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01 November 1:21 pm

FC Dallas survived Wednesday's knockout round match against Vancouver, earning a two-legged playoff against top-seeded Seattle Sounders FC beginning on Sunday night at 8:00PM at Toyota STadium. Here are the 10 things you need to know before heading to the stadium.

1. We are declaring it #RedSunday across DFW. This means everyone coming to Toyota Stadium on Sunday night must wear red in support of FC Dallas. Let's turn Toyota Stadium into a sea of red that sends the Sounders packing.

2. Our honorary Lamar Hunt Statue scarfer on Sunday night will be 1310 The Ticket's own Corby Davidson from The Hardline. Be sure to join us on the north concourse at 7:25 for that ceremony.

3. ARRIVE EARLY on Sunday as our first 10,000 fans will receive #RedForGlory scarves courtesy of Chase & Toyota. If you received one on Wednesday, we encourage you to bring it back Sunday so we can have one in the hands of every single person in the stadium.

4. Do the words "two-legged" game, "away goals" or "extra time" confuse you? Take a read of our playoff rules primer explaining everything about how FC Dallas can advance to the next round.

5. Did I mention WEAR RED ON SUNDAY?!

6. Sunday's match kicks off just after 8:00PM and is live nationally on ESPN2 with Adrian Healey, Taylor Twellman & Alexi Lalas. You can also catch the match on 100.7FM with Steve Davis & 1270AM with Carlos Alvarado & Rafa Calderon. Additionally, when driving home from the stadium, 100.7FM now has a post-game show so be sure to turn that on during the drive home.

7. FCDallas.com has all the content you need to get ready for the match with Know Your Enemy, Keys to the Match, & Quick Kicks.

8. It's going to be absolutely gorgeous on Sunday with a high of 70 and a low of 55. With the 8:00PM kickoff and the Cowboys playing at 12:00PM, we expect a huge crowd of tailgaters getting ready for Sunday's big playoff game.

9. Since you're all going to be at the stadium, set your DVR to record Stephen Keel's appearance on Whatcha Got MLS? It's a special segment on ESPNFC directly after our game in which Keel races a Lambo against other MLS players to potentially win the car. Check it out! 

10. If you don't have tickets yet, there are still some available here.

 

31 October 4:33 pm

Hear from Tesho, Loyd & Pareja on Sunday's big showdown with Seattle in FCDTV's Quick Kicks:

31 October 3:44 pm

Scott and Daniel break down the first leg of FC Dallas' Western Conference Semifinal series against Seattle Sounders FC.

31 October 3:20 pm

It's Halloween night and we want to see your #DTID pride on October 31st!

Our #RedSunday playoff game vs Seattle Sounders FC is just a couple days away and you could win a field-side table for four for the huge match.

Simply send us a picture on Twitter or Instagram with #FCDHalloween whether it's a costume, pumpkin or anything else #DTID.

Every picture is an entry to win and we'll pick a winner randomly on Saturday afternoon!

 

31 October 11:47 am

The Untapped Dallas music and craft beer festival is coming to the area around Gilley's just south of downtown on Saturday, November 1st starting at 3:30PM and features an extraordinary beer list of more than 300+ high-quality, specially selected brews, along with an equally vibrant lineup of bands and musicians, a local artisan village with artists and vendors, and plenty of other entertainment and surprises.

It's a pretty unbelievable lineup of bands and an amazing day out in Dallas, and FC Dallas is sponsoring the Game Garden at Untapped Festival including games like giant Jenga, Connect Four and much more.

We will be out there all day so be sure to stop by our area and if you don't have tickets yet, click here to get yours.

Untapped Festival FAQ's

31 October 10:28 am

2014 has been a record-setting year and the best home year in franchise history. But we're not done. The passion of the fans at Wednesday's knockout match vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC was simply incredible and we want to take the support to another level in Sunday's Western Conference Semifinal vs Seattle Sounders FC.

We're declaring it #RedSunday at Toyota Stadium and encouraging all fans to wear red to Sunday's match. No excuses, we need everyone in the stadium to be in their best FCD red to support the boys as we look to take down the #1 seed.

We beat them 3-1 just a month ago, and we're going to do it again. Toyota Stadium will be a sea of red on #RedSunday and we need everyone to do their part.

#RedSunday is coming. Let's do this.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE.

 

 

 

30 October 5:48 pm

FCDTV brings you an amazing behind the scenes look at FCD's playoff win over Vancouver with The Rewind pres. by Toyota:

30 October 1:51 pm

On Wednesday night, FC Dallas clinched their spot in the MLS Western Conference Semifinals with a 2-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the wild card round match and with that brings a new playoff format.

