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Tag Archives: FC Dallas

MLS ’13 – The End of the Western Conference’s Dominance

Posted on by Robert Hay

For the past three years, the gulf between the two MLS conferences has seemingly been as deep as the Grand Canyon.  In 2011 and 2012, the East’s representative in MLS Cup was Houston, a convert from the West.  The last … Continue reading

The Eliminated: Who Are You Rooting for in the Playoffs?

Posted on by Robert Hay

In MLS, 56% of teams made the playoffs this year, meaning your team had a pretty good chance to make at least the 4 v. 5 game of the playoffs (except you, Toronto fans, sorry).  Of course, at the end … Continue reading

The Best MLS Goals of the Weekend, May 12-13

Posted on by Robert Hay

Apologies, folks, but Monday Morning Sweeper has to take another week off.  But fear not, because to try and make it up to you, here are the top fives goals of the weekend that was in MLS. 5. David Beckham … Continue reading

DC United Notches First Win, 4-1 Over Dallas

Posted on by Robert Hay

The atmosphere was charged in historic RFK Stadium as two teams on opposite sides of the standings faced off in front of a national TV audience.  DC United was winless in their first three matches and had scored one goal; … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – San Jose Earthquakes

Posted on by Robert Hay

Team: San Jose Earthquakes Coach: Frank Yallop Last Season: 8-12-14, 7th Western Conference, 14th Overall Hashtag: #SJEarthquakes Although it is an overused phrase, this year is a critical year for the San Jose ‘Quakes.  The team is at a crossroads and this season … Continue reading

Who is the Best Head Coach in MLS?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As the preseason gets into full swing and rosters begin to stabilize, it’s time to take a look at the men who pull the strings and have the greatest impact on the team itself.  The modern manager is part tactician, … Continue reading

The Post Where We Limit Ourselves to 3 Questions About the NY Offseason

Posted on by Robert Hay

Poor New York Red Bulls. In a season when it was all supposed to come together (young stars! established DPs! weak conference! newish stadium!) it all fell apart.  New York struggled all season and barely made the playoffs, defeating a … Continue reading

Is Dallas an MLS Cup Contender? Three Questions for 2012

Posted on by Robert Hay

FC Dallas was an up-and-down team last season, getting off to a slow start (remember Brek Shea as a fullback) before surging in the summer then falling off a cliff in the fall.  The team ended the season on a … Continue reading

Who Will Win Tonight: New York or Dallas?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Tonight MLS shifts from the regular season to the postseason as two teams that could have entries in the DSM-IV face off on Fox Soccer Channel at 9 PM ET.  The New York Red Bulls will try to advance to face … Continue reading

Brek Shea Scouted by BPL Clubs

Posted on by Robert Hay

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhsgKRpWKPY Anyone who watches MLS knows Brek Shea is having a breakout season. And as much as the British media may want to dismiss MLS and its talent, it is now beginning to it pay attention. Sky Sports is reporting … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

Posted on by Robert Hay

The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading

While West Dominates, East Entertains

Posted on by Robert Hay

The talking point since First Kick has been the same: the Western Conference is vastly superior to the Eastern Conference.  For the past six months or so, we’ve heard about the top teams in the West and their chances of … Continue reading

Rest In Peace Bobby Rhine: 1976-2011

Posted on by Alex Muller

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-tJZZLys8I Former FC Dallas forward Bobby Rhine died Monday of an apparent heart attack. Rhine, aged 35, made 212 league appearances for FC Dallas, where he later became a club ambassador for the MLS side after retiring from his playing … Continue reading

Wednesday Recap: A Night of Soccer Not to Miss

Posted on by Robert Hay

Going into the MLS regular season and CONCACAF Champions League games last night, American soccer fans knew it was going to be an interesting night.  The CCL matches would determine who would advance to the group stage while the three … Continue reading

Knock Knock It’s FIFA: Week in Review May 23-27, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

It was an incredibly busy week in American soccer.  Between the US national team, MLS midweek matches, and all sorts of FIFA controversies, there was a wealth of story lines for fans of the beautiful game.  Below are some of … Continue reading

Bob, Robert, and Omar: The Week in Review May 9-13, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

After a midweek tease, the MLS slate is full this weekend with all but two teams playing on Saturday.  For those looking forward to a little Friday night soccer, there will be none so you’ll just have to wait for … Continue reading

How Legit are the Columbus Crew?

Posted on by Robert Hay

On March 19, the Columbus Crew dejectedly walked out of RFK Stadium in Washington on the wrong side of a 3-1 game.  The team allowed two Charlie Davies goals (one a penalty kick) and looked outclassed, out played, and in … Continue reading