Owner Lamar Hunt explained that he would like to see his club take on a name more synonymous with the sport of soccer worldwide.
Schellas Hyndman 2008-
FC Dallas Stadium 2005-
First Game Played April 14, 1996
9200 World Cup Way, Suite 202
Frisco, TX 75034
Phone: (214) 705-6700
Cotton Bowl 1996-2002
Dragon Stadium 2003
Cotton Bowl 2004
FC Dallas Stadium* 2005-Present
*-Known as Pizza Hut Park 2005-2011
MLS Cup MVP:
2007 (16-12-4; 52 points)
2003 (6-19-5; 23 points)
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Dallas Burn 1996-2004
F.C. Dallas 2005-Present
MLS Cup Champions:
MLS Cup Appearances: (1)
Supporter's Shield Winner:
Semi-Finals Appearances: (2)
Confernce Champions: (4)
1997, 1998, 1999, 2006
Playoff Appearances: (12)
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011
All-Star Games Hosted:
All-Star Game MVP:
Coach of the Year:
Rookie of the Year:
Scoring Champion: (2)
1999 Jason Kreis F
2009 Jeff Cunningham F
Goalkeeper of the Year: (1)
1996 Mark Dodd
Defender of the Year:
1999 Jason Kreis F
2010 David Ferreira M
1996: In front of 27,779 fans at the Cotton Bowl on April 14, 1996, the Dallas Burn would earn a shootout win over the San Jose Clash. The Burn, with their superstar Jason Kries and coach Dave Dir, would quickly become one of MLS's better teams as they used a midseason 5-game winning streak to earn their first playoff berth with a record of 17-15. The playoffs, however, would be short lived for the Burn as the Kansas City Wiz in three games beat them.
1997: Looking to build on the success of their inaugural season, the Burn started the season with mediocre results. But again, they used a midsummer 4-game winning streak to make the playoffs although they also had a midsummer 4- game-losing streak. They ended the season with a .500 record of 16-16. In the playoffs, the Burn looked like just that as they swept the Los Angeles Galaxy without conceding a goal. But in the next round, they would fall victim to the Colorado Rapids in a sweep. The Burn would find solace as they later beat MLS Cup Champion DC United to win the US Open Cup.
1998: Going into their third season, the Burn would struggle out of the gate and in the middle of the season. Despite a poor record of 15-17, the Burn would qualify for their third straight playoff berth. In the playoffs, the Los Angeles Galaxy would sweep them in the first round.
1999: At the end of May, the Burn were in the middle of the pack of the Western Conference with an even record of 5-5. From then on, the Burn, thanks in large part to Jason Kries' breakout year, would surge to second place by the end of the year with a record of 19-13. In the playoffs, Burn fans would see their team fly high as they knocked off the defending champions Chicago Fire. In the West Final, they would lose to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the first game and then beat them in the next game. In the end, the Galaxy would have the last laugh and would eliminate the Burn.
2000: After coming within one game of MLS Cup, the Burn hoped to go even further. In the middle of the spring and into the summer, they went through a slump and made the playoffs third in the realigned Central Division and the 6th seed on the league table with a record of 14-14-6. In the playoffs, the Burn wouldn't go anywhere as the MetroStars swept them in two games. At the end of the year, coach Dave Dir would be let go and replaced by Mike Jeffries.
2001: In their first full season under Mike Jeffries, the Burn would continue to play mediocre soccer and finish the season 10-11-5 after the final weekend was cut short as a result of the September 11 attacks. In the playoffs as the 7th seed, the Burn wouldn't really put up much of a fight as they lost in three games to the Chicago Fire.
2002: The Burn would surprise their rivals and have a much better season from start to finish. Jason Kries would continue to lead the club as they finished with a 12-9-7 record, their best in three years and they earned the 5th seed in the playoffs. In the playoffs, though, the Colorado Rapids on a series-tiebreaking by Mark Chung would upset the Burn in game 3.
2003: Unable to maintain the momentum of the previous year, the Burn would suffer through a bad year. Mike Jeffries was fired in September and replaced by Colin Clarke as the Burn finished the season with a record of 6-19-5, missing the playoffs for the first time in club history.
2004: In a one-year return to the Cotton Bowl, and the team's final year being known as the "Burn," the club would carry over some of their frustrations from the previous year. By late July, the Burn would creep back into the playoff picture, but it would not be enough as they missed the playoffs for the second year in a row with a dismal 10-14-6 season. In August, club owner Lamar Hunt revealed that the club in 2005 and beyond would be known as "FC Dallas" to be more of a soccer team and to coincide with their new stadium in Frisco, Texas.
2005: Whether it was the name change, or the acquisition of Carlos Ruiz, FC Dallas would fly out of the gates, losing only two of their fist 17 games. On August 6, FC Dallas played their inaugural game at Pizza Hut Park and tied the MetroStars, 2-2. The new stadium seemed to bring a bad spark to Dallas as they went on a six-game winless streak. Then they went on a three game winning streak. That streak helped them into the playoffs as the second seed in the West with a record of 13-10-9. Against the Colorado Rapids in the playoffs, the teams would play a scoreless first game. After playing to a 1-1 tie in regulation, the two teams were level again, 2-2, after the first overtime period. Carlos Ruiz then had a penalty kick attempt, but hit the goalpost. In the shootout, the Rapids outscored and defeated FC Dallas, 5-4 on penalties. After converting his penalty kick, Ruiz looked skyward as if to say, "Why can't I do that when it matters?"
2006: Regaining the momentum they had from the year before, FC Dallas again took the West by storm. In their first full season at Pizza Hut Park, Carlos Ruiz led the way with 13 goals on the way to helping his team to a 16-12-4 record and the top seed in the West. In the playoffs, though, the Hoops' proud season would come to a screeching halt as they were again were knocked out in penalties by the Colorado Rapids.
2007: Early on, FC Dallas played delightful soccer and held a firm grip on the top spot in the West for much of the first half, winning 6 of their first 10 matches. Come the second half, though, the Hoops were in for a tailspin as they only won 5 games after the All-Star break, limping into postseason play with a record of 13-12-5, good enough for third in the West. The season for the Hoops would come to a crashing halt in the playoffs, losing 4-2 on aggregate to eventual champions, Houston Dynamo.
2008: It was a season of disappointment in Dallas, as FC Dallas, stumbled from the start of the season, and slipped to the bottom of the Western Conference, which led to the firing of Coach Steve Morrow. Under his replacement Schellas Hyndman, they would show some slight improvement, but they had dug themselves to deep of hole as they missed the playoffs, while finishing in fifth place with a record of 8-10-12.
2009: A bad start to the season, losing six of their first eight matches, threatened to put FC Dallas out of playoff contention early. A mediocre summer didn't help them much and they finished out of the playoffs with a record of 11-13-6. A loss in the final game to Seattle was their nail in the coffin.
2010: "It doesn't matter how you get there, it's that you get there period." This might as well have been the motto for FC Dallas as they started off the year with four ties and two losses. From May 27 to October 16, the team did not lose a game; they either tied or won and they found themselves in the playoffs with a record of 12-4-14. Against defending champion Real Salt Lake in the first round, Dallas made a first game win count as they knocked off the champs 3-2 on aggregate. Against the LA Galaxy in the conference final, the Hoops did not let two power failures deter them, shutting the Galaxy out 3-0 on their way to MLS Cup for the first time.
2010 MLS Cup: In Toronto's BMO Field, FC Dallas went up against their conference rival Colorado Rapids in attempt for their first domestic championship. Early on in the match, the Hoops controlled the flow of the match and league MVP David Ferreira gave Dallas a 35th minute lead. But in the second half, the Rapids came back as Conor Casey scored a goal sitting down in the penalty area in the 57th minute. During the first extra time session, a shot by the Rapids' Macoumba Kandji was deflected by Dallas's George John and landed in the back of the net. The Hoops were unable to equalize and watched the Rapids celebrate at their expense.
2011: After coming so close to a championship, FC Dallas showed no signs of letting up. Despite a 1-3-1 start to the year, the Hoops played better and started putting the ball in the back of the net more and shrugged off a late four game losing streak to finish in fourth place with a record of 15-12-7. But that would only get them a spot in the wild card playoff game and the New York Red Bulls in that game would shut them out 2-0.
Dave Dir 1996-2000
Mike Jeffries 2001-2003
Colin Clarke 2003-2006
Steve Morrow 2007-2008
Marco Ferruzzi 2008
Schellas Hyndman 2008-Present
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