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MLS Regular Season

11 October 2:34 pm

We were lucky enough to have the man, the myth, the legend Stephen Keel join us on Facebook Friday after practice to chat with the fans ahead of Saturday's game against Chicago. The results were epic:

Stephen Keel Facebook Chat Part 1

Stephen Keel Facebook Chat Part 2

 

 

 

 

10 October 7:58 pm

For DFW-area college students, we've got an awesome promotion on Saturday night that we're expecting over 500 students around the area to attend.

It's FC Dallas college night offering all college students the opportunity to not only get a college priced ticket, but a dedicated college zone with $2 Beer, $2 sodas, $2 hotdogs, a live DJ, a FIFA 14 gaming center and more!

A limited quantity of $8 tickets remain, so purchase early to secure a deeper discount.

For all 21+ students, all tickets give admission into the Budweiser Beer Garden.

All tickets will be available at the North Box Office will call and must be picked up by the purchaser with a VALID COLLEGE ID ONLY

CLICK HERE to reserve your college night ticket!

09 October 4:40 pm

If you watched MLS or NFL games around the country last weekend, you no-doubt saw plenty of pink around the field celebrating breast cancer awareness month and that pink is coming to Frisco.

For Saturday's game against Chicago, you'll see lots of pink around the field including special pink match balls, pink corner flags, jerseys with the pink breast cancer awareness ribbon and pink goal nets like these in Seattle.

 

 

 

08 October 2:35 pm

Je-Vaughn Watson wasn't around at FCD practice today to talk about his fantastic assist in Salt Lake as he's joined up with the Jamaican National Team for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers against the United States and Honduras, but FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman certainly had a reaction to Watson's lung-bursting run.

"We’ve seen Je-Vaughn do that before where he just knocks the ball [forward] and starts running like Usain Bolt," said Hyndman. "He’s a tremendous athlete, so my reaction was 'here he goes' and then he got past the player and I thought 'now will he make the right decision' and he made a perfect choice."

"What a change, because I would imagine that when I made the change to bring him on, Salt Lake is winning 1-0 and they probably had a smile on their face with Castillo coming off because he was terrorizing them to a point, but I don’t think they were prepared to get a fresh person on the field that’s a runner and I think that paid off for us."

The run gets more impressive every time you watch it as Watson bursts forward from the right side of the field over to the left in what is likely a 100+ yard run culminating in a ball that eventually made it across to Cooper for FCD's goal. Watson's assist was just another solid moment in what has been a rich run of form for the Jamaican with a goal and two assists in his last four appearances.

05 October 10:38 pm

FC Dallas took a point from Rio Tinto Stadium off 10-man Real Salt Lake via a Kenny Cooper second-half goal. Here's the highlights from the penultimate road game of the season:

FULL HIGHLIGHTS - FC Dallas 1 Real Salt Lake 1 

POST - Jackson's header caroms off the post early in the first half

RED CARD - RSL defender Kenny Mansally sent off for upending Jackson

SAVE - Rimando with a huge stop on Jackson's flick

SAVE - Seitz comes up big on Grabavoy chance

GOAL - Saborio latches on to a long ball and volleys it past Seitz

GOAL - Cooper finishes Watson cross

02 October 4:05 pm

FCD heads to the Wasatch Mountains on Saturday needing a win to keep Western Conference playoff hopes alive, but there's plenty of reason to believe Dallas can leave Rio Tinto with three points given the fact they did the exact same thing last year in similar circumstances.

Schellas Hyndman's men completed a nine-point week with a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 win over Jason Kreis' side behind a stunning goal from team captain David Ferreira to pull themselves back into the playoff picture. While the goal was one of just two Ferreira scored on his comeback from a long-term injury layoff, it was certainly his biggest of the season.

Looking ahead to Saturday, if results go their way, FCD could start a similar run and come within two points of a playoff spot by taking all three points on what should be a heart-stopping game on Saturday night. Dallas is 4-8-1 all-time at Real Salt Lake and Saturday's match is FCD's only trip to Utah this season. With two home games and a trip to San Jose remaining, a win on Saturday would be just the spark Dallas needs to a late playoff push.

Watch the highlights from last season's epic win at RSL:

01 October 5:04 pm

Another week, another goal for FCD loanee Bobby Warshaw!

