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18 June 3:27 pm

By Taylor Hester

The season is over, but the real fun for the FC Dallas Academy teams is just beginning.

The U-16s and U-18s begin play Tuesday at the Development Academy playoffs in Indianapolis, Indiana.

U-16's drawn with LA Galaxy, two others

After winning its conference with a 19-3-5 record and finishing fifth overall in U-16 Development Academy, FC Dallas was in Pot 1 of the draw and were drawn into Group B. 

FCD-16s will face South Carolina United Battery (17-10-9) on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., St. Louis Gallagher Missouri (13-6-8) on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and LA Galaxy (22-7-10) on Friday at 11:15 a.m.

SC United Battery finished fifth in the East Conference. Led by leading goalscorer Conor Sloan (16), the Battery attack will be tough to stop.

St. Louis Gallagher MIssouri placed third in the Central Conference and are currently on an 11-game unbeaten run.

LA Galaxy finished first in the West Conference, scoring 85 goals. Ethan Zubak led the team with 26 goals.

U-18s in same group as high-flying RSL Academy

The U-18s (15-6-6) were drawn into Group B of the U-17/U-18 Development Academy playoffs.

FC Dallas opens with Chicago Magic PSG (14-6-7) on Tuesday at 10 a.m. before taking on Real Salt Lake AZ (32-3-4) on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and finishing with Concorde Fire (17-12-7) at 9 a.m. on Friday.

Chicago Magic PSG finished third in the Central Conference, but lead the the conference in goals scored with 71 in 27 games.

Real Salt Lake AZ finished at the top of the West Conference with 100 points. RSL scored 161 goals and only conceded 33. They are currently on a 17-game unbeaten run, winning 16 of those 17 matches.

U-14's begin National Showcase on Friday

The FCD U-14s will also be in action in the National Showcase played in Indianapolis. Play begins tomorrow against Central California Aztecs at 10:00 a.m., continues Saturday against Players Development Academy at 10:00 a.m., and finishes Monday at 11:15 a.m. against Chicago Fire.

 

18 June 1:05 pm

As FC Dallas travels to Colorado to take on the Rapids, here are some numbers to keep in mind:

5 - This is the last game of a five-game road swing for FC Dallas before returning home to face Houston Dynamo on June 26

1 - Colorado has only won one game at home this season, but have only conceded nine goals

64 - FCD has played Colorado 64 times, winning 31 matches and tying 12

283 - Dallas hasn't scored in the last 283 minutes of league play

13 - Fabian Castillo has been clinical in 13 games played against Colorado, scoring four goals and assisting on five others

3 - Only three active players (Drew Moor - COL, Atiba Harris - DAL, Zach Loyd - DAL) remain on either side from the MLS Cup Final match-up in 2010, which Colorado took over Dallas, 2-1

3.27 - Mauro Diaz ranks first in fouls suffered per match this season with 3.27

45 - Since Oscar Pareja was named head coach of FC Dallas, the club has only lost four games in matches that Mauro Diaz has played at least 45 minutes (13-4-6)

25 - FC Dallas (24.12) and Colorado Rapids (24.9) are two of only four teams in MLS with an average roster age under 25

0 - FCD has never lost in their new secondary kits and will be wearing them against Colorado

 

18 June 12:21 pm

FC Dallas will face Sporting Kansas City on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Sporting Park in the 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16, U.S. Soccer announced on Thursday.

FCD advanced to the Round of 16 with a 4-1 win over Sporting KC’s USL affiliate, Oklahoma City Energy FC on Tuesday at Garvey-Rosenthal Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Sporting earned a 1-0 victory over Saint Louis FC (USL) on Tuesday.

Dallas and Kansas City franchises have met once before in Open Cup play with the then-Kansas City Wizards earning a 4-0 win in a 2004 quarterfinal match-up on the way to the team’s first U.S. Open Cup championship.

The winner of the FC Dallas-Sporting KC match will host the winner of the Houston Dynamo-Colorado Rapids Round of 16 match-up.

2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Round of 16 June 30-July 1

Quarterfinals July 21-22

Semifinals August 11-12

Final Sept. 29 or 30

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has been held annually since 1914 and is open to all amateur/professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The 2015 edition is headlined by the largest field in the modern era (1995-present) with 89 teams in contention when the first round began.

