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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
*If there's even such a thing.
GarbageMan, 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 >>
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 >>
MLS SoccerFC Dallas scored in the 27th second against the Panamanianites.Editor's note: Observer.com 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Kenny CooperThis 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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