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05 March 1:09 pm

 

MLSSoccer.com's Simon Borg graded all the MLS squads who participated in last week's Disney Pro Soccer Classic. Here's what he said about FCD:

FC DALLAS (2-1-1, 6 GF / 4 GA): David Ferreira continues to be the story this preseason. After 90 surprising minutes against BK Häcken, there was the setback of missing the final two matches of the tournament due to a sore Achilles.  

They became the FC Dallas of old with Ferreira in the lineup, but the new guys ain’t too shabby. Hernán Pertúz is a rock in the back, Blas Pérez is FCD’s best forward of the Schellas Hyndman era and Carlos Rodríguez adds quality on the left.

But the most intriguing aspect of the tournament for FCD is Brek Shea’s move to forward against Houston. It should have longer legs than the left back experiment of last year.

GRADE: B+

03 March 1:41 pm

 

FC Dallas faces rival Houston Dynamo in the final match of the preseason for both squads. The Texas teams meet at 5 p.m. CT in the third-place match of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic, in Orlando, Fla.

This is the third straight year the teams have met in Orlando. Houston won 2-1 in 2010 in a third place game. FCD won in penalty kicks last year to win the tournament title.

The match will be streamed live on ESPN3.com. We will provide the usual in-match updates via Twitter and have post-match coverage on FCDallas.com

02 March 5:37 pm

MLS First Kick presented by Dick's Sporting Goods is fast approaching - just a little more than one week away.

FC Dallas fans will notice some changes which will get them into FC Dallas Stadium early and have a good time.

New for all 2012 FC Dallas Games is Lamar’s Tailgate Party.

It starts 90 minutes before first kick (so 12:30 p.m. for March 11) on the North Concourse and features BBQ, street tacos and other food. Even better - different food and drink specials prior to every game.

The fun continues on the Budweiser Beer Garden with live music, pool ball (think soccer and billiards mixed together on a giant pool table), Bud promo girls, prizes, and more food and drink specials extended through the whole game.

The culmination of the tailgate party is the return of the scarfing ceremony of the Lamar Hunt statue. Each game will have a special guest doing the scarfing.

Game starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are going fast and are on sale at fcdallas.com and will be televised on NBC Sports Network.

For the New York Red Bulls game there will be vuvuzelas to the first 5,000 fans. 

Check back here for more information next week.

 

 

02 March 5:28 pm

Thanks to everyone who came out to the opening of the FCD pop-up shop inside Trinity Hall. Those who came out enjoyed themselves and getting to check out the new FC Dallas gear. The pop-up shop is open Friday from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

      

02 March 2:38 pm

 

The Mexican National Team will host five-time World Cup champion Brazil in the final match of their 2012 U.S. Tour, it was announced today by the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF), together with Soccer United Marketing (SUM).

Presented by Degree Men, the match will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m. CT, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. All remaining tour matches, in New York on May 27, Chicago on May 31 and Arlington, will be played during FIFA dates, making the top players available for all participating squads.

An exclusive Visa pre-sale for this game will begin Friday, March 9 at 10:00 a.m. CT online via Ticketmaster or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 12 at 10:00 a.m. CT online at Ticketmaster, by calling 1-800-745-3000, at all Ticketmaster locations and at the Cowboys Stadium box office located at Entry A on the northeast side of the stadium. The Cowboys Stadium box office operating hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CT. The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol invites fans to use their Visa cards.

The upcoming match between Mexico and Brazil will mark their 37th encounter between the two clubs, with a 21-6-9 record in favor of the South American nation. The last meeting between the two was a 2-1 Brazil win on October 11, 2011 in Mexico. The game will be televised live on Univision and on radio on Futbol de Primera in the United States.

01 March 5:09 pm

Here it is . . .

Join us for a party to celebrate the release of the FC Dallas 2012 kit. The FCD pop-up shop will be located inside Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station in Dallas and will be the first place for you to see and purchase both home and away jerseys. The pop-up shop at Trinity Hall is the ONLY place you can buy your 2012 FC Dallas kit this weekend.

This event is a celebration for the fans and includes free food and drinks for those in attendance. Thursday will also feature the live-streaming of FCD's match vs. Toronto FC.

Trinity Hall pop-up shop hours are: Thursday: 5-10 p.m., Friday: 5-10 p.m. and Sat: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Merchandise available:
‘12 home jersey
‘12 road jersey
Draft-day scarf
FCD t-shirts and hats

01 March 2:38 pm

FC Dallas will take on a familiar opponent in their third and final group match of the Disney Pro Soccer Classic this evening. Dallas faced off against Toronto four times last season between the MLS regular season and the CCL group stage - twice in Frisco and twice at BMO Field.

FC Dallas won each of the first three matches by a score of 1-0, but FCD fans will remember the fourth meeting all too well. Toronto came down to Texas and handed Dallas a 3-0 loss that put TFC through to the quarterfinal stage of the 2011-12 CCL and eliminated FCD from the tournament.

Tonight will be the first meeting since that match, and once again, advancement is at stake. The winner of tonight's match advances to the final to face the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night. In the event of a draw, FCD would still advance to the tournament championship on goal differential.

The match kicks off at 5 p.m. CT and will be streamed on MLSsoccer.com's live Channel 2. Or, you could make your way down to Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station where they'll be having a watching party in conjunction with the release of the 2012 FC Dallas kit. It'll be your first chance to buy the new kit, and what better way to break it in than cheering FCD on to the Disney Pro Soccer Classic final for the second straight year?

29 February 7:09 pm

Big day for the national team as the U.S. defeated Italy 1-0 for its first-ever victory over Azzurri. The important details from MLSSoccer.com:

The pivotal moment came in the 55th minute when Fabian Johnson whipped in a teasing ball that Jozy Altidore laid off superbly for the on-rushing Dempsey, who drilled his shot hard and low past the despairing dive of Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The win marks the first time the US have defeated Italy in 11 attempts since the nations first met 82 years ago. It also marks the first time Italy have lost in Genoa since 1924.

Facing the three-time World Cup champions was clearly the biggest test yet for US manager Jurgen Klinsmann, and his side passed with flying colors, earning a fourth straight victory. The USMNT's record under Klinsmann is now 5-4-1.

FC Dallas' Brek Shea started the match for the USMNT. It was his 10th appearance for Klinsmann and the only player to play in all matches for the manager. Shea was subbed out in the 73rd minute.

29 February 12:38 pm

Join us for a party to celebrate the release of the FC Dallas 2012 kit. The FCD pop-up shop will be located inside Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station in Dallas and will be the first place for you to see and purchase both home and away jerseys.

This event is a celebration for the fans and includes free food and drinks for those in attendance. Thursday will also feature the live-streaming of FCD's match vs. Toronto.

Trinity Hall pop-up shop hours are: Thursday: 5-10 p.m., Friday: 5-10 p.m. and Sat: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Merchandise available:
‘12 home jersey
‘12 road jersey
Draft-day scarf
FCD t-shirts and hats

28 February 7:40 pm

MLSSoccer.com chatted with FCD coach Schellas Hyndman about the status of George John. John's original loan term to West Ham United is set to end soon. Bottom line - no update, yet, on John's status with FCD for 2012.