The Complex at FC Dallas Stadium hosted the firs-ever FC Dallas MoneyGram Nations Cup last month, and the tournament had a great turn out. The tournament was played in a round robin format consisting of 16 select teams representing their respective countries and/or continental regions. Identifying soccer as the common language among all nationalities, FC Dallas in conjunction with DFW International created this World Cup-style tournament to provide the international community in DFW a chance to play and celebrate the Beautiful Game. Take a look at pictures from this year's tournament below.
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.
FRISCO – FC Dallas MoneyGram Nations Cup is set to kick off this Saturday at FC Dallas Stadium.
A round robin tournament beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, FC Dallas MoneyGram Nations Cup will feature 16 DFW-based select teams representing their respective countries and/or continental regions; Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cameroon, Iran, Argentina, Turkey, Colombia, Ghana, Nigeria, Albania, Senegal, Cote D'Ivoire, USA, Maghreb, Sierra Leona and two Mexico teams. Identifying soccer as the common language among all nationalities, FC Dallas and MoneyGram in conjunction with DFW International created this World Cup-style tournament to provide the international community in DFW a chance to play and celebrate the beautiful game.
Each player participating in the tournament will receive a free ticket to FC Dallas’ July 28 match versus the L.A. Galaxy. The tournament champion will be awarded a trophy during halftime of that match at FC Dallas Stadium, which is set to kick off at 7 p.m.
For additional tournament information, contact Jesse Arroyave at 469.365.0029 or email@example.com.
Join fellow FC Dallas fans this Saturday for the Party at the Pubs watch party presented by Budweiser at The Fan Sports Lounge in downtown Dallas next to the American Airlines Center.
Event begins at 7 p.m. with the match against the Colorado Rapids kicking off at 8 p.m. on TXA21.
The first 100 fans through the door will receive Party at the Pubs Tour shirts.
Door prizes include an autographed, game-worn item from Kevin Hartman’s 400th match; autographed posters from Zach Loyd, Brek Shea and Kevin Hartman; tickets to upcoming July home matches and more.
Also, Tex Hooper, the FC Dallas Girls, and the Budweiser Promo Girls will be on-hand to interact with fans.
For driving instructions, click here for a map.
For fans who want to use light rail, you can travel to the DART Victory Station and make the short walk over.
Full match highlights from FC Dallas' scoreless draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
BLOCK: Jason Hernandez blocks Fabian Castillo's shot on goal.
CLEARANCE: Hernan Pertuz clears Chris Wondolowski's chip off the line.
CLEARANCE: Carlos Rodriguez clears Ramiro Corrales' attempt off the line.
TACKLE: Pertuz makes goal-saving tackle on Alan Gordon.
RED CARD: Corrales sees a second yellow and is ejected from the match.
SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Wondolowski.
SAVE: Matt Hedges and Hartman combine to deny Shea Salinas.
UPDATE 7/6, 2 p.m.: We have our winners. Congrats to Derrick Doyle, Elizabeth Torres & John Woodard. Thanks to everyone who participated.
We have three pairs of west sideline seats for Saturday's match vs San Jose up for grabs in another FCDallas.com Scavenger Hunt, presented by Novo Nordisk, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas and American Diabetes Association.
First three entries with all the correct answers will win the tickets to tomorrow's 8 p.m. match. All the answers can be found on FCDallas.com. We had strong responses when we did this previously, so get your answers in quick!
- Who is FC Dallas’ new jersey sponsor?
- Name the three goal scorers in FCD U-18’s last playoff game
- Who was the goalkeeper Kevin Hartman faced in his first MLS match?
- How many minutes did David Ferreira play Wednesday night?
- What team does the FCD WPSL team play tonight?
- Where is the 7/14 Party at the Pubs event going to be?
- What is George John’s favorite song & who is the artist who sings it?
FRISCO – Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant will be the honorary scarfer of the Lamar Hunt statue for FC Dallas’ next home match on Saturday, July 7.
The ceremony, where a notable figure hangs an FC Dallas scarf around the statue of past FC Dallas owner Lamar Hunt, will take place approximately 30 minutes before first kick of FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes.
The Cowboys wide receiver has developed a friendship with FC Dallas’ Brek Shea and an interest in soccer.
Shea and Bryant recently played in the Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game and exchanged jerseys last season. Bryant and FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman were teammates at the Heroes game.
Lamar’s Tailgate starts 90 minutes before first kick (so 6:30 p.m. for July 7) on the North Concourse and features BBQ, street tacos and other food.
The culmination of the tailgate party is the scarfing ceremony of the Lamar Hunt statue. Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki and U.S. Men’s National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann have been previous scarfers this season at an FC Dallas match.
Full match highlights from FCD's 1-1 draw with Toronto FC.
GOAL: Zach Loyd puts in a diving header to give FC Dallas the 1-0 lead.
SAVE: Kevin Hartman denies Ryan Johnson the game-tying goal.
GOAL: Danny Koevermans scores in his fifth straight match to tie it up for Toronto.
SAVE: Hartman makes a late save on Koevermans to preserve the draw.
What FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said Tuesday morning is music to the ears of FCD fans.
Barring any last minute changes or evaluations, players David Ferreira and Ricardo Villar should be in an FC Dallas uniform tomorrow night vs. Toronto FC.
“They’re back. They’ll be part of the 18,” Hyndman said after training Tuesday morning.
Hyndman wouldn’t elaborate on playing time for the two players, but he did offer thoughts on what he would look for from the pair.
For Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP who has had a long road back to the pitch, it’s about getting back into the flow of the game.
“Being away from the game as long as he has, it’s that sharpness and getting hit and getting knocked down and getting back up with that confidence,” Hyndman said.
For Villar, who last saw action against New England in the fifth match of the 2012 season, Hyndman is more measured.
“We’re hoping he can handle the demands of the game,” Hyndman said.
FC Dallas players Brek Shea and Kevin Hartman played in Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game this past Saturday. After playing with their fellow celebrities and sports star-teammates, they took some pictures with them for FCDallas.com.
Brek & Kevin with Donald Faison (Scrubs).
Kevin with Josh Henderson (John Ross Ewing on TNT's Dallas).
Kevin with Charles Barkley.
Kevin with Terrell Owens.
Kevin with Dominque Jones (Dallas Mavericks).