Oscar Pareja

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Colorado Rapids finally move on from Pablo Mastroeni

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Pablo Mastoreni didn’t set out to be a manager.

It was the winter of 2013. FC Dallas was looking for a coach, and the then-Colorado Rapids manager Oscar Pareja - who had spent fourteen years in Dallas before moving to Colorado - wanted the job.

Colorado Rapids finally move on from Pablo Mastroeni

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Pablo Mastoreni didn’t set out to be a manager.

It was the winter of 2013. FC Dallas was looking for a coach, and the then-Colorado Rapids manager Oscar Pareja - who had spent fourteen years in Dallas before moving to Colorado - wanted the job.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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In desperate need of three points, the Union will face off against one of MLS' best: FC Dallas. PSP gets you ready for what's to come this Saturday.

Kellyn Acosta's growth vital to FC Dallas' unbeaten run

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SAN JOSE, Calif.-On Friday night, Kellyn Acosta continued to showcase his booming value after FC Dallas' 1-1 draw against San Jose Earthquakes at Avaya Stadium.

The 21-year-old's lone goal in the 78th goal was indicative of his sensational performance,which was partially lost in the spotlight due to Quakes' Jahmir Hyka's heroic last-second game-tying goal.

FC Dallas signs Pareja to long-term contract extension

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One of the best managers in Major League Soccer was rewarded for success with a large contract extension on Wednesday.

FC Dallas signed 2016 MLS Coach of the Year Oscar Pareja to a long-term extension, with the terms of the deal not disclosed per club policy. Last season alone, Pareja guided the club to the Supporters' Shield and U.

FC Dallas successfully rests key starters for CCL clash in away draw

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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.

2017 SBI MLS Season Preview: FC Dallas

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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.

Who will fill the FC Dallas void left by Mauro Diaz's injury?

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FC Dallas' treble hopes took a major hiton Sunday, and now, with the playoff looming, it's up to Oscar Pareja to now pick up the pieces by reconstructing his team for the stretch run.

Mauro Diaz looks set to miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, depriving FC Dallas of its focal point.

Defensive woes stymie Revolution against lethal FC Dallas side

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For the second time in their 2016 season, the Revs allowed four goals against a Western Conference foe.

The New England Revolution preached all week that three points weren't going to come easily against FC Dallas, and that lesson was learned the hard way in Saturday's 4-2 loss at Gillette Stadium.

Revolution prepping for speedy FC Dallas attack, threat of Fabian Castillo and Mauro Diaz

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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.

FC Dallas blown out again in third defeat of season

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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.

Keys to Victory: 4 things D.C. United needs to do to beat FC Dallas

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Starting positively, slowing the Dallas transition down, and overloading specific areas are all important for the Black-and-Red.

On one hand, D.C. United is playing FC Dallas at the perfect time. International call-ups and injuries have left the Hoops with a bare bones squad, particularly defensively.

Union release dates for first three games in 2016

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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.

Major Link Soccer: End the (Expansion) Draft!

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Atlanta United et al. may have to look elsewhere to fill their rosters. Why Obafemi Martins didn't score for Nigeria. A referee red cards a TV commentator.


Obafemi Martins is amazing. Especially when he is scoring and doing flips. So why didn't he score for Nigeria during his recent callup?

Opposition 11: Who's going to start for FC Dallas tonight against D.C. United?

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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.

Match Day 2: Sporting KC at FC Dallas

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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.

Seattle Sounders FC 0 – 0 FC Dallas | Fotos

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MLS Quarterfinals Leg 2: Review Of Highlights And Lowlights

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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’ Season Ended By Seattle Sounders; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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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.

2014 End of Season awards

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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.

FC Dallas Friday Flipside – Oct 24, 2014

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Here are a few FC Dallas quick hits for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:


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.

Briefs: Playoff Experience not trivial for FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja

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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.

FC Dallas Friday Flurry – 10/17/14

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Here are your FC Dallas quick hits for Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.


FCD leads MLS in one-goal games this season, having played 18 of them. Dallas is 9-9-0 in such contests. Seattle, who has played 16 and is 10-6-0, is second in the league in one-goal games.

