes each with national team players Juan Agudelo, Brek Shea, Mix Diskerud and Michael Bradley.

Third segment … Analyst Jan Aage Fjortoft joins the show to discuss Jurgen Klopp's surprising resignation at Dortmund, where he had so much previous success in Bundesliga and Champions League pursuits.

Fourth segment … Joined by show producer Tyler Kern, the team goes around the table talking about their favorite all-time soccer commercials.

22 April 4:43 pm

Tonight on Unimas, the United States U-23 National Team will play an important friendly against Mexico as they continue crafting the team that will represent the United States in Olympic qualifying later this year. 

This game also represents a huge opportunity for 21-year-old center back Walker Zimmerman who will be appearing with the United States for the first time in quite a while. For FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja, it's a reward for playing time he has earned with FC Dallas making two starts in his last three matches.

"I think it’s a good thing for Walker for two reasons," said Pareja. "First, now he feels that he can do it and that’s not that someone is giving him something. I think he’s being rewarded for something that is deserved."

That second reason Pareja references deals with Zimmerman's health. Having captained the U-20s for most of his youth career, Zimmerman missed out on the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup due to injuries that kept him out of the vast majority of games in his rookie season. 

Having remained healthy for the vast majority of this 2015 season, Zimmerman is once again healthy enough to consistently see the field for FC Dallas which now sees him given the chance to impress US U-23 head coach Andi Herzog on the big stage against Mexico tonight.

"Second, he’s a player that has spent too much time in the nursery," said Pareja in his word used to describe the injury room. "We can’t develop a player who is in the nursery and I’m happy now to see good long strides with him."

Watch Zimmerman and the United States U-23s take on Mexico tonight at 10:00PM on Unimas. 

USA-MEX Game Notes via US Soccer

21 April 1:31 pm

FC Dallas fans have raised the game at Toyota Stadium over the last couple years creating a one of a kind sports atmosphere in DFW and Dr Pepper, the presenting partner for our next home match against the LA Galaxy on May 9th wants to provide select #DTID fans with a One of A Kind Experience!

Dr Pepper is always one of a kind and they want FC Dallas fans to show why they're an #FCDOneOfAKind fan. Here's the details:

-Post a picture on Twitter or Instagram showing your FC Dallas spirit and include hashtag #FCDOneOfAKind in the post between 12:00PM on Tuesday, April 21st and 12:00PM on Monday, April 27th. 

-Ten (10) winners will receive two (2) tickets to the Saturday, May 9th match vs Los Angeles presented by Dr Pepper.

-From Monday, April 27th to Friday, May 1st, fans can vote on their favorite picture from the ten winners and the top three vote winners will receive a VIP Toyota Stadium tour, on-field access during pre-game warmups, an FCD prize pack featuring a new jersey and more including a full supply of Dr Pepper products

 

20 April 5:19 pm

On March 22-25, 2015 the Japanese Football Association (JFA) brought in their U16 Women’s National Team to Toyota Soccer Center to play the highly touted FC Dallas ECNL program.  The teams lined up against each other for the first time on March 24th  when the FC Dallas ECNL group defeated the JFA 2-0.   Goals from Mississippi State commit Natalee Heiser and fourteen-year-old Olyvia Dowell were enough for the FC Dallas ECNL side to come out on top.  Post-game the two groups of players were able to socialize, exchange gifts, and head over to Babe’s Chicken for some Texas food & hospitality.  

On March 25th the two sides matched up again, and this day the teams fought to a 1-1 draw.  The FC Dallas goal came from leading scorer Jordan Mulnix.  Before the game Japanese group were excited to get to tour the FC Dallas facilities and stadium.  Their favorite part of the tour was getting to see the pro team locker rooms and actually getting to meet and take pictures with several of the first-team stars.  The JFA U16 Women’s National team departed the next day but have already started making plans to return in 2016.

