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?
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 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.
Our April Fool's jersey announcement took Twitter by storm on Sunday. We picked out our favorite responses to the announcement and compiled them here for your enjoyment.
They got fooled:
Ahh @FCDallas totally got me with that fake black jersey! I wanted one!
— Adri Salazar (@adrisalazar) April 1, 2012
@FCDallas got me good... I was confused all day
— Jaime Dali Damian (@Jaime_Damian) April 1, 2012
Not the biggest fans of the look:
— Laura Dwyer (@lausydwyer) April 1, 2012
— Mark McClellan (@amazingcube) April 1, 2012
They got a laugh:
@FCDallas hilarious haha!
— Mike Praust (@Praust) April 1, 2012
@FCDallas Best MLS April Fools joke I've seen so far!
— Facemarked (@Facemarked) April 1, 2012
— Kris Kolodziej (@kolodziejk) April 1, 2012
— SMASH (@smash1983) April 1, 2012
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 1, 2012
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) April 1, 2012
— Bob Sturm (@SportsSturm) April 1, 2012
A short-handed effort like the one they put on against Sporting says a lot about this team's character. But it was telling that they just couldn't keep up in the dying minutes. Two years ago, it was FCD blowing past the competition at that point in the game.