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SportsDay May 19, 2018
Why FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja says some circumstances were unfair in draw against Vancouver

Why FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja says some circumstances were unfair in draw against Vancouver

FRISCO -- A stoppage-time penalty kick from Kei Kamara earned the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas, adding another draw to a list of home stalemates the club already feels is too long.In the 98th minute, FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer came for a ball over the top. It escaped his grasp and an attempted clearance by a defender headed for Whitecaps forward Anthony Blondell. Maurer ran toward the Venezuelan forward, whose header was off-target, but took him out with his follow-through. Referee Ted Unkel pointed to the spot with Kamara stepping up to convert the equalizer in the...
SportsDay May 19, 2018
Toyota Stadium selected as a host venue for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Toyota Stadium selected as a host venue for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

The Confederation of North, Central America, and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has announced 15 venues across 13 U.S. cities that will host the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup next summer. Toyota Stadium, the home stadium of FC Dallas, is one of the venues chosen. The announcement of the U.S. venues marks the first step in kicking off the region-wide soccer event, to be played in the summer of 2019, which has expanded to include a record 16 Concacaf Member Associations.In addition to the announced U.S. venues, 2019 Gold Cup matches will also be played in Central America and the Caribbean...
SportsDay May 18, 2018
Jimmy Maurer earns spot as FC Dallas' starting goalkeeper ... just don't tell him that

Jimmy Maurer earns spot as FC Dallas' starting goalkeeper ... just don't tell him that

Jimmy Maurer has arrived.After starring for South Carolina in college, the goalkeeper had a series of near misses earning a job in a first division. He signed an emergency contract with the New York Red Bulls in 2011 but wasn't needed. The next year, he headed to Chile but ultimately played just 65 league minutes for Universidad de Concepcion. Eventually he latched on with the New York Cosmos, starting for the NASL side from 2014 until the league went on hiatus after the 2017 season.Maurer signed with FCD in the winter. Not only is he staying on an MLS roster, he has won the starting job from...
SportsDay May 17, 2018
The silver lining (sort of) FC Dallas will benefit from as a result of U.S., Honduras and Ecuador missing the World Cup

The silver lining (sort of) FC Dallas will benefit from as a result of U.S., Honduras and Ecuador missing the World Cup

Last season, FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja said consistent absences from key players like Kellyn Acosta, Hedges and Figueroa made his life more difficult during a frustrating year in which FCD fell short of the playoffs.While missing the World Cup was supremely disappointing for the United States, Honduras and Ecuador, the benefit for FCD is they'll be able to keep those players around even after MLS returns from a brief break for the group stage of this summer's showcase.With many provisional rosters being announced Monday, it was a reminder of both the disappointment felt at his players...
SportsDay May 17, 2018

Recent string of starts shows Colombian import Santiago Mosquera is settling in for FCD, adjusting to MLS

When Santiago Mosquera arrived from Colombia in the winter, FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja wasted no time in putting him into the lineup. The winger started for FCD in CONCACAF Champions League play against Tauro in the first leg but then had one start in March and didn't start again until April 22.The 23-year-old now looks to be settling in and adapting to MLS, with Saturday's start against the LA Galaxy marking his fourth consecutive appearance in the 11."Step by step, I'm getting used to what this league is in general. I'm comfortable, I'm calm, we're hoping to keep working every day to get...
SportsDay May 17, 2018
Suspension forces FC Dallas to shuffle its back four ... here's why it won't be a problem

Suspension forces FC Dallas to shuffle its back four ... here's why it won't be a problem

With FC Dallas center back Reto Ziegler suspended one match because he saw a red card in Saturday's 3-2 win over the LA Galaxy, coach Oscar Pareja will be forced to use a different back four for the first time in eight matches.Ziegler and Matt Hedges have partnered in the center for the last eight games with Reggie Cannon playing right back and Anton Nedyalkov at left back. Luckily for Pareja, he has a tailor-made solution with veteran defender Maynor Figueroa likely to slot in for Ziegler against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.Figueroa signed a new deal after missing out on the World...
SportsDay May 17, 2018

FC Dallas Roster Ranking: May 17, 2018

FC Dallas' defense-first team is starting to click up front. How will that affect things in the Roster Rankings? Let us know what you think on social media or in the comments!Starting XI1 - Jimmy Maurer (-) Only one save last week but it was a beauty as Jimmy dived to parry Romain Alessandrini's curling effort.High: 1, Low: 32 - Matt Hedges (-) Oh captain, my captain! Another standout performance from Hedges, who handled big man Zlatan Ibrahimovic well, playing physical with the Swede and not allowing him to get many chances on goal.High: 2, Low: 23 - Anton Nedyalkov (-) A lot of Lamah's...
SportsDay May 17, 2018
Rayados outlast OKC Energy in extra time

