Up to date as of Saturday September 29, 2018 @ 5:34pm                                                                 *Last Update: Playoff Clinching Scenarios*

I’m experimenting with something new and going to try to make a weekly new post on FC Dallas. An effort will be made to update this page as news comes out pending school, life, and work.

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FC Dallas gets a huge 3 points versus the Vancouver Whitecaps

FC Dallas traveled north of the US border to play against an in-conference team. While earlier scores involving Sporting Kansas City, Seattle Sounders, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, and Seattle Sounders all losing their matches made this road game all that more important for the Huntsmen to pick up some space in the standings. Space is what they did in their 2-1 win over the Whitecaps to jump back into 1st place in the Western Conference. Vancouver would later sack their coach (Carl Robinson) following their loss. It seems rather strange to fire your coach with 5 games left in the season and when the playoffs are not entirely out of your reach.

They lead with 2 points over Sporting Kansas City. Los Toros have 5 games left in the season and have 53 points to their name.  They now only need 3 more points (a win or 3 draws) to clinch a playoff spot. The Hoops can clinch their playoff berth via these scenarios (courtesy via Carter Baum from FC Dallas and mlssoccer.com)

  • Win vs. Portland
  • Draw vs. Portland
  • Loss vs. Portland AND Galaxy draw vs. Whitecaps FC
  • Loss vs. Portland AND Galaxy-Whitecaps FC draw
  • Loss vs. Portland AND Real Salt Lake draw vs. Sporting KC
  • Loss vs. Portland AND Real Salt Lake loss vs. Sporting KC

FC Dallas can miss qualifying for the playoffs this weekend if Real Salt Lake and Vancouver win and FCD lose or draw to Portland

FC Dallas plays this Saturday, September, 29th @ 9:30 pm on TXA-21 or ESPN+ as they take on the Portland Timbers. Also, check out this video of the team celebrating. It’s great that the team spirits are high.

Oscar Pareja and the USSF (United States Soccer Federation) frenzy

On Monday, there was a report from Dallas Spanish Media Al Dia that while the team was in Vancouver, that the USSF had reached out to Papi with interest on Oscar becoming the new USMNT coach. This drew much attention not only in the FCD world but also in the national soccer media with MLS posting an article on it.

On Tuesday morning, multiple reports came out that Oscar Pareja and the USSF did not hold any talks with Papi himself denying that there were any talks and that he is focused on the team at the current moment.

Cristian Colmán Paraguay Call-Up

On Tuesday, Cristian Colmán was called-up to the Paraguayan National Team. This is the first time that he is called up to the senior team as he has had experience. He was called up 3 times with the Paraguay U-23 team. While Paraguay has no scheduled friendlies in the October window, Paraguay Manager Juan Carlos Osorio will look to get a feel for his team and the talent and depth that Paraguay has. Miguel Almiron of Atlanta United was also called up.

Regardless of your stance on Colmán, it is great whenever a player gets called up for their national team. Hopefully, this will give Colmán a boost and can up his level of play.

Toros Pequeños

Los niños

It was derby week for the boys as the U-19’s, U-17’s, & U-15’s took on the Houston Dynamo academies while the U-14’s and U-13’s took on the Dallas Texas. According to the USSDA (US Soccer Development Academy). It looked like the FC Dallas South U-12’s were to play a game against the Tigres San Antonio U-12’s but the game was not registered online

FC Dallas U-19 vs. Houston Dynamo U-19: 2-1

Johan Gomez with the brace to give the U-19’s the win.

FC Dallas U-17 vs. Houston Dynamo U-17: 6-0

The U-17’s had themselves quite the game and in particular Ricardo Pepi and David Rodriguez both with hattricks to their name.

FC Dallas U-15 vs. Houston Dynamo U-15: 1-0

Berin Droemer would be the lone scorer of this match.

FC Dallas U-14 vs. Dallas Texas U-14: 0-0

The U-14’s would be held to a scoreless draw.

FC Dallas U-13 vs. Dallas Texas U-13: 2-0

The U-13’s got a goal courtesy of Matthew Corcoran and an own goal by the Dallas Texas U-13.

Las Niñas

Similarly, the girls also faced their own derbies this past weekend as the U-19’s, U-17’s, U-15’s, and U-14’s all faced the Dallas Texas.

FC Dallas U-19 vs. Houston Dynamo U-19: 10-0

Another great game for one of our academy teams. Haley Sorrell had 4 goals, Sydney Richards had 2 goals, Diana Ordonez had 3 goals, and Samar Guidry got herself a goal.

FC Dallas U-17 vs. Houston Dynamo U-17: 2-0

Morganne Eikelbarner and Kaitlyn Giametta got themselves a goal to secure the victory.

FC Dallas U-15 vs. Houston Dynamo U-15: 4-0

Alexis Lee had 2 goals, Trinity Egerton and Nia Chacon both got a goal to their name.

FC Dallas U-14 vs. Houston Dynamo U-14: 5-1

Melania Fullerton, Melania Fullerton, Alyssa Patterson, Taylor Person, and Jaden Thomas shared in the 5 goals.

Peter Luccin and Marlon Luccin

FC Dallas’ Jhannet Sanchez did a great report on former FC Dallas player Peter Luccin and his son Marlon who is in the FC Dallas Academy. The bond between parent and child is a special on and Marlon expressively shows his appreciation for father and the work that he has done.

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