An MLS club has never won the CONCACAF Champions League. In fact, only one has even made it to the final.
Before FC Dallas starts its attempts to be the second Wednesday night against Pachuca, the team got an away MLS clash out of the way. FCD left Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City on Saturday night still undefeated in league play after a 0-0 draw with Sporting KC.
FC Dallas has gonefrom contender to trophy winnerduring the past couple of seasons. There is still some unfinished business, though.
The 2016 MLS season was a high point for FC Dallas. The club continued tofind success with its identity of relying heavily on both young and old players, performing consistently during the course of the year en route to claiming botha U.
Whether it's Fabian Castillo or Michael Barrios, Dallas has speed to burn all over the field.
When FC Dallas visits the New England Revolution on Saturday, it won't just be an ordinary MLS side coming to town. Instead, it'll be one that boasts a 5-0-2 record at home, 23 points through 13 games and a youthful core with speed to burn.
HARRISON, N.J. When FC Dallas loses, it loses badly. Very badly.
FC Dallas suffered its latest ugly defeat of the season on Friday night, falling, 4-0, on the road to the New York Red Bulls. The lopsided result worsened the league's best record by moving FC Dallas to 5-3-2, but what was just as bad was the fact that the Western Conference club still cannot avoid getting blown out in games that it fails to pick up points in.
The club has announced the first three matches of 2016 against FC Dallas, Columbus Crew and the home opener against the New England Revolution.
The Union will start their 2016 season on the road as the team has announced the first three matches of the season. The team will travel to FC Dallas on March 6th, then to Columbus on March 12th before the home opener at Talen Energy Stadium on March 20th against the New England Revolution.
The Hoops are usually hard to predict, but a recent string of wins makes their lineup more straightforward.
It seems weird to say this about a team firmly in the Supporters Shield race, but FC Dallas makes for an unpredictable opponent for D.C. United. The Hoops actually pick up 1.68 points per game, the highest rate in all of MLS (United is right behind them with 1.
Sporting KC head on the road for the first time in the 2015 season as they've traveled to Dallas for their first match against a Western Conference opponent since their move back to the West this season. It'll be a familiar opponent for Kansas City though as the two MLS originals have met 49 times in the past, with KC leading the overall series 20-19-10.
Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy/Forward) – Landon Donovan completely dominated the Salt Lake defense in Carson to push his Galaxy into the MLS CUP Semifinals. His three goals and one assist turned the game on its head and buried Real, ending their hunt for the league championship.
FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders on Monday night was just what the doctor ordered after a weekend of relative blowouts in the other three MLS Playoff Conference Semifinals. If 0-0 draws can be considered classics, the Dallas and Sounders clash surely must qualify with its frantic pace, controversial calls (or non-calls depending on who you ask), and almost-goals.
Each year since 2007, I have been able to cast my vote in Major League Soccer's end of season awards as a media participant. I figure today is a good day to share with you all who I voted for and some of the reasons why.
In the voting process, you get to place two names on the form, the winner and a runner-up.
Here are a few FC Dallas quick hits for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:
ULLOA JOINS THE POLAR BEAR CLUB
The emergence of young holding midfielder Victor Ulloa has been one of the best and most inspiring stories to come from this year's FCD team. And Ulloa admitted after training yesterday that he has done one thing to tweak his off-field routine this year.
COMMERCE CITY, CO - OCTOBER 18: Head coach Oscar Pareja leads FC Dallas against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on October 18, 2014 in Commerce City, Colorado. FC Dallas defeated the Rapids 1-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
FRISCO —Oscar Pareja knows a great deal about every member of his roster.
Plenty of season awards require observations that are not always rational or accurately measurable. Aside from the Golden Boot, personal judgment is necessary. Great stories and season long narrative supersedes evidence. As the season winds down, the coach of the year race centers on the men managing the top sides.
After that huge 3-1 win against Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday night at Toyota Stadium, FC Dallas is now an impressive 11-3-1 in Frisco this season. But where does that rank compared to other great home records in club history?
Here's a look:
MOST HOME WINS IN FCD HISTORY
Home Goal Differential
- Don't forget that the 1996 and 1999 seasons still included the shootout, so teams could draw the game and then "win" in the shootout.
The Black-and-Red are starting to feel some pressure after five games without a win, and they'll get the chance to pick on a short-handed Dallas side at home.
Despite some good moments in most of their matches, D.C. United has started 2016 with three ties, two losses, and zero wins. They've only scored three total goals across their MLS and CONCACAF Champions League games despite taking more shots than their opponent in four of five outings.
Don't cry...this weekend's games were fantastic and so are this week's Power Rankings.
Week 5, take a bow. It was a very fun weekend of Major League Soccer, with some late drama on the scoreboard in several matches and fireworks between coaches after the game (Someone needs a tissue). This week is the kind that MLS desires: a lot of action, lots of great goals, some incredible defensive stands and a lot of games that weren't decided until late.
After one of the biggest turnarounds in MLS history, Ben Olsen wins MLS Coach of the Year.
On the same day that stadium votes are being held to determine the team's future, D.C. United won an honor for the season that just passed. Ben Olsen, after taking the worst team in MLS last year to first place in the Eastern Conference this year, won the Coach of the Year award by large margins.
The Revs are definitely feeling a boost after earning their first win since early April.
The New England Revolution's swagger and confidence is back. Three days removed from handily beating the Chicago Fire 2-0, the Revs are back at work and gearing up for a squad that many picked in preseason as favorites to win MLS Cup.
12 in a row without a win Normally a MLS Cup 2010 picture would be above, given Dallas as the opponent tomorrow, but the Dirty Dozen was more appropriate. Oscar Pareja makes his first trip back to Colorado after skipping town on us this offseason. Never mind that whole "happy to sign a new contract with the Rapids" or Dan Hunt tampering thing.
Quotes from Union US Open Cup semifinal win in Dallas. Tickets for Sept. 16 final at PPL Park go on sale on Thursday. Ribeiro named USL PRO Player of the Week. US advances to Women's U-20 World Cup quarterfinals. More news.
The Black-and-Red will face the Hoops in Texas tonight in a game between two strong sides.
Tonight in Texas D.C. United and FC Dallas will play what may be a critical game in the Supporters Shield race come October. United sits three points ahead of the trailing pack, but every club in MLS save the LA Galaxy has at least one game in hand.