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08 October 2:35 pm

Je-Vaughn Watson wasn't around at FCD practice today to talk about his fantastic assist in Salt Lake as he's joined up with the Jamaican National Team for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against the United States and Honduras, but FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman certainly had a reaction to Watson's lung-bursting run.

"We’ve seen Je-Vaughn do that before where he just knocks the ball [forward] and starts running like Usain Bolt," said Hyndman. "He’s a tremendous athlete, so my reaction was 'here he goes' and then he got past the player and I thought 'now will he make the right decision' and he made a perfect choice."

"What a change, because I would imagine that when I made the change to bring him on, Salt Lake is winning 1-0 and they probably had a smile on their face with Castillo coming off because he was terrorizing them to a point, but I don’t think they were prepared to get a fresh person on the field that’s a runner and I think that paid off for us."

The run gets more impressive every time you watch it as Watson bursts forward from the right side of the field over to the left in what is likely a 100+ yard run culminating in a ball that eventually made it across to Cooper for FCD's goal. Watson's assist was just another solid moment in what has been a rich run of form for the Jamaican with a goal and two assists in his last four appearances.

07 October 3:51 pm

Here's your FC Dallas community calendar for the week of October 7:

Thursday, October 10 - Santa Fe 5K - 5:30 - 9:00PM Lindsley Park

Join the FCD mobile team at Thursday's Santa Fe 5K at Lindsley Park in Lakewood. This happy hour-oriented 5K has plenty of local beers and food trucks and we'll be there with free FCD swag and tickets to Saturday's game against Chicago.

Friday, October 11 - USA WCQ Pub Run - 5:00 - 7:00PM Staggering Irishman & Londoner Addison

Look out for the FCD Girls at Staggering Irishman and Londoner Addison on Friday afternoon getting everyone ready for the USA's World Cup Qualifier against Jamaica. They'll be giving away tickets to the October 19th game against Seattle plus other FCD swag.

Sunday, October 13 - NTPSA Field of the Week - 3:00 - 5:00PM Moss Park

Will you be playing in a Sunday league at Moss Park this weekend? Look out for the FCD Mobile team and FCD Girls with free pizza and tickets to the October 19th match against Seattle from 3:00-5:00PM.

 

 

07 October 12:08 pm

It was a fantastic weekend for FC Dallas' loanee players with goals coming from two different countries.

HIGHLIGHTS: Strikers 2, Rowdies 1

In Fort Lauderdale, the Strikers matched up against the Tampa Bay Rowdies in a huge Florida derby matchup. On-loan forward Bradlee Baladez proved to be the hero for the Strikers scoring the game-winner in the 84th minute of a 2-1 victory for the home side.

Baladez replaced Yaikel Perez in the 80th minute of Saturday's match and after a nice dummy from Justin Chavez received a pass with only the keeper to beat. Baladez blasted one into the top corner to double the Strikers' advantage, a goal that would prove crucial after Carl Cort volleyed home a spectacular goal for the Rowdies with only seconds left in stoppage time.

Goalkeeper Richard Sanchez had a nice game for the Strikers making three saves while the only Rowdies goal was an unstoppable effort. With the win, the Strikers pull into a four-way logjam at second place in the NASL with just four games remaining in the fall regular season schedule.

Warshaw scores again for Angelholm

Over at Angelholm, Bobby Warshaw continued his fantastic run of form scoring the first goal of the Swede's 2-0 win over Ljungskile. It's Warshaw's fourth goal for Angelhom in just six matches and his third in the last four games. Just three games remain in the Swedish Superettan season which wraps up on November 2.

Deportivo Saprissa kept hold of their top spot in the Costa Rican first division with two wins last week. Moises Hernandez did not feature in either game having been suspended for the first match. Two games remain in the Costa Rican first division season with playoffs looming for Saprissa.

 

 

05 October 10:38 pm

FC Dallas took a point from Rio Tinto Stadium off 10-man Real Salt Lake via a Kenny Cooper second-half goal. Here's the highlights from the penultimate road game of the season:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS - FC Dallas 1 Real Salt Lake 1 

POST - Jackson's header caroms off the post early in the first half

RED CARD - RSL defender Kenny Mansally sent off for upending Jackson

SAVE - Rimando with a huge stop on Jackson's flick

SAVE - Seitz comes up big on Grabavoy chance

GOAL - Saborio latches on to a long ball and volleys it past Seitz

GOAL - Cooper finishes Watson cross

04 October 11:14 am

Don't miss out on the third annual Guns & Hoses of North Texas Football Championship when it comes to Toyota Stadium on Saturday, October 26. Police and firemen have been training all year to see who will come out on top in this full-fledged tackle football game. Tickets for the big game are available for $10 or VIP tickets can be purchased for $20, and kids four and under get in free.

BUT TICKETS!

All ticket revenue will be donated to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas, which counts on the support of the community to continue to serve the families of police officers and firefighters lost in the line of duty.

Parking at Toyota Stadium will be free for the game and a family-friendly tailgate featuring live music, inflatable and food and drink will get the festivities started at 1 p.m. in the Gold Lot. Stadium gates open at 5 p.m. with kickoff scheduled for 6 p.m.

