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Three Questions with Big D Soccer

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Ahead of Saturday's home match versus FC Dallas we reached out to our sister blog in the Lone Star state, Big D Soccer, and asked some questions about the current status of their team. Managing Editor Drew Epperley was very kind to provide great answers.

Stumptown Footy: Dallas won 3-0 over RSL.

Revolution 2, Dallas 4: Defensive Collapse Sees Revs Lose at Home

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A 2-1 lead at home in the first half is a spot that should put teams in the driver's seat, but the Revs coughed up that lead, eventually losing 2-4.

The New England Revolution welcomed FC Dallas to Gillette Stadium on Saturday night, hoping to build on the momentum of a 2-0 win over Chicago last week.

Game State: Illustrating how Sounders went into bunker-mode at the half

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The Seattle Sounders played 45 strong minutes in Dallas, but ultimately failed to finish off FC Dallas through desperation defense.

The "situation" of Sunday's loss didn't change until Tesho Akindele's 84th minute goal, but the "state" of the game undeniably shifted at half:

We've looked at this game progression chart on a few prior occasions (here, and here, for examples) - team stats are broken down into 10-minute sliding windows collected at 5 minute increments (e.

Tesho Akindele and Sebastian Salazar | Episode 510

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FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele shares his Settlers of Catan and Monopoly advice and we discuss his options with the USA vs Canada national teams. In the second segment, we check in with long-time friend of the show and CSN-Washington anchor Sebastian Salazar.

Follow @tesho13 on Twitter | Follow @SebiSalazarCSN on Twitter

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

As calendar hits April, Portland Timbers offense unleashes onslaught in 3 to 1 win over FC Dallas

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Still looking for their first win in 2015, the Portland Timbers had a daunting task with FC Dallas - the hottest team in MLS with 10 points from four matches - visiting Providence Park. While the team started out well with a Nat Borchers header to take a lead, FC Dallas leveled off a set piece gaffe in the first half.

Portland earns first win of season, ending FC Dallas’ undefeated streak

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FC Dallas arrived in Portland Saturday night with the best record in MLS (3 wins, 1 draw). Dallas has never won in Portland however, and that streak continued as the Timbers felled Dallas 3-1 in an overall fast, physical battle between the Western Conference rivals.

After a relatively lifeless opening 20 minutes, the Timbers jump-started the clash in the 23rd minute when center back Nat Borchers headed in an uncontested corner kick from Jorge Villafana.

Portland earns first win of season, ending FC Dallas’ undefeated streak

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FC Dallas arrived in Portland Saturday night with the best record in MLS (3 wins, 1 draw). Dallas has never won in Portland however, and that streak continued as the Timbers felled Dallas 3-1 in an overall fast, physical battle between the Western Conference rivals.

After a relatively lifeless opening 20 minutes, the Timbers jump-started the clash in the 23rd minute when center back Nat Borchers headed in an uncontested corner kick from Jorge Villafana.

HOW TO WATCH/GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. FC Dallas

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Snow chance the game gets postponed today.

UNION GAME #3
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
Saturday, March 21, 2015
4:00 PM ET
Univision Deportes - Jorge Perez Navarro and Diego Balado (use SAP button for English audio)
Game Preview by: Eugene
Know Thy Enemy: Big D Soccer
Starting XI
Fernando Aristeguieta Forward Fabian Castillo, Blas Perez, Tesho Akindele,

Andrew Wenger, Zach Pfeffer, Sebastien Le Toux

Vincent Nogueira, Maurice Edu

Midfield Victor Ulloa, Mauro Diaz, Michel
Ray Gaddis, Steven Vitoria, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Moises Hernandez, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd, Atiba Harris
Rais M'Bolhi Goalkeeper Chris Seitz
John McCarthy, Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Brian Carroll, Michael Lahoud, Eric Ayuk, Dzenan Catic Bench Jesse Gonzalez, Je-Vaughn Watson, Walker Zimmerman, Kellyn Acosta, Ryan Hollingshead, Kyle Bekker, David Texeira
Numbers of Note
6 - shots on goal for Blas Perez, tied for the lead in MLS through two games.

Tuesday Freedom Kicks: Rules? There are no rules.

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Birnbaum is not Rookie of the Year, Bradley Wright-Phillips doesn't know the rules, and there's more on SuperClub Bayern Munich. Also, dinosaurs.

It's Tuesday, it's Thanksgiving week, and it's time for Freedom Kicks. You don't need more of an introduction than that, do you?

Oh, but wait—Bowser is presenting her new stadium plan at today's Government Operations committee meeting.

Shipp loses out on Rookie of the Year award

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Harry Shipp finished second among voters for the MLS Rookie of the Year award. The honor this season went to FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele. Both players finished with seven goals and Shipp had the edge in assists (6-3) and starts (26-18) but the perception that he hit the "rookie wall" late in the season after a hot start apparently hurt him.

FC Dallas Friday Flipside – Oct 24, 2014

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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.

FCD Saturday Session – 10/11/14

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ROOKIE WALL A MYTH?

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.

Is FC Dallas In a Rut? Absolutely.

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When FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Toyota Stadium on August 22, it was all sunshine and lollipops for the Frisco-based club. Fans had visions of FCD winning the first Supporter's Shield in franchise history and being the top seed in the Western Conference heading into their first playoff berth in some three seasons.

Perez winner leads FC Dallas to victory over Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After stumbling to back-to-back losses in recent weeks, Blas Perez and FC Dallas areback to their winning ways.

Perez's pair of goals proved to be the difference Saturday as FC Dallas topped fellow playoff contenders Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, at Toyota Stadium.

MLS Week 26: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

Two of the Western Conference's top teams face off on Saturday night in a classic showdown.

These two sides faced off two weeks ago, with FC Dallas coming out on top, 2-1, at Toyota Park. Now, with the venue switching to Rio Tinto Stadium, Luis Giland Real Salt Lake are looking to turn the tables and move well ahead of Tesho Akindele and FC Dallas in the Western Conference standings.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mock Draft

Sounders 2017 Draft: News, trades and updates

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Here's everything the Sounders did during the MLS SuperDraft

While the excitement behind the MLS SuperDraft as a method of club-building is waning, for some players it is their biggest shot to catch on with a club and prove they can make it in professional soccer. Most make or break it at the combine; Tesho Akindele went from relative unknown to a high pick based on his performance, landing at the sixth spot in 2014.

Whose MLS Draft stock is up and whose is down

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Daniel Johnson may be out of the Sounders reach now, but a few others have emerged as first rounders

While the excitement behind the MLS SuperDraft as a method of club-building is waning, for some players it is their biggest shot to catch on with a club and prove they can make it in professional soccer.

Atiba Harris

Akindele opens the scoring for Dallas

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The home side has been pushing for goals since the first minute, and they finally broke the deadlock in this second leg in the 25th minute when Tesho Akindele headed in a cross from Atiba Harris. The goal puts Dallas up 1-0 on the night, but still down 3-1 on aggregate.

Preseason IMG Tournament schedule announced, Bradley says players “ready to strike,” WWC turf suit dropped, more

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IMG announces preseason Suncoast Pro Classic tournament schedule. Michael Bradley says players ready to strike over free agency. Solo suspended. Turf lawsuit dropped. More.

United States Men's National Team

US Soccer Announces Roster for Upcoming Friendlies

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Maurice Edu is noticeably absent from Camp Cupcake as United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann trims down his roster ahead of upcoming friendlies

United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced the 23-man roster for upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama. The team will travel toEstadio El Teniente to take on Chile Januray 28th.

USMNT Roundtable: What about Harry?

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Should the Fire man have got a USMNT call-up this January? (sbisoccer.com)

The USMNT roundtable has looked at the squad for Kamp Klinsi and is wondering whether there might have been an oversight...

Jurgen Klinsmann has named his squad for USMNT's January training camp.

Philadelphia Union

Valdes rumors — again, Union moneyball, more news

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New Valdes rumors signal official start of silly season. Are the Union using moneyball as a model? Blake could be away with Jamaica for as long as two months in 2015. More.

Steve Birnbaum third in MLS Rookie of the Year voting, with Tesho Akindele first and Harry Shipp second

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Though he was the most consistent of the three finalists, Steve Birnbaum ends up third in Rookie of the Year voting.

MLS today announced the winners of Rookie of the Year and the Fair Play award, and D.C. United's Steve Birnbaum came in third in the former as the Philadelphia Union won the latter.

Curtin announcement today, Chacho makes Newcomer list, Gaddis a bargain, Hack named US U-15 coach, more

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Jum Curtin to be named head coach today. Cristian Maidana makes Newcomer list, Ray Gaddis best bargain list. John Hackworth named US U15 BNT coach. More.

GAME THREAD: Dallas vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union head to Dallas to try and make it two for two following the World Cup break.

UNION GAME #18
VS
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
July 4, 2014
9:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Big D Soccer
Starting XI
Tesho Akindele, Blas Perez Forward Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey
Victor Ulloa, Adam Moffat, Je-Vaughn Watson, Andres Escobar Midfield Amobi Okugo, Michael Lahoud, Danny Cruz, Cristian Maidana
Moises Hernandez, Stephen Keel, Matt Hedges, Zach Loyd Defense Fabinho, Sheanon Williams, Maurice Edu, Ray Gaddis
Chris Seitz Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Raul Fernandez, Andrew Jacobson, Peter Luccin, Hendry Thomas, Michel, Mauro Diaz, David Texeira Bench Andre Blake, Austin Berry, Brian Carroll, Fred, Leo Fernandes, Aaron Wheeler, Andrew Wenger
Stats (Explained Here)
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The Rest

Tesho Akindele extends FC Dallas undefeated streak with lone goal in victory against Chivas USA

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CARSON, Calif. —Tesho Akindele scored in the 49th minute in FC Dallas' 1-0 victory over Chivas USA on Sunday night.

Fabian Castillo set up the goal, passing to Akindele for the easy tap-in.

Castillo nearly extended the lead in the 92nd minute with a shot that bounced squarely of the near post.

Texas Toast

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The New England Revolution suffered their seventh straight MLS defeat on Saturday night, falling 2-0 to FC Dallas at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas. A promising early start for the Revolution produced no results and Dallas took the lead in the 29th minute through Andrés Escobar, then dominated the second half and rookie Tesho Akindele put the game out of reach with a stoppage time goal.