World Cup

World Cup

01 July 11:36 am

The U.S. Women will play for the 2015 Women's World Cup title on Sunday evening, and we want you to watch the game with us! We'll be returning to the Granada Theater on Sunday, July 5, for the 6 p.m. kick, with doors opening at 5 p.m. Tex Hooper and the FC Dallas Girls will be on-hand decked out in their Red, White and Blue to give out prizes. 

More info to come later in the week, but mark your calendars now! 

Please note this is a 21-and-up venue.

29 June 9:46 am

U-S-A! U-S-A! FC Dallas has once again partnered with the Granada Theater to host a watch party on Tuesday evening for the U.S. Women's National Team's semifinal match-up against Germany in the 2015 Women's World Cup. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the 6 p.m. kick-off, so swing by after work to support the Red, White and Blue! Tex Hooper and the FC Dallas Girls will be on hand with prizes as well!

Drinks will be available for purchase inside and there will be a chips and dip bar on hand courtesy of Freebirds. Additionally, guests will be allowed to bring in food from Sundown at Granada. For more info and to RSVP, click here

Please note that this is a 21-and-up facility. 

 

17 June 3:14 pm

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. 

15 June 2:36 pm

Today and tomorrow are decisive ones across the CONCACAF region as the World Cup Qualifier second legs are played for many nations on the quest to Russia 2018. As we have previously mentioned, the FC Dallas trio of Tesho Akindele, Atiba Harris and Moises Hernandez are representing their nations in this pair of matches. Let's take a look at how they did in their first legs and what's ahead over the next 24 hours.

-Tesho Akindele played 74 minutes in his international debut for Canada as the Maple Leafs defeated Dominica 2-0 in the first leg. They host Dominica at BMO Field on Tuesday night needing anything better than a two-goal loss to advance to the next two-legged knockout round.

-Atiba Harris and St. Kitts & Nevis played El Salvador to a 2-2 draw at home. Harris captained the St. Kitts & Nevis side who head to San Salvador on Tuesday night needing a result to advance. 

-FC Dallas Homegrown Moises Hernandez became the first Homegrown player to play in a World Cup Qualifier, going 90 minutes for Guatemala in their 0-0 draw with Barbados. They'll need to win the return leg on Monday in Devonshire to advance through to the next knockout round.

12 June 1:44 pm

By Taylor Hester

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and the U.S. under-20s are back in Auckland to face Serbia in the quarterfinals tonight at 11:30PM on Fox Sports 1.

The expectations for this team before the tournament began were high with the amount of talent on the roster. Guys like Gedion Zelalem, Emerson Hyndman, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Rubio Rubin are potential USMNT stars. The U.S. didn't win their group, but did advance to the quarters for the first time since 2007. They will now look to advacne to the semi-finals for only the second time and first time since 1989 when Kasey Keller led the U.S. to a Fourth Place finish.

The U.S. should feel confident heading into their game with Serbia. However, they must be careful. The Serbs already knocked CONCACAF rivals Mexico out of the tournament in the Group Stage and the U.S. is now short on attacking power with the injuries to Maki Tall and Bradford Jamieson IV. The U-20s will have to shut down Serbian wonderkid Andrija Živković and win the midfield battle to come out victorious.

The U.S. started off defeating Myanmar 2-1 and host country New Zealand 4-0 in their first two matches. They went into the last match against Ukraine looking like the favorties to win Group A, but fell 3-0, finishing in 2nd place behind Ukraine's seven points. The U.S. were 1-0 winners over Colombia in the Round of 16, advancing to the quarters to play Serbia.

In Group D, Serbia lost to Uruguay 1-0, but won 2-0 agaisnt Mali and Mexico, finishing at the top of their group. Serbia defeated Hungary 2-1 in the Round of 16 because of a 118th-minute own goal by a Hungary defender.

After playing in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Acosta became the youngest member of the US squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Acosta played every minute of all four games in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup before recieving a red card against Colombia. He will now have to sit out tonight due to the red card suspension, and the semi-final match (if the U.S. advances) because of yellow card accumulation. 

