Morning Clippings, Volume 10

Morning Clippings is our newest weekly feature, bringing together top FC Dallas news from media outlets across the country. Look for it once a week and start your morning off right with a hot cup of DTID.

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An international break has provided the media an opportunity to crank back up the FC Dallas coverage. This week’s edition of Morning Clippings features Brek Shea showcasing his abilities for the USMNT, Dallas being named the Best Sports City for 2011, and the FC Dallas Development Academy receiving the best academy rating in the nation.

Wednesday, October 5: Dallas: If you play there, you better be prepared to win (AOL Sporting News)
The DFW Metroplex, or as writer Bob Hille calls it, “Metroflex,” was selected as the Best Sports City of the year, which spans from Summer 2010 to Summer 2011. All of DFW’s championship-caliber teams receive mentions, and Hille warns “don’t sleep on MLS Cup runner-up FC Dallas and MVP David Ferreira.”

Read the Sporting News article

Tuesday, October 4: Best Sports City: Dallas has great futbol, too (AOL Sporting News)
With Dallas-Ft. Worth recently ranked as the Best Sports City in the nation, Sporting News writer Brian Straus takes the opportunity to expound on soccer’s role in the Metroplex’s success. FC Dallas captain Daniel Hernandez shares his thoughts on the Dallas sports landscape and his view on soccer’s place in America’s best sports city.

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Wednesday, October 5: FC Dallas a model for youth development (
In this piece, Brent Latham discusses the FC Dallas Academy, which was recently rated as the top development academy in the nation. Out of the 78 clubs in the U.S. Development Academy, Dallas was the only club to earn a four star overall rating. Latham highlights the accomplishments of the academy, getting interesting insight from Oscar Pareja, the head of the FC Dallas Academy.

Read the ESPN article

Wednesday, October 5: Creativity matters for free spirit Shea (Miami Herald)
Brek Shea is not afraid of expressing himself, on or off the field. In this piece, Shea discusses his previous experience in American football, his numerous tattoos and his newfound passion for art. USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Schellas Hyndman also talk about Shea's talent and the potential of the 21-year-old American.

Read the Miami Herald article

Friday, October 7: Teammates Brek Shea and Marvin Chavez go head-to-head in international friendly (
Shea has emerged as a favorite of new head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and has logged the second-most minutes on the team since the coaching change. Chavez has seen time in each of Honduras’ last three matches before injuring an ankle but saw time in the match against the U.S.

Read the Sports Central article

Friday, October 7: Shea, Torres excelling under Klinsmann (
In this “Five Aside” blog, the author makes a case for Brek Shea as the best U.S. player under Klinsmann so far. Shea leads the team in chances created and is tied with Jose Torres for the most shots.

Read the ESPN article

Saturday, October 8: Klinsmann leaving youngsters Gonzalez, John behind (AOL Sporting News)
U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has come under fire from the media because he has not called up Galaxy defender Omar Gonzalez or FC Dallas defender George John. Gonzalez is considered to be the best young defender in MLS and John has been impressive this season with Dallas.

Read the Sporting News article

Monday, October 10: ExtraTime Radio with Schellas Hyndman (
FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman guests on the ExtraTime podcast at, addressing FCD’s recent struggles and the popularity of Shea on an international level. The Armchair Analyst also breaks down the USMNT performance, including the star FC Dallas flanker’s game-winning assist.

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