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FC Dallas' Hyndman wins 2010 Coach of the Year
NEW YORK — There were plenty of doubters back in 2008, when FC Dallas hired Schellas Hyndman as coach. Despite his success as coach at Southern Methodist, many observers questioned whether Hyndman could make the leap up to the pro game.
Two years later, those questions have been answered.
On Thursday, MLS announced Hyndman as the 2010 Coach of the Year following an astounding season that saw FCD rip off a 19-game unbeaten streak and earn their first postseason berth since 2007.
Hyndman, who coached SMU for 24 years and led the Mustangs to the College Cup three times, took over the reins at FC Dallas in June 2008, after the club sacked Steve Morrow.
At the time, FCD were 4-5-4, underperforming despite plenty of talent and reportedly struggling with a divided locker room. Under Hyndman that first year, they finished the season 8-10-12, in fifth place in the Western Conference.
But he was still building the side in the style he wanted—one that encouraged attacking from the flanks and rugged defending in the center of the back line.
FC Dallas signs Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Villar
Penn State product joins FCD from German side SpVgg Unterhaching
FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2011) – FC Dallas added depth to its midfield with the signing of Brazilian midfielder Ricardo Villar, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate, the club announced today. Per Major League Soccer and club policy, terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
WATCH: Ricardo Villar introduces himself to FC Dallas fans (http://www.twitvid.com/VNVYR)
“We’re very happy to have Ricardo be part of FC Dallas,” said head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He’s a player that comes in with great experience, having played in Germany and also in Austria. He can help us in our attack. He’s got good technical ability, great vision and a very good soccer brain. With the pressures of trying to be the same attacking-minded and explosive type team that we’ve been in the past, we know that a lot of pressure will be on David (Ferreira). Not only is David a good player, but now he’s MVP and I think Villar coming in will be able to take some of that pressure off David.”
FC Dallas beat Euro powers to Colombia U-20 star
Addition of Castillo may lead to change in tactics for Hyndman
After months of scouting and traveling in search of the right striker, FC Dallas have found their guy in 18-year-old Fabián Castillo of Colombian side Deportivo Cali.
A member of the Colombian Under-20 national team, Castillo is judged by many to be one of the top prospects in his country. FC Dallas manager Schellas Hyndman has equally high hopes of what his new signing can accomplish in MLS.
FC Dallas release Colombian vet Rodríguez, Marosevic
Striker failed to make impact this season; TFC pick up Marosevic
FC Dallas' Colombian contingent just got a little smaller.
On Thursday, the club announced that it released forward Milton Rodríguez.
Rodríguez, 35, had been hampered by injuries as of late. The Colombian forward, who joined FCD in May of last year, has played in just 13 games out of 22 this season for Dallas, getting the starting nod just five times. He scored just one goal and added an assist.
Last year, Rodríguez finished as the club’s third-highest scorer, tallying five times in 13 matches before an injury suffered in the first playoff game against Real Salt Lake kept him out for the remainder of the year.
The club also announced the release of Peri Marosevic, the 22-year-old forward who failed to carve himself a regular spot on the roster since he was drafted by FCD in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft. The University of Michigan alum was immediately snapped up by Toronto FC, however, and became the 12th new player added to the Reds squad since opening day in Aron Winter's continuing shake-up.
FCD re-sign Hernandez to three-year player-coach deal
Veteran to play at least one more season before moving to sideline
FC Dallas midfielder and captain Daniel Hernandez is leader on the field, and now he’ll be a leader on the sideline, too.
On Wednesday, the club announced they had signed Hernandez, 34, to a three-year contract as a player-coach. The new deal will see the 13-year veteran suit up as a player for at least one more season before joining head coach Schellas Hyndman on the bench.
FCD seek new stadium name after Pizza Hut pulls out
Frisco complex to be called FC Dallas Stadium until sponsor found
Pizza Hut Park is no more – at least in name.
FC Dallas confirmed on Wednesday that their home in Frisco, Texas, will no longer carry the only naming rights it has held since its official opening in August of 2005.
With the locally based fast-food conglomerate withdrawing, the club is seeking a new sponsor to carry the stadium name – as well as the 17 adjacent fields on the suburban complex. In the interim, it will officially be known as FC Dallas Stadium following the NCAA Division I football championship game between Sam Houston State and North Dakota State on Jan. 7.
FC Dallas sign forward Perez, defender Pertuz
FCD finally splash with Panamanian star, Colombian center back
FC Dallas’ quiet offseason just got officially loud. The club announced on Tuesday that is has agreed to terms with Panamanian striker Blas Pérez and Colombian defender Hernán Pertúz.
The duo marks the club’s first acquisitions of the offseason, and they’re big ones. The 30-year-old Pérez has been a prolific marksman over his 14-year career. The 6-foot-1 forward has bagged more than 150 goals on his various club stops, including in Panama, Colombia, Spain, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates.
El Capitan: Disney Edition
FCD 1:0 HOUSTON
Shea PK in 9' all FCD needs for final win of preseason
ORLANDO, Fla. – A 9th-minute penalty kick from Brek Shea and a gorgeous save from goalkeeper Kevin Hartman in the second half gave FC Dallas preseason bragging rights over the Houston Dynamo and third place in the Disney Pro Soccer Classic on Saturday night.
FCD stun Revs 1-0 on Ihemelu's late header
FRISCO, Texas – Ugo Ihemelu headed in a scintillating goal deep into stoppage time to give FC Dallas a last-gasp 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Thursday night at FC Dallas Stadium.
Zach Loyd placed a perfect ball from a free kick onto the left side of the box in the 95th minute and the FC Dallas captain took advantage, rising to put the ball past Revs 'keeper Matt Reis for the winner.
Despite injuries and suspensions, FC Dallas were sparked by a return home and ended a two-game losing streak, halting New England’s two-game winning streak in the process.
The hosts dominated the game from start to finish but just couldn’t bury the ball in the back of the net as Reis made key save after save.
Dallas were energized by the return of forward Fabián Castillo after a three-game layoff. The Colombian speedster gave the Revolution fits all night long.
De Guzman enjoying change of scenery with FC Dallas
FRISCO, Texas – Though a decision on his future looms at the end of the season, for the time being Julian de Guzman is relishing his change of scenery and change of playing style with FC Dallas.
“To be honest, being here reminds me of the times I played in Spain where they enjoy playing football and that’s what they look to do,” de Guzman told MLSsoccer.com. “It’s a pleasure being a part of this once again after three years in Toronto, which was a bit different. There was a point where they wanted to play like this, but the difference is the quality of players.”
The Canadian international was traded from Toronto FC to Dallas on July 13 and while a few weeks ago a return to Europe at the year’s end looked like a formality, it seems that the 31-year-old’s decision may have become a bit tougher as he integrates in to the FCD squad
Closing The Gap
FCD leap closer to the playoff spots with a vital win in Vancouver
VANCOUVER, B.C. — FC Dallas are still in the hunt. Continuing their push for the playoffs, the Texan side scored two goals within 10 minutes to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 at BC Place on Wednesday night.
Fabián Castillo opened the scoring in the 60th minute, receiving a flick on from fellow Colombian David Ferreira before juking past a couple of ‘Caps defenders and slotting a ball in off the post. The play started from a Zach Loyd throw-in, and when the ball came to Castillo, he did well to get off his shot despite falling on the play.
Ten minutes later, Dallas made it two through substitute Jonathan Top. Ferreira made the play once again, outmuscling Andy O’Brien and beating Martín Bonjour on the dribble before setting Top up for the tap-in.
Playoffs in reach of FCD as they down RSL, 2-1
SANDY, Utah — David Ferreira's clinical blast in the 94th minute gave FC Dallas a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.
An FC Dallas goal in the 61st minute from a Fabián Castillo and Ferreira give-and-go looked like it just may give the visitors three points, but Real Salt Lake's Álvaro Saborío headed in a goal in the 76th minute off a corner from Javier Morales to draw even.
No Small Setback
FCD's playoff hopes dented as Sounders earn draw in Texas
FRISCO, Texas – Two players returning to the starting lineup after long injury layoffs provided goals for their teams as FC Dallas and Seattle Sounders FC played to a 1-1 draw at a steamy FC Dallas Stadium on Sunday.
The draw moves Seattle a point clear of the LA Galaxy in the hotly contested Western Conference while FCD leave their stadium four points behind Vancouver Whitecaps for the fifth and final playoff spot with five games left
Recap: FCD hold on for dear life as Chivas earn 1-1 draw
CARSON, Calif. – FC Dallas squandered an opportunity to stay in close contention for an MLS Cup playoff spot by failing to protect a lead and settled for a 1-1 draw with Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center on Sunday.
Jorge Villafaña scored a 69th-minute equalizer and Kevin Hartman was forced into three big saves in the final minutes as Dallas were forced to settle for a point.
FCD are now four points back of Vancouver for the fifth and final Western Conference playoff spot. Each side has two games remaining, which means FC Dallas must have at least one win and one draw over their final two (at Seattle, Chivas) while Vancouver cannot win of their last two (Portland, at Real Salt Lake).
FC Dallas signs goalkeeper Raúl Fernández
GK member of Peru National Team, comes from Nice of Ligue 1
FRISCO – FC Dallas has signed Peruvian National Team goalkeeper Raúl Fernández, the club announced today. Per team and league policy the terms of the deal will not be disclosed.
“Raúl Fernández is a very athletic goalkeeper who has gained a lot of experience playing internationally with Peru,” said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman. “He has a strong command of the box and will compete for the starting position with FC Dallas. He is an extremely motivated individual. I expect he will embrace this opportunity.”
Hometown: Lima, Peru
Date of Birth: Oct. 6, 1985
How Acquired: Signed with FC Dallas on Jan. 10, 2012
FC Dallas acquires forwards Kenny Cooper and Eric Hassli
Pair of forwards headed to Dallas in two separate deals
Atlante 2, FCD 3
Baladez scores brace, Warshaw seals win over Atlante
CANCUN, Mexico -- New Homegrown forward Bradlee Baladez delivered two goals in the first 30 minutes, while Bobby Warshaw picked up a third goal late to give FC Dallas a 3-2 victory over Atlante here Thursday afternoon.
Baladez capitalized on an Atlante defensive miscue in the 11th minute to net the first goal of the match. Warshaw stripped a defender in the Dallas attacking third and the ball took a favorable bounce into the path of Baladez, who calmly slotted home the opportunity.
FC Dallas signs Brazilian Michel; acquires Je-Vaughn Watson
Club signs trialist defender; trades for former Houston midfielder
Full Name: Je-Vaughn Watson
Date of Birth: Oct. 22, 1983
Birthplace: St. Catherine, Jamaica
Full Name: Michel Garbini Pereira
Date of Birth: June 9, 1981
Birthplace: Vitoria, Brazil
Country: Βrazil (Italian passport)
2013 Depth Chart: FC Dallas
Hyndman to resign at conclusion of 2013 season
FRISCO, Texas – Schellas Hyndman announced today that he plans to step down as head coach of FC Dallas at the end of the 2013 season. Hyndman joined the club in 2008, and led FC Dallas to its only MLS Cup appearance in 2010. His 244 career points as a head coach are the most in FC Dallas history.
“I truly appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the FC Dallas family for the last five years,” Hyndman said. “After a lot of thought and consideration, I feel the time is right for me to step down as head coach of FC Dallas. I want to thank the Hunt family for their support and friendship, our players, coaches and front office for their dedication and effort during my time here, and especially the great FC Dallas fans.”
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