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    January 13, 2014

    FC Dallas' 2014 Season Is Already Looking Grim

    Full disclosure: I don't follow Major League Soccer, and I've never been to an FC Dallas game. The one and only time I've been to Frisco was when my future wife dragged me to IKEA. So, when I say that the coming season doesn't look promising, I'm not passing judgment on the club's middling performa ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    The Nine Best Outdoor Venues in North Texas

    Now that the weather has turned to something other than scorching, we can turn our attention to catching a show outdoors. Although most promoters (and many in the crowds) don't seem to mind a show taking place in the middle of August, I sure don't mind having dehydration and hyperthermia being the e ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, September 19-25

    Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    Zach Loyd and Casey Nogueira: The Couple That Plays, Although Not (Always) Together

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here . This love story started like so many others: with a clueless rascal who was wily enou ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Wu-Tang Clan, Empire of the Sun and More to Play Breakaway Music Festival in Dallas

    There's a new music festival coming to Dallas. Well, Frisco, technically: It wil held at FC Dallas Stadium. But there are plenty of reasons to make the trip for the inaugural Breakaway Music Festival. The lineup, which hasn't been finalized, includes Empire of the Sun, Wu-Tang Clan, Big Gigantic, Ju ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012
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    February 10, 2012

    Garbage, Blue October and More Announced For April's Edge Fest

    Garbage​Man, people are really excited about Edge Fest. The line-up for 102.1 The Edge's 22nd annual all-day fest began its steady trickle into the Internet today, with Evanescence, Garbage, Switchfoot, Blue October, Civil Twilight and Neon Trees already announced. They'll be releasing one ba ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    Pizza Hut Pulls Its Slice Out of Pizza Hut Park

    Via.​Speaking of local sports venues ...A Friend of Unfair Park sends this dispatch concerning FC Dallas's Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, which will no longer be called Pizza Hut Park. Leigh Anne Gullett, director of public relations for the MLS franchise, confirms: After North Dakota State and Sam Hou ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: Dallas Has a Soccer Team, and It's Quite Decent on the Pitch

    MLS SoccerFC Dallas scored in the 27th second against the Panamanianites.​Editor's note: contributor Justin Bitner got drunk and admitted to being a soccer fan, so we made him attend Wednesday's FC Dallas match against Tauro FC of Panama, FCD's fifth game of CONCACAF Champions Lea ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    "The FC Dallas Family is Shocked and Saddened By the Passing of Bobby Rhine."

    Those words come from Clark Hunt, who, on the soccer club's website, pays homage to the 35-year-old Dallas Burn first-round draft pick who would become as synonymous as soccer in Dallas as Kyle Rote Jr. and Kenny Cooper, junior and senior. Bobby Rhine played for the Burn, then FC Dallas, from '99 ti ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011
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    April 7, 2011
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    December 2, 2010

    If You're Headed Downtown and Love the World Cup and Wanna Hang Out with the Mayor ...

    Patrick Michels​... you might wanna swing by Dallas City Hall, where Mayor Tom and the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee and Hunt Sports Group chairman Clark Hunt and a few FC Dallas players (including goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Ugo Ihemelu and forward Ruben Luna) and former Colombian Nationa ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    By George I Think He's Done It! Yep, He Definitely Did It.

    Would you rather your football team - like the Dallas Cowboys - implode during a 1-7 start, fire its head coach and be done by Halloween? Or would you rather your football team - like FC Dallas - make it all the way to the Super Bowl only to dramatically lose in the 107th minute of play on an ... More >>

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    November 15, 2010

    First the Texas Rangers. Now FC Dallas?!

    Last month your Texas Rangers finally made it to baseball's World Series. Hasn't been quite as long of a wait, but FC Dallas is at last in soccer's MLS Cup. With a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy Sunday night, FC Dallas won Major League Soccer's Western Conference and earned a spot in Sunda ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Dallas' Other Teams are Playing Too. Who Knew?

    For the last month we've all been - gladly, of course - buried up to here in the Texas Rangers. Don't look now, but the other sports in our city didn't shut down. Let's play some catch up, shall we? FC DALLAS - In the Major League Soccer's Western Conference semifinals, they have a 2-1 aggregate le ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010
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    August 5, 2010
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    June 10, 2010

    Copa de Mundial: You Give a Rat's Ass?

    ​Yeah, it's the world's biggest sporting event. But we're not in the world, we're in Texas. Dallas, more precisely, where football is king, spring football is queen, basketball is a part-time curiousity, hockey is a memory, baseball is foreplay to more football and soccer is ... Stupid? ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010
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    July 31, 2009

    Bavarian Creamed: Kenny Cooper, FC Dallas Star and Jesuit Grad, Is Moving to Munich

    Kenny Cooper​This just in from FC Dallas: Kenny Cooper is a Hoop no more. The star striker, who came to Dallas in February 2006 from Manchester United and who's on the US national team, is being shipped off to TSV 1860 München -- which sounds like a Bavarian television station, but, no, is in fac ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Brand X: Your Dallas Cowboys Are Set to "Swing It Around" With a Theme Song

    Amazingly, we still have stashed on the server Polyphonic Spree's "H-O-O-P-S Yes!," the '07 "anthem" penned for FC Dallas -- what do you mean you don't remember? Then perhaps you recall a time when Your Dallas Mavericks were "Rowdy, Loud and Proud," courtesy PPT; and who can forget Pantera's catchy ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009
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    June 18, 2009

    Note to Self: Find My Old Bobby Moffat Jersey

    Sunday afternoon at Dallas Farmers Market, Brandon Pollard broke the bad news: I'd somehow managed to miss an old-timers kick-around at Pizza Hut Park the day before featuring the likes of Bobby Moffat, Chad Deering, Tatu and, of course, the Texas Honeybee Guild'er buzzing around Shed One. (Ticket t ... More >>

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    May 21, 2009
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    March 30, 2009

    Short Orders: Mattito's (Frisco)

    Mattito's6129 W. Main St., Frisco214-872-3411There's one key difference between the original Dallas operation and its Frisco counterpart: location.And before you finish that "no shit, Sherlock" response, allow me to explain. In this case, location refers to mindset more than anything else. Mattito's ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Pizza Hut Park

    Last week, BFF Jen's birthday was nigh and her wish was to go to the FC Dallas season opener. Thus, a group of us converged upon Frisco's Pizza Hut Park. Based on past FC Dallas experiences, games meant not only sporting good times and learning to curse in Spanish, but also copious treats and alcoho ... More >>

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    March 23, 2009

    Slip Ups On The Upswing?

    Yesterday I waited 90 minutes for some Chinese restaurant to delivery a single order of General Tsao's chicken. When the driver finally showed up, cold food in hand, he offered one of those difficult to refute not-my-fault excuses: "we're really busy," he said. "And we only have two drivers."Think I ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008

    Hoop It Up

    See Cooper and FC Dallas take the field

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    July 28, 2008

    FC Dallas Could Lose Its Most "Dallas" Player, Kenny Cooper

    Kenny Cooper Yesterday, FC Dallas forward Kenny Cooper scored two goals in two minutes on his way to embarrassing the David Beckham-led L.A. Galaxy 4-0 in Frisco. Today comes word that Cooper, a beloved native son, may have played his last game for the Hoops. Really, you can’t blame him. Norway ... More >>

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    May 20, 2008

    Lose to Beckham = Lose Your Gig

    Avery Johnson, you've got company. On the heels of an embarrassing 5-1 loss to David Beckham and the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd at Pizza Hut Park last Sunday, FC Dallas general manager Michael Hitchcock has just fired head coach Steve Morrow. Morrow will be replaced by fourth- ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008

    Sports Notes Almost as Long as An 11-Run Sixth Inning

    You did know FC Dallas was undefeated, no? Well, then, there ya go. Brought to you by the good folks who sometimes give you Monday Morning Meanderings: As noted this a.m., The Cowboys finally acquired Adam “Pacman” Jones for a fourth-round draft choice. Bitch and moan all you want about the ero ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    Becks Comes Back

    Can we play Hoops around the Galaxy?

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    November 5, 2007

    H-O-O-P-S No!

    Another season, another first-round flame-out. Thanks to FC Dallas’ come-from-ahead loss to the Houston Dynamo Friday night, our teams’ playoff pratfalls continue to continue. Let’s see, the Cowboys, Mavericks, Stars, Desperados and now FC Dallas all failed to get out of the first round of the ... More >>

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    September 6, 2007

    Hoop It Up

    Cheer on FC Dallas in Frisco

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    July 30, 2007

    Screw It Like Beckham

    So, after days of speculation about the state of his poor sore ankle, David Beckham won't be in Frisco tomorrow night after all, when the Los Angeles Galaxy play FC Dallas in the SuperLiga tournament. "Obviously not going to Dallas with us," Galaxy coach Frank Yallop said today; so, that's that. So ... More >>

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    June 8, 2007
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    February 6, 2007

    Miss It Like Beckham

    Guess who ain't coming to Dallas. Yeah. This faux-hawked sumbitch. The 2007 Major League Soccer schedule is out, and I've got a two-word review: Rip. Off. All the hubbub over David Beckham coming to America, and just guess the only city that won't see him playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy during th ... More >>

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    December 7, 2006
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    August 3, 2006

    A Kick in the Head

    Kenny Cooper scored three goals in FC Dallas' U.S. Open Cup win against the Charleston Battery. Amazing, innit, when major-leaguers barely beat up on minor-leaguers? The paper version of Unfair Park has always been good friends with FC Dallas. So big ups to the Hoops for advancing to the quarterfina ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    The Score

    Will the Hoops dominate the goal?

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    April 3, 2006

    Ain't That a Kick in the Head

    In FC Dallas' 3-2 win over Chicago Saturday, the local kid made good, scoring the winning goal in the 70th minute--just five minutes after entering the game. But that kid wasn't Mario Torres, the local Latino league phenom whose story we chronicled last July. Nor was it fellow Dallas products Drew M ... More >>

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    November 10, 2005
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    September 1, 2005
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    July 21, 2005


    FC's Footing

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    July 14, 2005

    The Year of El Gato

    FC Dallas' Mario Torres carries the hopes of Latino soccer fans. But is he the future--or just a cynical marketing ploy?

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    April 28, 2005

    Remember the Bass-amo

    Plus: Move Over, Kids

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    May 8, 2003

    Hands Off

    It's the Burn, baby, Burn

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    August 26, 1999

    Burnt offering

    When major-league Dallas soccer wanted to come to Hickory Creek, the folks there just weren't buying

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