FC Dallas President & CEO Doug Quinn drew two names today from an FC Dallas Foundation raffle to walk out with the U.S. Women's National Team and New Zealand team during pre-game on Saturday.
The USWNT Raffle winners are Ainsley Powell and Leah Rooks. Congratulations - it should be a once in a lifetime experience.
Semiconductor Solutions donated the two packages for raffling by the FC Dallas Foundation.
Here's Schellas Hyndman's handiwork from Tuesday afternoon's scrimmage in Mexico. Listed is the starting XI for FC Dallas vs. New York Red Bulls.
Ex-FC Dallas & newly acquired New York Red Bulls player Kenny Cooper got to catch up with Brek Shea before Tuesday's scrimmage in Cancun.
The U.S. Women's National team was all about fitness during its morning session at the Complex at FC Dallas. Wind sprints and beep testing kept the players busy as they trained in preparation for Saturday's game vs. New Zealand.
The U.S. Women's National Team is training this week the Complex at FC Dallas. We talked to Megan Rapinoe after this morning's training session & she had a challenge for FC Dallas fans.
The folks at U.S. Soccer just sent this our way. You are asked to RSVP in advance if you want to attend the only public training session for the U.S. Women's National Team.
All U.S. Soccer fans are invited to attend the U.S. Women's National Team public training session on Friday, Feb. 10, at FC Dallas Stadium from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT in Frisco, Texas. The East Gate of the stadium will open at 10:30 a.m., and admission is free. Fans wishing to attend the open training session are requested to register by logging onto this site to RSVP: http://www.ussoccer.com/Forms/021012-WNT-Public-Training.aspx.
The U.S. Women will face New Zealand on Saturday, Feb. 11, at FC Dallas Stadium in what will be the first Women's match following their successful Olympic Qualifying campaign in Vancouver, Canada, in which they scored 38 goals en route to a first-place finish. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. CT.
We are five days away from the U.S. women playing New Zealand at FC Dallas Stadium. The Washington Post is reporting there should be a good sized crowd for the game.
Tickets for #uswnt friendly this Sat vs New Zealand at FC Dallas stadium at 16,000. Capacity about 20K. Great atmosphere in store
— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) February 6, 2012
We're a little more than a month away from the start of the 2012 MLS season. Some media outlets are already looking ahead to what might happen. Sporting News' Brian Straus previewed the MLS Western Conference and had this to say about FC Dallas:
This year’s goal: Energy and passion.
The league’s 2010 MVP, David Ferreira, broke his ankle. The league’s up-and-coming American star, Brek Shea, ran out of gas. And the weight of a congested schedule, not to mention the tragic death of club icon Bobby Rhine at 35, sapped the energy from the 2010 MLS runner-up.
If Dallas attacks the ’12 campaign with vigor, it should be a playoff team that can threaten in a short series.
Ferreira and Shea are back, and in conjunction with newly-signed Panamanian striker Blas Pérez they’ll form one of the league’s most effective and exciting attacking combinations. Recent U.S. national team call-up Zach Loyd is an asset as well. They should be fun to watch, and with a bit of luck—and perhaps another addition or two—Dallas will be in the mix at the end.
We all know how important it is to stay cool during training, as Bruno Guarda displays to the right. But it looks like Ricardo Villar (below) might've taken cooling off a little too far at a recent training session. Click the picture of Ricardo to see a full Facebook photo gallery of the team's trip to Cancun.