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Around The Forest: 1860 Munich suffer double relegation

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Tobin Heath has a future with Portland Thorns
Portland Thorns fans have not seen Tobin Heath in action this season. But Heath's presence will be a factor for the Thorns in the future. Last week, the National Women's Soccer League club announced Heath will play a role in its new youth development academy.

Cooper, Convey, Alston among players to opt-out of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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The amount of players available in today's first stage of the MLS Re-Entry Draft (3pm via teleconference) has dwindled by 11 from the original 68 players announced last Monday.

Of the 11 players to opt-out of the Re-Entry Draft, Kenny Cooper, Bobby Convey, and Kevin Alston are the most noticeable.

MLS reveals Re-Entry Draft list headlined by Ferreira, De Rosario, and Cooper

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There will be some serious talent available to all 19 Major League Soccer clubs in this year's Re-Entry Draft.

MLS announced on Monday evening that former MVP David Ferreira is one of 68players available for the MLS Re-Entry Draft after his contract option was declined by FC Dallas in late November.

Union worth, waivers, Red Bull rivalry, playmakers & other thoughts

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PSP's Dan Walsh looks at a few bits of recent news, including the Union's team value, the waiving of Don Anding, the MLS Cup final, and other bits from around MLS.

“We let ourselves down” – Reaction to Montreal loss, MLS playoff picture, USWNT win, more

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Hackworth says team let itself down in second half of loss to Montreal. Slim playoff hopes remain thanks to NY win over Houston. USWNT easily tops Australia. More news.

FC Dallas

How does Mauro Diaz compare to David Ferreira?

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Mauro Diaz's game-winning goal in the 84th minute of FC Dallas' 2-1 win against Portland on Saturday was his second deciding strike of the season. And the MLS Player of the Month for March is now just 14 games into his MLS career.

But that fact got me wondering, where was his predecessor at the No.

SBI MLS Season Preview: FC Dallas

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It was going so well for FC Dallas in 2013.

An 8-2-3 start saw FCD jump to the top of the table come summertime, but a 13-game winless streak that soon followed resulted in missing out on the playoffs and the parting of ways with head coach Schellas Hyndman at season's end.

Has the era of DF10 ended for FC Dallas?

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On Friday afternoon, Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves)tweeted that FC Dallas would be declining the option on central attacking midfielder David Ferreira for next season.

Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP, of course missed most of the 2011 and half of the 2012 season due to an ankle injury and was clearly a shell of his former self after returning.

Four questions with David Ferreira

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FC Dallas captain David Ferreira hasn't been heard from much since the end of the 2013 MLS regular season. However, he did stop for a brief chat after training on Tuesday and here's what the 2010 MLS MVP had to say about several subjects:

FCD holds an option on your contract for next season.

FC Dallas 2013 final report card

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It was a season that started so well, only to see the whole thing transform into one of Major League Soccer's most historic nose dives, and ultimately the resignation of FC Dallas' longest tenured coach.

Grading is about as subjective as process as there is. Everyone sees players in different lights and remembers different moments from the season.

Ferreira, Jackson Fined by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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On Wednesday afternoon, the MLS Disciplinary Committee announced that David Ferreira and Jackson had both been fined an undisclosed amount for their roles in a halftime confrontation during Saturday's 2-0 win by FC Dallas over Seattle Sounders FC at Toyota Stadium.

Per the league-issued press release, Jackson and Ferreira were fined for "professional conduct detrimental to the image of the League".

More info on Ferreira/Jackson “handbags”

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As the whistle blew to signify halftime of Saturday's match at Toyota Stadium between Seattle Sounders FC and FC Dallas, FCD captain David Ferreira and Jackson were front and center as a confrontation between the two Dallas regulars was on full display for the world to see.

Jackson didn't play the second half as FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman decided to sit him in lieu of Blas Perez.

Hyndman: Not Playing Ferreira vs. Salt Lake Was Tough Call to Make

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In Saturday's 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium, current FC Dallas captain David Ferreira was not in Schellas Hyndman's first 11 and the 2010 MLS MVP also was not one of Hyndman's three changes in the second half, leaving him on the bench while healthy -for one of the few times during his tenure with FCD

Some wondered why Hyndman didn't bring on Ferreira in a game FCD had to win and needed a second goal, but the Dallas gaffer explained his rationale in keeping his captain on the pine as his side's ever-dwindling playoff hopes took a major hit.

Sitting David Ferreira was about attacking options say Schellas Hyndman

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When FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman decided to sit captain David Ferreira at least for the start of Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Crew, it was an interesting decision to say the least. Hyndman opted to go for the younger, faster and obviously lesser experienced Mauro Diaz in the No. 10 role for FCD, something he attributes to what he saw in a 1-0 loss to New York several weeks ago.

Schellas Hyndman: Midfield didn’t help Fabian Castillo out vs. Columbus

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Other than FCD's overall lackluster showing a game that was most assuredly a must-win on Sunday against Columbus, one other notable thing to take away from that loss in Frisco was the fact that with David Ferreira on the bench, Fabian Castillo appeared to be a different player and not in a good way.

Dan Hunt’s talks FCD’s 2013 road struggles

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As FC Dallas heads to Salt Lake City on Friday in advance of Saturday's match at Rio Tinto Stadium, one escapable fact about this year's FCD squad is how much they have struggled away from Frisco this season. Heading into Saturday, Dallas is just 2-9-5 on the road this season, a fact which hasn't escaped Hunt Sports Group Vice President Dan Hunt.

Dan Hunt discusses FCD’s veteran leadership

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This is yet another part of my phone interview with Hunt Sports Group Vice President Dan Hunt from earlier this week. In this part of that exchange, Hunt is asked for his thoughts on the level of veteran leadership FC Dallas has or hasn't received this season with 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira serving as captain.

FCD Numerology: No 9, true greatness indeed

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Just mentioning No. 9 as being the number worn by Jason Kreis alone makes that digit one of the most famous in the history of the Dallas Burn/FC Dallas. Of course, that number was also worn by the likes of Hugo Sanchez, Jeff Cunningham and even Blas Perez, guys that aren't exactly pushovers in the least.

Hyndman: We Need More Production from Ferreira

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As the final games of the regular season tick down, one has to wonder several things about FC Dallas, as in which players are we seeing play for the club for the last time?

Well, this might be a controversial idea to say the least but we could very well be watching the last few games of the David Ferreira era as a regular starter with the club.

FCD’s lack of urgency not a good sign

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Sure, on the score sheet, the lone goal in Sunday's FC Dallas/New York Red Bulls match came from an own goal by FCD holding midfielder Erick in the second half, but there is no doubt to anyone who watched this game who the better side was.

The Red Bulls played like a team worthy of their status as the club currently atop the table in the Eastern Conference while FCD played like a team well that looked like there wasn't much of anything on the line.

Match Highlights: FC Dallas at Colorado Rapids

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Here are the match highlights of the FC Dallas game at Colorado Rapids.

Scoring Summary:
DAL – David Ferreira (Jair Benitez, Fabian Castillo) 51
COL – Vicente Sanchez 59
COL – own goal (Matt Hedges) 65

FC Dallas – Raul Fernandez, Kellyn Acosta, George John, Matt Hedges, Jair Benitez, Je-Vaughn Watson (Mauro Diaz 65), Erick (Kenny Cooper 82), Andrew Jacobson, David Ferreira, Jackson (Blas Perez 46), Fabian Castillo.

Tonight, can Schellas level off the nose dive?

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FC Dallas looks to find its first win in eleven matches against ChivasUSA. The problem is Dallas has struggled against the other Los Angeles squad, and is attempting to do this with a collection of other obstacles.

  1. Its a midweek, back-to-back road match
  2. Team is trying to intergrate two new players, at the most key of positions into a new formation (btw, neither are match fit)
  3. David Ferreira has not played to his standard most of the season
  4. Who is the team's leader?

Hyndman: Tough to evaluate David Ferreira’s performance vs. Timbers

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One of the more interesting aspects of the first 11 FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman employed in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Portland was seeing No. 10 David Ferreira playing on the left flank instead of his normal spot in the middle of the pitch.

Well, it wasn't surprising that the FCD captain and 2010 MLS MVP looked more than a little out of sorts and even lost on the left side.

Zach Loyd as the lone expiring contract for FCD

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During a brief conversation with FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo early last week, he confirmed that right back Zach Loyd is the only current member of the FCD roster whose contract will expire at the end of the season.

Loyd and the club did not reach terms on a contract extension during the off-season and it is club policy under Clavijo not to do extensions during the season.

An interesting note on David Ferreira

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One of the predominant complaints from Saturday's 2-1 loss by FC Dallas on the road to the Portland Timbers was the aimless walkabout that usual central attacking midfielder and FCD captain David Ferreira seemed to be on for much of that 90-minute fiasco in the Rose City out on the wing.

Plain and simple, the ex-MLS MVP looked a bit lost out there and some of his teammates followed his lead and did some meandering of their own in what was FCD's 10th straight road game without a win, putting this year's club one game away from equaling a franchise record for road futility first set in 2000 under the franchise's first head coach, Dave Dir.

Looking at Individual FCD Scoring Droughts

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Seeing Matt Hedges find the back of the net in the 15th minute of Sunday's 3-3 draw with the LA Galaxy had to be immensely relieving for FCD, ending their franchise-record scoreless streak at 464 minutes. And Blas Perez had two of those three for Dallas. But that scoring outburst made this writer wonder when the last time some of the players we all expect to provide offense had scored?

David Ferreira just wanted new look

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Fans attending the Meet the Team event the night before the friendly with Stoke City FC in late July got an interesting surprise when they spotted 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira. That's because earlier in the day the FC Dallas attacking midfielder had dyed his hair orange, a look that was also front and center in the 1-0 loss to the Potters on July 27.

FCD Numerology: perfect 10s

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As Buzz Carrick so eloquently put it in his fine piece from several weeks ago about the lineage of soccer numbers, the No. 10 will always hold a special place in the lore of the beautiful game. And it's no different in the history of the Dallas Burn/FC Dallas.

David Ferreira, who won the MLS MVP in 2010, has worn those storied digits since arriving in Frisco in 2009, but he's one of several big names to wear the number over the past decade-plus.

FC Dallas midseason report card

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The true halfway point of the season was back a few games ago. With the extended break it felt like a good time to assess where each of the roster players are, and what they've done to this point. It's only fair to admit that these grades probably more reflect the performance seen of late simply because they're top of mind.

Five Questions Revisited

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At the start of this season, I asked five questions which could prove crucial in determining what sort of season FC Dallas puts together in 2013. Well, now that the season is several games past the halfway point, I felt it was time to revisit those questions.

How much of an adjustment will the 4-4-2 be at least early on?

David Ferreira has been taking harder fouls this year

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David Ferreira is a marked man in 2013. (Matt Visinsky, 3rd Degree)

Taking fouls is nothing new for David Ferreira. During the FC Dallas midfielder's league MVP season in 2010, he led Major League Soccer with 84 fouls suffered.

And through 17 games this season, the Colombian midfielder has suffered 54 fouls, which puts him just off the pace of the single-season league record of 112 fouls suffered, a mark set by former Houston striker Alejandro Moreno in 2006, but it's still a ton of knocks to take in any season.

According to Hyndman, David Ferreira has been playing at 75 percent

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There were a number of players missing from training on Wednesday morning for FC Dallas, a list that included left back Jair Benitez, goalkeeper Raul Fernandez, central attacking midfielder David Ferreira, midfielder Jackson and rookie center back Walker Zimmerman. Fellow center back George John is still bothered by a left hamstring strain but could be close to returning to practice.

Quote Sheet: FC Dallas at LA Galaxy

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Overall thoughts on the game:

"I thought we were okay maybe the first 20 minutes and then things started getting more difficult. I think the reality is that they basically outworked us. And by out working us they caused us a lot of problems.

David Ferreira has been less effective in 2013 says the Gaffer

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More than anything, David Ferreira is a victim of his own success. But that's exactly what happens when you earn league MVP honors en route to leading FC Dallas to its first-ever appearance in MLS Cup.

And even though "El Torito" had missed 14 months by the time he returned from his ankle injury last July, most expected him to be back to his old self.

Match Highlights: Sporting KC at FC Dallas

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Here are the highlighs of the FCD comeback against Sporting KC.

Scoring Summary:
SKC – Kei Kamara (PK) 44
SKC – own goal (Je-Vaughn Watson) 58
DAL – Andrew Jacobson (Ramon Nunez, Kenny Cooper) 88
DAL – Walker Zimmerman (David Ferreira) 90

FC Dallas – Raul Fernandez, Michel (Ramon Nunez), Matt Hedges (Walker Zimmerman 46), George John, Zach Loyd, Fabian Castillo (Blas Perez 59), Je-Vaughn Watson, Andrew Jacobson, David Ferreira, Jackson, Kenny Cooper.

Dwayne De Rosario

Second Stage of Re-Entry Draft Tomorrow

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The second stage of the re-entry draft takes place tomorrow via conference call. The draft, a way for players in the league with a certain amount of experience to get a chance to re-enter the league. The first stage sees teams having to pick up the player's option or contract. The second stage just gives the team's the right to negotiate with the player.

2013 Re-Entry Draft preview

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Who might the Union take in this week's Re-Entry Draft? PSP examines the options, including Philly native Bobby Convey (pictured), in this entirely too long preview.

The Rest

Union schedule released, 4 are waived, Eddie Johnson rumor, more

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Union release 2014 schedule, waive Anding, Jordan, Kleberson, and Nikolov. Are the Union interested in Eddie Johnson? More news.

Benitez, Fernandez and Ferreira Likely Game-Time Decisions; Jackson and John Fine

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While injuries were not a story for FC Dallas in the early stages of this season, they have unfortunately become a factor more recently. Several players were absent from training on Wednesday, FCD's first session of the week after a 2-0 loss to the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center on Sunday night.

And according to FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman, it appears that left back Jair Benitez (knee), goalkeeper Raul Fernandez (illness) and central attacking midfielder David Ferreira (ankle, quadriceps) figure to all be game-time decisions for Saturday's match with Real Salt Lake.