Category: FC Dallas

Injury-time winner sinks Dallas in CONCACAF Champions League

Mexico City (AFP) – An injury-time winner from Hirving Lozano saw Mexican side Pachuca snatch a 3-1 victory over FC Dallas on Tuesday to fire the Liga MX outfit into the final of the CONCACAF Champions League. Major League Soccer’s Dallas looked to have forced extra-time after Cristian Colman scored in the 86th minute to level the game at 3-3 on aggregate. But the Mexicans grabbed a dramatic victory in the final minute of time added on Lozano lofted a chipped pass into the Dallas penalty area with the intention of picking out Victor Guzman. Guzman was unable to get ... Read more

Dallas rally for win in CONCACAF Champions League

Dallas (AFP) – Kellyn Acosta scored off a second half free kick as FC Dallas rallied for a 2-1 win over Mexican side Pachuca in the first-leg semi-finals of the CONCACAF Champions League. The 21-year-old homegrown Dallas product, who was also called up to the US national team on Wednesday, curled a shot into the top half of the net in the 58th minute to beat a diving Alfonso Blanco. The red-hot Acosta now has four goals in five competitive games this year. The teams meet again on April 4 in Pachuca for the second leg of the semi-final. Franco Jara ... Read more

TV viewership of MLS Conference Semifinals drops 25% on FOX Sports 1

For the series of Seattle Sounders against FC Dallas games, FOX Sports 1 saw a dramatic decrease of 25% in TV viewership for the 2016 MLS Conference Semifinals compared to last season. Not one of FOX Sports 1’s MLS Conference Semifinal games between FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders exceeded 200,000 viewers. In fact, the series averaged only 147,000 viewers over both legs. In 2015, FOX Sports 1’s four Conference Semifinal matchups averaged 229,000 viewers, which also included both legs of a Dallas-Seattle series. That one, however, averaged 220,500 viewers. Meanwhile on ESPN, the Conference Semifinals saw only a 1,000 drop ... Read more

Zimmerman strike enough for FC Dallas in 1-0 win over Galaxy

Los Angeles (AFP) – Walker Zimmerman’s first-half header was enough to give FC Dallas a 1-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy, who nevertheless clinched a Major League Soccer playoff berth. Zimmerman on Saturday scored the lone goal in the 39th minute, heading in Mauro Diaz’s corner kick. The home win in Frisco, Texas, put Dallas five points ahead of the Colorado Rapids, New York Red Bulls and New York City FC in the race for the MLS Supporters’ Shield, awarded to the team with the best regular-season record. The Galaxy’s best chance to score came in the 19th, when ... Read more

Dallas bounce back with 3-1 MLS win over Fire

Los Angeles (AFP) – Maximiliano Urruti and Mauro Diaz scored in the first half as FC Dallas bounced back from a mid-week defeat with a 3-1 Major League Soccer victory over the Chicago Fire. Saturday’s home win in suburban Frisco, Texas, was the fourth in five matches for FC Dallas, who head the Western Conference table and with 12 wins lead the race for the Supporters’ Shield as the top team overall. It helped erase the taste of a 5-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday. After struggling with possession through the first few minutes of the match, FC ... Read more

5 reasons FC Dallas is the class of Major League Soccer

FC Dallas is the class of Major League Soccer in 2016, and the club has done it with few – if any – big named players. Excellent coaching, brilliant defending and timely scoring have all pushed Dallas to the top of MLS’s overall points table, three points more than nearest Western Conference rival Colorado Rapid, and seven more than the Eastern Conference’s New York City FC. With 20 of the team’s 34 games now in the books, Dallas has its eyes on the Supporters’ Shield. This week World Soccer Talk looks at 5 reasons FC Dallas is the class of ... Read more

10 things we learned from the second legs of MLS’s conference finals

Here are the 10 things we learned from the second legs of the MLS Conference Championships. 1. The Finalists Are Set The Columbus Crew SC and Portland Timbers will contest MLS Cup 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast by ESPN. In Columbus and Portland, the league has two finalists it can be proud of. The Crew upset the New York Red Bulls in what was, save for incredible last-gasp drama, a convincing triumph. The Timbers knocked out FC Dallas thanks to a couple of stoppage time goals, set pieces, ... Read more

MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 at Columbus in the Eastern Conference semi-final opener. Aggregate winners advance to next week’s league championship match. Dallas, New York and Portland have never won the MLS crown while Columbus won only in 2008, beating the Red Bulls in the final. SEE MORE: 5 must-see soccer games on television this ... Read more