History

FC Dallas

1996 - present

Nicknames: FCD, Red Stripes, Toros

Trophies

US Open Cup 1997

Stadium: FC Dallas Stadium

Owner: Clark Hunt

Current Roster

FC Dallas were one of the 10 founding members of MLS, joining the league in 1996 as the Dallas Burn. The club switched its name to FC Dallas in 2005.

Despite the name change, the club’s colors have remained pretty constant over time. Dallas adopted red and black as their colors in ’96, changing them slightly to red and white in 2005 when they became FC Dallas.

The club has had two logos, the first being a fire-breathing black horse, with “Burn” written underneath it. The second logo incorporates the blue, white and red color scheme and features the number "96" for the year the team was formed and a large bull. A lone star, representing the state of Texas, is also present on the badge.  

Dallas have played at three stadiums in their time as an MLS side, including two stints at the Cotton Bowl from 1996-2002 and 2004-2005, and at Dragon Stadium in Fort Worth in 2003. They opened their own soccer-specific venue in suburban Frisco in 2005 to coincide with the team's rebranding. 

The Texas team have won just one major trophy since being founded, beating D.C. United to lift the US Open Cup in their second season in 1997.

The closest Dallas came to winning MLS Cup was in 2010, when they fell 2-1 in extra-time to the Colorado Rapids in Toronto.

Notable Players

  • Jason Kreis
  • Kenny Cooper
  • Leonel Alvarez
  • Jeff Cunningham
  • Chad Deering
  • Denilson
  • Mark Dodd
  • Clarence Goodson
  • Ariel Graziani
  • Brian Haynes
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Matt Jordan
  • Antonio Martinez
  • Dax McCarty
  • Roberto Mina
  • Drew Moor
  • Ronnie O'Brien
  • Dominic Oduro
  • Oscar Pareja
  • Blas Perez
  • Bobby Rhine
  • Pablo Ricchetti
  • Jorge Rodriguez
  • Carlos Ruiz
  • Dario Sala
  • Mark Santel
  • Brek Shea
  • Simo Valakari
  • Greg Vanney
  • Anthony Wallace
  • Joselito Vaca
  • David Ferreira

Notable Coaches

  • Dave Dir, 1996-2000
  • Mike Jeffries, 2001-2003
  • Colin Clarke, 2003-2006
  • Steve Morrow, 2006-2008
  • Marco Ferruzzi, 2008 (interim)
  • Schellas Hyndman, 2008-2013
  • Oscar Pareja, 2014-present

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