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09 November 5:48 pm

NEW YORK (November 9, 2012) – The Major League Soccer Disciplinary Committee today issued an additional two-game suspension and an undisclosed fine to D.C. United defender Andy Najar for his actions during the Eastern Conference Semifinal game against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, November 3rd. Najar will be suspended for a total of three games, which includes the automatic one-game suspension for receiving a red card.
 
The Disciplinary Committee determined that Najar’s conduct put the League in disrepute.
 
The MLS Players Union appealed the Committee’s decision on behalf of Najar. MLS Commissioner Don Garber heard the appeal and elected to uphold the Committee’s decision.
 
Najar served the first game of his suspension during United’s match against the Red Bulls on Nov. 8th and the remaining two games will be served during the two 2012 Conference Finals games against the Houston Dynamo.
 
The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced two additional actions today.
 
A two-match suspension and an undisclosed fine have been issued to Blas Perez of FC Dallas for his violent conduct that endangered the safety of Bobby Burling of Chivas USA in the 35th minute of the match on Sunday, October 28th.  The MLS Players Union appealed the Committee’s decision on behalf of Perez. MLS Commissioner Don Garber heard the appeal and elected to uphold the Committee’s decision. Perez’s suspension will be served during the first two matches of the 2013 MLS Regular Season.
 
Fernando Cardenas of the New England Revolution has been fined an undisclosed amount for his act of embellishment in the 72nd minute of the Revolution match against the Montreal Impact on Saturday, October 27th.
 
Fines collected are donated to MLS W.O.R.K.S., Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for both League and club philanthropic programs.  MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport.

09 November 3:54 pm

George John is still in the lead after Week Nine of Futbol and Football - but by just one game. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.

11/12 UPDATE: Ugo and Chris win the week. George and Mark are now tied for the overall lead.

 

Ugo Ihemelu

George John

Chris Seitz

Mark Followill 

Tex Hooper

Arsenal vs Fulham  DRAW
Man City vs Tottenham  DRAW
Chelsea vs Liverpool
Oregon State vs Stanford
Texas A&M vs Alabama
Nebraska vs Penn State
Cowboys vs Eagles
Lions vs Vikings
Texans vs Bears
Week Ten results 5-4 3-6 5-4 4-5 3-6
Season to date results 38-43 (.469) 54-36 (.600) 48-33 (.593) 54-36 (.600) 34-56 (.377)

 

09 November 3:13 pm

The conference finals are set after a wild conclusion to the semifinals. This is again a two-leg series, with the higher seed hosting the second match. The first matches are both this Sunday. Houston hosts DC United at 3 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network. LA Galaxy hosts Seattle at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg One match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: HOU 2, DC 1; LA 2, SEA 2

Robert Casner: HOU 2, DC 1; LA 1, SEA 1

Mark Norris: HOU 1, DC 0; LA 2, SEA 1

08 November 4:44 pm

Two teams will be eliminated from the MLS Playoffs tonight in the second leg of the MLS Playoffs - Semifinal Round. New York hosts D.C. United a day after their match was cancelled due to a blizzard at Red Bull Arena (6:30 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network). Real Salt Lake hosts Seattle in a Western Conference battle (9 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network).

DC and NY tied 1-1 in Leg One. RSL and Seattle drew 0-0. The team with the highest aggregate score advances.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg Two match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: NY 2, DC 0 (NY advances); RSL 1, SEA 1 (Seattle advances on PKs)

Robert Casner: NY 1, DC 1 (DC advances on PKs, 5-3); RSL 2, SEA 1 (RSL advances)

Mark Norris: NY 0, DC 1 (DC advances); RSL 0, SEA 1 (Seattle advances)

08 November 3:26 pm

FRISCO – FC Dallas goalkeeper Richard Sanchez is looking forward to learning and developing even more as a player during the next three years.

That was the big takeaway from the 18-year-old 'keeper who just inked a three-year contract with the club that will keep him in North Texas until 2015.

“It feels great,” Sanchez said after training on Thursday. “Now that I got an extension it just feels good.”

Sanchez said talks about extending his initial deal he signed in 2011 began one month ago. Sanchez’ agent worked with FCD Technical Director Fernando Clavijo to get the deal done.

Sanchez is the sixth Homegrown player in club history and played 360 minutes in 2012 with the FC Dallas Reserves.

The goalkeeper said club officials told him they were excited to re-sign him and they wanted to keep him and develop him.

Sanchez wanted to stay as well.

“I want to be here at FC Dallas for the next three years,” Sanchez said. “Who knows – maybe I can win a starting spot here. But I know in order to, I have to earn that.”

08 November 12:56 pm

Chris Seitz was profiled in a piece this morning on FOX4's Good Day for his recent bone marrow transplant. Read our original story about the procedure and watch the FOX4 story below:

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

07 November 5:03 pm

Three teams will be eliminated from the MLS Playoffs tonight in the second leg of the MLS Playoffs - Semifinal Round. New York hosts D.C. United in a likely snowy Red Bull Arena (7 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network). Kansas City hosts Houston (8 p.m., streamed live on MLSSoccer.com) and San Jose vs LA Galaxy (10 p.m. CT on ESPN2).

DC and NY tied 1-1 in Leg One. Houston beat KC 2-0 and San Jose beat LA 1-0. The team with the highest aggregate score advances.

Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg Two match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: NY 2, DC 0 (NY advances); KC 1, HOU 0 (Houston advances); SJ 2, LA 2 (San Jose advances)

Robert Casner: NY 1, DC 2 (DC advances on PKs, 5-3); KC 2, HOU 1 (Houston advances); SJ 3, LA 2 (San Jose advances)

Mark Norris: NY 0, DC 1 (DC advances); KC 1, HOU 1 (Houston advances); SJ 3, LA 1 (San Jose advances)

05 November 4:38 pm

FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea spent his Saturday morning painting with children with special needs in Dallas. It was part of Challenge Air, which has enriched the lives of children and youth with special needs through its unique aviation programs. While the children waited for their respective turns to fly in a plane, Shea, who in his spare time has his own art studio – Left Foot Studio, worked with the children on their own artwork.

05 November 12:24 pm

FC Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez appeared on FOX4's Good Day this morning to promote the Blue Goose Charity Case-a-Dilla that is currently benefiting the FC Dallas Foundation. From each order of the special quesadilla at all area Blue Goose Cantina's, a dollar goes toward the Hernandez All-Stars FC Dallas Field in West Dallas. Watch the segment from Monday morning below:

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

02 November 1:23 pm

The MLS Playoffs begin the semifinal round tonight with all four series playing Leg One at some point over the weekend. Friday night is Seattle vs RSL (9 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network). Saturday features D.C. United hosting New York (7 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network). Sunday has two matches: Houston vs Kansas City (2:30 p.m. on NBC) and LA Galaxy vs San Jose (8 p.m. CT on ESPN).

In other words, lots of playoff soccer to keep you entertained. Here are the FCDallas.com staff picks and a chance for you to vote on who will win each Leg One match:

PICKS:

Scott Brown: SEA 0, RSL 2; DC 1, NY 1; HOU 1, KC 2; LA 2, SJ 2

Robert Casner: SEA 2, RSL 0; DC 2, NY 1; HOU 1, KC 1; LA 2, SJ 3

Mark Norris: SEA 2, RSL 1; DC 2, NY 0; HOU 2, KC 1; LA 1, SJ 2