FC Dallas

association soccer club in Frisco, Texas, USA

FC Dallas is an American soccer team. They play in Major League Soccer (MLS) in Frisco, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, Texas. The team is a founding member of the MLS. Before 2005, they were known as the Dallas Burn. The team is owned by the Hunt Sports Group, which also owns the National Football League team Kansas City Chiefs.

FC Dallas
Nickname(s)
  • The Toros
  • The Hoops
  • Burn
FoundedJune 6, 1995; 29 years ago (1995-06-06)
as Dallas Burn
StadiumToyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas
Capacity19,096
OwnerClark Hunt and Dan Hunt
Head coachNico Estévez
LeagueMajor League Soccer
2022Western Conference: 3rd
Overall: 7th
Playoffs: Conference Semifinals
WebsiteClub website
Primary colors
Secondary colors
Current season

Players and staff

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Roster

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As of September 11, 2023[1]
No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer       United States
2 Defender Geovane Jesus       Brazil
3 Defender José Martínez       Spain
4 Defender Marco Farfan       United States
5 Midfielder Facundo Quignón       Argentina
7 Midfielder Paul Arriola       United States
8 Midfielder Jáder Obrian       Colombia
9 Forward Jesús Jiménez       Spain
10 Forward Jesús Ferreira (HG;DP)      United States
11 Forward Dante Sealy (HG)      United States
12 Midfielder Sebastian Lletget       United States
13 Goalkeeper Antonio Carrera (HG)      United States
14 Midfielder Asier Illarramendi       Spain
16 Forward Tsiki Ntsabeleng       South Africa
17 Defender Nkosi Tafari       United States
18 Midfielder Liam Fraser       Canada
19 Midfielder Paxton Pomykal (HG)      United States
20 Forward Alan Velasco (DP)      Argentina
21 Forward José Mulato       Colombia
22 Midfielder Ema Twumasi       Ghana
24 Defender Amet Korça       United States
25 Defender Sebastien Ibeagha       United States
27 Forward Herbert Endeley       United States
29 Defender Sam Junqua       United States
30 Goalkeeper Maarten Paes       Netherlands
31 Forward Eugene Ansah       Ghana
32 Defender Nolan Norris (HG)      United States
41 Forward Tarik Scott (HG)      United States
77 Midfielder Bernard Kamungo       Tanzania

Out on loan

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No. Position Player Nation
15 Defender Isaiah Parker (GA; on loan to San Antonio FC)      United States
23 Defender Collin Smith (HG; on loan to Birmingham Legion)      United States

Team management

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Coaching staff
Head coach   Nico Estévez
Assistant coach   Peter Luccin
Assistant coach   Javier Cabello
Assistant coach   Ben Cross
Goalkeeper coach   Drew Keeshan
Head of performance   Miguel Villagrasa
Technical director   Andre Zanotta
Director of methodology   Marco Ferruzzi

Head coaches

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Name Nation Tenure
Dave Dir   United States 1996–2000
Mike Jeffries   United States January 23, 2001 – September 15, 2003
Colin Clarke   Northern Ireland {September 15, 2003 – December 4, 2003} (interim)
December 4, 2003 – November 7, 2006
Steve Morrow   Northern Ireland {November 7, 2006 – December 11, 2006} (interim)
December 11, 2006 – May 20, 2008
Marco Ferruzzi   United States May 20, 2008 – June 16, 2008 (interim)
September 19, 2021 – December 2, 2021 (interim)
Schellas Hyndman   United States June 16, 2008 – October 18, 2013
Óscar Pareja   Colombia January 10, 2014 – November 16, 2018
Luchi Gonzalez   United States December 16, 2018 – September 19, 2021
Nico Estévez   Spain December 2, 2021 – present

Record

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Year-by-year

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Year Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' League
Avg. Attendance
(Regular Season)
Avg. Attendance
(Playoffs)
Dallas Burn
1996 2nd, West (17–15) Conference Semifinals Semifinals did not qualify 16,011 9,963
1997 3rd, West (16–16) Conference Finals Champions 9,678 9,312
1998 4th, West (15–17) Conference Semifinals Semifinals 10,948 8,130
1999 2nd, West (19–13) Conference Finals Quarterfinals 12,211 10,988
2000 3rd, Central (14–14–4) Conference Semifinals Quarterfinals 13,102 7,555
2001 3rd, Central (10–11–5) Conference Semifinals Round of 32 Not held 12,574 17,149
2002 3rd, West (12–9–7) Conference Semifinals Semifinals did not qualify 13,122 7,184
2003 5th, West (6–19–5) did not qualify Round of 16 7,906 did not qualify
2004 5th, West (10–14–6) did not qualify Quarterfinals 9,088 did not qualify
FC Dallas
2005 2nd, West (13–10–9) Conference Semifinals Final did not qualify 11,189 10,104
2006 1st, West (16–12–4) Conference Semifinals Quarterfinals 14,982 15,486
2007 3rd, West (13–12–5) Conference Semifinals Final 15,145 12,537
2008 5th, West (8–10–12) did not qualify Quarterfinals 13,024 did not qualify
2009 7th, West (11–13–6) did not qualify did not qualify 12,441 did not qualify
2010 3rd, West (12–4–14) MLS Cup Final did not qualify 10,815 11,003
2011 4th, West (15–12–7) Knockout Round Semifinals Group stage 12,861 10,017
2012 6th, West (9–13–12) did not qualify 3rd round did not qualify 14,199 did not qualify
2013 8th, West (11–12–11) did not qualify Quarterfinals 15,374 did not qualify
2014 4th, West (16–12–6) Conference Semifinals Semifinals 16,816 13,196
2015 1st, West (18–10–6) Conference Finals Round of 16 16,013 19,127
2016 1st, West (17–8–9) Conference Semifinals Champions 14,094 14,878
2017 7th, West (11–10–13) did not qualify Quarterfinals Semifinals 15,122 did not qualify
2018 4th, West (16–9–9) Knockout Round Round of 16 Round of 16 15,512 10,297
2019 7th, West (13–12–9) First round Round of 16 did not qualify 14,842 N/A
2020 6th, West (9–6–7) Conference Semifinals not held did not qualify 5,527 N/A
2021 11th, West (7–15–12) did not qualify not held did not qualify 13,418 did not qualify
2022 3rd, West (14–9–11) Conference Semifinals Round of 32 did not qualify 16,615 19,096

Year-by-year stats

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Carlos Ruiz was FC Dallas's top scorer in 2005, 2006 and 2007
Season League record Top scorer
Played Won Lost Drew GF GA Points Name Goals
1996 32 17 15 NA 50 48 41 Jason Kreis 13
1997 32 16 16 NA 55 49 42 Dante Washington 12
1998 32 15 17 NA 43 59 37 Jason Kreis 9
1999 32 19 13 NA 54 35 51 Jason Kreis 18
2000 32 14 14 4 54 54 46 Ariel Graziani 15
2001 26 10 11 5 48 47 35 Ariel Graziani 11
2002 28 12 9 7 44 43 43 Jason Kreis 13
2003 30 6 19 5 35 64 23 Jason Kreis 7
2004 30 10 14 6 34 45 36 Eddie Johnson 12
2005 32 13 10 9 52 44 48 Carlos Ruiz 11
2006 32 16 12 4 48 44 52 Carlos Ruiz 13
2007 30 13 12 5 37 44 44 Carlos Ruiz 7
2008 30 8 10 12 45 41 36 Kenny Cooper 18
2009 30 11 13 6 50 47 39 Jeff Cunningham 17
2010 30 12 4 14 42 28 50 Jeff Cunningham 11
2011 34 15 11 7 42 39 52 Brek Shea 9
2012 34 9 13 12 42 47 39 Blas Pérez 9
2013 34 11 12 11 48 52 44 Blas Pérez 11
2014 34 16 12 6 55 45 54 Blas Pérez 11
2015 34 18 10 6 52 39 60 Fabián Castillo 10
2016 34 17 8 9 50 40 60 Maxi Urruti
Michael Barrios
9
2017 34 11 10 13 48 48 46 Maxi Urruti 12
2018 34 16 9 9 52 44 57 Maxi Urruti
Roland Lamah
8
2019 34 13 12 9 54 46 48 Jesús Ferreira 8
2020 22 9 6 7 28 24 34 Franco Jara 7
2021 34 7 15 12 47 56 33 Ricardo Pepi 13
2022 34 14 9 11 48 37 53 Jesús Ferreira 18
Total 854 348 337 189 1257 1209 1203

Note: MLS did not allow ties prior to the 2000 season as games were decided by shootout when tied at full-time.

MLS Scoring Champion/Golden Boot

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The following players have won the MLS Scoring Champion or the Golden Boot.

Player Season Points / goals
  Jason Kreis 1999 51
  Jeff Cunningham 2009 17

Top goalscorers

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As of October 9, 2022[source?]
# Name Career MLS Playoffs Open Cup CCL Total
1   Jason Kreis 1996–2004 91 4 4 0 99
2   Kenny Cooper 2006–2009
2013
46 0 6 0 52
3   Blas Pérez 2012–2015 36 1 5 0 42
  Carlos Ruiz 2005–2007
2016
32 5 3 2
5   Fabián Castillo 2011–2016 34 1 5 0 40
6   Jesús Ferreira 2017–Present 36 0 0 0 36
  Michael Barrios 2015–2020 31 0 3 2
  Ariel Graziani 1999
2000–2001
30 5 1 0
9   Maximiliano Urruti 2016–2018 29 1 3 2 35
10   Jeff Cunningham 2008–2010 33 1 0 0 34

International competition

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Group stage v.   Necaxa – 1–4
Group stage v.   Cruz Azul – 1–2
Group stage v.   Odd Grenland – 1–2
Group stage v.   Dynamo Kyiv – 2–2
Semi-finals v.   Stabæk – 2–1
Fifth place match v.   Bodø/Glimt – 1–3
Group stage v.   Guadalajara – 1–1
Group stage v.   Pachuca – 1–1
Group stage v.   Los Angeles Galaxy – 5–6
Preliminary Round v.   Alianza – 1–0
Preliminary Round v.   Alianza – 1–0
Group stage v.   UNAM – 1–0
Group stage v.   Toronto FC – 1–0
Group stage v.   Tauro F.C. – 1–1
Group stage v.   UNAM – 0–2
Group stage v.   Tauro F.C. – 3–5
Group stage v.   Toronto FC – 0–3
Group stage v.   Real Estelí – 2–1
Group stage v.   Real Estelí – 1–1
Group stage v.   Suchitepéquez – 0–0
Group stage v.   Suchitepéquez – 5–2
Quarter-finals v.   Árabe Unido – 4–0
Quarter-finals v.   Árabe Unido – 1–2
Semi-finals v.   Pachuca – 2–1
Semi-finals v.   Pachuca – 1–3
Round of 16 v.   Tauro F.C. – 0–1
Round of 16 v.   Tauro F.C. – 3–2

Stadium

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Toyota Stadium, Dallas's home stadium since 2005
  • Cotton Bowl; Dallas, Texas (1996–2002, 2004–2005)
  • Dragon Stadium; Southlake, Texas (2003)
  • Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas (2005–present; known as Pizza Hut Park through the 2011 season and FC Dallas Stadium in the 2012 season and most of the 2013 season)

From 1996 to 2002 the team played in the 92,100-capacity Cotton Bowl in Dallas. To save money the club played its 2003 home games at Dragon Stadium, a high school stadium in Southlake, a Fort Worth suburb. The club lost money in the high school stadium because Texas law does not allow the sale of alcohol on a public high school campus. The team moved back to the Cotton Bowl for the 2004 season. In August 2005, the club moved into Pizza Hut Park, a soccer stadium in the northern suburb of Frisco. The contract that allowed Pizza Hut to put its name on the stadium ended in January 2012, and the stadium was renamed FC Dallas Stadium. In September 2013, a new sponsorship contract was signed with Toyota, and the stadium was renamed Toyota Stadium. Following renovations to the south end of Toyota Stadium, the relocated National Soccer Hall of Fame opened at the stadium in October 2018.

References

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  1. "Roster". FCDallas.com. Retrieved June 29, 2022.

Other websites

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