FC Dallas faces the newest MLS franchise, the Montreal Impact, for the first time this Saturday at FC Dallas Stadium. We dug through the record books to find out how FCD did historically facing new MLS teams for the first time. It’s a mixed bag, with FCD 2-4-3 in opening matches against expansion clubs since 2005.
4/16/05 – at CHV 1, FCD 3
Real Salt Lake
4/23/05 – at FCD 3, RSL 0
Houston Dynamo (relocated from San Jose)
5/6/06 – at HOU 4, FCD 3
6/17/07 – at TOR 4, FCD 0
San Jose Earthquakes (2nd incarnation)
5/3/08 - at SJ 0, FCD 0
5/16/09 – at FCD 1, SEA 1
5/15/10 – at PHL 1, FCD 1
4/17/11 – at POR 3, FCD 2
4/23/11 – at VAN 1, FCD 2
FC Dallas fans will have the first opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind tote bags this Saturday inside FC Dallas Stadium.
Totes made from FCD light pole banners from the 2011 playoffs will be for sale on the north concourse before and during Saturday's match vs the Montreal Impact.
The tote bags measure 12 in. x 15 in. and cost $20 each. The reused banners are made of vinyl.
Also available for purchase are smaller zipper bags at $15 each.
There are a limited supply and all proceeds benefit the FC Dallas Foundation.
NEW YORK – A week after suspending three players for on-field actions, the Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee announced today that New England Revolution midfielder Shalrie Joseph has been suspended for one game and fined an undisclosed amount for a reckless challenge that endangered the safety of his opponent.
Joseph’s action occurred in the 62nd minute of the match between FC Dallas and New England Revolution on Thursday, April 5th. The veteran lost the ball in the midfield and brought Dallas midfielder Ricardo Villar down with a tackle from behind. Joseph will serve his suspension this Saturday when the Revolution play D.C. United at Gillette Stadium.
The Texas Derby comes to MLS Reserve League tonight when FC Dallas faces Houston Dynamo. Match begins at 7:30 p.m. inside FC Dallas Stadium. Fans are welcome to attend for free, but concession stands and the beer garden will not open.
Match updates will be tweeted via @FCDallas and a match recap will be posted online afterward.
FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Wiedeman underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia on Monday. Dr. Ernest Beecherl performed the surgery at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Wiedeman is expected to miss four to six weeks with the injury.
The win was critical, but even better for Dallas is that Brek Shea looked dangerous for solid chunks of time. He's nowhere near his form at this time last year, but perhaps his slump – which is approaching eight months – is finally over?
One of the ladies in the office passed this tidbit along to us. FC Dallas defender Zach Loyd is one of the "Hot Soccer Players We Can't Resist" in an online story at Cosmopolitan.com. Congratulations, I guess...
FULL HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas 1, New England Revolution 0
GOAL: Captain Ugo Ihemelu nets the stoppage time winner for FC Dallas
SHOT: Brek Shea tests Matt Reis late in the match
SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Pepe Moreno's long-range attempt
CALLED BACK: Rookie Matt Hedges goal gets negated by out-of-bounds service
Tonight's match between FC Dallas and the New England Revolution is broadcast on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. The telecast goes live at 7:30 p.m. CT and features Mark Followill and Ian Joy as broadcasters.
Here's where to find Fox Sports Southwest Plus locally:
Time Warner – Ch. 960 (digital cable)
Charter Cable – Ch. 300
DirecTV – Ch. 677 (677-1 HD)
Dish – Ch. 445 (9515 HD)
U-Verse Ch. 756 (1756 HD)
Fios – Ch. 77 (577 HD)
NBC Sports has released a new commercial for its MLS package and it features numerous FC Dallas players in it. Can you pick out who is in it?