North Texas soccer fans made history Saturday night with an all-time attendance record at FC Dallas Stadium.
It's been a record-setting season as well, with three of the top ten all-time attended matches occurring in 2012.
A look at the top ten all-time attended FCD matches at FC Dallas Stadium:
1. July 28, 2012 – FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles (0‐1 LA) 22,565
2. May 18, 2008 – FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles (5‐1 LA) 22,331
3. May 1, 2011 – FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles (2‐1 FCD) 21,867
4. July 4, 2012 – FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC (1-1) 21,508
5. July 27, 2008 – FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles (4‐0 FCD) 21,020
6. March 11, 2012 – FC Dallas vs. New York (2-1 FCD) 20,906
7. July 2, 2011 – FC Dallas vs. Columbus (2‐0 FCD) 20,704
8. Oct. 7, 2006 – FC Dallas vs. Los Angeles (2‐1 FCD) 20,500
9. April 22, 2007 – FC Dallas vs. Colorado (3‐1 FCD) 20,500
10. Oct. 20, 2007 – FC Dallas vs. Kansas City (2‐0 KC) 20,500
Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids.
SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Rapids defender Luis Zapata.
SAVE: Brek Shea's shot caught and held by Matt Pickens.
GOAL: Omar Cummings scores on the pass from Conor Casey.
GOAL: Fabian Castillo sends in a cross that's headed home by Carlos Rodriguez.
GOAL: Rodriguez returns the favor by setting up Castillo's game-winner with some help from David Ferreira.
FC Dallas faces the newest MLS franchise, the Montreal Impact, for the first time this Saturday at FC Dallas Stadium. We dug through the record books to find out how FCD did historically facing new MLS teams for the first time. It’s a mixed bag, with FCD 2-4-3 in opening matches against expansion clubs since 2005.
4/16/05 – at CHV 1, FCD 3
Real Salt Lake
4/23/05 – at FCD 3, RSL 0
Houston Dynamo (relocated from San Jose)
5/6/06 – at HOU 4, FCD 3
6/17/07 – at TOR 4, FCD 0
San Jose Earthquakes (2nd incarnation)
5/3/08 - at SJ 0, FCD 0
5/16/09 – at FCD 1, SEA 1
5/15/10 – at PHL 1, FCD 1
4/17/11 – at POR 3, FCD 2
4/23/11 – at VAN 1, FCD 2
The FC Dallas reserves are in the Denver area for a match against the Colorado Rapids reserves today at 1 p.m. CT. We'll provide updates during the match via Twitter (@FCDallas) and have a recap posted on the website sometime after the match.
Last week the FCD reserves opened the season with a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake inside FC Dallas Stadium. Bryan Leyva, Luis Perea and Jonathan Top netted goals for FCD.
Full match highlights of FCD's 2-1 win over New York.
Zach Loyd scores his second career goal to put FC Dallas up 1-0.
Blas Perez finds the loose ball to test Meara.
Ricardo Villar chips a shot over Meara to gain the 2-0 lead.
Kenny Cooper pulls one back for New York late.
Wednesday was FC Dallas Media Day in downtown Dallas. The event was held a the Old No. 7 Club inside American Airlines Center. Lots of Dallas-area media turned out to interview players and play some Budweiser Poolball. Poolball will be in the Budweiser Beer Garden at all FCD home games.
Here it is . . .
Join us for a party to celebrate the release of the FC Dallas 2012 kit. The FCD pop-up shop will be located inside Trinity Hall at Mockingbird Station in Dallas and will be the first place for you to see and purchase both home and away jerseys. The pop-up shop at Trinity Hall is the ONLY place you can buy your 2012 FC Dallas kit this weekend.
This event is a celebration for the fans and includes free food and drinks for those in attendance. Thursday will also feature the live-streaming of FCD's match vs. Toronto FC.
Trinity Hall pop-up shop hours are: Thursday: 5-10 p.m., Friday: 5-10 p.m. and Sat: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
‘12 home jersey
‘12 road jersey
FCD t-shirts and hats
FCD takes the pitch tonight against Orlando City. The OC website has a preview of the game and asks a question I never thought I'd see - can David Ferreira hold up against their squad's back line.
FCD beat Orlando twice last year - once in the same Disney tournament and again in U.S. Open Cup.
Tonight's game gets going at 7 p.m. CT and will be streamed live on MLSSoccer.com's live Channel 2.