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FC Dallas off to a great start, but wary of how they finish

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If there's one team that really epitomizes the struggles of sports teams in the DFW area, it has to be FC Dallas. The MLS side of North Texas has seen its fair share of ups and downs over the past five or six seasons with, like every other team in this area, more downs than ups. In 2010, the "Hoops", as they are/were known for their jersey design up until this season, lost to Colorado in the MLS cup thanks to an own goal in extra time. An own goal. That my friends, is as low as it gets.

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FC Dallas coming into tough Texas Derby match on a roll

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Don't look now, but there's a team in the Dallas-Fort Worth that's at the top of its league and looking dangerous. No, it's not based in Arlington, instead it's FC Dallas up in Frisco. It's still very early on in the season but FC Dallas currently leads the league overall with 10 points in four games, compiling a 3-0-1 record thus far. And for a team that has now missed the postseason two years-in-a-row, that's a very good start to the year.

Toyota Stadium from the west side as FC Dallas and Orlando City play

After Texas Derby win, FC Dallas gets big challenge with Seattle Sounders

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Houston fans can complain all they want, but the fact of the matter is that their team got beat by arguably the hottest team in MLS right now. Yes, FC Dallas did benefit fit from a very questionable red card call by referee Ricardo Salazar, but on the ensuing free kick, Houston's defending was poor allowing Je-Vaughn Watson to score the eventual game-winner. But that's nearly a week old and for the Hoops it's time to look forward to the challenge coming into Frisco Saturday night.

Toyota Stadium from the west side as FC Dallas and Orlando City play

Here we go again with FC Dallas

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After starting with 13 points in their first five games of the season, the Hoops have managed to come away with three points in their last five matches and are on a three-match losing streak. Here goes the roller coaster.

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FC Dallas Increasingly Close to Complete Collapse

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Baseball is a game of streaks and slumps over the course of 162 games, but in the MLS where the season is only 34 games long, there isn’t a ton of room for an extended slump. That’s the dilemma FC Dallas is starting right down the barrel 11 matches into the season. After starting the season […]

Toyota Stadium from the west side as FC Dallas and Orlando City play

FC Dallas needs to turn first clean sheet into momentum

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It took 14 matches into the season for keeper Chris Seitz and FC Dallas to earn its first clean sheet of the season. Unfortunately, the Hoops' offense didn't help the defense out much, not scoring either in a 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake last Saturday. But the fact that FC Dallas bounced back from a 2-1 loss at Los Angeles a few days prior and earned a point on the road against the defending Western Conference champions is something for this team to take hold of and hopefully use to turn the season around here in the early going.

Toyota Stadium from the west side as FC Dallas and Orlando City play

FC Dallas finally picks up first win in almost two months

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It's about time. In a 2-2 game which had seen both FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids come back from one-goal deficits, Fabian Castillo put on an amazing dribbling display and fire a shot inside the near post to put the home side up 3-2. It would be a lead FC Dallas would not blow as the Hoops finally received a full three points. It couldn't come at a better time for FC Dallas. The win was the first for the team since April 19--nearly two months ago.

Toyota Stadium looking from the east side as the teams walk out before a game

FC Dallas wins one battle of Texas, prepares for another in U.S. Open Cup play

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So the World Cup is dominating the soccer and sporting headlines this week and MLS regular season action is taking a break for the tournament, but back here in the states, one soccer competition continues this summer through it all. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, comparable to the FA Cup in English football, is a tournament allowing the little clubs to potentially compete with big bad MLS boys to determine the best club team in the country. MLS teams enter the tournament in the fourth round and that's where FC Dallas found itself squaring off against the San Antonio Scorpions Tuesday night.

Toyota Stadium from the west side as FC Dallas and Orlando City play

Texas derby takes on new meaning with showdown in U.S. Open Cup

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The World Cup is dominating the headlines all over the world, and with good reason, but back here in the states, there's another tournament that is incredibly important for American club soccer. The U.S. Open Cup now moves into its fifth round this week with 16 squads remaining in the competition. And among the match ups, one sticks out as big battle for soccer supremacy in the state of Texas.