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