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FC Dallas and DC United pick up big wins in MLS

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FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake to continue their undefeated run and DC United takes over the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Read More

MLS Ticker: Union, Bimbo sign eight-figure extension; Earthquakes DP tears meniscus; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The partnership between the Philadelphia Union and Bimbo Bakeries is set go continue for the foreseeable future.

Bimbo, the Union's current jersey sponsor, has renewed their partnershipwith the MLS side for another five years, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.

The MLS Rookie of the Year race

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With Tesho Akindele scoring a hat trick for FC Dallas, the 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year race gets another strong candidate. Read More

Most Irreplaceable Players

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Certain players' contribution goes beyond stat sheets and what appears in the extended highlights. The hardcore fans from each team know them. They are the Most Irreplaceable Players (MIP). Not every club has one, and they may not be all-stars, but they are essential to success. An obvious examplethis yearis.

Is FC Dallas the best team in MLS?

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FC Dallas is playing great soccer in a Western Conference full of MLS Cup contenders. Read More

Tesho Akindele Voted MLS Player of the Week

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 23 of the 2014 MLS season. Akindele scored a hat trick, the first of his career, in this week's 5-0 versus the San Jose Earthquakes.

Akindele opened his score sheet in the 43rd minutes, making it a 2-0 lead for FCD, with left footed shot off the far post.

Tesho Akindele wins MLS Player of the Week

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele scored three of his team's five goals in the win over San Jose to win Player of the Week honors for week 23. Read More

San Jose Earthquakes 0 – FC Dallas 5, Real Salt Lake 2 – Seattle Sounders 1

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FC Dallas had a big week 23 in MLS, beating the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 while Real Salt Lake picked up three points. Read More

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Fabian Castillo

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Following a disappointing midweek loss in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals, it would have been easy for FC Dallas to enter Saturday's clash with the San Jose Earthquakes with splintered confidence. However, Fabian Castillo wasn't going to let that happen.

SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By RYAN TOLMICH

There are few players, let alone rookies, that are as hot as Tesho Akindele. Having scored three goals in his previous five games, the FC Dallas rookie put forth his best effortyet in the team's 5-0 destruction of the San Jose EarthquakesSaturday.

The 22-year-old forward scored a hat-trick, the first of his career, with two of his three finishes coming of the poacher variety in displays of positional awareness beyond his years.

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up

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The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop.

US Open Cup: Philadelphia Union advance to final

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The Philadelphia Union advanced to the 2014 US Open Cup final beating FC Dallas on penalties on Tuesday night at Toyota Stadium. Read More

Opposite View: Three Questions with Big D Soccer - US Open Cup Edition

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tBG) How important is lifting the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Trophy to FC Dallas and their fans?

BDS) It is immensely important to the club and its fans. As you are well aware, the Hunt Sports Group was created by Lamar Hunt, and it was his dream to bring world class soccer to North Texas.

2014 MLS Season, Week 22: Five Up, Three Down

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I had every intention of writing one of these posts last week but never got around to it. I blame some of the expansion news circling around and the MLS All-Star game. Anyways, time for another rendition of the Five Up, Three Down series.

It is worth pointing out again that the lists below are in no particular order like a normal Power Ranking would be.

FC Dallas topple Rapids with pair of early goals

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With just three points separating the two teams entering Saturday's matchup at ToyotaStadium, the Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas had plenty to play for. However, it didn't take long for the hosts to distance themselves from the opposition due to a pair of quickfinishes.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United partners with Sunderland; Arena blames hits out at league; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Count D.C. United as the latest MLS sideto find a European counterpart.

D.C. United announced Friday that they have partnered with Premier League side Sunderland in an effort to expand the two side's global fan base. Sunderland, who features U.S. Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore, finished 14th in the Premier League last season.

Jon Busch and Stephen Keel | Episode 422

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San Jose Earthquakes goalkeeper Jon Busch checks in to talk about new stadiums, California Classico, and MLS playoffs. In the second segment, FC Dallas defender Stephen Keel about IM screen names, the plight of the curly haired man, and of course soccer.

Follow @StephenKeel22 on Twitter | Follow @sjearthquakes on Twitter

Thanks for listening and don't forget to share (and rate on iTunes).

SBI Rookie of the Week: Tesho Akindele

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By TATE STEINLAGE

The stock of one Tesho Akindele is rising — and rising fast.

Akindelehas had little difficulty adjusting to Major League Soccer thus far. The sixth pick in the 2014 MLS SuperDraft has tallied four goals and an assist in 14 appearances for FC Dallas, and Sunday may have been his best performance to date.

Real Salt Lake

FC Dallas overcomes red card to top RSL

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by TYLER GRAY

Two hot teams and an even hotter evening set the stage for an unforgettable performance from FC Dallas.

A first-half red card sent off Blas Perez and looked like it might doom FC Dallas, but they scored two goals while down a man to silence Real Salt Lake, 2-1, and vault themselves into a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference.

Facing Real Salt Lake, FC Dallas gets first chance to match up against U.S. World Cup players

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FC Dallas' captain Matt Hedges (24) objects to the official's call during a Major League Soccer match against Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium in Frisco on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (Mark M. Hancock / Special Contributor)

FRISCO — Real Salt Sale goalkeeper Nick Rimando played Friday for the first time since fellow American goalkeeper Tim Howard announced earlier this week he was taking a one­year break from the United States national team.

FC Dallas takes down Real Salt Lake with 10 men, 2-1

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FC Dallas improved its unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake in Frisco.

A scoreless first half ended with Blas Perez sent off, leaving FC Dallas with 10 men. But the home team scored twice, with Je-Vaughan Watson scoring 5 minutes into the second half and FabianCastillo hitting the net in the 74th minute.

Tesho Akindele

FC Dallas v San Jose: Game Grades

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There are some pretty wonderful things happening up in Frisco but maybe the best is the idea Oscar Pareja has magical confidence in his players. Right or wrong, previous coach Schellas Hyndman, never seemed comfy dipping into his roster, always sticking with a very limited group and it rarely paid off.

FC Dallas hat-trick hero Tesho Akindele voted MLS player of the Week

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele (13) in action against the New England Revolution at Toyota Stadium. FC Dallas beat New England Revolution 2-0, on July 19, 2014. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)

From MLS:

NEW YORK(Monday, August 18, 2014) – FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele was voted Major League Soccer Player of the Week by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) for Week 23 of the 2014 MLS season.

Philadelphia Union

Castillo, Akindele propel FC Dallas in rout of Earthquakes

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You couldn't have blamed FC Dallas one bit if, after traveling from Texas to California following a grueling U.S. Open Cup semifinal loss to the Philadelphia Union, Oscar Pareja's would have shown up at Buck Shaw Stadium tired and lethargic.

Instead of a tired FC Dallas, the San Jose Earthquakes ran into an inspired FC Dallas, which delivered their best performance of the season in a 5-0 blowout win on Saturday night.

Match Photos: US Open Cup, Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas

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Our own Matt Visinsky was at the US Open Cup match this week and brought us some excellent photos. Enjoy.


Philadelphia Union defeat FC Dallas in penalty kicks; advance to U.S. Open Cup Final

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It took penalty kicks, but the Union did it, and the U.S. Open Cup Final will be played in PPL Park with a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League on the line.

It is not the Supporters' Shield or the MLS Cup, but the Philadelphia Union will play for a trophy. Following a 1-1 deadlock after 120 minutes, the Union survived in 4-3 in penalties to advance over FC Dallas Tuesday night in Frisco.

The Whole Story: US Open Cup Semifinal against FC Dallas

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The Union head back to Texas to take on FC Dallas in the semifinal match of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. From previews to post-match reviews, this is The Whole Story.

