DALLAS — Major League Soccer officially launched its #MLSin96 campaign Monday morning, which meant FC Dallas turned back the clock to it first year in the league. Changing all of its social media profiles to align with the first team name in franchise history — the Dallas Burn — fans were asked to share their first MLS memories/memorabilia whether it be from the year the league launched in 1996 or during its 25th season in 2020.
We gathered up some of the many responses received on social media. #BurnBabyBurn.
Here, Cody shared a retro Dallas Burn ball.
Edgar Cortez remembers going to the Cotton Bowl back in the day to watch his Dad's favorite player, Hugo Sanchez.
Remember going to the games with my dad at cotton bowl to see his fav player pic.twitter.com/y5iiMJxncr— Edgar Cortez (@3zzyE) April 6, 2020
Stuart O'Kane is seen here standing on the field at Toyota Stadium, repping the Stars of Texas away kit.
This might be one of my favorites! James Wedding submitted a retro MLS ball signed by 1996 Goalkeeper of the Year, Mark Dodd!
Rolling old. I like it!— James Wedding, P.E. (@JWeddingPE) April 6, 2020
Give us a wasabi third kit! pic.twitter.com/pDO0Tb05Yv
Edwin Hernandez sent a photo of himself with his family at a Burn game in 2002!
This was my intro to soccer being born in ‘93. I believe it’s 8/10/2002, we won 3-1! pic.twitter.com/hZNZJqTZNU— Edwin Hernandez (@Edwin_H011) April 6, 2020
What. A. Kit. A Leonel Alvarez kit that is!
It was awesome to see all of the fond memories and interesting merchandise the fans shared with us on social media. Be sure to continue sharing your memories and pictures, and make sure to tag us and use the hashtag #MLSin96!