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12 August 1:22 pm

 

FC Dallas midfielder Julian de Guzman is on the 18-man roster for Canada's 15 August Men’s International Friendly against Trinidad and Tobago at Central Broward Regional Stadium in Lauderhill, FL, USA.

The assembled group features a number of Canada’s North American-based players, a selection of European-based players and four new call-ups to the Canadian team. 

Doneil Henry, Russell Teibert, Evan James and Lucas Cavallini will all be taking part in their first camp with Canada’s national team. All four players were part of the Canada team that made it to the semi-final stage at CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers in March 2012. 

“Though this is only a 72-hour FIFA window, the game will serve us well in terms of building towards the FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers in September,” said Canadian head coach Stephen Hart.

Canada is preparing for the resumption of the CONCACAF 3rd Round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifiers, beginning with a crucial pair of matches against Panama in September.

Panama will pay a visit to BMO Field in Toronto, ON on Friday 7 September (19.30 local). Tickets to the match are available at Ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.855.570.7500. Ticket purchases for groups of 10+ can be coordinated through the Canadian Soccer Association’s marketing department: marketing@soccercan.ca 

Canada will then travel to Panama for the return fixture on Tuesday 11 September.

After two of six matches Canada currently sits in second place, two points behind Panama in Group C of the CONCACAF 3rd Round. Only two teams will progress from Group C – a group that also features Honduras and Cuba – to the 'hex', CONCACAF's final round of 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifiers. 

Hart has elected to call eight players into the squad for the 15 August friendly that did not feature in Canada’s most recent matches in June.

In addition to the four players earning their first call-ups, Canadian-based MLS midfielders Terry Dunfield and Patrice Bernier have earned recalls. Meanwhile, Marcel de Jong and Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault have overcome injuries sustained during club play in Germany to return to the national team. 

Canada has not faced Trinidad and Tobago since the two nations squared off a remarkable five times in 2000. The Canadians posted a record of two wins, one draw and two losses against the Caribbean nation during that year.

Canada’s memorable 1:0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final on 24 February 2000 crowned the Canadians as champions of the region and earned the team a place at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.

The match against Trinidad and Tobago on 15 August will be Canada’s fifth fixture of the year. Stephen Hart’s side has a record of one win, two draws and one loss so far in 2012. 

Fans will be able to follow Canada during its camp in Florida (12-16 August) at CanadaSoccer.com; on Twitter@CanadaSoccerEN; at Facebook.com/CanadaSoccer and at YouTube.com/CanadaSoccerTV.

CANADA
1- GK- Lars Hirschfeld | NOR / Vålerenga Fotball
2- M- Nik Ledgerwood | SWE / Hammarby Fotboll
3- M - Russell Teibert | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC
4- CB- Dejan Jaković | USA / D.C. United 
5- CB- André Hainault | USA / Houston Dynamo 
6- M - Julian de Guzman | USA / FC Dallas
7- M - Terry Dunfield | CAN / Toronto FC
8- M- Will Johnson | USA / Real Salt Lake 
9- F- Tosaint Ricketts | 
10- F- Lucas Cavallini | URU / Club Nacional
11- FB- Marcel de Jong | GER / FC Augsburg
12- M- Jonathan Beaulieu-Bourgault | 
13- FB- Ante Jazić | USA / Chivas USA 
14- M/F- Evan James | CAN / Impact Montréal
15- CB- Doneil Henry | CAN / Toronto FC
16- M- Pedro Pacheco | POR / CD Santa Clara
18- GK- Milan Borjan | TUR / Sivasspor
20- M - Patrice Bernier | CAN / Impact Montréal

11 August 10:55 pm

Full match highlights - FC Dallas 3, Colorado 2

Castillo scores to tie match 1-1 in first half.

Free kick by Jair Benitez gives FCD a 2-1 lead just before half.

David Ferreira scores early in the second half, giving FCD a 3-2 lead.

Kevin Hartman with double-save in first half.

Jaime Castrillon (Colorado Rapids) is shown red card for kicking George John in second half.

Jaime Castrillon's right footed shot makes it 1-0 in first half.

Jeff Larentowicz scores in second half to close gap to 3-2.

10 August 2:46 pm

UPDATE - 3:25 p.m. 8/10: We have our five winners. Congrats to Seth Stricherz, Madison Rodriguez, Nicholas Giaimo, John Woodard and Jason Benningfield.

We have five pairs of seats for Saturday's match vs Colorado up for grabs in another FCDallas.com Scavenger Hunt.

First five entries with all the correct answers will win the tickets to tomorrow's 8 p.m. match. All the answers can be found on FCDallas.com. We had strong responses when we did this previously, so get your answers in quick!

