It is with deep sadness and a heavy heart that we let you know the FC Dallas family lost one of its own this week, as youth coach Chas Bradley passed away on Thursday, March 17. Chas, a longtime coach, colleague and friend to many of us, had been battling cancer for many months. A memorial service for Chas is scheduled for 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 23, at the Custer Road United Methodist Church, 6601 Custer Rd., Plano, Texas.
"During the time of his illness, Chas continued to come to training sessions, games, and tried to be around as much as possible even though he was not feeling well. Anyone who knew Chas would not have expected anything different from him. To Chas, soccer was therapeutic. Hundreds who have played for or have coached alongside Chas have been positively affected by his warm and caring personality, his knowledge of the game of soccer, and his strength of character. Chas has been an integral part of the success and growth of FC Dallas Youth and to the growth and popularity of soccer in the Metroplex through his tireless efforts working in the game he loved. He will be greatly missed. Please keep Chas and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. "
FC Dallas Director of Coaching
"I have known Chas Bradley for 20-plus years. From the first moment we met, Chas impressed me with his wit, his soccer knowledge and his passion for our great game of soccer. A good coach and a good mentor is someone who can take players to a level that they can't get to on their own. Chas Bradley was that coach. FC Dallas was fortunate to call Chas Bradley one of our own. He was a great ambassador of soccer. Chas, you will be missed. Your legacy will be remembered by the thousands you touched. May heaven welcome you with open arms as you did our youth in Dallas."
FC Dallas Head Coach
The FC Dallas Youth family