Today, Mauro Diaz celebrates his 24th birthday and MLSsoccer.com has named the birthday boy to their MLS Week 1 Team of the Week.
Mauro completed 30 of 39 passes in Saturday's match according to the OPTA Chalkboard and tied for the team lead with two key passes in the 1-0 win over San Jose playing in a deeper role in Oscar Pareja's 4-4-2 formation.
They had this to say about his performance:
M: Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas) – This kid is fun. Ran the show for FCD with an impressive blend of flair, labor and thrust.
When: March 7th
Where: Toyota Stadium
Event title: FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes
Summary: The Mobile Marketing Tour visited the pregame festivities of the March 7th FC Dallas Opening Game against the San Jose Sharks from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Before the suspenseful 1-0 victory, FC Dallas and San Jose fans alike enjoyed spinning the prize wheel for FC Dallas key chains, Toyota jump ropes, FC Dallas pencils, Texas Health sunscreen, and McDonald’s koozies. There was an enormous crowd congregated around the Tour, where participants shot on goal for additional Tour sponsor prizes while taking in the Tour sponsor branding. Located in the Northwest corner of the stadium, the proximity to the North Gate provided great visibility for Tour sponsors. Opening Day was a great success for FC Dallas with their victory, as well as for the Tour.
Welcome to the second annual 2015 Budweiser Draught Draft! Here's how it works: we have eight road matches selected for our 2015 Party at the Pubs watch party series presented by Budweiser and eight worthy pub partners ready to host our #DTID fans.
Rather than randomly assign matches to our Pub Partners, we're going to let them choose their respective matches. But how do we decide who gets the first pick? Easy, we don't; that's where you come in!
Just cast your vote for your favorite Pub Partner in the poll to the right. When voting ends on Thursday (12pm CT), the pub with the most votes gets to make the first pick in the 2015 Budweiser Draught Draft. The pub with the second most votes gets the second pick, and so on and so forth.
So pick your pub and let us know who you think should get the top spot in our 2015 Party at the Pubs watch party series presented by Budweiser!
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On the opening weekend of the FC Dallas Major League Soccer season, the FC Dallas Academy had a double-match weekend hosting teams from Colorado on Saturday and Sunday at the Toyota Soccer Center. Here's a round-up of the results:
Fresh off spending most of the preseason training with the FCD first team, Aaron Meyer scored the 90th-minute game-winner as the U-18s scored a big win over Real Colorado. Sadaq Mohamud & Gonzalo Marquez also scored in the win.
The FCD U-18s exploded to their biggest win of the season on Sunday defeating Colorado Rush 7-0. Alex Radilla & Caleb Young both scored a pair of goals in the win while Aaron Meyer, Ryan Barlow & Santiago Agudelo scored the other three.
With the wins, the U-18s move back into contention for first place in the Central Conference Frontier Division, eight points behind the Houston Dynamo with a game in hand and 11 games remaining overall.
On Saturday, the U-16s won their sixth straight game with a 3-1 win over Real Colorado behind goals from Eddie Munjoma, Weston McKinnie and an own goal. Real Colorado was previously unbeaten in their last six and sits in third place overall in the division.
Devin Vega, who appeared with the first team in the friendly against San Antonio, tallied a hat trick in the win while Weston McKinnie added two more goals and Toshiki Yasuda rounded out the scoring.
The U-16s move to an astonishing 13-1-2 with the pair of victories, eight points above second-place Dallas Texans who they have three games in hand on.
Texans SC: 0
The FCD U-15s moved to 11-0-1 on the season with a 4-0 win over Texans SC. Javier Barajas, Mandel Stewart, Julian Jaquez & Paxton Pomykal scored the goals in the win.
Solar SC U-14: 0
Adriel Serrano scored both goals for the U-14s who won their fourth game in a row.
Texans SC: 0
Johan Gomez scored twice and Kevin Bonilla scored the other goal in the win.
Going to an FC Dallas game is one of the most unique entertainment experiences in the DFW metroplex. Every game is a uniquely fun experience and sometimes you are rewarded with stoppage time game-winners like we saw on Saturday night, just the seventh in Toyota Stadium's 10-year history.
Relive Saturday's match from start to finish through the lenses of Olivia Brestal & Erik Davila. Also, be sure to bookmark FCDPitchside.com, the new home of FC Dallas photography, design and other good stuff.
By Demetrio Teniente
Perez came in seventh with his 92nd minute game-winning goal. And Diaz' flick to Perez, while blanketed by defenders, was good enough for a second place finish on the list.
When: March 7th
Where: Toyota Soccer Complex
Event title: FC Dallas College Showcase
Summary: On March 7th, the Mobile Marketing Tour went to the FC Dallas College Showcase from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm prior to FC Dallas’s opening game against San Jose. At the Showcase, over 100 elite teams from around the country were in attendance, and players and spectators alike enjoyed participating in the tour stop during that Saturday’s games while providing a large amount of visibility for Tour sponsors. Participants spun the wheel for FC Dallas bracelets, koozies, Cricket soccer balls, and Toyota jump ropes, and enjoyed shooting on the goal for FC Dallas magnets and pencils. The FC Dallas Toyota Soccer Tour truck was especially popular at this tour stop, and drew in a lot of admirers to participate. This tour stop proved to be very popular, and a great success.
FCDTV brings you The Final Word after Saturday's epic win
FC Dallas opened the 2015 season in dramatic fashion with a 92nd minute game winner from Blas Perez! Here are all the highlights from the first three points of the season: