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Danny Garcia added to inaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game

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MLS announced today that three additional players were added to theinaugural Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game roster, including FC Dallas' homegrown midfielder Danny Garcia.

Along with Garcia,Philadelphia Union midfielder Zach Pfeffer and Real Salt Lake defender Carlos Salcedo were added to replace Montreal Impact's Karl W.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By TIM FONTENAULT

Tesho Akindele is quickly becoming one of the top rookies in Major League Soccer.

Akindele scored his second goal of July this past Saturday, going one-on-one against New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth before beating him to seal a 2-0 win for FC Dallas.

MLS Ticker: Yedlin, two others replaced on HomeGrown roster; Robinho situation nearing resolution, and more

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By FRANCO PANIZO

DeAndre Yedlin's participation in the MLS All-Star Game will prevent him from partaking in the inaugural MLS Homegrown Game.

Yedlin was removed from the original 20-man Homegrown Game roster on Tuesday due to his selection in the Aug.

FC Dallas pushes unbeaten run to six, keeps Revs slide going

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The New England Revolution will have to wait another week to end the winless streak that is slowly crumbing their playoff hopes.

The Revs were defeated for the club record seventh straight outing, this time by FC Dallas, who toppled the Revs 2-0 behind goals from Andres Escobar and Tesho Akindeleat Toyota Stadium.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By DAN KARELL

Tesho Akindele has put together a strong rookie season, and he showed on Friday why he was coveted by FC Dallas as the No. 6 overall pick in the 2014 MLS Draft.

Starting up top for the seventh consecutive game, Akindele combined well with strike-partner Blas Perez in the 26th minute, firing a lobbed pass on the volley past Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath to give FC Dallas a 1-0 lead.

MLS Ticker: Besler attracting ‘enormous interest’ overseas; Castillo suspended; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Following an impressive World Cup campaign, Matt Besler's future at the club level could be decided soon.

The Sporting Kansas City defender is garnering "enormous interest" from overseas clubs in England, Germany, and beyond, Sporting Club CEO Robb Heineman told the Kansas City StarThursday.

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 3 - Revolution 1

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Poetry Corner Kicks peeks behind the Curtin to see how the Union did it.

That was a great way to come out of the World Cup break! After a bit of a sloppy first half of the first half, which can be expected after a long time off, things started to pick up and get interesting. With the Philadelphia Union offense clicking once again, the only teams in MLS to have scored more goals at this point in the season are the Sounders, Timbers, and FC Dallas.

Crew, FC Dallas end in stalemate in hot, muggy conditions

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By DAN KARELL

After a three week break in Major League Soccer action, both FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew showed that they still need some more time before they hit fifth gear.

On a hot and muggy afternoon at Crew Stadium, neither side could find a goal as the match finished in a scoreless draw.

Crew match postponed after fan struck by lightning

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio The Columbus Crew called off Saturday evening's match against FC Dallas due to "extenuating circumstances" after a fan was injured outside of the stadium during inclement weather.

Local reports have identified the injured fan, in critical condition, as off-duty firefighter Stu Tudor, 54, who was attending the game for a charity event.

MLS Ticker: Timbers sign third DP; Xavi linked again with NYC FC; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Portland Timbers head coach Caleb Porter is hoping that his latest defensive signing is one that can be a big presence in the back line for the long-term.

The Timbers announced on Wednesday that they've signed long-time English Premier League defender Liam Ridgewell to a multi-year contract as the team's third Designated Player.

FC Dallas loses more than just a lead in Portland

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For all the good FC Dallas had built for itself in the first 70 minutes of it's midweek game in Portland, blowing the lead and leaving with only a point is not the worst thing the team lost. FC Dallas is looking at a string of suspensions that could last multiple games for both Blas Perez and Fabian Castillo adding woe for a team already short on players.

MLS Scores: Montreal 2 – DC United 4, Portland 2 – FC Dallas 2

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Montreal lost to DC United and Portland drew with FC Dallas as MLS completes its schedule prior to the World Cup break. Read More

Kah’s stoppage-time goal salvages draw for Timbers against nine-man Dallas

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By MIKE DONOVAN

PORTLAND, Ore. Pa Modou Kah scored a 94th-minute equalizer Wednesday as the Timbers came back from a two-goal deficit to draw with a FC Dallas side that ended the match with nine players on the field.

In the final MLS match before the World Cup, Fabian Castillo and Blas Perez scored first-half goals for FC Dallas, but late Will Johnson and Kah goals were enough for Portland to salvage the 2-2 draw in front of another sellout crowd at Providence Park.

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Hendry Thomas undergoes ACL surgery, out 6 to 8 months

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According to FC Dallas, midfielder Hendry Thomas underwent an operation to repair the ACL in his left knee using a patellar tendon graph today at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. The Honduran will be out six to eight months from injury suffered against Carolina on July 9.

Injury bug infests FC Dallas, again

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Just as FC Dallas were about to walk through that proverbial "light at the end of the tunnel", it seems someone has flipped off the light switch again.

Yesterday Hendry Thomas, who just came off the injury list, posted this pic on his Instragram page with a comment in Spanish loosely translated informed his followers, he was about to undergo surgery for a "cruciate ligament injury".

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Match Photos: New England Revolution at FC Dallas

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Please enjoy the, as usual, excellent match photos by Matt Visinsky of the FC Dallas match against New England.

FC Dallas extends unbeaten streak to five with win over New England

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FC Dallas' Victor Ulloa, left, helps Andres Escobar, middle, celebrate his first-half goal against the New England Revolution with fans at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Saturday, July 19, 2014. FC Dallas won, 2-0. (Mark M. Hancock/Dallas Morning News/MCT)

By Steve Hunt

Special Contributor

FRISCO — Go ahead and call Andres Escobar an opportunist.

Philadelphia Union

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 1 - FC Dallas 2

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Poetry Corner Kicks didn't enjoy this one.

I didn't enjoy this game between the Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas. Don't get me wrong, I was happy that Amobi Okugo was able to get back on the board and score a goal after a long drought, but honestly, this wasn't very fun to watch. It had all the charm and beauty of a dead duck.

Match Report: FC Dallas 2-1 Philadelphia Union

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An early second half own goal gave Dallas all three points over the Union in Texas.

A 4th of July Dud: Philadelphia Union 1-2 FC Dallas

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The Philadelphia Union laid an egg on our country's birthday. Maybe we can blame the traveling issues they had, maybe we can just admit the fact that the Union are just not that good.

With temperatures of around 85 degrees at kickoff with humidity closing in on the 70% mark, not to mention the constant soundless tune of Vuvuzelas being blown, the atmosphere of Toyota Park down in Frisco, Texas pretty much was closing in on what one might expect of Hell, complete with the soundtrack.

FC Dallas gets lucky on scoreboard but unlucky with injuries in win over Philadelphia Union

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FC Dallas' Tesho Akindele (13) and Philadelphia's Michael Lahoud (13) both kick while Adam Moffat (6) approaches during a Major League Soccer match at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, July 4, 2014. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor)

FRISCO—It might have taken a rather fortuitous own goal to secure the win, but FC Dallas' unbeaten streak is now at four games after a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Union before an overflow crowd of 21,182 at Toyota Stadium on Friday.

Union vs FC Dallas quick reference

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It's been a year since the Union played Dallas. We've got all the match stats, highlights from our recaps and analysis, video highlights, and more from the series history between the teams.

Fans’ View: Road Trip!

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Have car, will travel to Union games. Staci Klemmer on seeing the Union play in Texas.

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THE WHOLE STORY: Matchday 18 Union at FC Dallas

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The Union head to Dallas looking for their fourth consecutive win.

Following their 3-1 triumph over New England last weekend, Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union will travel to Frisco to take on FC Dallas. Dallas currently sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, though they've played more games than anyone else in the league.

Match Preview: Union vs. FC Dallas

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The Union head to Dallas looking for their fourth consecutive win.

Following their 3-1 triumph over New England last weekend, Jim Curtin and the Philadelphia Union will travel to Frisco to take on FC Dallas. Dallas currently sits in fourth place in the Western Conference, though they've played more games than anyone else in the league.

FC Dallas Castillo suspended four games

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Fabian Castillo, the FC Dallas attacker from Colombia, was suspended by MLS this week for his dramatic outburst at the end of the team's last league game, June 11th's 2-2 tie in Portland.

That night Dallas had played a valiant match with the most patchwork lineup imaginable. Through a series of events some self-inflicted and some questionable referee decisions -Dallas ended up giving up a late two goal lead.

Red cards, converted penalty & Kah goal push Portland Timbers to dramatic draw with FC Dallas

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to resume their home pitch dominance against FC Dallas, a team that they had never lost to at home in their MLS history. The first half didn't fare so well with two goals for the visitors, but a wild finish combined with two red cards, an ejection of a coach and improved offense allowed the Timbers to escape with a draw by tallying two goals of their own.

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FC Dallas counts on Colombian duo in 2-0 U.S. Open Cup win over San Antonio

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FC Dallas players celebrate a goal in their win against San Antonio. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

By STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

FRISCO — The FC Dallas Colombian connection was in full stride Tuesday night.

Fabian Castillo scored in the 74th minute and countryman Andres Escobar added a goal in the 81st as FCD defeated San Antonio, 2-0, in a third-round Lamar Hunt U.

FC Dallas set to face San Antonio in U.S. Open Cup

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Jun 11, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; FC Dallas midfielder Adam Moffat (6) dribbles the ball during the second half against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

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FRISCO —FC Dallas opens play in the Lamar Hunt U.

The Rest

Technically Speaking: #FCDvNE

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By Rick Sewall

FC Dallas beat the Revs 2-0 last Saturday, in a game a lot like last Wednesday's game – with FC Dallas taking the lion's share of prime scoring chances. While the Revs again maintained the ball-possession advantage, this time by a significant 55% to 45% ratio, Dallas was far ahead on all other significant game statistics.

FC Dallas injury breakdown

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Injuries seem to be ebbing a bit for FC Dallas, but for those wondering here's a full breakdown of who has missed what this season and for what reason.

Player Injury Games Missed
D Kellyn Acosta Left knee 13*
D Jair Benitez Ankle 3*
M Mauro Diaz Right knee 10
F Andres Escobar Back 9
GK Raul Fernandez Sports hernia 3
M Danny Garcia Hamstring 4
D Matt Hedges Hamstring 1
M Andrew Jacobson Ankle 5^
D George John Right Knee 20*
D Stephen Keel Quadriceps 3
D Zach Loyd Hip 3
M Peter Luccin Hamstring 8
M Michel Hamstring 5
M Adam Moffat Hamstring 2
F Blas Perez Hamstring 1
GK Chris Seitz Quadriceps 1#
F David Texeira Knee 8
M Hendry Thomas Muscle Tear, Lft Knee 8@
D London Woodberry!

Catching up with Kellyn Acosta

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It's been a while since Kellyn Acosta played for FC Dallas, since April 19 against Toronto FC. But the young Plano native has been progressing nicely in his recovery from a left knee avulsion fracture and now appears nearly ready to make his return. Here's what he had to say about that:

How are you feeling?

FC Dallas 2-1 Union: Too many turnovers haunt the Union offense

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The Union reverted to their old ways in Dallas but still could have earned a draw. In the end the Union offense was punchless and sloppy and couldn't overcome a defensive lapse and some bad luck.

The Union reverted back to their old tendencies in a disappointing trip to Dallas. Defensive lapses and an inability to create quality shots eventually sunk the Union with a 2-1 loss.

Opposite View: Three Questions With Big D Soccer

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This week we sit down with Brian Wachholz of Big D Soccer, SB Nation's FC Dallas blog, about our annual match up with FCD.

tBG) FC Dallas is known for their academy's ability to produce MLS-level talent. To what do you attribute that, and how has that helped the club in terms of on-field results?

FC Dallas, Columbus Crew show support for fan struck by lightning outside of stadium Saturday

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Jun 29, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; An FC Dallas staffer wears a red ribbon honoring Lt Stu Tudor, a Columbus firefighter who was struck buy lightning outside the stadium, postponing the Columbus Crew-FC Dallas game by a day at Crew Stadium. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Wire Reports

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas paused before their scoreless draw Sunday to support the recovery of a firefighter who was struck by lightning in the southwest parking lot of Crew Stadium.

He’s got their backs: Versatile Zach Loyd plays many roles for FC Dallas

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FC Dallas' Zach Loyd (left) can play left, right and center back. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

By STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

Zach Loyd truly is a team player, but that's hardly a revelation to anyone who has watched the veteran defender since he was drafted fifth overall in 2010 by FC Dallas.

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. FC Dallas (second match)

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers 2 all draw with FC Dallas from June 11. The ratings include marks for the coaches, officials and team plus individual marks for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the match.

Looking at the most red cards by a team in MLS history

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Fair or unfair, when FC Dallas had two players, Moises Hernandez and Blas Perez, sent off in the 2-2 draw at Portland on Wednesday night, it not only set a new franchise record with eight red cards so far this season, but it also meant that FCD is climbing the league charts in that respect. So, here's a complete breakdown:

MOST RED CARDS BY A TEAM IN A SINGLE SEASON

Red Cards Year Team No.