Pedestrian Playlist: What Do FC Dallas Players Listen To?

Daniel Hernández & Kevin Hartman before MLS Cup
Daniel Hernández & Kevin Hartman before MLS Cup

A lot of people didn't believe MLS could work. With so many other soccer leagues, what could make this one special?

Well, fast forward 15 years and one Polyphonic Spree written anthem later, and MLS's FC Dallas not only has dedicated stadium in Frisco, but they are also one of the first teams to be running on a profit.

To top things off, FC Dallas beat Landon Donovan and David Beckam's LA Galaxy to go all the way to the MLS Cup this year against the Colorado Rapids. Although they didn't win, it was a hard fought battle that went all the way into the second overtime.

Maybe because we got caught up in the hype, we began to wonder what Dallas' new major league friends listen to before games and in general. So we decided to ask what FC Dallas Captain and Defender (not to mention Tyler native and SMU grad) Daniel Hernández and Goalkeeper (not to mention US National Team member and former MLS Player of the Month) Kevin Hartman that very question.

It seems Hernandez prefers old school R&B of Jodeci and Luther Vandross while Hartman prefers more indie music, such as Mumford & Sons and Muse. Perhaps the most interesting choice of all? Hartman's guilty pleasure, a Neon Trees and Justin Bieber Mashup of "Animal" and "Baby."

See and listen to both of their playlists after the jump!



Isley Brothers 

| "Contagious"

" Love smooth R&B, and Ron Isley's way of singing."

Jodeci | "I Wanna Freak You"

"My all time favorite. If I could sing, it would be like K-Ci!"

Luther Vandross  | "Don't Want To Be A Fool"

"Perfectionist for singing love songs."

R Kelly | "I Believe I Can Fly"

"Knows how to tell a story with his songs."

Vicente Fernandez  | "Por Tu Maldito Amor"

"Incredibly talented entertainer."

Least Favorite

"Anything techno."



The Gardener | "The Tallest Man on Earth"

" Swedish folk star that sounds a bit like Bob Dylan. His most recent album could be one of the best albums of 2010."

The Avett Brothers | "Distraction #74"

"Energetic, bluegrass, folk, rock superstars!"

Mumford & Sons  | "The Cave"

"English band up for Best New Artist Grammy"

Muse | "Take a Bow"

"Unbelievable English band sings to major world leaders about how they'll pay for the ways they've handled what they've been charged with."

Jamey Johnson | "You Can't Cash My Checks"

"Best songwriter in country music and an unbelievable singer. Reminds me of old, outlaw country artists and even opened for David Allen Coe a decade or so ago."

Least Favorite


" There are too many great artists to use this as a crutch. Just not a fan. Sorry."
Guilty Pleasure

Neon Trees/Justin Beiber Mashup | "Baby/Animal"

" Neon Trees has a mashup version of Justin Bieber's 'Baby' online. I love it! I'll listen to Neon Trees do 'Animal' and then it's straight to 'Baby'."


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