This year’s winner will earn a $250,000 grand prize and will qualify for the 2016-17 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League.

17 June 3:14 pm

The FC Dallas trio of World Cup qualifiers all wrapped up the second leg of their national team duties this week. Tesho Akindele, Moises Hernandez and Atiba Harris all played major roles with their respective national teams.

Akindele and the Canadian team defeated Dominica 4-0 on Tuesday night with the FC Dallas forward scoring his first goal on the international stage and setting up Tosaint Ricketts with a point-blank finish. Team Canada advanced to the next stage of qualifying with an aggregate score of 6-0 in the two-leg series over Dominica.

Hernandez and Guatemala played a winner-take-all match against Bermuda on Monday. The FCD defender  sent a high-arcing pass into the box to set up the lone goal of the match – sending Guatemala to the next round on a 1-0 aggregate score.

Harris and the St. Kitts & Nevis team dropped the second leg of their qualifier against El Salvador, 4-1 – losing the aggregate score 6-3 in the two legs. Harris – the captain of his squad – tried to mount a comeback, scoring in the 69th minute with St. Kitts & Nevis down 3-0, but the smallest sovereign state in the Americas failed to advance to the next round of qualifying.

The draw for the third round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will be held on July 25, with the field now narrowed to ten teams. 

15 June 2:36 pm

Today and tomorrow are decisive ones across the CONCACAF region as the World Cup Qualifier second legs are played for many nations on the quest to Russia 2018. As we have previously mentioned, the FC Dallas trio of Tesho Akindele, Atiba Harris and Moises Hernandez are representing their nations in this pair of matches. Let's take a look at how they did in their first legs and what's ahead over the next 24 hours.

-Tesho Akindele played 74 minutes in his international debut for Canada as the Maple Leafs defeated Dominica 2-0 in the first leg. They host Dominica at BMO Field on Tuesday night needing anything better than a two-goal loss to advance to the next two-legged knockout round.

-Atiba Harris and St. Kitts & Nevis played El Salvador to a 2-2 draw at home. Harris captained the St. Kitts & Nevis side who head to San Salvador on Tuesday night needing a result to advance. 

-FC Dallas Homegrown Moises Hernandez became the first Homegrown player to play in a World Cup Qualifier, going 90 minutes for Guatemala in their 0-0 draw with Barbados. They'll need to win the return leg on Monday in Devonshire to advance through to the next knockout round.

12 June 1:44 pm

By Taylor Hester

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and the U.S. under-20s are back in Auckland to face Serbia in the quarterfinals tonight at 11:30PM on Fox Sports 1.

The expectations for this team before the tournament began were high with the amount of talent on the roster. Guys like Gedion Zelalem, Emerson Hyndman, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Rubio Rubin are potential USMNT stars. The U.S. didn't win their group, but did advance to the quarters for the first time since 2007. They will now look to advacne to the semi-finals for only the second time and first time since 1989 when Kasey Keller led the U.S. to a Fourth Place finish.

The U.S. should feel confident heading into their game with Serbia. However, they must be careful. The Serbs already knocked CONCACAF rivals Mexico out of the tournament in the Group Stage and the U.S. is now short on attacking power with the injuries to Maki Tall and Bradford Jamieson IV. The U-20s will have to shut down Serbian wonderkid Andrija Živković and win the midfield battle to come out victorious.

The U.S. started off defeating Myanmar 2-1 and host country New Zealand 4-0 in their first two matches. They went into the last match against Ukraine looking like the favorties to win Group A, but fell 3-0, finishing in 2nd place behind Ukraine's seven points. The U.S. were 1-0 winners over Colombia in the Round of 16, advancing to the quarters to play Serbia.

In Group D, Serbia lost to Uruguay 1-0, but won 2-0 agaisnt Mali and Mexico, finishing at the top of their group. Serbia defeated Hungary 2-1 in the Round of 16 because of a 118th-minute own goal by a Hungary defender.

After playing in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Acosta became the youngest member of the US squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Acosta played every minute of all four games in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup before recieving a red card against Colombia. He will now have to sit out tonight due to the red card suspension, and the semi-final match (if the U.S. advances) because of yellow card accumulation. 

