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22 August 11:38 pm

FC Dallas got a big win over Western Conference rival Real Salt Lake on Friday night to move into a tie for first place in the league. Here are your first half highlights:

But what you really want to see is the second half highlights, featuring goals by Je-Vaughn Watson and Fabian Castillo. Enjoy:

22 August 11:23 am

Hear from head coach Oscar Pareja, defender Zach Loyd and midfielder Ryan Hollingshead ahead of FC Dallas' match against Real Salt Lake:

21 August 4:36 pm

Scott and Daniel preview Friday's Western Conference match up between FCD and RSL.

23 May 10:21 am

It's a quick turnaround this weekend as FCD plays at RSL on Saturday night. Here's your Toyota Keys to the Match:

13 July 11:10 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 3-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

SAVE: Josh Saunders pushes Fabian Castillo's shot over the crossbar.

SAVE: Saunders stops Castillo again by snatching his shot out of the air.

GOAL: Javier Morales scores on the counter attack to give Salt Lake the lead.

GOAL: Ned Grabavoy's strike doubles the lead for the visitors.

GOAL: Olmes Garcia puts away RSL's third goal of the game in the 90th minute.

28 June 3:22 pm

The FC Dallas under-16 academy headed into the final game of the USSDA playoffs needing a draw against RSL-AZ to advance to Finals Week. In a wild, back-and-forth battle, FC Dallas fell to their MLS rivals 6-3, ending the FC Dallas run in this year's playoffs. 

In an indication of what was to come throughout the match, the goalfest started with RSL jumping out to a quick 2-0 lead. A pair of uncharacteristic defensive mistakes from FC Dallas resulted in Sebastian Saucedo sneaking in for two huge goals to open the match. 

FC Dallas 2013 USSDA Playoffs HQ

Real Salt Lake grabbed a third goal through a long-range shot in the 36th minute to stunningly take a 3-0 lead. Needing a spark before halftime, FC Dallas got it on a well worked corner that eventually found its way into the net through a scrum of players to send the teams to halftime with RSL up 3-1.

In the second half, RSL seemed to put the game out of reach finishing a rebound off a fantastic save from goalkeeper Estevan Vasquez to restore their three-goal lead. 

The fightback from FCD began, however, with Patrick Khouri bundling in another set piece opportunity from FC Dallas with 20 minutes to play. Soon after Santi Agudelo headed in his fifth goal of playoffs week to pull FCD within a goal sparking wild celebrations. 

READ: Marco Carrizales' USSDA Playoffs Week blog

As FC Dallas pushed for the goal that would take them through the group, Real Salt Lake hit the U-16s on the counter restoring their two-goal advantage. They would soon grab another as Sebastian Gordillo took down an RSL attacker in the box and as the last man back, Gordillo was shown a red card. The penalty kick was converted and FC Dallas fell to RSL 6-3 ending the season for both academy teams. 

Despite falling at the final hurdle before Finals Week, both the U-18 & U-16 teams can hold their heads high as they finished at the top of the Frontier Division. They'll return to action for the 2013-2014 season with a new U-14 division in late September. 

23 March 10:56 pm

Full match highlights: FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 0.

SAVE: Chris Seitz stops Luis Gil point blank.

SAVE: Great build up by FC Dallas results in goal-line clearance by Nat Borchers.

GOAL: Fabian Castillo roofs a shot past Josh Saunders from a tight angle.

SAVE: Matt Hedges deflects Devon Sandoval's sure-goal out of play.

GOAL: Jackson hustles to take the ball off Saunders' feet and into the net.

18 August 11:20 pm

Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake.

SAVE: Kevin Hartman keeps Fabian Espindola off the scoresheet.

SAVE: Hartman denies Espindola again to maintain the clean sheet.

GOAL: Fabian Castillo scores his third goal in as many games off the give and go with David Ferreira.

GOAL: Alvaro Saborio heads one in off a corner kick to level the match for Real Salt Lake.

GOAL: Ferreira scores the stoppage time game-winner off the feed from Brek Shea.