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12 March 10:36 am

While Chris Seitz's fantastic performance in net didn't earn him a save of the week or team of the week nomination, he rightly found his way onto the Castrol Index for week one as the highest ranked FC Dallas player.

Seitzy made six saves in Saturday's win, tied for the second-most in the league for week one, while earning his fifth MLS win in the past two seasons. Also appearing on the list are Mauro Diaz & Fabian Castillo.

Click here for a full explanation on how the Castrol Index is tabulated.

Rank Player Position Team Minutes Opponent Points
1 Joao Plata Forward Real Salt Lake 89 LA Galaxy 1,932
2 Will Bruin Forward Houston Dynamo 90 New England Revolution 1,610
3 Nick Rimando Goalkeeper Real Salt Lake 90 LA Galaxy 1,446
4 Gastón Fernández Forward Portland Timbers 90 Philadelphia Union 1,438
5 Andrew Wenger Forward Montreal Impact 90 FC Dallas 1,276
6 Bobby Burling Defender Chivas USA 90 Chicago Fire 1,243
7 Stefan Frei Goalkeeper Seattle Sounders 90 Sporting Kansas City 1,203
8 Boniek García Midfielder Houston Dynamo 90 New England Revolution 1,137
9 Federico Higuaín Midfielder Columbus Crew 90 D.C. United 1,116
10 Jack McInerney Forward Philadelphia Union 87 Portland Timbers 1,108
11 Chris Seitz Goalkeeper FC Dallas 90 Montreal Impact 1,025
12 Jaime Penedo Goalkeeper LA Galaxy 90 Real Salt Lake 1,008
13 Jairo Arrieta Forward Columbus Crew 87 D.C. United 1,007
14 Tally Hall Goalkeeper Houston Dynamo 90 New England Revolution 996
15 Fabián Castillo Midfielder FC Dallas 90 Montreal Impact 991
16 Thomas McNamara Forward Chivas USA 79 Chicago Fire 921
17 Dom Dwyer Forward Sporting Kansas City 90 Seattle Sounders 918
18 Agustín Pelletieri Midfielder Chivas USA 90 Chicago Fire 883
19 Mauro Díaz Midfielder FC Dallas 88 Montreal Impact 844
20 Robbie Keane Forward LA Galaxy 90 Real Salt Lake 827

 

12 March 10:17 am

MLSsoccer.com has released their MLS Team of the Week for week one and two FCD players, Fabian Castillo & Mauro Diaz, have made the starting XI after their fantastic offensive performances on Saturday night against Montreal.

Here's what they had to say:

MF: Mauro Díaz (FC Dallas) – After David Ferreira’s departure, there is no doubt whose team this is as he was the driving force behind FC Dallas’ attack with creativity and precision. Produced one of the goals of the week with his free kick in the 47th minute.

FW: Fabián Castillo (FC Dallas) – So dangerous down left side – he was at the forefront of every counter and the Impact had no answer for his speed.

Would you have included anyone else or did MLS get this one right?

 

 

10 March 4:52 pm

Our videographer, Aaron Griffin, has been putting out some amazing work lately and a new feature you're going to see on our YouTube page after home matches is "The Rewind," a quick look back at the best moments from each match at Toyota Stadium.

There were certainly some great ones in the 3-2 win over Montreal, so take a watch. You'll be ready for March 22 to be here tomorrow.

10 March 4:49 pm

I always enjoy taking in the Reserve League matches and while timing one on the morning after we put our clocks ahead maybe made things a little sleepy, it was a fun morning at the Toyota Soccer Center as FC Dallas downed a very strong Montreal Impact side 2-0.

Without a doubt, the biggest positive of the match for me was seeing Stephen Keel back out on the field playing 90 minutes. The defender had a fantastic game and capped things off with a goal as well. I talked to him after the match for FCDallas.com in an article that also includes highlights from Sunday's match.

READ: Stephen Keel Impresses in Reserve League Win over Montreal.

07 March 4:31 pm

We're excited to show you a new feature coming to FCDallas.com & Toyota Stadium pre-game each week, our Keys to the Match driven by Toyota.

Each week, Scott Brown and I will break down the biggest keys to each match and we started this week with Montreal. We talk about the impact(no pun intended) of Di Vaio's absence, the importance of defensive cohesion and jumping on Montreal early.

07 March 12:07 pm

A new video element you'll see on FCDallas.com and our YouTube page this year will be quick hit video bites previewing the upcoming match with FCD players.

Our first quick hits segement comes from new team captain Andrew Jacobson looking ahead to tomorrow's big match vs Montreal.

05 March 11:49 pm

Late last week when the new TV deal with Time Warner Cable was announced, I had the opportunity to talk to Kevin Hartman for the first time in quite a while. Kevin is a guy who commands respect and certainly gives it back when it's earned and I couldn't be more excited to have him as a part of the FC Dallas broadcast team. 

While I was a member of the independent press, Kevin was, without a doubt, a go-to-guy after countless practices and games as someone who would always tell it like it is in an eloquent, clever and experienced way. There's not a doubt in my mind that his style will carry to the booth seamlessly. 2014 is going to be a great year both on the field and in the booth.

Check out my article for FCDallas.com talking with Kevin about his move to the booth and the season ahead. 

P.S. I'll always take any opportunity to post what might be the best picture in FC Dallas history. 

05 March 4:58 pm

We've got some great news for all FCD fans who frequent Toyota Stadium. The ever-popular Cane's Challenge is returning for 2014!

Every time FC Dallas scores in a home game at Toyota Stadium in 2014, take your game ticket to any DFW area Raising Cane's to score a buy one get one free combo through close of business the day after game day.

FCD goals = Free chicken fingers!

 

04 March 2:48 pm

Thank you for joining us for #DigitalTuesday! Leave your question now and join us at 3PM as FC Dallas Head Coach Oscar Pareja joins us on FCDallas.com.