Julian de Guzman

Toronto FC

Cyle Larin headlines Canada roster to face USMNT

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Canada is set to bring a roster filled with familiar faces to take on the U.S. Men's National Team in an upcoming friendly.

MLS Rookie of the Year Cyle Larin, recent Toronto FC signing Will Johnson and all-time caps leader Julian De Guzmanheadline the 23-man roster selected byBenito Floro to take on the USMNT on Feb.

Julian de Guzman on Toronto and Karma

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Such a fun quote after last night's FC Dallas-Vancouver game from Julian de Guzman. Sometimes karma is a funny character and it seems like de Guzman is finally getting to laugh at it all.

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Frings out for season with hip injury

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Toronto FC started the season with three Designated Players. None of the three will finish the season on the field with the club.

With Julian de Guzman traded to Dallas and Danny Koevermans out for the season with a torn ACL comes word that captain Torsten Frings will be forced to miss the remainder of the season with a hip injury that requires arthroscopic surgery.

FC Dallas

FCD Numerology: the 12th Man

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Like many digits in the long history of the Dallas Burn and FC Dallas, the No. 12 has been worn by some pretty solid players. Erick, the Brazilian holding midfielder whom FCD signed on July 5 currently dons these digits for the club but here's a trip down memory lane for those who have forgotten who has worn it in the past.

The Fernando Clavijo Scorecard

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Fernando Clavijo was hired as FC Dallas' technical director on March 7, 2012. So, here is a list of personnel additions that have been made under his watch. And while some of these additions can be directly credited to him, others cannot. But for the sake of conversation, here is a list of everyone who has been added under the former Rapids head coach:

2012 (Season Grade-D)

Player (Grade) Joined Club Left Club Notes
F Luis Perea (F) March 13, 2012 April 4, 2012 Colombian striker wasn't fit and played just two games with first team before being released.

Julian de Guzman Now Heading to Poland?

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Those who were hoping that the international player FC Dallas was going to add during the summer transfer window on July 9 would be now former holding mid Julian de Guzman were definitely disappointed to read the following report on the official MLS website on Tuesday.

According to that report, it seems that de Guzman, who was stellar during his short time with FCD after coming over in a trade with Toronto FC but who left during the off-season because he wanted to be closer to his children who live in Europe, will next be calling Poland home.

Schellas Hyndman: We Always Liked Andrew Wiedeman

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When FC Dallas faces Toronto FC at BMO Field this weekend, they will see several familiar faces. Of course, one of those is defender Jeremy Hall, who spent a short time with FCD in 2011 after coming over in a trade with Portland. But the other is forward Andrew Wiedeman, who headed to the Reds in the Julian de Guzman trade last summer.

THE MATCHUP: "Visit a last place team and let them freeze in the cold"

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The future home of Harry Redknapp
TORONTO VS. DALLAS
 
BMO FIELD - SATURDAY 2PM ET
TV: TSN 2
 
THE KICKABOUT:
Like some kind of Texan version of Oliver the Jeweller, FC Dallas is the club that buys our old, unwanted designated players.

After Sale of Brek Shea, FCD Couldn’t Bring Julian de Guzman Back

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Even after the sale of Brek Shea to Stoke City of the English Premier League earlier this month became official, one thing FC Dallas did not do was further look into bringing back former starting holding midfielder Julian de Guzman, who is now playing in Germany's second division.

"It was done.

After Sale of Brek Shea, FCD Made No Effort to Bring Julian de Guzman Back

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Even after the sale of Brek Shea to Stoke City of the English Premier League earlier this month became official, one thing FC Dallas did not do was further look into bringing back former starting holding midfielder Julian de Guzman, who is now playing in Germany's second division.

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We’re No Closer with Julian de Guzman Says Fernando Clavijo

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On Thursday afternoon, FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo confirmed that the club and holding midfielder Julian de Guzman are no closer to agreeing to terms for the 2013 season. And with preseason training set to commence in less than two weeks, it looks like the talented Canadian won't be in the mix for 2013.

Schellas Hyndman: Julian De Guzman One of the Good Guys

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With the announcement that FC Dallas had signed 33-year-old defensive midfielder Peter Luccin earlier this week, many took that addition to mean that Julian de Guzman would not be returning for 2013. Of course, the door isn't completely shut for the Canadian international to return next year but a lot would have to happen for that to occur.

Schellas Hyndman: Julian De Guzman Return Could Still Happen But Would Take a Lot

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With Monday's announcement that FC Dallas had signed Peter Luccin to be its starting holding midfielder in 2013, it looks like the chance of Julian de Guzman, who was absolutely stellar after coming over in summer trade with Toronto FC, returning to the club have dwindled to almost nothing.

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FC Dallas signs defensive midfielder Peter Luccin

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FC Dallas has signed former Atlético Madridmidfielder Peter Luccin, pending receipt of his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate (ITC). Per team and MLS policy, the terms of the deal will not be disclosed.

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Revisiting the FC Dallas Off-Season Checklist

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Maybe it was after the final whistle had sounded and the curtain had officially fallen on the 2012 FC Dallas season but then again, maybe it was weeks before when some of us called this team's playoff chances DOA, but once the '12 campaign was officially in the books, it was time to figure out what the biggest questions facing FCD were heading into what promised to be a short yet eventful off-season.

So, What is the Plan at Defensive Mid for FC Dallas in 2013?

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As the hours and days pass, it is becoming more and more evident that Julian de Guzman will not be playing for FC Dallas in 2013 and beyond. Basing this on quotes from both FCD technical director Fernando Clavijo as well as from Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman, it just appears the two sides are far enough apart when it comes to money along with the family considerations also coming heavily into play that it is very unlikely that JDG is back for more with the club he admits he rediscovered his love for the game.

Schellas Hyndman on Julian de Guzman: I Don’t Know if We Can Hit Numbers He’s Wanting

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From the time he came over in a summer trade with Toronto FC until the end of the regular season, Julian de Guzman was a great story for FC Dallas at defensive mid. A guy who had lost his love for the beautiful game with the Reds, he rediscovered that affinity for football in Frisco and admitted he'd like to return for 2013 provided the financial compensation is there.

Fernando Clavijo on Negotiations with Julian de Guzman and George John

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Two of the biggest questions facing FC Dallas this off-season dealt with whether or not the club would re-sign defensive midfielder Julian de Guzman and center back George John. Well, there really isn't much to report on either front right now, something FCD technical director Fernando Clavijo reiterated this week.

2012 3rd Degee Awards – The Thirds

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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the Fifteenth Annual 3rd Degree Awards. The 3rd Degree Awards were created in 1998, with the addition of the Spark award in 1999, and the Ember Award in 2006. The "Thirds" consist of two major categories, FC Dallas awards and League Wide awards, and are based on regular season play.

Schellas Hyndman Weighs in on Julian de Guzman

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One of the biggest questions facing FC Dallas this off-season is whether or not the club will be able to re-sign holding midfielder Julian de Guzman, who solidified Dallas in the middle of the yard after coming over in a summer trade with Toronto FC. The Canadian international was making DP-level money with the Reds and it's a no brainer that FCD won't be able to match such a financial commitment to the talented midfielder.

FC Dallas 2012 Report Card / 2013 Outlook

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The very frustrating and painful 2012 FC Dallas season is now behind us, but what's in store for the offseason could hold its own set of hair-pulling realities.

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FC Dallas Trio Gives Serious Props to Dallas Fans for Strong Support in 2012

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While the ending to the 2012 season didn't turn out quite like many who support FC Dallas had hoped it would, with FCD making the playoffs for a third straight year, one big highlight of the season was the strong support the club received. The final tally saw Dallas draw more fans than every year in franchise history except for 1996, the club's inaugural season.

Julian De Guzman Rediscovered Love of Game During Time with FCD

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Other than the signing of Blas Perez, who ended up leading the club with nine goals despite missing 12 games due to injury, there wasn't a better personnel move made by FC Dallas this season than the acquisition of holding mid Julian de Guzman from Toronto FC on July 13 in exchange for Andrew Wiedeman.

Quote Sheet: FC Dallas at Chivas USA

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"I think we were lucky to get a point. We had opportunities to put them away. And I think part of the Achilles' heel for Chivas is when they give up goals. When they give up a goal, they seem to give up more. For us, we just didn't have it today. I don't know if it's the long season, if it's the pressure, if it's the stress.

FCD Has Total of Six Expiring Contracts

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With five games remaining and FC Dallas' playoff hopes remaining just a flicker, it's more than likely time to start addressing which players have expiring contracts and which don't for FCD. This is by no means an exhaustive list as this piece was mainly done to show which contracts were expiring.

FC Dallas Vs. Seattle Sounders: Highlights, Stats And Quotes

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Playing a few days after a trip to Trinidad in 100-degree heat without being entirely at full strength is not exactly a recipe for success. No, this was not a standout performance from the Seattle Sounders, but it was the result they needed. A 1-1 tie against FC Dallas keeps the Sounders in good position to get a Top 3 seed in the Western Conference and sets them up nicely for the stretch run.

Blas Perez, Carlos Rodriguez, and Julian de Guzman Called Up for World Cup Qualfyers

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FC Dallas forward Blas Perez, defender Carlos Rodriguez and midfielder Julian de Guzman have each been called in to represent their countries in upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches. The trio reports to camp with Panama and Canada, respectively, on Monday, Sept. 3.

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Brek Shea, Julian de Guzman, and Carlos Rodriguez Called for Friendlies

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Brek Shea (U.S.), Julian de Guzman (Canada) and Carlos Rodriguez (Panama) each joined their respective National Teams on Sunday to prepare for Wednesday's international friendlies. Shea traveled to Mexico City with the U.S. side, which will face rival Mexico on Aug. 15 at the Estadio Azteca. Kickoff for the USA's first friendly against Mexico on Mexican soil since 1984 is set for 7 p.

Blas Perez

Forward and Holding Mid Now Equally Big Needs for FC Dallas

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Even before FC Dallas' 2012 season officially came to a merciful end with a 2-2 draw against Chivas USA on Oct. 28, anyone who followed the team at all this season and for the last several years for that matter knew what the top priority would be this off-season: adding a striker to give FCD some much-needed depth up top.

Julian de Guzman and Blas Perez called up for World Cup Qualifiers

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FC Dallas midfielder Julian de Guzman and forward Blas Perez have been called in to represent their countries in upcoming World Cup Qualifying matches. De Guzman will report to camp with the Canadian National Team while Perez joins Panamaon Monday, Oct. 8.

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Trades That Impacted The 2012 Season

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Alvaro Fernandez has been a huge boost for the Fire. (Getty Images)

Every season I always made bold predictions and in those predictions I always have one that is pretty common from season to season. I always claim that a trade will reshape a season or at least allow one or two teams to get ahead.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Julian De Guzman Nominted for MLS Goal of the Week

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You can watch the nominees below and then go here to vote.

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Match Photos: Vancouver Whitecaps at FC Dallas

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Match Highlights: Vancouver Whitecaps at FC Dallas

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The Julian de Guzman Game Winner

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Quote Sheet: Vancouver Whitecaps at FC Dallas

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"It's definitely one of the biggest highlights of my career. It'll mean a lot more once we clinch that playoff spot. The objective this game was to get three points. We knew how important this was and we fought. We battled. We suffered and in the end we came out with what we deserved. Anyone would dream of scoring a goal like that and it's not every day I find myself scoring goals so I was very grateful to be in the right spot at the right time.

45 MLS Players Called Up For World Cup Qualifiers

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The September FIFA break is on for MLS. Below are the 45 players that have been called up by their national teams.

Albania
F Hamdi Salihi (D.C. United)

Australia
M Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)

Canada
D Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo)
D Dejan Jakovic (D.

The Rest

12 Days of Goals: Day 10 – Julian de Guzman

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Some goals can save a season.

A closer look at Stage Two of MLS Re-Entry Draft

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The talent in the MLS Re-Entry Draft has been diluted a bit since the initial list of players was released. Players have either been traded to new teams or re-signed with their current clubs, leaving fewer options for MLS teams to choose from.

Califf heads big names available in Re-Entry Draft

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The Union now have their chance to bring back Danny Califf, if they want to. PSP previews the upcoming MLS Re-Entry Draft with a look at Califf and other intriguing players available.

Has This Already Been the Craziest Off-Season for FC Dallas?

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The late, great Jerry Garcia might have said it best when in one Grateful Dead classic, the legendary Captain Trips said what a long, strange trip it's been. Well, with just over a month having passed since FC Dallas rode off into the off-season with a 2-2 draw against Chivas USA on Oct. 28, much has happened.