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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."

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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

 

25 July 3:08 pm

English Premier League side Stoke City FC is coming to Frisco this weekend to take on FC Dallas in an international friendly. Stoke arrived in North Texas Thursday afternoon following the team's 2-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo Wednesday night. The following is a schedule of events for fans leading up to Saturday's friendly:

Friday, July 26

5:30 p.m.: Press conference featuring members of Stoke City.

6:00 p.m.: FC Dallas press conference to introduce FC Dallas' newest signing, Mauro Diaz featuring Diaz, head coach Schellas Hyndman, technical director Fernando Clavijo and Hunt Sports Group Vice President Dan Hunt. After the presser, Hunt and Clavijo will host a Q&A with FC Dallas season ticket holders in attendance.

*The press conferences will be open to the first 300 season ticket holders. Season ticket holders should enter the stadium through the West gate.

6:00-7:15 p.m.: Stoke City pre-game practice on the FC Dallas Stadium field.

*The Stoke City practice will be open to anybody who has a ticket to the FC Dallas vs. Stoke City FC friendly presented by Cash America this Saturday, July 27. Non-season ticket holders with tickets to Saturday's game should enter the stadium through the FC Dallas Team Shop located in the Northwest corner of the stadium.

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7:30-9:00 p.m.: FC Dallas Meet the Team Event - FC Dallas players will be stationed around the stadium to sign autographs exclusively for Season Ticket Holders. Season Ticket Holders will be provided a map designating where each player is located.

*Non-season ticket holders may gain access to the press conference (first 300 STHs only), Q&A session and Meet the Team event by purchasing 2014 season tickets before or during the event Friday night.

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Saturday, July 27

6:30 p.m.: FC Dallas Stadium gates open.

8:00 p.m.: FC Dallas vs. Stoke City FC presented by Cash America. The Stoke City FC friendly is also supported by associate partners Budweiser, Fiesta and the state of Quintana Roo.

25 July 11:44 am

Head coach Richie Wiliams has called in a 44-player training camp in preparation for the Copa de Mexico de Naciones beginning on August 7 in Mexico City. Three FC Dallas players, Weston McKinnie, Alejandro Zendejas and Eric Torres will represent FCD at the camp, tied with LA Galaxy and New York Red Bulls for the most of any team. 

CHICAGO (July 24, 2013) – Members of the U-15 Boys’ National Team will convene at the U.S. Soccer’s National Training Center in Carson, Calif. for the last training camp before players born in 1998 are eligible for the U-17 age group.

The squad will take part in Copa de Mexico de Naciones beginning on Aug. 7 and running through Aug. 19 in Mexico City.

The camp is headed by U-17 Men’s National Team Head Coach Richie Williams.

Williams will also use the camp to scout the next crop of players vying for a spot on the U-17 roster for the next FIFA U-17 World Cup cycle.

Of the 44 players in attendance, 27 are currently members of Development Academy teams.

GOALKEEPERS (4): William Pulisic (Richmond Strikers; Mechanicsville, Va. ), Abraham Romero (LA Galaxy; Altadena, Calif.), Andrew Romig (Richmond Kickers; Midlothian, Va.), Kevin Silva (PDA; Bethlehem, Pa.) 

DEFENDERS (16): Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls Academy; Wappingers Falls, N.Y.), Hugo Arellano (Chivas USA Academy; Norwalk, Calif.), Daniel Barbir (Philadelphia Union Academy; Allentown, Pa.), George Braima (Crew Soccer Academy; Columbus, Ohio), Reginald Cannon (Solar Chelsea SC; Grapevine, Texas.), Pierre Da Silva (New York Soccer Club; Port Chester, N.Y.), Nikkye DePoint (Revolution Empire; Rochester, N.Y.), Tanner Dietrich (TN Soccer Club; Nashville, Tenn.), Vernon Fernandez (De Anza Force; Santa Cruz, Calif.), Edwin Lara (Alliance Soccer Club; San Leandro, Calif.), Cristian Martinez (NJSA 04 Academy; Mine Hill, N.J.), Tommy McCabe (PDA; South Orange, N.J.), John Nelson (Internationals; Medina, Ohio), Matthew Olosunde (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trenton, N.J.), Kyle Perno (Albertson; New Hyde Park, N.Y.), Alexis Velela (San Diego Surf; San Diego, Calif.) 

MIDFIELDERS (12): Christian Albelo (Hoffenheim; Heidelberg, Germany), Eric Calvillo (Real So Cal; Palmdale, Calif.), Alexis Donicio (Sacramento United; Sacramento, Calif.), Ronaldo Escudero (Pateadores; Placentia, Calif.), Hipsen Garcia (Met Oval; Corona, N.Y.), Ethan Lotenero (LA Galaxy; Los Angeles, Calif.), Weston McKinnie (FC Dallas Academy; Little Elm, Texas), Logan Panchot (St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri; St. Louis, Mo.), Emmanuel Perez (Sunrise Elite; Boynton Beach, Fla.), Alexander Soto (TSF; Palisades Park, N.J.), Devon Vega (Classics Elite; San Antonio, Texas), Alejandro Zendejas (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas) 

FORWARDS (12): Kevin Coleman (FC Richmond; Warrenton, Va.), Joe Gallardo (Monterrey FC; San Diego, Calif.), Lagos Kunga (Georgia United; Atlanta, Ga.), David Loera (Orlando City Lions; Orlando, Fla.), Joshua Perez (Fiorentina; La Habra, Calif.), Christian Pulisic (PA Classics; Hershey, Pa.), Elijah Rice (Chicago Magic PSG; Highland Park, Ill.), Fernando Soria (De Anza Force; Redwood City, Calif.), Sean Teixiera (New York Red Bulls Academy; Trumbull, Conn.), Eric Torres (FC Dallas Academy; El Paso, Texas), DJ Williams (Solar Chelsea SC; Fort Worth, Texas), Haji Wright (LA Galaxy Academy; Los Angeles, Calif.)

 

25 July 10:17 am

Last weekend, FC Dallas hosted the King TUT tournament presented by Pat Lobb Auto Group. The tournament ran Friday through Sunday. A total of 169 teams participated in the tournament over the three days, playing games at both FC Dallas Stadium and Russell Creek Park in Plano. 

Each participating team had the chance to play four friendly matches over the course of the weekend. Despite thunderstorms in the area, 46 games started off the tournament Friday evening, followed by 146 and 147 games on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. 

The tournament featured teams from the U11-U16 age groups for both boys and girls, including 44 FC Dallas Youth teams. Although no championships were on the line, the tournament gave teams an opportunity to tune-up and play a few games before the upcoming Fall season and league seeding matches. 

In addition to tournament festivities, FC Dallas sponsors Pat Lobb Auto Group and CiCi's were in attendance throughout the weekend.