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
|Manchester City vs Swansea|
|Everton vs Liverpool||DRAW|
|Chelsea vs Manchester United||DRAW|
|Notre Dame vs Oklahoma|
|Texas Tech vs Kansas St|
|Mississippi St vs Alabama|
|Giants vs Cowboys|
|Falcons vs Eagles|
|Redskins vs Steelers|
|Week Eight results||6-3||6-3||7-2||6-3||5-4|
|Season to date results||29-34 (.460)||45-27 (.625)||39-24 (.619)||44-28 (.611)||28-44 (.388)|
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.
U.S. Men’s National Team and FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea will be at the Grapevine Mills Mall GameStop Kids grand opening from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26.
He will meet fans and take on a few gamers in EA Sports’ FIFA13. Shea is one of a handful of professional soccer players on special downloadable covers for the popular video game.
Tournament competitors and fans alike will be eligible for prizes at the interactive Soccer and Speed Tour. Prizes include GameStop coupons, gift cards, t-shirts, autographed mini soccer balls and signed copies of the FIFA13 video game with Shea on the cover.
The wildly popular video game launched in September with a record-breaking 353,000 copies sold in its first 24 hours in North America alone. More than 1.4 million online FIFA13 games were played on the first day of its release. On iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, it became the number one top purchased game in 55 countries on the App Store and the top-grossing game in 24 countries. There were 1.3 million copies pre-ordered worldwide.
FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea will be the final scarfer of the Lamar Hunt statue for the 2012 season when FCD hosts Chivas USA this Sunday at 6 p.m.
The scarfing ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. on the north concourse during Lamar's Tailgate.
Those with seats in the Budweiser Beer Garden are in for a special treat as Shea will watch the match with the supporters from their bleacher seats.
A limited number of tickets for the Budweiser Beer Garden seats remain. Click here for more ticketing information and ordering.
ESPN.com's Wayne Drehs and Outside The Lines recently spent some time with FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz to chronicle the 'keeper's decision to donate bone marrow. Seitz registered to become a donor with a bone marrow center called DKMS four years ago when he was with Real Salt Lake. When he received an email from the organization letting him know that they'd found a match in August, Seitz made a difficult decision to help save a total stranger.
Read the amazing story HERE.
Brad Evans converts PK to give Seattle 1-0 lead.
Blas Perez scores close in to tie match 1-1.
Evans scores after quick Seattle restart, giving Sounders 2-1 lead in 60'.
Rosales finishes sequence to put game away, SEA 3, FCD 1.
A smaller crew this week for Futbol and Football. Mark Followill could take the overall lead with a strong week, but Chris Seitz is looking to hold on and George John remains in first overall. Feel free to make your own picks in the comments section and see how you do compared to members of the FC Dallas family.
10/22 UPDATE: Mark Followill nearly gets a clean sweep, going 8-1.
|Tottenham vs Chelsea||DRAW|
|West Brom vs Man City|
|Sunderland vs Newcastle|
|LSU vs Texas A&M|
|South Carolina vs Florida|
|Texas Tech vs TCU|
|Cowboys vs Panthers|
|Ravens vs Texans|
|Cardinals vs Vikings|
|Week Seven results||7-2||6-3||8-1||4-5|
|Season to date results||39-24 (.619)||32-22 (.592)||38-25 (.603)||23-40 (.365)|
Brek Shea is featured in a set of videos from Gatorade with assistance from MLS. In them, he discusses his training methods and game preparation.
Brek Shea - "Own The First Move"
Brek Shea - "Seize Every Advantage"
The field is set for the hexagonal round in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Beginning in 2013 the United States will battle Costa Rica, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico and Panama for the right to be one of three teams to advance to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Now it's your time to vote - which three teams do you think will advance?