The FC Dallas trio of World Cup qualifiers all wrapped up the second leg of their national team duties this week. Tesho Akindele, Moises Hernandez and Atiba Harris all played major roles with their respective national teams.
Akindele and the Canadian team defeated Dominica 4-0 on Tuesday night with the FC Dallas forward scoring his first goal on the international stage and setting up Tosaint Ricketts with a point-blank finish. Team Canada advanced to the next stage of qualifying with an aggregate score of 6-0 in the two-leg series over Dominica.
Hernandez and Guatemala played a winner-take-all match against Bermuda on Monday. The FCD defender sent a high-arcing pass into the box to set up the lone goal of the match – sending Guatemala to the next round on a 1-0 aggregate score.
Harris and the St. Kitts & Nevis team dropped the second leg of their qualifier against El Salvador, 4-1 – losing the aggregate score 6-3 in the two legs. Harris – the captain of his squad – tried to mount a comeback, scoring in the 69th minute with St. Kitts & Nevis down 3-0, but the smallest sovereign state in the Americas failed to advance to the next round of qualifying.
The draw for the third round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will be held on July 25, with the field now narrowed to ten teams.
Sunday’s match against San Jose Earthquakes will air nationally on Fox Sports 1 as part of Soccer Sunday, so we have you covered on how to watch and support your FC Dallas squad to three points from home.
This is the second game against Chris Wondolowski and his squad after defeating the Earthquakes 1-0 to start off the season with a late-goal from Blas Perez.
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First segment … Following a remarkable week of news involving FIFA scandal and all its implications, Marc Stein and Steve Davis begin digging into it all.
Second segment … The hosts are joined by ESPN's Jeremy Schaap for further exploration of FIFA president Sepp Blatter the ongoing allegations of bribery and corruption inside his organization.
Third segment … A chat with basketball star (and soccer fan) Dirk Nowitzki, who will soon be on his way to Berlin for the big UEFA Champions League final. We also begin looking at the final: Italy's Juventus vs. Spain's Barcelona FC.
Fourth segment … We finish by talking about the U.S. under-20s, now playing in the FIFA under-20 World Cup, and Steve Davis reveals the story of his personalized, autographed ball from Sepp Blatter.
After five-straight games on the road for FC Dallas, the team returns home for back-to-back matches including a rivalry match and fireworks celebration.
FCD will host Texas Derby-rival Houston Dynamo on Friday, June 26, presented by Novo Nordisk, and then celebrate the Fourth of July against the New England Revolution on Saturday, July 4th, presented by TXU Energy.
The Dynamo haven’t played in Frisco since March 2013 where FCD took a 3-2 win. Houston is back in the Western Conference this season, and this is game two of a three-game Texas Derby season series after Dallas won the first match in dominating fashion, 4-1. FCD can clinch El Capitán in front of an expected sell-out crowd, and it is sure to be a match you don’t want to miss!
Then eight days later, Toyota Stadium will be packed once again - this time it’s for a showdown with the 2014 MLS Cup-finalist New England Revolution. There’s no better way to spend the Fourth of July than with FC Dallas. This is the fourth straight year FCD has celebrated Independence Day with a home match followed by one of the biggest fireworks shows in the metroplex! Secure your tickets today and be a part of history with one of the largest-expected crowds in Toyota Stadium history.
FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo was named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 12. Castillo has made TOTW six times already this season. This makes it six weeks in a row FC Dallas has had at least one player included on the list.
M: Fabian Castillo (FC Dallas) - Was electric in a losing effort for Dallas, wreaking havoc on defenders all night long.
View the highlights from Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Montreal Impact
The draw for the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup fourth round was held on Thursday evening, the round in which MLS teams enter the fray with almost every team paired up against a geographically close minor league team.
FC Dallas was drawn as the host of the winner between USL's Oklahoma City Energy FC and Tulsa Roughnecks and the match will take place on Tuesday, June 16th at 8:00PM. We will have a special venue for this one with the match taking place at TCU's Garvey-Rosenthal Soccer Stadium, the home of TCU women's soccer. The fantastic facility is a grass field and can host about 2,000 fans plus more standing room so it should be a fantastic evening and atmosphere as we get the LHUSOC kicked off in Cowtown.
Oklahoma City will play at Tulsa on Wednesday, May 27th to decide which team will travel south to face FC Dallas in the fourth round matchup.
Ticket information for this match will be released in the near future.
FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman was named to the MLSSoccer.com Team of the Week for Week 11. This is Zimmerman's first Team of the Week honor of the season, and marks the fifth straight week that FC Dallas has had at least one player included on the list.