F.C. Dallas

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FC Dallas
Full name Football Club Dallas 1996
Nickname(s) FCD, Hoops, Red Stripes, Toros, Burn, Dallas 96
Founded 1996 (as Dallas Burn)
Stadium Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas
(capacity: 20,500)
Owner Clark Hunt
Head Coach Schellas Hyndman
League Major League Soccer
2013 Western Conference: 8th
Overall: 15th
Website Club home page
Home colors
Away colors
Current season

FC Dallas is an American soccer team. They play in Major League Soccer in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. The team is a founding member of the MLS. Before 2005, they were known as the Dallas Burn. The team is owned by Clark Hunt, who also owns the Columbus Crew and the National Football League team Kansas City Chiefs.

Players and staff[change | change source]

Current roster[change | change source]

As of January 24, 2015.[1]

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Kennedy, DanDan Kennedy      United States
3 Defender Hernandez, MoisesMoises Hernandez      Guatemala
4 Midfielder Bekker, KyleKyle Bekker      Canada
7 Forward Pérez, BlasBlas Pérez      Panama
8 Midfielder Ulloa, VictorVictor Ulloa (HGP)     United States
9 Forward Texeira, DavidDavid Texeira      Uruguay
10 Midfielder Díaz, MauroMauro Díaz (DP)     Argentina
11 Forward Castillo, FabiánFabián Castillo (DP)     Colombia
12 Midfielder Hollingshead, RyanRyan Hollingshead      United States
13 Forward Akindele, TeshoTesho Akindele      Canada
14 Defender Harris, AtibaAtiba Harris      Saint Kitts and Nevis
16 Forward Craft, CoyCoy Craft (HGP)     United States
17 Defender Loyd, ZachZach Loyd      United States
18 Goalkeeper Seitz, ChrisChris Seitz      United States
20 Midfielder Escobar, RolandoRolando Escobar      Panama
21 Midfielder Barrios, MichaelMichael Barrios      Colombia
22 Defender Keel, StephenStephen Keel      United States
23 Midfielder Acosta, KellynKellyn Acosta (HGP)     United States
24 Defender Hedges, MattMatt Hedges      United States
25 Defender Zimmerman, WalkerWalker Zimmerman (GA)     United States
27 Midfielder Watson, Je-VaughnJe-Vaughn Watson      Jamaica
29 Forward Zendejas, AlexAlex Zendejas (HGP)     United States
31 Midfielder Michel, Michel      Brazil
44 Goalkeeper Gonzalez, JesseJesse Gonzalez (HGP)     Mexico

FC Dallas seasons in MLS[change | change source]

Year Regular Season Playoffs US Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' League
Avg. Attendance
(Regular Season)
Avg. Attendance
1996 2nd, West (17-15) Quarterfinals Semifinals Did not qualify 16,011 9,963
1997 3rd, West (16-16) Semifinals Champions Did not qualify 9,678 9,312
1998 4th, West (15-17) Quarterfinals Semifinals Did not qualify 10,948 8,130
1999 2nd, West (19-13) Semifinals Quarterfinals Did not qualify 12,211 10,988
2000 3rd, Central (14-14-4) Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Did not qualify 13,102 7,555
2001 3rd, Central (10-11-5) Quarterfinals Round of 32 Not held 12,574 17,149
2002 3rd, West (12-9-7) Quarterfinals Semifinals Did not qualify 13,122 7,184
2003 5th, West (6-19-5) Did not qualify Round of 16 Did not qualify 7,906 Did not qualify
2004 5th, West (10-14-6) Did not qualify Quarterfinals Did not qualify 9,088 Did not qualify
2005 2nd, West (13-10-9) Quarterfinals Final Did not qualify 11,189 10,104
2006 1st, West (16-12-4) Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Did not qualify 14,982 15,486
2007 3rd, West (13-12-5) Quarterfinals Final Did not qualify 15,145 12,537
2008 5th, West (8-10-12) Did not qualify Quarterfinals Did not qualify 13,024 Did not qualify
2009 7th, West (11-13-6) Did not qualify Did not qualify Did not qualify 12,441 Did not qualify
2010 3rd, West (12-4-14) Final Did not qualify Did not qualify 10,815 11,003
2011 4th, West (15-12-7) Wild Card Semifinals Group Stage 12,861 10,017
2012 6th, West (9-13-12) Did not qualify 3rd Round Did not qualify 14,199 Did not qualify
2013 8th, West (11-12-11) Did not qualify Quarterfinals Did not qualify 15,374 Did not qualify
2014 4th, West (16-12-6) Semifinals Semifinals Did not qualify 16,816 13,196

Stadium[change | change source]

Toyota Stadium, Dallas's home stadium since 2005
  • Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas (1996–2002, 2004–2005)
  • Dragon Stadium; Southlake, Texas (2003)
  • Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas (2005–present; known as Pizza Hut Park through the 2011 season and FC Dallas Stadium in the 2012 season and most of the 2013 season)

From 1996–2002 the team played in the 92,100-capacity Cotton Bowl in Dallas. To save money the club played its 2003 home games at Dragon Stadium, a high school stadium in Southlake, a Fort Worth suburb. The soccer team moved back to the Cotton Bowl for the 2004 season. The club lost money in the high school stadium because Texas law does not allow sale of alcohol on a public high school campus. In August 2005, the club moved into Pizza Hut Park, a soccer stadium in the northern suburb of Frisco. The contract that allowed Pizza Hut to put its name on the stadium ended in January 2012, and the stadium was renamed FC Dallas Stadium. In September 2013, a new sponsorship contract was signed with Toyota, and the stadium was renamed Toyota Stadium.

Achievements[change | change source]

  • MLS Western Conference
    • Winners (Regular Season) (1): 2006
    • Winners (Playoff) (1): 2010
    • Runners-up (Regular Season) (3): 1996, 1999, 2005
    • Runners-up (Playoff) (2): 1997, 1999

References[change | change source]

  1. "Players". FCDallas.com. February 16, 2014. http://www.fcdallas.com/players. Retrieved January 24, 2015.

Other websites[change | change source]