Rayados outlast OKC Energy in extra time

Each year the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup presents us with an amateur team on an inspired cup run. Last year, it was Christos FC, who made it to the fourth round and led DC United in the fourth round before falling 4-1.This year, it could well be happening in our backyard with the NTX Rayados. A week after beating NPSL side Ft. Worth Vaqueros, the Rayados took their first professional scalp with FC Dallas' USL affiliate OKC Energy, winning a 5-2 decision in extra time.As the game wound down at a score of 2-1, the Oklahomans looked like setting up a third-round clash with Wichita FC, who had just...
SportsDay May 16, 2018
FC Dallas Practice Observations: May 16

FC Dallas Practice Observations: May 16

Another day out on the beautiful training ground for FC Dallas. Today the temps were just above 80 but the humidity was worse than usual. It made for a sweaty day.The entire U19 academy team was in training today. They usually end their own session right about when the senior side is starting. Today the u19s basically served a role of "living dummies" in the sense they replicated Vancouver. You'll see below.News and NotesPaxton Pomykal is back in training. He looks solid. Like he's put on a little muscle mass. That's really good, he needed some strength. He also slotted right back in as the...
SportsDay May 13, 2018
2018 FC Dallas Roster Dance - post salary release

2018 FC Dallas Roster Dance - post salary release

It's been a while since we've done a Roster Dance but with the salaries coming out I thought it worth a revisit. The salary numbers can tell us a lot about how players slot in on the bottom of the roster.Also, since I last ran this a couple things have happened. First, Chris Richards was signed to a homegrown deal. And second, Michael Barrios got his green card. No green card yet for Roland Lamah.So FCD has 7 Internationals with 3 open roster spots.That means FCD can activate either Francis Atuahene or Ema Twumasi. Atuahene is hurt so we might see Twumasi activated. FCD can activate either...
SportsDay May 13, 2018
Match Photos: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas

Match Photos: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas

3rd Degree resident photog Matthew Visinsky is back with his usually amazing photos. I picked out a couple from his photo gallery for your enjoyment. You can see the rest of his work here.Enjoy.
SportsDay May 13, 2018
The Breakdown: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas

The Breakdown: LA Galaxy at FC Dallas

Just as we have come to expect, we got yet another explosive game between FC Dallas and LA Galaxy. (If you want to see some others check out our 20 years feature on this series.) Dallas took care of business at home on Saturday against LA Galaxy and the world famous Zlatan Ibrahimovic, running out 3-2 winners on the strength of Mauro Diaz's three-assist game.Let's break it down.Formation and TacticsFC Dallas in 4-2-3-1 that we always get with Mauro Diaz back in the lineup. The other nice change to see was the return of Kellyn Acosta who we expected to get about 60 minutes of action. Michael...
SportsDay May 12, 2018

Mauro Diaz' three assists lifts FC Dallas over LA Galaxy

FRISCO -- A three-assist performance from Mauro Diaz led FC Dallas to a 3-2 victory over the LA Galaxy on Saturday.It was Diaz's first start since March 7, with the Argentine either featuring as a substitute or not coming in to the team's last four matches.Coach Oscar Pareja went back to the 4-2-3-1 formation that has been his most common alignment in his tenure. The setup thrives when there's a playmaker like Diaz in the center. Pareja said he's been impressed with how Diaz responded to not being part of the starting 11 in the last few weeks."Mauro has done a tremendous job understanding the...
SportsDay May 11, 2018
20 years: an explosive series - FC Dallas versus LA Galaxy

20 years: an explosive series - FC Dallas versus LA Galaxy

After a little break in this series, we continue 3rd Degree's 20th Birthday Celebration with a look back at the history of FC Dallas against LA Galaxy.As two of the original 10 clubs in MLS, FC Dallas and the LA Galaxy have played each other a great many times. 71 times in MLS regular season play alone. The two clubs have frequently been scheduled by MLS to play each other near the start or end of seasons. For most of their history the two have been in the same conference and since both clubs have frequently been fairly good, we've seen a lot of crazy games over the years.So at the suggestion...
SportsDay May 11, 2018
Why FC Dallas isn't too impressed by LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, other star names

Why FC Dallas isn't too impressed by LA Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, other star names

FRISCO -- Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in town this weekend.The third-person speaking, wonder-goal scoring forward is the newest shiny addition to an LA Galaxy team full of stars that shine bright. You'll forgive FC Dallas, though, for not being all that impressed.Players concede it won't be easy to stop the Swede, but the Galaxy, who it must be noted come in below FCD in the standings with 10 points to FCD's 13, have to deal with FC Dallas as well."Personally, I played two World Cups, so it's not easy for them when they play against me. It's why I signed in MLS, to play against players like this,"...

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