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05 August 11:03 am

While on summer break from US Soccer Development Academy play, Homegrown goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez has stayed busy joining up with the Mexico Youth National team to play in the Milk Cup in Northern Ireland. Playing in a four-team division with the US, Denmark and Northern Ireland, Mexico needed a win on the last day of the tournament over Northern Ireland to take home the Milk Cup and that's exactly what they did. 

Goals from Kevin Gutierrez & Hirving Lozano gave Mexico a 2-1 win over the hosts to win their second Milk Cup in a row. It's tough to find any lineup information, though it does seem as if Gonzalez did not feature in the final match against Northern Ireland. Click here to see highlights from the match including Gutierrez's stunning free kick. 

In addition, click here to view a Facebook photo album from the event featuring more of the awesome celebration photos. 

04 August 12:20 am

Here's all the action from Saturday's 3-0 loss at Seattle:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS: Seattle Sounders FC 3, FC Dallas 0

GOAL: Obafemi Martins opens the scoring early with a clinical header

GOAL: Eddie Johnson doubles the Seattle advantage in the first half

CHANCE: Mauro Diaz sends FCD's best chance of the night just wide

GOAL: Brad Evans rounds out the scoring with a late penalty kick

01 August 5:47 pm

Hunt Sports Group VP Dan Hunt sat down for his weekly Facebook chat with the fans on Thursday afternoon addressing a number of issues including the sale of the Columbus Crew, one of CONCACAF's hottest players and more. 

CLICK HERE to read the Q&A and join us next week for our chat! 

 

 

01 August 2:28 pm

Another FC Dallas Academy player has been named to a national team, but this one is a first. Eric Davies, an outside back for the FC Dallas Under-15 pre-academy squad that advanced all the way to the US Youth Soccer national championship game has been called up to Canadian Under-17 National Team camp.

The 24-player roster will meet up in Sunrise, Florida from August 2-12 as Canada continues their preparation for the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup that takes place in UAE in October and November. 

Davies, who will become an integral part of the FCD Under-16 USSDA squad next season, has a Canadian father and will be appearing in the Canada youth side for the first time. 

“This camp is a great opportunity for the players who are already in the team to show that they deserve to keep their places – and it is also a great chance for the new players to stake their claim to being part of this team heading towards the FIFA U-17 World Cup,” Head Coach Sean Fleming told the Canada Soccer website.

“We are definitely looking to create competition for spots on this team. That is important to us.

CANADA's Men's U-17 Team Roster for training camp in Sunrise, FL (August 2013):
GK- Marco Carducci | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
GK- Daniel Milton | ENG / Blackpool FC 
D- Kevon Black | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Alex Comsia | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
D- Eric Davies | USA / FC Dallas Academy
D- Ian Fernandes | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
D- Mathieu Laurent | CAN / Mississauga Falcons
D- Aron Mkungilwa | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
D- Elias Roubos | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
M- Rida Abdoulhamid | CAN / Braves d’Ahuntsic
M- Adam Bouchard | Unattached 
M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Mikaël Cantave | FRA / Orvault Sport Football
M- Matthew Chow | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Marco-Leonel Dominguez | CAN / Braves d'Ahuntsic
M- Jordan Haynes | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- José Lopez | CAN / FC Edmonton Academy 
M- Ali Musse | CAN / WSA Winnipeg
M- Nevello Yoseke | CAN / Académie Impact Montréal
M/F- Hanson Boakai | CAN / FC Edmonton
F- Andrew Gordon | CAN / Woodbridge Strikers SC
F- Matt Greer | USA / Philadelphia Union Academy
F- Jordan Hamilton | CAN / Toronto FC Academy
F- El Mehdi Ibn Brahim | CAN / Braves d'Ahuntsic

 

01 August 12:09 pm

The 2013 MLS All-Star Game didn't quite go according to plan for Peter Vermes' side as the MLS All-Stars fell to the Italian side 3-1, but the highlight for FC Dallas fans was surely seeing Raul Fernandez start between the pipes. The Peruvian had a fairly quiet first half in goal making one save while allowing a fourth-minute goal that he could do nothing about. 

READ: MLSsoccer.com match recap - AS Roma 3, MLS All-Stars 1

Raul's start in goal was the first time an FC Dallas goalkeeper has started the MLS All-Star game since Mark Dodd in 1997. Raul spoke to MLSsoccer.com after last night's match. 

 

 

31 July 2:27 pm

MLS announced today that George John has been named to the 2013 MLS All-Star inactive roster. Per the CBA, MLS names 32 All-Stars annually. The inactive roster is determined by the player vote.

"It feels good to get recognized by my peers in the league and it’s obviously a huge honor," John said on Wednesday morning. "I’m really happy about it."

FC Dallas is 7-2-5 this year in George John's 14 starts with 10 goals allowed in the 1170 minutes John has played for a GAA average of just .77. 

Having missed this season's first match in Seattle due to injury, John returns to his hometown for the first time this year in Saturday's game at CenturyLink Field against Seattle Sounders FC. 

Watch FCD vs Seattle at our August Party at the Pubs Presented by Budweiser at The Londoner Addison.