BUY TICKETS!

02 October 4:05 pm

FCD heads to the Wasatch Mountains on Saturday needing a win to keep Western Conference playoff hopes alive, but there's plenty of reason to believe Dallas can leave Rio Tinto with three points given the fact they did the exact same thing last year in similar circumstances.

Schellas Hyndman's men completed a nine-point week with a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 win over Jason Kreis' side behind a stunning goal from team captain David Ferreira to pull themselves back into the playoff picture. While the goal was one of just two Ferreira scored on his comeback from a long-term injury layoff, it was certainly his biggest of the season.

Looking ahead to Saturday, if results go their way, FCD could start a similar run and come within two points of a playoff spot by taking all three points on what should be a heart-stopping game on Saturday night. Dallas is 4-8-1 all-time at Real Salt Lake and Saturday's match is FCD's only trip to Utah this season. With two home games and a trip to San Jose remaining, a win on Saturday would be just the spark Dallas needs to a late playoff push.

Watch the highlights from last season's epic win at RSL:

01 October 5:04 pm

Another week, another goal for FCD loanee Bobby Warshaw!

WATCH: Warshaw scores again for Angelholm

The midfielder from Mechanicsburg now has three goals in five appearances for Swedish Superettan side Angelholms FF after scoring a game-tying goal in the 68th minute of Angelholms 1-1 draw with Orgryte. With four games left in the season, Angelholms sit in ninth place, comfortably above any relegation zones.

Fort Lauderdale slipped up for the third weekend in a row in NASL action falling 2-0 at the Carolina Railhawks. Richard Sanchez was again starting in goal for the Strikers logging one save in the loss while Bradlee Baladez started his first game since August 25.

Down in Costa Rica, Moises Hernandez made his first appearance of the season for Saprissa in a 2-0 defeat of Belen Sigolo, a win that kept Saprissa in first place with 22 points from 10 games. It wasn't a happy return to the lineup for Hernandez, however, who was shown a red card in the second half of the match.

01 October 4:15 pm

Two FC Dallas players earned spots on the weekly Castrol Index Top 20 list for their performances in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.

Midfielder Mauro Diaz came in at #4 on the weekly index, the highest such ranking for an FCD player since Blas Perez's week 26 performance against San Jose on August 24.

Forward Blas Perez popped up on the list this week as well with a #15 spot after his first-half goal, his team-leading 11th of the season.

                                                          Castrol Index Week 31 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Mike Magee Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 Montreal Impact 2,003
2 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,466
3 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 90 New England Revolution 1,305
4 Mauro Diaz Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Columbus Crew 1,276
5 Federico Higuaín Forward Columbus Crew 90 FC Dallas 1,241
6 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Chivas USA 1,212
7 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 Philadelphia Union 1,172
8 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 Philadelphia Union 1,087
9 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 79 FC Dallas 1,086
10 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 Chicago Fire 1,060
11 Bright Dike Forward Toronto FC 81 D.C. United 1,053
12 Matt Reis Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Houston Dynamo 1,044
13 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Real Salt Lake 1,005
14 Mamadou Danso Defender Portland Timbers 90 LA Galaxy 1,000
15 Blas Pérez Forward FC Dallas 90 Columbus Crew 969
16 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 San Jose Earthquakes 967
17 Arévalo Ríos Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 Montreal Impact 926
18 Álvaro Rey Midfielder Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 920
19 Tim Cahill Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Seattle Sounders FC 883
20 Mark Bloom Defender Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 868

 

29 September 11:09 pm

By Maggie Jones

There’s no doubt that Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Columbus Crew at Toyota Stadium was a major blow to FCD’s playoff hopes. With four games remaining, Dallas sits five points out of a playoff spot meaning at least three and probably four wins from the four remaining games are needed to make the Western Conference playoffs.

“We realize that we have got to get points, we are running out of games,” said Head Coach Schellas Hyndman. “For us to get the playoffs we need three wins, and we have four games to do it.”

Hyndman expressed the need for the enthusiasm and confidence that is seen in the locker room to carry over on to the field adding the need for strong leadership to ensure heads don’t drop with the playoffs still an attainable goal.

“We have to get a result, it’s as simple as that,” Andrew Jacobson said about their remaining schedule. “We have to go for wins and that’s the mentality we need and we need guys who are on the same page and are ready to step up.”

FCD returns to the field next Saturday against Real Salt Lake, a place they won last year in a similar late-season scenario.  

29 September 10:26 pm

Full match highlights: FC Dallas 2, Columbus Crew 4

GOAL: Federico Higuain scores the first goal of the match for the visitors in the ninth minute.

GOAL: Jairo Arrieta doubles the Crew lead on the assist from Dominic Oduro.

GOAL: Blas Perez cuts the deficit in half with the assist from Mauro Diaz.

GOAL: Oduro scores just before the break to restore the two-goal lead.

GOAL: Diaz pulls one back for FC Dallas after evading some Crew defenders in the box.

GOAL: Bernardo Anor puts the game out of reach with a strike in the 86th minute.