WATCH: Warshaw scores again for Angelholm

The midfielder from Mechanicsburg now has three goals in five appearances for Swedish Superettan side Angelholms FF after scoring a game-tying goal in the 68th minute of Angelholms 1-1 draw with Orgryte. With four games left in the season, Angelholms sit in ninth place, comfortably above any relegation zones.

Fort Lauderdale slipped up for the third weekend in a row in NASL action falling 2-0 at the Carolina Railhawks. Richard Sanchez was again starting in goal for the Strikers logging one save in the loss while Bradlee Baladez started his first game since August 25.

Down in Costa Rica, Moises Hernandez made his first appearance of the season for Saprissa in a 2-0 defeat of Belen Sigolo, a win that kept Saprissa in first place with 22 points from 10 games. It wasn't a happy return to the lineup for Hernandez, however, who was shown a red card in the second half of the match.

01 October 4:15 pm

Two FC Dallas players earned spots on the weekly Castrol Index Top 20 list for their performances in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Columbus.

Midfielder Mauro Diaz came in at #4 on the weekly index, the highest such ranking for an FCD player since Blas Perez's week 26 performance against San Jose on August 24.

Forward Blas Perez popped up on the list this week as well with a #15 spot after his first-half goal, his team-leading 11th of the season.

                                                          Castrol Index Week 31 Top 20 Performers

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Mike Magee Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 Montreal Impact 2,003
2 Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Philadelphia Union 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,466
3 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 90 New England Revolution 1,305
4 Mauro Diaz Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Columbus Crew 1,276
5 Federico Higuaín Forward Columbus Crew 90 FC Dallas 1,241
6 Chris Wondolowski Forward San Jose Earthquakes 90 Chivas USA 1,212
7 Jimmy Nielsen Goalkeeper Sporting Kansas City 90 Philadelphia Union 1,172
8 Graham Zusi Midfielder Sporting Kansas City 90 Philadelphia Union 1,087
9 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 79 FC Dallas 1,086
10 Marco Di Vaio Forward Montreal Impact 90 Chicago Fire 1,060
11 Bright Dike Forward Toronto FC 81 D.C. United 1,053
12 Matt Reis Goalkeeper New England Revolution 90 Houston Dynamo 1,044
13 David Ousted Goalkeeper Vancouver Whitecaps 90 Real Salt Lake 1,005
14 Mamadou Danso Defender Portland Timbers 90 LA Galaxy 1,000
15 Blas Pérez Forward FC Dallas 90 Columbus Crew 969
16 Dan Kennedy Goalkeeper Chivas USA 90 San Jose Earthquakes 967
17 Arévalo Ríos Midfielder Chicago Fire 90 Montreal Impact 926
18 Álvaro Rey Midfielder Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 920
19 Tim Cahill Midfielder New York Red Bulls 90 Seattle Sounders FC 883
20 Mark Bloom Defender Toronto FC 90 D.C. United 868

 

29 September 11:09 pm

By Maggie Jones

There’s no doubt that Sunday’s 4-2 loss to the Columbus Crew at Toyota Stadium was a major blow to FCD’s playoff hopes. With four games remaining, Dallas sits five points out of a playoff spot meaning at least three and probably four wins from the four remaining games are needed to make the Western Conference playoffs.

“We realize that we have got to get points, we are running out of games,” said Head Coach Schellas Hyndman. “For us to get the playoffs we need three wins, and we have four games to do it.”

Hyndman expressed the need for the enthusiasm and confidence that is seen in the locker room to carry over on to the field adding the need for strong leadership to ensure heads don’t drop with the playoffs still an attainable goal.

“We have to get a result, it’s as simple as that,” Andrew Jacobson said about their remaining schedule. “We have to go for wins and that’s the mentality we need and we need guys who are on the same page and are ready to step up.”

FCD returns to the field next Saturday against Real Salt Lake, a place they won last year in a similar late-season scenario.  

29 September 10:26 pm

Full match highlights: FC Dallas 2, Columbus Crew 4

GOAL: Federico Higuain scores the first goal of the match for the visitors in the ninth minute.

GOAL: Jairo Arrieta doubles the Crew lead on the assist from Dominic Oduro.

GOAL: Blas Perez cuts the deficit in half with the assist from Mauro Diaz.

GOAL: Oduro scores just before the break to restore the two-goal lead.

GOAL: Diaz pulls one back for FC Dallas after evading some Crew defenders in the box.

GOAL: Bernardo Anor puts the game out of reach with a strike in the 86th minute.