FC Dallas Thursday Toss-around – Oct. 16, 2014

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Here are a few quick hits for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014.


Oscar Pareja has earned considerable praise and rightfully so for being willing to give younger players a shot with FC Dallas in 2014.

And thanks to FCD PR whiz Jason Minnick, here are some more great numbers attesting to just how much youth has been served this year:

-FCD has 11 players 22 or younger, 14 under 23 and 16 who are 24 or younger.

FCD Saturday Session – 10/11/14

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Oscar Pareja isn't a big believer in ideas like MLS rookies hitting a proverbial wall at some point in their debut campaign because they aren't used to playing such a long season.

But looking at the numbers surrounding Tesho Akindele, FCD's candidate for MLS Rookie of the Year, it's rather hard not to believe something like that isn't in play.

FCD Friday Free-for-All (Oct. 10, 2014 edition)

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Here are a few FC Dallas quick hits for Friday:


Members of the women's national team from Trinidad and Tobago, the home country of FCD center back Nicholas Walker, have been in Frisco all week preparing for an upcoming match with the U.

MLS Coach of The Year – A Case for Oscar Pareja

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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.

Best home records in FC Dallas history

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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:


Record Year Coach Home Goal Differential
13-3-0 1999 Dave Dir +21
12-3-1 2006 Colin Clarke +14
11-3-2 2000 Dir +15
11-3-1 2014 Oscar Pareja +12
10-6-0 1996 Dir +8

- 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.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 22: VAR makes its debut in Major League Soccer

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MLS week 22 was notable for the introduction of the video assistant referee otherwise known as instant replay. It got used for the first time in Philadelphia's 3-1 win over Dallas, the kind of trivia question that no one should ever bother asking.

Philadelphia took a 3-0 home lead in that game starting with CJ Sapong's goal in the 17th.

Pareja MLS Coach of the Year, Guzan return to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/2/16

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Some links to get you to the weekend.

MLS News

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja named MLS Coach of the Year
Pareja led FCD to two titles in 2017.

Report: Fire deal Sean Johnson to Atlanta United
Men in Red begin their annual pursuit of allocation money by dealing fan favorite to expansion club.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas MLS TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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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.

Freedom Kicks: MLS and USWNT links for Wednesday, November 25, 2015

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Some strong drink has put us in a nostalgic mood.

I'm writing this after drinking one 5.80% ABV beer followed by 2 9.0% ABV beers. Since the latter beer also has Rasputin in its name, I am in a strange place.

New York Red Bulls' Jesse Marsch wins 2015 MLS Coach of the Year award | MLSsoccer.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 5: Tissue-gate

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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.

Ben Olsen wins MLS Coach of the Year, Chris Pontius fourth in Comeback Player of the Year

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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.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Au revoir, Henry, I'll always remember that time Pontius stripped you at midfield and scored a beauty

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Thierry Henry is leaving the Red Bulls, Mark Geiger is officiating MLS Cup, and Sweeper Keeper extraordinaire Manuel Neuer is up for the Ballon d'Or. Also, other things.

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's "please vote yes/yea/yay/yahoo on the D.C. United stadium deal" day.

So let's get going on these links.

New England Revolution

Know Thy Enemy: Three Questions with Drew Epperley of Big D Soccer

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Nguyen! Castillo! Revs! Dallas! It's Rivalry Week on CSNNE! Presented by not Sam Adams.

A few people have noticed that it's MLS' first Rivalry Week of 2016, and thanks to a scheduling quirk, the New England Revolution host FC Dallas this week, instead of say the Chicago Fire last week.

It's #RivalryWeek and #NERevs are playing Dallas, while Houston is playing Chicago.

Ahead of FC Dallas visit, Revolution look to keep "energy" and "chemistry" going

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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.

The Rest

Jurgen Klinsmann is out, so here are 8 coaching candidates for the U.S. men's soccer team

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Jurgen Klinsmann is out as head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team after two consecutive losses in World Cup qualifying recently. Check out some options for federation president Sunil Gulati.

D.C. United vs. FC Dallas MLS TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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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.

Welcome The Traitor Back To Colorado

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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.