For the second consecutive year, Major League Soccer has set new marks for attendance.
Overall, the league average grew more than five percent, coming in at 18,807. This bettered the 2011 mark of 17,844 by nearly 1,000 fans per game.
MLS regular-season attendance in 2012 topped the 6 million mark for the first time ever, with a total of 6,074,729 fans.
MLS also finished seventh in global average attendance.
CLICK HERE to read more details & global attendance chart to see where MLS ranks.
The mysterious voters behind the MLS Power Rankings have FC Dallas at No. 13 in the final rankings of 2012. Here's what the voters had to say:
North End United - an umbrella group for the four FC Dallas Supporters Groups - showed off their first tifo at the FCD vs Chivas USA match on Sunday. Check out the photos and a time-lapse video of the tifo being created.
Tifo says, "One Voice, One Passion, One Love, Dallas 'Til I Die."
Photos by Erik Davila
FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea decided he wanted to watch Sunday's season finale with the fans since he was unable to play in the match. Shea made the most of his time in the supporter's section - doing chants, talking with fans and cheering for his teammates. No surprise - the fans loved having him there to watch the entire match.
Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-2 draw with Chivas USA.
GOAL: David Ferreira sets up Jackson for the opening goal of the game in the 73rd minute.
GOAL: Ferreira gets his second assist as he feeds Fabian Castillo on the wing for the 2-0 lead.
GOAL: Second half substitute Laurent Courtois pulls one back for Chivas USA in the 90th minute.
GOAL: Juan Agudelo ties the match in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined FC Dallas defender Jair Benitez an undisclosed amount for his act of embellishment which brought the game into disrepute in the 65th minute of the game against Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 21.
The Disciplinary Committee also fined LA Galaxy midfielder Robbie Keane an undisclosed amount for public criticism of the officials after his team’s game against San Jose on Oct. 21.
Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the MLS Players Union.
George John is still in the lead after Week Seven of Futbol and Football - but just barely. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.
10/29 UPDATE: Chris Seitz wins the week, while George John holds on to a narrow overall lead
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Soccer Kicks Cancer makes its way to FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday night when FC Dallas promotes Breast Cancer Awareness both on and off the field.
MLS' Soccer Kicks Cancer partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for initiatives across the league during October.
Sunday night will feature the following as FC Dallas hosts Chivas USA:
- Table on the concourse staffed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Pink cupcakes for sale at concession stands No. 2, 10 & inside The River Club w/proceeds going to charity
- Pink scarves for TV broadcasters and coaches
- Special white and pink official match ball
- Pink towels on field
- Pink FCD logo training tees on team for warm ups
- Pink goalkeeper jerseys
- Pink breast cancer patches on Jerseys
Some game-worn items will be available for auction in November with proceeds going to charity.
U.S. Men’s National Team and FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea will be at the Grapevine Mills Mall GameStop Kids grand opening from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26.
He will meet fans and take on a few gamers in EA Sports’ FIFA13. Shea is one of a handful of professional soccer players on special downloadable covers for the popular video game.
Tournament competitors and fans alike will be eligible for prizes at the interactive Soccer and Speed Tour. Prizes include GameStop coupons, gift cards, t-shirts, autographed mini soccer balls and signed copies of the FIFA13 video game with Shea on the cover.
The wildly popular video game launched in September with a record-breaking 353,000 copies sold in its first 24 hours in North America alone. More than 1.4 million online FIFA13 games were played on the first day of its release. On iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, it became the number one top purchased game in 55 countries on the App Store and the top-grossing game in 24 countries. There were 1.3 million copies pre-ordered worldwide.
FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea will be the final scarfer of the Lamar Hunt statue for the 2012 season when FCD hosts Chivas USA this Sunday at 6 p.m.
The scarfing ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. on the north concourse during Lamar's Tailgate.
Those with seats in the Budweiser Beer Garden are in for a special treat as Shea will watch the match with the supporters from their bleacher seats.
A limited number of tickets for the Budweiser Beer Garden seats remain. Click here for more ticketing information and ordering.