Should Acosta and the U.S. U-20s advance to the semi-finals, they would play the winner of Germany and Mali on June 17.

Here's the schedule/results and how to watch on your TV, phone, computer, and tablet:

USMNT U-20s vs. Myanmar

Fox Sports 1 Channel Listings

DirecTV: 219

Time Warner Cable: 56

AT&T U-verse: 652

Dish: 150

Final: USA 2, Myanmar 1

Friday, May 29 at 11:00pm CT

USMNT U-20s vs. New Zealand

Final: USA 4, New Zealand 0

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Ukraine

Final: USA 0, Ukraine 3

Friday, June 5 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Colombia (Round of 16)

Final: USA 1, Colombia 0

Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Serbia (Quarterfinals)

When: Saturday, June 13 at 11:30pm CT

TV: Fox Sports 1

Computer/Tablet/Phone: Fox Sports Go

 
11 June 11:31 am

By Jeremy Villanueva

The FC Dallas Academy’s regular season might have wrapped up this past Monday, but that was only the beginning of the real fun.

The U-16 and U-18 academy teams found out their fate for the Development Academy playoffs yesterday, which begins June 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

After winning its conference with a 19-3-5 record and finishing fifth overall in U-16 Development Academy, FC Dallas was in Pot 1 of the draw and were drawn into Group B.

FCD-16s will face SC United Battery (17-10-9) on June 23 at 2:30 p.m., St. Louis Gallagher Missouri (13-6-8) on June 24 at 2:30 p.m. and LA Galaxy (22-7-10) on June 26 at 11:15 a.m.

The U-18s (15-6-6) were drawn into Group B of the U-17/U-18 Development Academy playoffs. FC Dallas opens with Chicago Magic PSG (14-6-7) on June 23 at 10 a.m. before taking on Real Salt Lake AZ (32-3-4) on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. and finishing with Concorde Fire (17-12-7) at 9 a.m. on June 26.

The group winners will advance to the Developmeny Academy Finals Week in July where FC Dallas has had a team in either the U-16 or U-18 division in five out of the last six seasons.

11 June 11:01 am

 

As FC Dallas heads to Seattle to take on the Sounders, here are some numbers to keep in mind:

1260 – Victor Ulloa (FC Dallas) and Stefan Frei (Seattle Sounders) have played every minute of every match this season for their respective clubs

55 – Seattle’s goalkeeper Stefan Frei leads the league in saves with 55 on the season

– Blas Perez (FC Dallas) and Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) are tied with Chris Rolfe (D.C. United), Giles Barnes (Houston Dynamo), and Sebastian Giovinco (Toronto FC) for the most game winning goals in MLS with three

10 – The Sounders will be without their No. 10 Saturday as Marco Pappa was called up for Guatemala’s World Cup qualifiers June 11 and June 15

9 – Seattle leads the league in goal differential at nine, two ahead of Western Conference foe Sporting Kansas City

6 –Six FC Dallas players were named to Gold Cup provisional rosters, tying Houston Dynamo for most in MLS

1.86 –  The Sounders are in a tie for second in the Supporters Shield race, but they lead the league in points per game at 1.86

31 – Michel is the club’s all-time leader in goals (four), assists (three), and shots on goal (six) vs. Seattle

0 – Zero is the amount of games FC Dallas lost to the Seattle Sounders in the postseason last year

16.38 – The difference in amount of inches of rain in the month of May (2015) between Dallas (16.96) and Seattle (0.58)

10 June 2:37 pm

CONCACAF unveiled today the provisional 35-man rosters submitted by the 12 associations participating in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup and FC Dallas players are all over the rosters. FCD is tied with Houston for most players named to the provisional rosters with six.  (Canada: Tesho Akindele, Kyle Bekker; Guatemala: Moises Hernandez; Jamaica: Je-Vaughn Watson; Panama: Rolando Escobar, Blas Perez).

It's important to note these rosters are not final. They will be narrowed down to 23 players ten business days before the tournament is played July 7-26 beginning right here at Toyota Stadium with a doubleheader featuring Panama vs Haiti and the United States vs Honduras.

The twelve national teams qualified for this year’s tournament are, in alphabetical order: Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.