Top Articles of the Month

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Thanks for joining us this month at the Soccer Information Network! These are the top articles for the Month of March:

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Dallas Cup Kicks Off (Fletcher Whiteley)

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Open Letter To Sam Williams

Editor’s note – Many who follow soccer, especially in the Supporters Community, have someone like this that was their personal invitation to the environment that is soccer in the United States. It is our understanding […]

FC Dallas Practice Report – March 31, 2015

By Fletcher Whiteley The team was ready to get back at today and did some fitness at the start like usual. They did a few more drills which is more than they did last Tuesday […]

The Original MLS Power Rankings – March 31, 2015

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By Kevin Lindstrom

More data does not necessarily mean a clear set of results. Thrown in there was the absence of almost 60 players from various rosters due to international call ups. But these games count just like every other, and it clearly shows some teams’ depth, or the lack thereof. Looking at you, Seattle.

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FC Dallas 0, Seattle Sounders 0 – Player Ratings

As usual, scale is 1-10 with 10 being World Class and 1 being not. Five is a decent MLS performance, 6 is good, 7 is “will get the team in the playoffs”, 8 is “will […]

After the Smoke Clears – Match Analysis – FC Dallas 0, Seattle Sounders 0

after the smoke clearsSo going into the match, we thought it would be a tough game where Seattle would be fighting and scrapping to get a tie or steal a win, but that they would sit back and make Dallas earn their chances. Considering that they were without Dempsey, Martins, Pappa and Alonso, that seemed the smart play from their point of view.

And the match started with Seattle playing a very passive line of confrontation, but it looked like a matter of time before Dallas would break the Sounders down.
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River Plate 3, Everton 1 – Dr Pepper Gordon Jago Super Group

dallas cup logoIn the final game of day one at the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, the fans were treated to a great matchup in the Gordon Jago Super Group as they saw River Plate defeat Everton 3-1. The game was the marquee match of the day as Everton was the defending U-19 Barclays Premier League champion while River Plate was the defending Dallas Cup champion. The game started out with both teams trying to feel each other out until the thirty-eighth minute when River Plate got on the board first with a Tomas Andrade bottom corner shot that helped Andrade earn game MVP.

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Tigres (Mexico) 2, Valencia CF (Spain) 2 – Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Gordon Super Group

dallas cup logoDALLAS, Texas _ Tigres of Mexico and Valencia CF of Spain played to a 2-2 tie in the second game of the opening Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Gordon Jago Super Group triple-header. Valencia twice took a lead, only to squander possession and eventually give up the tying goal each time.

Tigres controlled a lot of the first half, but generally only in the middle third of the field. Valencia was consistently dangerous on the times they got forward, including the opening goal by Moises Valencia Blanco. In the 7th minute, he broke in behind the Tigres defense and slotted home a simple, firm shot to the back post.

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Up Next – Portland Timbers 1, at Vancouver Whitecaps 2

FC Dallas plays at the Portland Timbers on Saturday. By Clay Massey VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ In the first of the Cascadia Cup series, a goal by sub Robert Earnshaw at the death broke the […]

FC Dallas 0, SC Corinthians 0 – Dr Pepper Dallas Cup, Gordon Jago Super Group

dallas cup logoDALLAS, Texas _ The opening game of a three-game set kicking off the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup Gordon Jago Super Group at the historic Cotton Bowl saw FC Dallas and SC Corinthians of Brazil play to a chippy 0-0 tie, with the local side coming up just short of stealing a win on more than one occasion.

From the onset, Corinthians appeared the more athletic side – physically bigger and stronger across the board. But it was FCD that on most occasions showed more fight in individual challenges to stay in the match.

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