The MLS Playoffs start tonight with the Eastern Conference Wild Card match between Chicago and Houston (8 p.m. CT on ESPN2). Each round we will give you the FCDallas.com staff picks & let you the fans vote on who you think will win.
Scott Brown - Chicago 2, Houston 0
Robert Casner - Chicago 2, Houston 1
Mark Norris - Chicago 1, Houston 0
We asked for pictures of your #DTID pumpkins - and you responded. Visit our virtual Pumpkin Pitch made from all our fans' hard work.
— Victor Ulloa (@ulloa_victor) October 30, 2012
— Kelly Chowdhury (@jerzgirl53) October 31, 2012
— Brian Hacker (@MBrianHacker) October 30, 2012
— Ryan Powell (@RyanPowell6) October 30, 2012
— germ (@realgerm75) October 27, 2012
Final three pumpkins are from Jason Henderson (@RevJakey34), Jake Rabbito #10™ (@jakerabbito), Anang(@anangparikh)
For the second consecutive year, Major League Soccer has set new marks for attendance.
Overall, the league average grew more than five percent, coming in at 18,807. This bettered the 2011 mark of 17,844 by nearly 1,000 fans per game.
MLS regular-season attendance in 2012 topped the 6 million mark for the first time ever, with a total of 6,074,729 fans.
MLS also finished seventh in global average attendance.
CLICK HERE to read more details & global attendance chart to see where MLS ranks.
The mysterious voters behind the MLS Power Rankings have FC Dallas at No. 13 in the final rankings of 2012. Here's what the voters had to say:
North End United - an umbrella group for the four FC Dallas Supporters Groups - showed off their first tifo at the FCD vs Chivas USA match on Sunday. Check out the photos and a time-lapse video of the tifo being created.
Tifo says, "One Voice, One Passion, One Love, Dallas 'Til I Die."
Photos by Erik Davila
FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea decided he wanted to watch Sunday's season finale with the fans since he was unable to play in the match. Shea made the most of his time in the supporter's section - doing chants, talking with fans and cheering for his teammates. No surprise - the fans loved having him there to watch the entire match.
Full match highlights from FC Dallas' 2-2 draw with Chivas USA.
GOAL: David Ferreira sets up Jackson for the opening goal of the game in the 73rd minute.
GOAL: Ferreira gets his second assist as he feeds Fabian Castillo on the wing for the 2-0 lead.
GOAL: Second half substitute Laurent Courtois pulls one back for Chivas USA in the 90th minute.
GOAL: Juan Agudelo ties the match in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
NEW YORK – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has fined FC Dallas defender Jair Benitez an undisclosed amount for his act of embellishment which brought the game into disrepute in the 65th minute of the game against Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 21.
The Disciplinary Committee also fined LA Galaxy midfielder Robbie Keane an undisclosed amount for public criticism of the officials after his team’s game against San Jose on Oct. 21.
Fines collected will be donated to the charitable partners of MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the MLS Players Union.
George John is still in the lead after Week Seven of Futbol and Football - but just barely. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.
10/29 UPDATE: Chris Seitz wins the week, while George John holds on to a narrow overall lead
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Soccer Kicks Cancer makes its way to FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday night when FC Dallas promotes Breast Cancer Awareness both on and off the field.
MLS' Soccer Kicks Cancer partners with the National Breast Cancer Foundation for initiatives across the league during October.
Sunday night will feature the following as FC Dallas hosts Chivas USA:
- Table on the concourse staffed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation
- Pink cupcakes for sale at concession stands No. 2, 10 & inside The River Club w/proceeds going to charity
- Pink scarves for TV broadcasters and coaches
- Special white and pink official match ball
- Pink towels on field
- Pink FCD logo training tees on team for warm ups
- Pink goalkeeper jerseys
- Pink breast cancer patches on Jerseys
Some game-worn items will be available for auction in November with proceeds going to charity.