  1. Who scored FCD’s goal at Portland on Sunday?
  2. What TV channel is Saturday’s match vs Colorado on?
  3. Who is FCD’s marketing coordinator?
  4. What is FC Dallas Girl Genie’s favorite junk food?
  5. What is the start and end date of Phase One of Get in and Win?
  6. What exact date does Chris Seitz have tattooed on his arm?
10 August 1:58 pm

Kevin Hartman picked up his first MLS Save of the Week win in 2012 for his amazing effort against Portland on Sunday. His win was, of course, because of all the fans voting for him on MLSSoccer.com

Here are the vote totals:

 

  1. Kevin Hartman (DAL) 55%
  2. Andy Gruenebaum (CLB) 14%
  3. Milos Kocic (NY) 12%
  4. Josh Saunders (LA) 10%
  5. Matt Pickens (COL) 9%

Read more about Hartman's win at MLSSoccer.com.

10 August 10:54 am

Thanks to everyone for their entries in our #ScarvesUp Instagram 2K contest. Look at the submissions and then cast your vote. You will have until Monday at 9 a.m. to vote.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a four tickets and a special on-field experience at the 9/2 match vs. Seattle Sounders. 2nd Place will receive four tickets to the 9/2 match and 3rd Place will receive two tickets to the same match.

No. 1                                                          No. 2

 

No. 3                                                          No. 4

 
 

No. 5                                                          No. 6

 
 
 
No. 7                                                          No. 8
 
 

No. 9                                                           No. 10

 

 

No. 11                                                         No. 12

 

 

No. 13

09 August 10:20 am

 

FRISCO – The second annual Budweiser Adult Summer Showdown begins Aug. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium with $10,000 available in prize money to the competing teams.

The two-day tournament features teams competing in five separate divisions (Men’s Open, Women’s Open, Co-Ed Open, Men’s Recreational and Men’s Over 30). All games will be played on the FC Dallas Stadium Complex fields.

Each team can have no more than 25 players on a roster and each player must be at least 21 years old. Registration for the tournament is full.

Teams in each division will compete in three pool play games with the teams earning the best records qualifying for playoffs. The playoffs will be single-elimination bracket play resulting in one champion per division.

There will be a special tournament replica version of the Budweiser Beer Garden in the complex pavilion.

The payouts for finishing first or second in each division are listed below:

Division                                               Champion                                             Runner-Up
Men's Open                                           $2000                                                          $1000
Men's Recreational                             $1250                                                          $500
Co-Ed                                                        $1250                                                          $500
Women Open                                       $1250                                                          $500
Men's Over-30                                      $1250                                                          $500

For more information, go to FCDallas.com/Tournaments or contact Jesse McNeil at jmcneil@fcdallas.net or (469) 365-0001.

07 August 2:44 pm

Midfielder David Ferreira recently did an interview with Spanish media outlet MARCA.com in which the former MLS MVP discussed his highly-anticipated return from injury last month and what FC Dallas needs to do to finish the season strong.

Ferreira also discusses the impact of Colombian players in Major League Soccer, the latest Colombian national team selection and the recent rise of countryman Radamel Falcao.

Click here to read the full interview in Spanish on MARCA.com.

Below are a few translated excerpts from Ferreira's interview:

On his feeling since returning in early July...

"I feel good. I’m getting better little by little and I’m trying to get back to a higher level where I will be able to help the team return to our objective of making the playoffs."

On turning the season around for FC Dallas...

"It’s really a matter of developing a good soccer team. We have gotten better the last couple of games but we know that we can’t afford to lose more points at home. That is the objective."

On Colombian players in MLS...

"I believe it’s important. The Colombian players that have passed through the league have left a name. Because of this, MLS teams have collected many Colombian players. We hope that more will come."

06 August 11:28 am

FC Dallas hit 2,000 followers on our Instagram page this weekend. As a thank you, we're launching a photo contest for THIS WEEK ONLY.

Simply grab your FC Dallas scarf, take a photograph with it in a fun place, and post it on Instagram tagging @FCDallas and using the hashtag #ScarvesUp. You have to be on Instagram to participate, so if you aren't, go ahead and sign up and follow us.

On Friday, we'll place the photos on FCDallas.com where you can vote on your favorite shot.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a four tickets and a special on-field experience at the 9/2 match vs. Seattle Sounders. 2nd Place will receive four tickets to the 9/2 match and 3rd Place will receive two tickets to the same match.

 

05 August 8:32 pm

Full Match Highlights - POR 1, FCD 1

Scott Sealy scores off a pass from Brek Shea in 51'

Jack Jewsbury ties match in 79'

Zach Loyd gets 2nd yellow card of match

Hartman makes a stop on Dike in 68'

05 August 1:39 pm

The soccer world woke up Sunday morning to the news Columbus Crew rookie Kirk Urso had died overnight. FC Dallas and members of the team took to Twitter to offer their condolences.