The last time the Philadelphia Union lost a match (other than a friendly) was July 4th against FC Dallas in MLS play. Tonight, the Union head back to Frisco, TX in the club's biggest match ever - a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Semifinal match against the 1997 winners.

U.S. Open Cup Semifinals: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With 76 teams already eliminated from tournament play, the U.S. Open Cup enters its semifinal stage with a quartet of MLS sides competing for the right to be called tournament champions.

The tournament's penultimate round gets under way Tuesday whenthe Philadelphia Union visit Toyota Staadium andFC Dallas with a chance to host the tournament's final game on the line.

Colorado Rapids

Match Photos: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas, plus FCD Special Olympics

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Craig Marcho was in attendence shooting for us this weekend and came back with some nice pics from the game.

Craig also shot the FC Dallas Special Olympics game afterward. Enjoy.

Early burst helps FC Dallas take 3-1 win over Colorado Rapids

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STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

FRISCO — FC Dallas scored twice in the opening 11 minutes and again early in the second half to hand Colorado a 3-1 defeat Saturday night at Toyota Stadium, extending its unbeaten streak to eight games.

FCD (10-7-6, 36 points), which hasn't lost in league play since May 31 against San Jose, got goals from Matt Hedges in the ninth minute, from Michel off a penalty kick in the 11th minute and from Fabian Castillo in the 56th minute.

The Rest

FC Dallas has injuries, but don’t want to talk about it

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It is no secret FC Dallas does not like to talk player injuries. History tells us the team chooses to stay quiet about player issues until the last possible moment usually after a surgery has taken place. The team will go so far to decline comment even when a player is walking around in a cast, or admitting it publicly.

FC Dallas trying trying to get over devastating U.S. Open Cup loss, focus on San Jose

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Aug 12, 2014; Frisco, TX, USA; Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath (18) attempts to block a shot in the second half against FC Dallas during the U.S. Open Cup at Toyota Stadium. Philadelphia defeated FC Dallas 4-3 on penalty kicks. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

By Steve Hunt

Special contributor

FC Dallas was eliminated from the 2014 U.

Dan Hunt reveals FC Dallas’ USL-Pro plans

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As mentioned in today's soccer notes published here in the blog and in the paper, FC Dallas' President, Dan Hunt, discussed with our Steve Hunt the progress on the team forming a USL Pro team. Here is the full transcript of that conversation.

Where is the club at as far as either naming a USL Pro affiliate for 2015 or starting its own franchise?

FC Dallas v Colorado Rapdis (8/9/14): Game Grades

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In a critical game where FC Dallas was roundly defeated on the stats sheet they had only 38% possession, and were out shot 23-7 Oscar Pareja's squad beat Colorado 3-1 and the coach won't apologize or feel bad about how they went about it.

"I am a coach that is very possession-oriented.

FC Dallas signs Paraguayan defender

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The long anticipated signing of a defender for FC Dallas happened. Twenty four year old, Walter Carbrera, a Paraguayan defender was brought in, on loan, from General Diaz a 1st division Paraguayanteam.

Dallas has been in need of resources at center back all season. Once the team's deepest postion, the George John knee issues/surgery and the slow development of 2nd year player Walker Zimmerman left the team with only Matt Hedges and Stephen Keel.

FC Dallas adds defender on loan from Paraguay’s top league

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From FC Dallas:

FRISCO, Texas (Thursday, Aug. 7) – FC Dallas has picked up defender Walter Cabrera on loan from Paraguayan Primera Division side General Diaz, pending a P-1 Visa, the club announced today. Per team and league policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

Chivas USA’s Dan Kennedy has little bit of a soft spot for FC Dallas

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Chivas USA goalkeeper Dan Kennedy makes a save against FC Dallas (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

By STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

After the 2007 season, FC Dallas, then coached by Steve Morrow, ventured down to Trinidad and Tobago. One player accompanying FCD to the Caribbean was 25-year-old goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.