As FC Dallas prepares to take on New England on July 4th, here are some numbers to keep in mind:
1 - New England has only won once in their last 10 MLS matches
3 - FC Dallas has won the last three matches between the clubs
2008 - The Revolution haven't won in Frisco since 2008 and are winless in their last five road games
1000 - There will be over 1000 fireworks as part of the post-match fireworks show
8 - FCD will be playing their third game in eight days on Saturday
2 - Fabian Castillo has scored in two consecutive matches for Dallas, can he make it three against the Revs?
7 - Charlie Davies leads New England with seven goals in 2015
257 - New England has commited 257 fouls this season. They have also suffered 257 fouls this season
13 - FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja played 13 games for New England before being traded to the Dallas Burn on May 26, 1998
The FC Dallas design team of Erik Davila & Olivia Brestal has done a fantastic job this year with their match posters and scarves of the month, but this might take the cake.
If the official match poster for Saturday's July 4th extravaganza vs New England looks a little bit off to you, there's a good reason. This week's match poster is a special 3D version bringing Zach Loyd to life(though don't worry, you can also see him on the Toyota Stadium field Saturday night as well).
The poster is available in the FCD Team Store on gameday and, of course, for every poster you purchase for $5, you'll get a pair of 3D glasses to enjoy it in all its glory. Quantities are very limited so be sure to arrive early and get yours before they sell out!
Our July Scarf of the Month is dedicated to the patriotic-filled month in North Texas.
FC Dallas will face the New England Revolution on Saturday, July 4, with the annual post-match fireworks show - one of the largest shows in the metroplex!
Then on Sunday, July 5, the U.S. Women's National Team will play for the 2015 Women's World Cup title at 6 p.m. - be sure to join us for our watch party at the Granada Theater!
Finally, the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup will kick-off on Tuesday, July 7, with a doubleheader right here at Toyota Stadium - Panama will get the evening started as they play Haiti at 6:00 CT followed immediately by the U.S. Men's National Team facing Honduras at 8:30!
You don’t want to miss your opportunity to get your one-of-a-kind scarf celebrating America. Be sure to stop by the team store or buy it at the July 4 match-up against New England!
SPECIAL STORE HOURS THIS WEEK ONLY
Wednesday July 1st : 10am – 9pm
Thursday July 2nd : 10am – 7 pm
Friday July 3rd: 10am – 3pm
The U.S. Women will play for the 2015 Women's World Cup title on Sunday evening, and we want you to watch the game with us! We'll be returning to the Granada Theater on Sunday, July 5, for the 6 p.m. kick, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tex Hooper and the FC Dallas Girls will be on-hand decked out in their Red, White and Blue to give out prizes.
More info to come later in the week, but mark your calendars now!
Please note this is a 21-and-up venue.
FC Dallas midfielder Victor Ulloa was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 17. This is the first time Ulloa has been named to the Team of the Week this season, and the first time an FC Dallas player has been nominated since Week 12.
M: Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas) – Was active and didn't give the ball away in the Texas Derby. He also made a ridiculous cross-field pass to get Fabián Castillo into position to score the team's second goal.
Castillo was included as a bench player for TOTW with one goal and a cross that was deflected in for an own goal.
U-S-A! U-S-A! FC Dallas has once again partnered with the Granada Theater to host a watch party on Tuesday evening for the U.S. Women's National Team's semifinal match-up against Germany in the 2015 Women's World Cup. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. kick-off, so swing by after work to support the Red, White and Blue! Tex Hooper and the FC Dallas Girls will be on hand with prizes as well!
Drinks will be available for purchase inside and there will be a chips and dip bar on hand courtesy of Freebirds. Additionally, guests will be allowed to bring in food from Sundown at Granada. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
Please note that this is a 21-and-up facility.
The FC Dallas U-16 Academy headed into Friday's showdown with the LA Galaxy Academy needing a draw or a win to advance through to the national quarterfinals of the 2014-2015 US Soccer Development Academy season.
They got exactly what they were looking for, defeating LA 2-0 to finish the playoffs group stage a perfect 3-0-0 without allowing a goal in any of the three matches.
On Friday, Gio Montesdeoca opened the scoring while Weston McKinnie added the second to give FCD a 2-0 halftime lead. After a weather delay, the U-16s finished the job to seal the 2-0 victory.
As one of the top four remaining seeds, Luchi Gonzalez's side will host a national quarterfinal at the Toyota Soccer Center against the New England Revolution on July 8th. Stay tuned for full details on when this match will kick off so you can come cheer on FCD as they look to advance to the national semifinals.
U-18s finish Playoffs Week strong
It was a heartbreaking week for the FC Dallas U-18 Academy dropping two close results in their first two matches, but they finished the year strong defeating the Concorde Fire 5-0 in their final match of the season.
Miguel Ojeda and Oscar Romero gave FCD a 2-0 halftime lead and Alex Radilla, Caleb Young and Christian Ramirez scored in the second half to finish the season on a happy note for Francisco Molina's side.
When: June 26th
Where: Toyota Stadium-Frisco, Texas
Event title: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo (Novo Nordisk title night)
Summary: The Mobile Marketing Tour appeared back at Toyota Stadium since the last stop in May 15th since. FC Dallas took round two of this year’s Texas Derby by defeating the Houston Dynamo 2-0 in the first home game back after 5 back-to-back road games. The match was delayed for just over an hour after storms, and moderate rainfall fell throughout the entire match. Fans gathered at the tent and spun the prize wheel to win Toyota beads, FC Dallas pencils, Texas Health Resources towels, Cricket Wireless T-shirts, TXU Energy drawstring bags, FC Dallas koozies, and FC Dallas stickers & tattoos. The inflatable Toyota goal displayed Nesquick, Advocare, TXU Energy, Cricket Wireless, and Texas Health Resources on the top goal post. The shootouts at the inflatable were challenging for both old and young and it brought out the competitive spirit out of all that took a shot. The tour went on from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm and was short lived because of the sudden down pour. Fans still enjoyed winning great prizes and had a great experience thanks to our sponsors.
By Jeremy Villanueva
One FC Dallas Premier team will continue visiting border states.
The U-17 FCD Premier team punched its ticket to the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Oklahoma after capturing the Region III Championship in Little Rock, Arkansas on Thursday.
FC Dallas 98 Premier claimed the Region III Championship with a 3-1 victory over familar foe FC Alliance 98 Black (TN). FCD defeated FC Alliance 1-0 in the last game of the group stage, and the two teams met again in the final Thursday. The U-17s struck early and never looked back, netting all three goals in the first half with a pair of goals from the foot of Gerber Chavez.
Nationals begin with the round robin July 21-23 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If FCD advances, the team will play the semifinal July 25 and final July 26.
— Rj Sayler (@Robert_Sayler) June 25, 2015
FC Dallas 97 Gold was a match away from continuing on the "Road to Oklahoma" but fell just shy in the Region III Championship with a 6-2 loss to NASA 15 Elite (GA); a team who had four clean sheets in five games heading into the final. The U-18s scored seconds into the game and were within one with four minutes left, but a trio of late goals put the game away for NASA. FCD had a thriller en route to the final with a 5-4 defeat over Bryson Park/KSA 97 Premier (GA) in overtime after being squared at one apiece at the end of regulation.