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28 October 1:38 pm

FC Dallas returns to the postseason for the first time since 2011 when the team hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Toyota Stadium Wednesday night. Scott and Daniel get you ready for the start of FCD's playoff run with the Keys to the Match, driven by Toyota.

27 October 2:42 pm

Here’s the show recap from Sunday’s latest episode of Soccer Today presented by Toyota and co-hosted by Marc Stein and Steve Davis on 103.3 FM ESPN Radio:

Now available on iTunes!

SEGMENT 1: Steve Davis goes over the important issues happening this week in American soccer.

SEGMENT 2: ESPN FC's Dan Thomas helps us break down Saturday's Clasico, Real Madrid's big win over Barcelona.

SEGMENT 3: Broadcaster Brian Dunseth joins to go over Major League Soccer's MVP race and begin previewing the upcoming MLS playoffs.

SEGMENT 4: Show co-host Marc Stein checks in from England, where he is on the last leg of his soccer barnstorming trip.

27 October 10:19 am

FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have played three hard-fought games in 2014 and they’re going to go at it one more time on Wednesday night in the 2014 MLS Cup Playoff curtain-raiser, a do-or-die wild card round matchup. Let’s take a look back at the three matches they’ve played this season:

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, FC Dallas 2 – Sunday, July 27th BC Place

Raul in Vancouver

Goals from Michel and Blas Perez saw FC Dallas take a 2-1 lead into the halftime break, but a controversial second half PK from Pedro Morales earned a point for the Whitecaps.

This match will be remembered, however, for some heroics from goalkeeper Raul “Superman” Fernandez. The Peruvian made seven acrobatic saves denying Morales who had an incredible 12 shots on goal.

FC Dallas 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1 – Saturday, September 13th Toyota Stadium

FCD 2, VAN 1

Oscar Pareja’s side extended the Whitecaps hoodoo in Frisco as two goals from Blas Perez sent Vancouver’s all-time record at Toyota Stadium to 0-5-0 with a 2-1 win for FCD.

Perez’s first goal was a spectacular, if perhaps accidental, effort from nearly the corner flag. His cross/shot looped over the head of goalkeeper David Ousted and straight into the goal sending the Budweiser Beer Garden into raptures.

Perez won it late for FC Dallas, hammering home a rebound in the 78th minute to earn all three points for FC Dallas, a huge home win that proved vital later in the season.

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, FC Dallas 0 – Saturday, October 4th BC Place

VAN 2, FCD 0

The Whitecaps earned their second-ever win over FC Dallas with a comprehensive 2-0 home win earlier this month. A five-minute double from Sebastian Fernandez in the first half was all the offense Vancouver needed as the Whitecaps were able to sit on the 2-0 lead for pretty much the entire match.

Despite having 24 crosses to Vancouver’s 5 and earning more shots, corners and possession, FCD was unable to seriously test Ousted in goal in this match.

A hard-fought match that saw 31 fouls committed, coaches from both sides were seen getting into a bit of a tiff at the final whistle adding a little extra spice to what should be an incredible match on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium.

27 October 10:06 am

It's official, the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs presented by AT&T will kick off in North Texas. It all starts when FC Dallas hosts Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Toyota Stadium this Wednesday, October 29 at 8 pm.

Get your FC Dallas Playoff tickets NOW!

After the two midweek Knockout Round matches it goes straight into the Conference Semifinals this weekend. Check out the Western Conference Playoff schedule below or see the complete Playoff schedule on MLSsoccer.com.

KNOCKOUT ROUND

HOME VS AWAY

FC Dallas

West 4 seed

Wednesday

Oct 29
8 pm CT

Vancouver Whitecaps

West 5 seed

TV: TSN1 | TWCSC-Texas  | MLS LIVE | TICKETS

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - SEA vs TBD

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West 4/5 seed

Sunday

Nov 2
8 pm CT

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | TICKETS

Seattle Sounders

West 1 seed

Monday

Nov 10
9:30 pm CT

TBD

West 4/5 seed

TV: NBCSN |  NBCSports.com | UDN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMIFINAL - LA vs RSL

HOME VS AWAY

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

Saturday

Nov 1
7 pm CT

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

TV: NBCSN | NBCSports.com | RDS2

LA Galaxy

West 2 seed

Sunday

Nov 9
6:30 pm CT

Real Salt Lake

West 3 seed

TV: ESPN2 | Deportes | WatchESPN | TSN2 | RDS2

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

West

Nov 22-23

TBD

West

TV: TBD

TBD

West

Nov 29-30

TBD

West

TV: TBD

MLS CUP

HOME VS AWAY

TBD

Conference Champion

Sunday
Dec 7

2:00 PM CT

TBD

Conference Champion

ESPN  |  UniMas  |  TSN1  |  RDS1  |  Sirius XM

25 October 10:00 pm

FC Dallas dropped a 2-0 result to the Portland Timbers in the regular season finale at Toyota Stadium on Saturday night. Portland took a 1-0 lead in the first half on a goal by Darlington Nagbe.