Full MLS All-Star inactive roster:

Team

First

Last

Position

Status

Portland Timbers

Donovan

Ricketts

GK

Inactive

Houston Dynamo

Tally

Hall

GK

Inactive

New York Red Bulls

Jamison

Olave

D

Inactive

FC Dallas

George

John

D

Inactive

Portland Timbers

Diego

Valeri

M

Inactive

Portland Timbers

Rodney

Wallace

M

Inactive

Seattle Sounders FC

Osvaldo

Alonso

M

Inactive

LA Galaxy

Juninho

 

M

Inactive

Montreal Impact

Justin

Mapp

M

Inactive

Real Salt Lake

Javier

Morales

M

Inactive

  

29 July 3:12 pm

This week is a busy one in the community for FC Dallas as we'll have appearances around the area leading up to Saturday's Party at the Pubs Watch Party Presented by Budweiser at The Londoner Addison.

Tuesday, July 30 

CiCi's Pizza Appearance

David Ferreira & Michel will be at CiCi's Pizza at 726 Pioneer Pkwy in Grand Prairie on Tuesday evening. Ferreira will be there from 5:00PM - 6:30PM while Michel will be there from 6:00PM - 7:30PM. 

The boys will be signing autographs and giving away three pairs of tickets to the August 11 game against Los Angeles while CiCi's will have a chance to win free pizza and the FCD mobile sales team will have other great FC Dallas prizes. 

Thursday, August 1

Cici's Pizza Appearance

Jonathan Top and Ugo Ihemelu will be at the second FCD Cici's Pizza appearance of the week, this time at 15962 El Dorado Pkwy in Frisco! They'll be there from 5-8PM and also have three pairs of tickets to the August 11 game against Los Angeles as well as autographs and other great FC Dallas prizes! 

Friday, August 2

Pie Five VIP Opening

Join the FC Dallas mobile sales team at the VIP opening of Pie Five Pizza Co. at 5110 Main Street in Frisco directly across the tollway from FC Dallas Stadium from 11:00AM - 2:00PM and 5:00PM - 8:00PM. We'll have FCD swag and ticket deals for the August 11 game vs Los Angeles! 

The Londoner Addison Happy Hour

Join the FC Dallas Girls and mobile sales team at The Londoner Addison (14930 Midway Rd) from 5:00PM - 7:00PM on Friday as they promote Saturday's Party at the Pubs. They'll have free FC Dallas prizes and a ticket special for the August 11 game vs Los Angeles!

Saturday, August 3

Pie Five VIP Opening

Join the FC Dallas mobile sales team at the VIP opening of Pie Five Pizza Co. at 5110 Main Street in Frisco directly across the tollway from FC Dallas Stadium from 11:00AM - 2:00PM and 5:00PM - 8:00PM. We'll have FCD swag and ticket deals for the August 11 game vs Los Angeles! 

McKinney Melon Dash 5K

Join the FC Dallas mobile sales team at McKinney's Melon Dash 5K on Saturday morning from 7:00AM - 10:00AM. We'll have plenty of free FC Dallas prizes, ticket deals and more in the sponsor village which will be loaded with live music, food, beer and more in downtown McKinney! 

Viva Dallas! Hispanic Expo

The FC Dallas Soccer Tour will be out at Viva Dallas! from 8:00AM - 12:00PM at the Dallas Market Hall. They'll have great prizes including Breakaway Music Festival tickets. 

Party at the Pubs Watch Party Presented by Budweiser

The busy week is capped off by our big August Party at the Pubs Watch Party presented by Budweiser at The Londoner Addison (14930 Midway Rd). The big FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders FC match kicks off at 9:30PM and we'll be giving away tons of FCD prizes including tickets to the August 11 match vs Los Angeles, a poster signed by members of Stoke City & FC Dallas, Breakaway Music Festival tickets and much more! 

 

29 July 10:00 am

FC Dallas hosted season ticket holders for the annual Meet the Team event Friday night. Fans piled into FC Dallas Stadium for the introduction of new signing Mauro Diaz, Stoke City FC’s pre-game practice, and the chance to meet their favorite FC Dallas players.

“It's a pretty cool event," said Brett Bieghler, a season ticket holder since he moved to the area in 2004. "It’s really cool that the club does this."

TICKETS: Get your 2014 season tickets now. 

Fans lined the stadium to get autographs and pictures with a number of FC Dallas players, who enjoyed the chance to meet their most dedicated fans.

"I'm excited to be here and meet all the fans. We do this once a year and it's a great opportunity to interact with the people that come and support us every game," FC Dallas defender George John said. 

Fans with tickets to Saturday’s international friendly against Stoke City filled the stadium to see the Premier League side's open practice. Some fans traveled a little further than others to watch the team practice in person.

“I think [the event's] great. They get a bit more global exposure. I’m hoping they’ll prove that they’re not just a long-ball team that everyone talks about. I’ll actually get to see the team play a little bit and it should be really good,” said Matt Wheatley, a native Englishman who has been a Stoke City supporter his entire life. 

The event once again proved to be a success for all involved, with an impressive turnout and a lot of excitement surrounding the evening's events. To meet the team next year, visit raiseyourred.com and get your 2014 season tickets. 

 

27 July 11:01 pm

Here's tonight's audio of Schellas Hyndman's post-Stoke City press conference:

 

 

26 July 6:53 pm

Prior to Saturday's friendly, Stoke City and FC Dallas held a joint press conference to preview tomorrow's game and introduce FCD's newest signing, Mauro Diaz. Here's the audio from Friday's event:

Stoke City Press Conference

Mauro Diaz Press Conference