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U.S. Open Cup win opens many doors for FC Dallas

Red and white confetti rained down on a full west stand of Toyota Stadium. The Dallas Beer Guardians in the north end led the remaining crowd in the viking clap that Iceland made famous this summer. The sound of each clap and the exclamation of each “Hoops!” reverberated through out the stadium and into humid […]

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Members of Eberly’s Army cope with loss of stadium, Austin Aztex

Matthew Gray looked around the half-empty Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex from right behind Eberly’s Army on Sept. 5. “Who’s house? Our House!” the supporters’ group chanted below. The chant, however, was more ironic than iconic on this occasion. Technically, this was the home of the United Soccer League’s Austin Aztex and Eberly’s Army. But for […]

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USL needs to decide what it wants to become

Back in February, the United Soccer League announced that it was seeking second division status with the United States Soccer Federation. Currently in the third division in the U.S. soccer pyramid, the move to apply for the second division, occupied by the North American Soccer League, would require that all teams have a stadium capacity […]

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FC Dallas must keep momentum going in home match vs. New England

As previously documented, the last month-plus for FC Dallas has been less than pleasant. The Hoops played five-straight league matches on the road, a club record, and all of which yielded a total of zero wins. They only returned to the DFW area for a U.S. Open Cup match against USL side Oklahoma City at […]

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Game Preview: Philadelphia at Seattle

Time: 10 p.m. ET Date: Sep. 24, 2016 T.V.: ESPN Records: Philadelphia 1–0–2 (3 pts), Seattle 1–0–2 (3 pts)

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FC Dallas, Columbus settle for 1–1 draw

Despite 90 minutes, 28 shots and 10 shots on goal, FC Dallas and the Columbus Crew played to a 1–1 draw on Sept. 24. Justin Merram opened the scoring nine minutes into the match, slotting home a pass from Federico Higuaín to take the early 1–0 lead. FC Dallas finally got on the board in the 77th minute […]

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Second half goals lift Orlando City over Philadelphia

Orlando City struggled to get anything going through the first 45 minutes of its contest against Philadelphia on Sep. 17. But that changed in the second half. Carlos Rivas opened the scoring for the Lions with a goal in the 59th minute. Julio Baptista then put the game away with a goal in the 90th […]

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Three-goal flurry sees Portland down Philadelphia

Fanendo Adi scored the third of three goals to start the second half to lift Portland to a 2–1 win over Philadelphia on Sep. 10. After a first 45 minutes with no action, Diego Valeri got the scoring rolling in the first minute after the break. Philadelphia’s Chris Pontius responded a minute later with a […]

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Second half goals salvage draw for Orlando City

Things looked bleak for Orlando City after 45 minutes. The Lions struggled in the first half, giving up two goals, including one in stoppage time to Ola Kamara. But a four-minute span in the second half changed everything. Kevin Molino got Orlando City on the board in the 65th minute with a goal and then […]

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FC Dallas outlasts Colorado in extra time

It took 120-plus minutes, but FC Dallas came away with a 2–1 extra-time win over the Colorado Rapids on Sept. 3. The Rapids opened the scoring in the 38th minute after Dominique Badji beat keeper Jesse Gonzalez to put the visitors ahead. But a special moment of magic from FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo changed […]

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