Should Acosta and the U.S. U-20s advance to the semi-finals, they would play the winner of Germany and Mali on June 17.

Here's the schedule/results and how to watch on your TV, phone, computer, and tablet:

USMNT U-20s vs. Myanmar

Fox Sports 1 Channel Listings

DirecTV: 219

Time Warner Cable: 56

AT&T U-verse: 652

Dish: 150

Final: USA 2, Myanmar 1

Friday, May 29 at 11:00pm CT

USMNT U-20s vs. New Zealand

Final: USA 4, New Zealand 0

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Ukraine

Final: USA 0, Ukraine 3

Friday, June 5 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Colombia (Round of 16)

Final: USA 1, Colombia 0

Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Serbia (Quarterfinals)

When: Saturday, June 13 at 11:30pm CT

TV: Fox Sports 1

Computer/Tablet/Phone: Fox Sports Go

 
09 June 2:52 pm

By Taylor Hester

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and the Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team are in Wellington prepping for their Round of 16 match with Colombia tonight at 2:30AM on Fox Sports 1. 

The expectations for this team before the tournament began were high with the amount of talent on the roster. Guys like Gedion Zelalem, Emerson Hyndman, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and Rubio Rubin are potential USMNT stars. The U.S. didn't win their group, but did reach the Round of 16 for the first time since 2007.

James Rodriguez and the Colombian Men's National Team were the breakout team of the 2014 World Cup last year, but the Colombia U-20s aren't following the same script. The team scored only three goals in the Group Stage and just squeaked by Senegal for 2nd place. However, the U.S. can't overlook this Colombian team that has a lot of flair and speed. 

The U.S. U-20s started off defeating Myanmar 2-1 and host country New Zealand 4-0 in their first two matches. They went into the last match against Ukraine looking like the favorties to win Group A, but fell 3-0, finishing in 2nd place behind Ukraine's seven points.

In Group C, Colombia beat Qatar 1-0, tied Senegal 1-1, and lost to Portugal 3-1 in their final match. Colombia finished tied with Senegal on four points, recieving 2nd place because of goal differential.

After playing in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Acosta became the youngest member of the US squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. Acosta has played every minute of all three games in the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping the U.S. to their 2nd place finish in Group A. He's now gearing up for one of the most important games of his young career, hoping to lead the U-20s to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2007.

Should Acosta and the U.S. U-20s advance to the quarterfinals, they would play the winner of Serbia and Hungary on Sunday June 14.

Here's the schedule/results and how to watch on your TV, phone, computer, and tablet:

USMNT U-20s vs. Myanmar

Fox Sports 1 Channel Listings

DirecTV: 219

Time Warner Cable: 56

AT&T U-verse: 652

Dish: 150

Final: USA 2, Myanmar 1

Friday, May 29 at 11:00pm CT

USMNT U-20s vs. New Zealand

Final: USA 4, New Zealand 0

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Ukraine

Final: USA 0, Ukraine 3

Friday, June 5 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Colombia (Round of 16)

When: Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30am CT

TV: Fox Sports 1

Computer/Tablet/Phone: Fox Sports Go

 

 

08 June 4:12 pm

By Jeremy Villanueva

It's tough to believe, but less than a year after last year's festivities in Brazil, the road to the 2018 FIFA World Cup continues this week with the second round of CONCACAF qualifying and three FC Dallas players will battle for their countries.

Tesho Akindele(Canada), Atiba Harris(St. Kitts & Nevis) and Moises Hernandez(Guatemala) compete in a home-and-home series for their respective countries beginning Thursday and wrapping up next Tuesday.

Akindele’s Canadian squad is the favorite in their battle with Dominica. Akindele accepted the Canada call-up for the World Cup qualifiers, defining his allegiance to the neighbors north of the border. Canada will take on Dominica at 6 p.m. this Thursday at Windsor Park in Roseau, Dominica before hosting the second leg next Tuesday at BMO Field in Toronto.

