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?
FC Dallas is back home for the first time in two weeks for a Thursday night match vs the New England Revolution. Here's what fans can expect:
· LAMAR'S TAILGATE: Gates open at 6 p.m. on the North Concourse featuring Urban Crust's wood-burning oven of individual pizzas, music from DJ Jake Salem, street tacos and other food options.
· BUDWEISER BUILD-A-BAR: Check out this beer-selling station that includes a Bottoms Up Draught Unit, bar seating, plasma video screens and more!
· BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES: The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales will ride into FC Dallas Stadium and be a part of the pre-game festivities on the North Concourse. Come take a photo with these beautiful horses during their stop in North Texas.
· LAMAR HUNT, JR. TO SCARF LAMAR HUNT STATUE: One of the sons of Lamar Hunt, Lamar Jr. will scarf the statue of his father during pre-game ceremonies.
Don't have tickets yet? CLICK HERE and join us at FC Dallas Stadium.
FC Dallas captain Ugo Ihemelu turned 29 on Tuesday and his teammates celebrated during Wednesday's practice.
FRISCO, Texas – FC Dallas has terminated the contract of Colombian striker Luis Perea by mutual consent, the club announced today.
Perea joined the team in March and appeared in two games, playing a total of 15 minutes with the first team.
A native of Medellin, Colombia, Perea spent his youth career with Atlético Nacional. In 2010, he appeared in 36 games for León de Huánuco, scoring 22 goals for the Peruvian side. The success led to a loan with Chilean football club Everton de Viña del Mar, where the young forward notched six goals in 13 games. Perea then remained in Peru to play for Universidad San Martin de Porres until the club folded in March.
Looks like Schellas Hyndman has another in-season rebuilding project on his hands. Dallas didn't look up for the fight, and the "Brek Shea is tired!" mantra is played out. Has the guy been tired since October? Plenty of time to recover since then - now he needs to produce.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the first Party at the Pubs watch party for 2012. We easily gave away the MLS pint glasses to the first 100 people and had a standing room crowd inside The Allen Wickers. Our next Party at the Pubs is Saturday, April 28 at Trinity Hall in Dallas when FCD travels west to face LA Galaxy.