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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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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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