St. Kitts and Nevis looks for continued success in the qualifiers after defeating Turks and Caicos Islands in aggregate 12-4 in the first round. Harris and St. Kitts and Nevis faces El Salvador – who had a bye in the first round – on Thursday at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis and then will play in San Salvador, El Salvador on June 16 in Estadio Cuscatlan.

Hernandez received a call-up for Guatemala, and the leftback hopes to make his competitive international debut against Bermuda on Friday at Mateo Flores in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The team will then travel to Hamilton, Bermuda for the second leg. 

The winners of this week's qualifying duels will advance to a third round where they will face off in another two-legged knockout series to be held later this year.

FC Dallas World Cup Qualifying Schedule

Home Away Date Time Location
Dominica Canada June 11 5:00PM Roseau, Dominica
St. Kitts & Nevis El Salvador June 11 6:00PM Basseterre, St Kitts & Nevis
Guatemala Bermuda June 12 8:00PM Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bermuda Guatemala June 15 4:30PM Devonshire, Bermuda
Canada Dominica June 16 6:30PM Toronto, Canada
El Salvador St Kitts & Nevis June 16 7:00PM San Salvador, El Salvador

 

05 June 10:03 am

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and the Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team fell to Ukraine in the final match of the group stage, finishing in 2nd place in Group A with six points.

Acosta played the full 90 minutes at left back again for the U-20s. He's played every minute of all three games in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, helping the U.S. to thier 2nd place finish. 

USA is now in Wellington prepping for their Round of 16 match with Colombia on Wednesday, June 10. In Group C, Colombia beat Qatar 1-0, tied Senegal 1-1, and lost to Portugal 3-1 to finish 2nd place in their group.

Should Acosta and the U.S. U-20s advance to the Quarterfinals, they would play the winner of Serbia and Hungary.

 

02 June 10:10 am

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and the Under-20 U.S. men's national team routed host country New Zealand, 4-0, in the wee hours of Tuesday morning - securing an advancement to the knockout stage of the FIFA U-20 World Cup.

After narrowly edging Myanmar 2-1 in the first game of the group stage, the U-20s bounced back in a big way. Bradford Jameison IV, Rubio Rubin, captain (and ex-FCD academy player) Emerson Hyndman, Paul Arriola all scored. Gedion Zelalem also played a vital role in the win.

Improving to a 2-0-0 record, the U.S. is already guaranteed a spot in the knockout stage before playing Ukraine in the final game of the group stage. The U.S. currently sits at the top of their group with a perfect six out of six points.

Acosta played the full 90 minutes at left back in both wins and his solid veteran presence helped solidify the back line.

The U-20s play Ukraine Friday to determine who wins the group. Ukraine currently has four points after drawing New Zealand 0-0 and beating Myanmar 6-0.

 

28 May 4:10 pm

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta and the U-20 U.S. Men's National Team are in New Zealand for the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The World Cup kicks off locally May 30 and ends June 20. The U-20s were drawn into a group with Myanmar, Ukraine, and the host country New Zeleand.

Acosta is projected to start as a center midfielder along with ex-FCD Academy player, and captain of the US U-20s, Emerson Hyndman. After playing in the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, Acosta became the youngest member of the US squad at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup. 

Some other highly-touted players in the tournament to keep an eye on are Andreas Pereira (Brazil), Julian Brandt (Germany), Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria), Gedion Zelalem (USA) and Hirving Lozano (Mexico).

Here's the schedule and how to watch each game on your TV, phone, computer, and tablet:

USMNT U-20s vs. Myanmar

Fox Sports 1 Channel Listings

DirecTV: 219

Time Warner Cable: 56

AT&T U-verse: 652

Dish: 150

Final: USA 2, Myanmar 1

Friday, May 29 at 11:00pm CT

USMNT U-20s vs. New Zealand

Final: USA 4, New Zealand 0

Tuesday, June 2 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Ukraine

Final: USA 0, Ukraine 3

Friday, June 5 at 2:00am CT

USMNT U-20s vs. Colombia (Round of 16)

When: Wednesday, June 10 at 2:30am CT

TV: Fox Sports 1

Computer/Tablet/Phone: Fox Soccer 2GO