Those of you who are UEFA Champions League die-hards will know exactly what a "two-legged aggregate" playoff means, but for those of who you follow FC Dallas either casually or fanatically, we're here to explain the ins and outs of the system.

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Two games, one winner

Over the next week and a half, FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC will play twice, at Toyota Stadium on Sunday, November 2nd at 8:00PM and at CenturyLink Field in Seattle on Monday, November 10th at 9:30PM. The two games will be normal 90-minute MLS matches, but it's the combined score of the two matches that will determine who moves on to the Western Conference Finals. Let's go through a few scenarios:

FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 2-0 and loses the "second leg" in Seattle 1-0. FCD would advance to the conference finals because the combined, aggregate score is 2-1 FC Dallas.

FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC draw 0-0 in the "first leg" in Frisco and Seattle wins 2-0 in the "second leg." Seattle would advance to the conference finals with a 2-0 aggregate win.

That make sense? Well let's talk about ties.

Away goals

Should FC Dallas and Seattle be tied in aggregate score after the games in Frisco and Seattle, one of two things will happen.

First off, let's talk about "away goals." Again, those of you who watch the UEFA Champions League are familiar with this rule and basically it means if the game is tied after 180 minutes, two games, whoever scored the most goals in the other team's house will advance to the conference finals. Again, let's go through a couple scenarios:

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FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 2-1 and loses the "second leg" in Seattle 1-0. Despite being tied 2-2 on aggregate, Seattle would advance to the conference finals because they have one "away goal" to FCD's zero.

FC Dallas and Seattle draw 1-1 in the "first leg" in Frisco and draw 2-2 in the "second leg" in Seattle. Despite being tied 3-3 on aggregate, FC Dallas would advance to the conference finals because they will have two "away goals" to Seattle's one.

Extra time and shootout

If the teams are tied after both games and also tied on away goals, the match will go to 30 minutes of extra time and if it is still tied, we will go to penalty kicks. You saw both of those scenarios in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semifinal against Philadelphia Union earlier this year. Away goals is not in effect once you get to overtime. Basically, if both games finish with the same score, we're going to overtime.

FULL 2014 MLS CUP PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Again, let's go through scenarios:

FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 2-1 and Seattle wins the "second leg" in Seattle 2-1. The teams would go to 30 minutes of extra time after the second game in Seattle as the teams are tied on score and away goals. If neither team scores in overtime, it goes to penalty kicks.

FC Dallas wins the "first leg" in Frisco 3-1 and loses the "second leg" in Seattle 2-0. The Sounders would advance despite being tied 3-3 on aggregate as they lead 1-0 on away goals.

Does that all make sense? Score more goals than the other team over two games, you win. Score the same amount of goals and more goals in the other team's house, you win.

 

30 October 10:10 am

FC Dallas opened the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, with a 2-1 Knockout Round win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Wednesday night. The victory advanced FCD to the Western Conference Semifinals where they'll face Clint Dempsey and the Supporters' Shield-winning Seattle Sounders.

MLS Cup Playoffs Tickets: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC

FC Dallas will host the first match of the series this Sunday, Nov. 2 before wrapping up the two-leg series in Seattle on Monday, Nov. 10. The winner will face the winner of the other semifinal between the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference Championship. Check out the Western Conference Playoffs schedule below or see the complete Playoffs schedule on MLSsoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

2-1

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs TBD

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

Sunday

Nov 2
8 pm CT

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday

Nov 10
9:30 pm CT

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

TV: NBCSN |  NBCSports.com | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

Saturday

Nov 1
7 pm CT

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBCSports.com | RDS2

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday

Nov 9
6:30 pm CT

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

2:00 PM CT

TBD

Conference Champion

ESPN  |  UniMas  |  TSN1  |  RDS1  |  Sirius XM

 

29 October 10:38 pm

FC Dallas edged out Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2-1 in the Western Conference Knockout Round of the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs, presented by AT&T, Wednesday night. Dallas scored the first goal of the match when Mauro Diaz set up rookie forward Tesho Akindele for a goal in the 40th minute.

First Half Highlights

Vancouver equalized in the 64th minute on a goal by Erik Hurtado, but FCD would retake the lead 20 minutes later when Whitecaps center back Kendall Waston was called for a handball in the box. Michel converted from the spot to clinch the win for FC Dallas.

Second Half Highlights