First Half Higlights

The second half featured two disallowed goals for FC Dallas. The Timbers eventually iced the game with a Maximiliano Urruti goal in the 82nd minute.

Second Half Highlights

24 October 3:19 pm

Hear from Pareja, Loyd & Ulloa on #FCDvPOR with FCDTV's Quick Kicks:

24 October 3:09 pm

Here's your Keys to the Match pres. by Toyota for Saturday's regular season finale vs Portland:

21 October 3:56 pm

Here’s the show recap from Sunday’s latest episode of Soccer Today presented by Toyota and co-hosted by Marc Stein and Steve Davis on 103.3 FM ESPN Radio:

Now available on iTunes!

SEGMENT 1: Steve Davis visits with co-host Marc Stein, who is in England on a barnstorming tour of Manchester City games. They chat about his trip, but also about the Don Garber and Jurgen Klinsmann spat.

SEGMENT 2: A good visit with FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja, who has his team back in the MLS playoffs despite overwhelming injuries this year to key players.

SEGMENT 3: Steve Davis reviews five things that might have been missed this week as Garber and Klinsmann dominated soccer's domestic news cycle. Included: a discussion with show producer Tyler Kern about Jermaine Jones' move to center back.

SEGMENT 4: Landon Donovan doesn't do many one-on-one interviews, but we got a few minutes with him on his recent visit to Dallas.

20 October 2:55 pm

Here are the best pictures from Saturday's win over Colorado:

 

20 October 1:53 pm

Saturday's win at Colorado coupled with Real Salt Lake's draw at Portland has made the playoff picture pretty clear for FC Dallas with one week left to go in the season. Let's talk about it:

FC Dallas will finish third in the Western Conference if:

-Real Salt Lake loses or draws against Chivas USA on Wednesday night

OR

-FC Dallas defeats Portland Timbers FC on Saturday night

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If FC Dallas finishes third, our Western Conference semifinal playoff schedule will be:

WC Semifinal 1st leg - LA Galaxy/Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas - Saturday, November 1 or Sunday, November 2 Toyota Stadium

WC Semifinal 2nd leg - FC Dallas at LA Galaxy - 8:00PM - Sunday, November 9 StubHub Center

OR

2nd leg - FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC - 9:30PM Monday, November 10 CenturyLink Field

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FC Dallas will finish fourth in the Western Conference if:

-Real Salt Lake defeats Chivas USA on Wednesday night

AND

-FC Dallas draws or loses to Portland Timbers FC on Saturday night

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If FC Dallas finishes fourth, our Western Conference playoff schedule will be:

Wild Card Round - Vancouver Whitecaps/Portland Timbers at FC Dallas - 7:30PM Wednesday, October 29 Toyota Stadium

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If FCD wins the Wild Card Round, our WC Semifinal schedule would be:

WC Semifinal 1st leg - LA Galaxy/Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas - Saturday, November 1 or Sunday, November 2nd

WC Semifinal 2nd leg - FC Dallas at LA Galaxy - 8:00PM - Sunday, November 9 Toyota Stadium

OR

WC Semifinal 2nd leg - FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC - 9:30PM Monday, November 10 CenturyLink Field

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PLAYOFF FORMAT

For those not familiar with the MLS Cup playoff format, the top five teams in each conference make the playoffs.

Fourth place hosts fifth place in a one-game wild card playoff with the winner playing the top seed in a two-leg semifinal while second will play third also in a two-leg playoff. The two-leg playoff rounds will feature home games at both stadiums and whoever has the highest combined score will advance. The lower seed will host the first game while the higher seed will host the second match.

The winners of the semifinals will play each other in a two-leg conference final and the winners of the conference finals will play in the one-game MLS Cup played at the home of the remaining team with the most points earned in the regular season.

TICKETS - FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers - Saturday, October 25 7:30PM