19 April 2:07 am

It took over five hours, but it was worth it. Here are your match highlights from FCD's wild 3-2 win over Toronto FC.

 

18 April 12:00 am

When: April 18th

Where: Toyota Stadium

Event title: FC Dallas vs. Toronto

Attendance: 16,176

Summary: On April 18th, the Mobile Marketing Tour visited the pregame festivities before an FC Dallas victory over Toronto from 6 pm – 7:30 pm.  The rain didn’t prohibit a large audience from turning out and participating in all the fun activities available before the game.  The game was a title night for Elephant Auto Insurance.  Fans of each team had the opportunity to spin a wheel to win various prizes such as FC Dallas key chains, Toyota jump ropes, FC Dallas pencils, Texas Health sunscreen, and McDonald’s koozies.  The fans also had the opportunity to put their soccer skills to the test and shoot on goal for additional Tour sponsor prizes while being exposed to the Tour sponsor branding.

 

17 April 4:03 pm

There's nothing like a Saturday night at Toyota Stadium and we are back to our normal Saturday night start time as we host Toronto FC presented by Elephant Auto Insurance! Here are the 10 things to know about the big game:

1. On Saturday night, it's FC Dallas Youth night as we honor the thousands of FCD Youth players in the metroplex. We've got the VP of FC Dallas Youth Chris Hayden as our honorary Lamar Hunt Statue Scarfer.  

2. We're taking the opportunity on Saturday night to wear our brand new 2015 alternate jersey pres. by AdvoCare for the first time! In celebration, you can score $20 off the 2015 alternate jersey on Saturday night in the team store.

3. We've got a brand new Scarf of the Month for April and you can get yours in the team store tonight! They're almost gone and it's the perfect pair with the new alternate jersey.

4. Last week's match was a forgettable one and captain Matt Hedges said “Every guy has something to prove again,” Hedges said. “If you were on the field, you want to prove it was a fluke.”

5. Speaking of Matt Hedges, get there early and stop by the team store to get your exclusive match poster dedicated to our proud captain. At just $3, these go quick so get in the gates early and grab one.

6. The weather is looking much better for Saturday's match with only a slight chance of rain earlier in the days with skies clearing throughout the day for what should be a gorgeous evening at Toyota Stadium.

7. Tomorrow, we officially launch the Elephant Auto Insurance Stampede to Kansas City! People will be out with iPads next to the Elephant Auto Insurance picture frame in the south concourse of Toyota Stadium signing people up to win a trip to Kansas City for FCD's match at Sporting Park on May 29th! Online signups will open tomorrow as well. 

8. A huge note for your Tivo'ing, Saturday's game will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel 323 due to NBA playoffs on TXA21. Bob Sturm and former Burn alum Dante Washington will be on the call from Toyota Stadium. 

9. Remember you can listen to tonight's game in English on 100.7FM The Word with Steve Davis and don't forget to tune into the post-game show on your drive home from Toyota Stadium. As always, our game is available in Spanish on 1270AM La Voz Del Pueblo with Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon.

10. There's still time to get your tickets for tonight's match HERE or you can call 1.888.FCD.GOAL and they'll get you set up with the best available seat in the house! 

17 April 10:02 am

When: April 17th

Where: Fieldhouse USA

Event title: Red Frisco Friday Tour Stop – Fieldhouse USA

Attendance: 100

Summary: The FC Dallas Red Frisco Friday Tour visited the Fieldhouse USA in Frisco on April 17th from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm CT.  At this weekly event, FC Dallas’ own Victor Ulloa dropped by to sign autographs and take pictures with fans and surprised Fieldhouse participants alike. In addition to Victor paying a visit, with generous help from sponsors, fans that came to the tour stop received prizes that included rally towels, mini glow in the dark soccer balls, beaded necklaces, and mini scarves. 

16 April 5:37 pm

Here are your Keys to the Match Driven by Toyota as FC Dallas hosts Toronto FC in the only meeting of 2015 between the two sides: