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FC Dallas

FC Dallas
Full name FC Dallas
  • Toros
  • Hoops
  • Burn
Founded June 6, 1995 (1995-06-06) (as Dallas Burn)
Stadium Toyota Stadium
Frisco, Texas
Ground Capacity 20,500
Owner Clark Hunt
Head Coach Óscar Pareja
League Major League Soccer
2015 Western Conference: 1st
Overall: 2nd
Playoffs: TBD
Website Club home page

FC Dallas is an American professional soccer club based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas which competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), in the Western Conference of the league. The franchise is one of the 10 charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since its inception, and was known as Dallas Burn prior to the 2005 season.

In regular season play, the team's best finishes were in 2006 and 2015, coming first in the Western Conference. In 2010, they were runners-up to the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Cup. The team has won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, in the 1997 edition against D.C. United in a penalty shootout.

Dallas plays its home games at the 20,295-capacity soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, where they have played since changing their name in 2005. The team is owned by MLS investor Clark Hunt, who also owns the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. The head coach since 2014 is former player Óscar Pareja.


  • History 1
    • The Dallas Burn era: 1996–2004 1.1
    • The FC Dallas era: 2005–present 1.2
  • Colors and badge 2
    • Kit evolution 2.1
  • Stadium 3
  • Club culture 4
    • Supporters 4.1
    • Rivalries 4.2
    • Song 4.3
    • Affiliated teams 4.4
    • Sponsorship 4.5
  • Broadcasting 5
  • Players and staff 6
    • Current roster 6.1
    • Team management 6.2
    • Head coaches 6.3
  • Honors 7
  • Record 8
    • Year-by-year 8.1
    • Year-by-year stats 8.2
    • International competition 8.3
  • See also 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11


The Dallas Burn era: 1996–2004

Dallas was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise on June 6, 1995, the same day as teams were awarded to Kansas City and Colorado.[1] The team was given its name for the burning in the Texan oilfields and the state's hot weather.[2] On October 17, former Mexico international Hugo Sánchez was designated to the team as their first player.[1] Initially not attracting investors,[2] the Burn was financed by the league itself.[3]

Dallas Burn (in white) playing against at the Chicago Fire's Soldier Field in July 1998

On April 14, 1996, the Dallas Burn played their first game, defeating the San Jose Clash in a shootout win in front of a crowd of 27,779 fans at the Cotton Bowl.[1] Five days later, Jason Kreis scored the team's first goal in a 3–0 home win over the Kansas City Wiz.[4] With a record of 17–15 record, the Burn came second in the Western Conference behind the Los Angeles Galaxy, losing in the playoffs semi-finals to the Wiz after three games, the last one being decided by a shootout.[1] Their first campaign in the U.S. Open Cup ended with a 2–3 home defeat in the semi-finals against D.C. United.[5] In their second season, the Burn again reached the playoffs, where they lost the Conference final to the Colorado Rapids.[6] Later in 1997, they won their first and only Open Cup by defeating the MLS Cup champion D.C. United.[7] In 1999, striker Kreis was voted the league's MVP for a season in which he became the first player to reach 15 goals and 15 assists,[8] while the playoffs ended with defeat to the Galaxy in the Conference final.[9] In October 2000, coach Dave Dir was fired, despite again taking the team to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive time.[10]

Dir's replacement in January 2001 was Mike Jeffries, who had won the 1998 MLS Cup and two open cups with the Chicago Fire.[11] In his first season in charge, cut short as a result of the September 11 attacks, Dallas lost in the playoffs quarter-finals to Jeffries' former team.[12] For the 2003 season, the Burn relocated to the Dragon Stadium in Southlake.[13] Jeffries was fired in September and replaced by his assistant, former Northern Ireland international Colin Clarke.[14] The team missed the playoffs for the first time, having been one of only two teams to have qualified on all seven prior occasions.[13]

For the 2004 season, the team returned to the Cotton Bowl,[15] for a campaign in which they again missed the playoffs. In August, club owner Lamar Hunt announced that the club, would be rebranded and known as "FC Dallas" to coincide with their new soccer-specific stadium in Frisco for the 2005 season.[16]

The FC Dallas era: 2005–present

In March 2005, FC Dallas signed Guatemalan forward Carlos Ruiz, who had scored 50 goals in 72 games for the Galaxy and earned the MVP award for helping them to the 2002 MLS Cup.[17] On August 6, FC Dallas played their inaugural game at Pizza Hut Park and tied the MetroStars, 2–2.[18] Ranked second in the West behind the San Jose Earthquakes, Dallas returned to the playoffs for the first time in two seasons, losing in the Conference semi-finals to Colorado in a shootout, with Roberto Miña's attempt saved by Joe Cannon.[19] In 2006, the team finished the regular season at the top of the Western Conference,[20] and the next season a third consecutive playoff appearance ended at the same stage with a 4–2 aggregate defeat to fellow Texans the Houston Dynamo.[21] In 2005 and 2007, Dallas reached their first two Open Cup finals since their 1997 victory, losing both by one-goal margins to the Galaxy and the New England Revolution respectively.[22][23] For the following two seasons, Dallas missed the MLS playoffs.

Brek Shea in action for FC Dallas in 2010 against Seattle Sounders FC


  • Official website

External links

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Dallas Burn 1996". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "The clubs, the facts and the origin of their names".  
  3. ^ Carrick, Buzz (August 7, 2013). "Original 1996 MLS Logos".  
  4. ^ "Dallas Shuts Out Kansas City, 3-0".  
  5. ^ "D.C. United 1996". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  6. ^ "MLS labor agreement means we won't miss any games".  
  7. ^ "Fourth Round Welcomes MLS Sides into 2015 Edition of U.S. Open Cup". USSF. June 15, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  8. ^ Firchau, Nick (December 3, 2013). "How Jason Kreis turned compulsive desire into coaching success at Real Salt Lake". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Los Angeles dominates Dallas 3-1 to win West, advance to MLS Cup '99.". Soccer Times. November 11, 1999. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  10. ^ Jones, Grahame L. (October 22, 2000). "Hankinson, Dir Take Ultimate Fall". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fire's Jeffries To Coach Burn".  
  12. ^ "Fire Back in Semifinals". Los Angeles Times (Associated Press). September 30, 2001. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b c "Burn To Play at Dragon Stadium in Southlake in 2003; Team Announces Ticket Prices for 2003 Season". Our Sports Central. January 14, 2003. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  14. ^ Gutierrez, Paul (September 16, 2003). "Jeffries Out as Coach of the Burn". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "Dallas Burn To Return To Cotton Bowl For 2004 MLS Season". Our Sports Central. November 13, 2003. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  16. ^ Hall, Cheryl (July 13, 2013). "Lamar Hunt’s soccer vision a pipe dream no more, sons say".  
  17. ^ "Galaxy trade Ruiz to Dallas, Donovan returning to L.A.?".  
  18. ^ a b "Pizza Hut Park Opens". Frisco Independent Schools District. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Rapids Advance to Conference Championship With Penalty Kick Win Over FC Dallas". Colorado Rapids. October 29, 2005. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  20. ^ "MLS roundup: Guevara hat trick lifts Red Bulls into playoffs; Rapids clinch spot". USA Today. October 15, 2006. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  21. ^ Fallas, Bernardo (November 3, 2007). "Dynamo defeat FC Dallas to advance in playoffs".  
  22. ^ "Los Angeles Galaxy Take U.S. Open Cup Title on Herculez Gomez Goal". USSF. September 29, 2005. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  23. ^ "2007 Final: First time for everything; Revolution win first trophy, 3-2 over FC Dallas". The Cup. October 3, 2007. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  24. ^ Goff, Steven (November 22, 2010). "2010 MLS Cup: Colorado Rapids beat FC Dallas in overtime for first Major League Soccer title". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  25. ^ "FC Dallas playmaker David Ferreira voted MVP of MLS". USA Today. November 19, 2010. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  26. ^ Lalas, Greg (November 11, 2010). "FC Dallas' Hyndman wins 2010 Coach of the Year". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  27. ^ MacAree, Graham (July 29, 2011). "Alianza FC Vs. FC Dallas, CONCACAF Champions League: Dallas Earn 1-0 Away Win". Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  28. ^ "CCL Recap: FC Dallas make history with 1-0 win vs. Pumas". Major League Soccer. August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  29. ^ Hall, Joseph (August 25, 2011). "TFC falls to FC Dallas 1-0 in rain-delayed Champions League match". The Star. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  30. ^ Hunt, Steve (October 18, 2013). "Schellas Hyndman resigns as head coach of FC Dallas after five seasons". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  31. ^ "Oscar Pareja to FC Dallas: Colorado Rapids coach to former club after messy divorce".  
  32. ^ "FC Dallas, 'The Little Payroll from Frisco' just won the West". The Dallas Morning News. October 17, 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  33. ^ a b "Major League Soccer 2009". Historical Football Kits. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  34. ^ "Major League Soccer 2010". Historical Football Kits. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  35. ^ "Major League Soccer 2012". Historical Football Kits. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  36. ^ "Major League Soccer 2014". Historical Football Kits. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  37. ^ Borg, Simon (March 6, 2014). "Jersey Week 2014: FC Dallas say goodbye to hoops, introduce new all-red home kits". Major League Soccer. 
  38. ^ a b c Wigglesworth, Valerie (September 10, 2013). "Toyota Stadium is new name for FC Dallas’ home field in Frisco". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  39. ^ "Supporters". FC Dallas. Retrieved August 14, 2015. 
  40. ^ Dearmore, Kelly (June 26, 2015). "FC DALLAS' EL CAPITAN IS THE MOST EXPLOSIVE TROPHY IN SOCCER".  
  41. ^ Major League Soccer: News: Article
  42. ^ Sidway, Scott (August 2, 2015). "Six in a row? FC Dallas aim to tie club-record winning streak against Chicago Fire in Brimstone Cup". Major League Soccer. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  43. ^ "'"Crew, FC Dallas to meet March 11 in inaugural 'Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup: A Tribute. Major League Soccer. January 23, 2010. Retrieved August 28, 2010. 
  44. ^ "adidas MLS Soccer". Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  45. ^ "FC Dallas announces USL PRO affiliation with Arizona United SC". FC Dallas. February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  46. ^ "Arizona United Soccer Club Affiliates With Major League Soccer's FC Dallas". Arizona United SC. February 9, 2015. Retrieved February 9, 2015. 
  47. ^ "FC Dallas signs multi-year, multi-million dollar jersey deal with AdvoCare". FCD Press Services. June 27, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  48. ^ "AdvoCare, FC Dallas announce extension to 2020 of jersey sponsorship deal". ( October 24, 2014. Retrieved October 25, 2014. 
  49. ^ "Bobby Rhine dies of apparent heart attack". ESPN. September 7, 2011. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  50. ^ a b c "FC Dallas inks landmark television deal with Time Warner Cable". FC Dallas. February 25, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  51. ^ "Players". February 16, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2015. 


See also

Preliminary Round v. Alianza – 2:0
Group stage v. UNAM – 1:0
Group stage v. Toronto FC – 1:0
Group stage v. Tauro FC – 1:1
Group stage v. UNAM – 0:2
Group stage v. Tauro FC – 3:5
Group stage v. Toronto FC – 0:3
Group stage v. Guadalajara – 1:1
Group stage v. Pachuca – 1:1
Group stage v. Los Angeles Galaxy – 5:6
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. Necaxa – 1:4
Group stage v. Cruz Azul – 1:2

International competition

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

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
Total 594 243 237 113 878 875 812 ' '
Carlos Ruiz was FC Dallas's top scorer in 2005, 2006 and 2007

Year-by-year stats

Year Regular Season Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF
Champions' League
Avg. Attendance
(Regular Season)
Avg. Attendance
1996 2nd, West (17–15) Conference Semi-finals Semi-finals 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 Semi-finals Semi-finals 10,948 8,130
1999 2nd, West (19–13) Conference Finals Quarter-finals 12,211 10,988
2000 3rd, Central (14–14–4) Conference Semi-finals Quarter-finals 13,102 7,555
2001 3rd, Central (10–11–5) Conference Semi-finals Round of 32 Not held 12,574 17,149
2002 3rd, West (12–9–7) Conference Semi-finals Semi-finals 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 Quarter-finals 9,088 Did not qualify
2005 2nd, West (13–10–9) Conference Semi-finals Final 11,189 10,104
2006 1st, West (16–12–4) Conference Semi-finals Quarter-finals 14,982 15,486
2007 3rd, West (13–12–5) Conference Semi-finals Final 15,145 12,537
2008 5th, West (8–10–12) Did not qualify Quarter-finals 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 Semi-finals 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 Quarter-finals 15,374 Did not qualify
2014 4th, West (16–12–6) Conference Semi-finals Semi-finals 16,816 13,196
2015 1st, West (18–10–6) TBD Round of 16 16,013 TBD




Name Nat 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)
Schellas Hyndman  United States June 16, 2008 – October 18, 2013
Óscar Pareja  Colombia January 10, 2014 – present

Head coaches

Coaching staff
Head coach Óscar Pareja
Assistant coach José Maria Bazán
Assistant coach Brent Erwin
Assistant coach Marco Ferruzzi
Goalie coach Drew Keeshan
Athletic trainer Skylar Richards
Technical Director Fernando Clavijo

Team management

No. Position Player Nation
1 Goalkeeper Kennedy, DanDan Kennedy      United States
3 Defender Hernandez, MoisesMoises Hernandez (HGP)     Guatemala
4 Defender Soumaré, BakaryBakary Soumaré      Mali
5 Midfielder Cirigliano, EzequielEzequiel Cirigliano (on loan from River Plate)     Argentina
7 Forward Pérez, BlasBlas Pérez      Panama
8 Midfielder Ulloa, VictorVictor Ulloa (HGP)     Mexico
9 Forward Texeira, DavidDavid Texeira      Uruguay
10 Midfielder Díaz, MauroMauro Díaz (DP)     Argentina
11 Forward Castillo, FabiánFabián Castillo (DP)     Colombia
12 Midfielder Hollingshead, RyanRyan Hollingshead      United States
13 Forward Akindele, TeshoTesho Akindele      Canada
14 Defender Harris, AtibaAtiba Harris      Saint Kitts and Nevis
16 Forward Craft, CoyCoy Craft (HGP)     United States
17 Defender Loyd, ZachZach Loyd      United States
18 Goalkeeper Seitz, ChrisChris Seitz      United States
20 Midfielder Escobar, RolandoRolando Escobar      Panama
21 Midfielder Barrios, MichaelMichael Barrios      Colombia
22 Defender Keel, StephenStephen Keel      United States
23 Midfielder Acosta, KellynKellyn Acosta (HGP)     United States
24 Defender Hedges, MattMatt Hedges      United States
25 Defender Zimmerman, WalkerWalker Zimmerman (GA)     United States
26 Midfielder Garcia, DannyDanny Garcia (HGP)     United States
27 Midfielder Watson, Je-VaughnJe-Vaughn Watson      Jamaica
29 Forward Zendejas, AlexAlex Zendejas (HGP)     United States
31 Midfielder Michel,Michel      Brazil
33 Defender Earle, OtisOtis Earle      England
44 Goalkeeper Gonzalez, JesseJesse Gonzalez (HGP)     Mexico
[51]As of September 15, 2015.

Current roster

For details on former players, see All-time FC Dallas roster.

Players and staff

The TV audio is also simulcast on The Ticket (1310 AM) which also broadcasts nationally televised games involving FC Dallas. ESPN Deportes (1540 AM) carries Spanish-language broadcasts with Carlos Alvarado and Jesús Padilla doing play-by-play and color, respectively. La Voz del Pueblo (1270 AM) has all games in Spanish, and Azteca America broadcasts tape delayed television coverage in Spanish.[50]

In 2012, Dallas Mavericks play-by-play announcer Mark Followill and former Houston Dynamo announcer Jonathan Yardley split play-by-play duties, replacing the late Bobby Rhine. Former MLS players Brian Dunseth, Ian Joy, and Dante Washington rotate doing color commentary. In 2013, Bob Sturm replaced Yardley and Steve Jolley returned to the broadcast team, splitting color commentary duties with Dante Washington and Brian Dunseth.[50]

Until the 2012 season, FC Dallas's matches appeared on regional television on Fox Sports Southwest, KTXA and WFAA (8–3) and several games are televised nationally on NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network. On February 25, 2013, FC Dallas signed a deal with Time Warner Cable to air most of its games on the Time Warner Cable Sports Channel in Dallas, replacing Fox Sports Southwest as the primary broadcaster of games.[50]

Former Dallas midfielder Bobby Rhine was a play-by-play announcer until his death in 2011[49]


On June 27, 2012, FC Dallas reached a three-year sponsorship deal with AdvoCare, a Plano-based health and wellness company, worth US$7.5M making AdvoCare become the official jersey sponsor.[47] In September 2013 FC Dallas reached a long term deal with Toyota to be official stadium naming rights partners.[38] In October 2014 FC Dallas and AdvoCare announced an extension of the jersey sponsorship through 2020.[48]


FC Dallas is formally associated with Arizona United SC of the United Soccer League, the third tier of the American soccer pyramid.[45][46] Abroad, the team is affiliated to Mexican Primera División club Tigres de la UANL and Clube Atlético Paranaense of Brazil's Campeonato Brasileiro Série A.[33]

Affiliated teams

The team anthem is called "H-O-O-P-S Yes!" and is performed by choral symphonic rock group and Dallas natives The Polyphonic Spree.[44]


The team also competes in two MLS rivalry cups. The Brimstone Cup against the Chicago Fire, so named for the allusions to fire in both teams' names when FC Dallas was the Dallas Burn, was inaugurated by the fans in 2001.[42] The Lamar Hunt Pioneer Cup has been contested against the Columbus Crew since 2007. It is named after Lamar Hunt, who was an investor in both teams.[43]

Animosity grew between fans and players of FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids, mainly sparking from Colorado players' comments towards the fans and Colorado's victories over FC Dallas in the 2005 and 2006 MLS Cup Playoffs.[41]

FC Dallas' main rival is the Houston Dynamo in the Texas Derby. The two teams reside in the same state and compete for El Capitan, a working replica Civil War cannon that goes to the regular season victor.[40]


FC Dallas has five recognized supporters groups: Dallas Football Elite, Red Shamrock, Dallas Beer Guardians, Lonestar Legion and El Matador.[39]

FC Dallas activities enjoys the fans


Tex Hooper, the FC Dallas mascot

Club culture

From its foundation, the team played in the 92,100-capacity Cotton Bowl in Dallas.[1] In an effort to save money due to the club's unfavorable lease with the Cotton Bowl, the club played its 2003 home games at Dragon Stadium, a high school stadium in Southlake, a Fort Worth suburb.[13] After listening to its fans, the Dallas Burn, as the team was called from 1996–2004, moved back to the Cotton Bowl for the 2004 season.[15] In August 2005, the club moved into Pizza Hut Park, a 20,500-capacity soccer-specific stadium in the northern suburb of Frisco.[18] The stadium was renamed the Toyota Stadium in September 2013.[38] The stadium is part of a complex with 17 soccer fields, booked more than 350 days per year with annual visits of 1.8 million people.[38]

Toyota Stadium, Dallas's home stadium since 2005


  • Third/Special
  • Alternate
  • Primary

Kit evolution

The team re-branded as FC Dallas in 2005 to coincide with their move to Pizza Hut Park, and has since played in a color scheme of red, white, silver, and blue and a kit design of horizontally hooped stripes.[33] The colors are officially listed as Republic Red, Lonestar White, Shawnee Silver and Bovine Blue.[34] In July 2012, the team wore their first sponsored jerseys, bearing the logo of Texan sports nutrition manufacturers AdvoCare.[35] For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the hoops were a different shade of red rather than a contrasting white.[36] The jersey also incorporated the motto "Dallas 'Til I Die" on the inside of the collar, and the initials "LH" on the back for Lamar Hunt.[37]

Originally, Dallas Burn played in a predominantly red-and-black color scheme, and had a logo which featured a fire-breathing black mustang behind a stylized red "Burn" wordmark.[2] The logo and the original colors of red and black were revealed at an event in New York City on Octovber 17, 1995.[1]

Original logo as the Dallas Burn, 1996–2004

Colors and badge

By finishing as runners-up in the MLS Cup, Dallas competed in the 2011–12 CONCACAF Champions League, their first time in the leading continental tournament. Following victory in the preliminary round against Alianza F.C. of El Salvador,[27] they reached the group stage. In the first group game, Marvin Chávez's goal defeated Mexican champions UNAM at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, making Dallas the first MLS team to win away to a Mexican team.[28] The team followed this with a victory by the same score at Toronto FC,[29] but did not win any of their four remaining games and were eliminated in third place in their group. In October 2013, Hyndman resigned as coach after a second consecutive season without the playoffs.[30] Three months later, his replacement was confirmed, Colombian and former Dallas player Óscar Pareja, who had resigned from the Colorado Rapids.[31] Dallas won their second Western Conference in 2015.[32]

[26].MLS Coach of the Year Award won the Schellas Hyndman and [25] was voted the league's MVP, having missed only one minute of the season,David Ferreira On-loan Colombian midfielder [24]

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