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20 March 1:50 pm

Brek Shea is in the April edition of Texas Monthly and is featured in "The Horses Mouth" where he discussed 10 different topics. Look for it at your local grocery store checkout or newsstand.

14 March 4:28 pm

Ricardo Villar was featured in a story on a big sporting website in Brazil today. You'll want to translate the story to read it since it's written in Portuguese. In it Villar discusses the growth of MLS in the U.S. and the challenge youngsters in Brazil face to follow their sports dreams while also trying to get an education.

13 March 3:37 pm

The folks from MLSSoccer.com followed Brek Shea to a local hairstylist for a pre-First Kick hair appointment. Even Shea admits partway through the video this might not be the most masculine thing.

09 March 6:13 pm

Brek Shea was front and center on today's edition of SportsDay in The Dallas Morning News. Go buy a copy if you wanna check it out. Online link is subscriber only.

09 March 4:13 pm

 

FC Dallas and U.S. Men’s National team midfielder Brek Shea is giving away this original painting celebrating 2012 First Kick and his autographed game-worn boots from this Sunday's game.

The winner must be present at the March 11th game vs. New York Red Bulls here at FC Dallas Stadium where the winner will be announced at halftime. Shea will meet the prize winner in the WinStar River Club following the match to hand over the artwork and his boots.

Shea is running the contest through his Left Foot Studio website and to be eligible fans to follow him and the studio on Twitter to enter. The official entry form is here.  

09 March 2:09 pm

Captain Ugo Ihemelu appeared on NBC Sports Talk on Thursday to discuss the upcoming season and Sunday's First Kick game.

08 March 4:03 pm

FCD midfielder Brek Shea will be on hand to meet fans, answer questions and sign autographs Friday evening at the Dick's Sporting Goods in Frisco from 6-7 pm.

His appearance is part of the MLSSoccer.com First Kick Road Show. Nick Firchau and Temryss Lane will host the event, beginning with a sit-down interview with Shea at 6:05 p.m., followed by a live Q&A with fans inside the store at 6:15 p.m.

The hosts will hand out door prizes by random drawing at 6:30 p.m., with Shea signing autographs for fans at 6:40 p.m.

07 March 11:44 am

Brek Shea is prominently featured in a USA Today story discussing the rise of young stars in MLS. New York Red Bulls player Juan Agudelo is the other player discussed. Both, of course, will be on the pitch this Sunday for First Kick at FC Dallas Stadium. Read the whole story, but here's an excerpt:

 

Glimpse deeper into the F.C. Dallas and New York Red Bulls match during Major League Soccer's opening weekend, and you'll discover a trend quietly hidden amid fans' screams for names such as David Beckham and Thierry Henry.
There is a youth movement in American soccer, and it's being led by players such as F.C. Dallas winger Brek Shea, 22, and New York Red Bulls striker Juan Agudelo, 19. The teams play Sunday (3 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network).
Starting in 2007, MLS has made a push to develop young talent within its clubs. Known as the Homegrown Player Initiative, the onus was placed on teams to develop top young players in their markets.
Shea, a Texas native, developed under the watch of U.S. Soccer in the youth national team residency program in Bradenton, Fla.
07 March 11:07 am

FC Dallas players Daniel Hernandez, Kevin Hartman, Matt Hedges and Jonathan Top along with FC Dallas president Doug Quinn officially unveiled new FCD-themed reading rooms Tuesday at the McMillan Center in West Dallas.

The FC Dallas Foundation and MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, teamed up with West Dallas Community Centers to beautify two reading rooms inside the McMillan Center.

Players read books donated by the National Education Association (NEA), on behalf of Read Across America Day (March 2), and signed autographs. It was a great way for FC Dallas to give back and to help kick off the 2012 MLS season.

06 March 1:42 pm

FC Dallas players will be featured in NBC promotions leading up to First Kick this Sunday. David Ferreira, Blas Perez, Ugo Ihemelu and Brek Shea went in front of the camera while the team was in Orlando.

Blas Perez on the pitch.

 

Ugo action shot.

 

Brek gets ready for filming.

 

Ferreira strikes a pose.

 

Blas is ready.