Before starting a new topic use the search feature to make sure it has not already been started. It is always better to post in an existing thread. The NSR sub-board is for all non-soccer AND all non-FCD related soccer material. Add yourself to the FC Dallas Frappr! - http://www.frappr.com/fcdallasfans/map 1. What does "F.C." stand for? "F.C." stands for "Futbol Club" 2. What is FC Dallas' nickname? FC Dallas' most used nickname is the "Hoops" which refers to the horizontal bands on the home and away jerseys. While the "Hoops" nickname is no longer officially used by the Front Office, it is still used by supporters. They are also known as "Los Waldos" (as in 'Where's Waldo' get it?) "The Red Stripes" and the "Toros." 3. How long has FC Dallas been in MLS? FC Dallas was one of the founding teams of MLS. They were known as "Dallas Burn" from 1996 to 2004. 4. What are the official colors of FC Dallas? Republic Red, Lonestar White and Bovine Blue are the official team colors. Black and Red were the colors of the Dallas Burn. 5. Have FC Dallas won any championships? FC Dallas won the 1997 Lamar Hunt United States Open Cup 6. What is the best source for FC Dallas news? 3rd Degree is the best independent news source for everything FC Dallas related. - http://www.3rddegree.net/ The FC Dallas blog is frequently updated with insider news. - http://worldcupway.blogspot.com/ The FC Dallas youtube page has updated video of various FC Dallas related things. - http://www.youtube.com/user/FCDCommunications 7. Does FC Dallas have a supporters group? The INFERNO is the original independent supporters group of FC Dallas, founded in 1996 by "El Jefe". - http://www.the-inferno.net/ EL MATADOR is a Hispanic supporters group founded in 2009. Both INFERNO and EL MATADOR stand together in sections 120 and 121. More of an international fan club than a supporters group, FCD Nation, known as the "official FC Dallas supporters group," was formed in late 2006. Its purpose is to join together the fans of FC Dallas from around the world. - https://securemls.mlsnet.com/t104/fans/fcdnation/register/ 8. Does FC Dallas have any partner teams? FC Dallas currently has three partnerships. 1) Tigres UANL of Mexico. Mostly for development of the two teams' Youth Academies, however they also play a home-and-away friendly series for the Rio Grande Plate. 2) Club Atletico Paranaense of Brazil. As well as a home-and-away pre-season friendly series for the USA-Brazil Challenge cup, the partnership has so far seen FCD take 3 CAP players on loan - Ricardinho, Andre Rocha and David Ferreira. 3) Trinidad & Tobago Pro League. The partnership includes player swaps, the ability for teams to use the practice facilities at PHP, and the sharing of business strategies and ideas. Very little has come of this as yet. 9. Does FC Dallas have any rivalries? Chicago Fire - For about five years, it was the hottest and most fully integrated rivalry in the league. It started in 1998 when they knocked Dallas out of the USOC and the games just kept getting chippier. Fans of both clubs didn't like each other. In 1999, there was an epic playoff series in which Chicago's Dema Kovalenko broke the leg of one of our favorite player's (Brandon Pollard) in game 2, and in game 3 we came back from 0-2 in the first five minutes of the game to win 3-2 and take the series. The contest between the two teams is called the "Brimstone Cup" and a trophy is awarded to the winner. See http://www.brimstonecup.com for the history. Houston Dynamo - The teams were pretty competitive when they were in San Jose (San Jose Earthquakes team and coach were relocated to Houston in 2006), but when they moved to Texas the games became grittier and more heated. It's a same-state "derby" and the two teams compete for the El Capitán trophy - an 18th century Mountain Howitzer Cannon. Colorado Rapids - They eliminated us from the semifinals of the playoffs, in 1997, and from the first round of the playoffs in 2002, and at PHP, in back to back years ('05 and '06) on penalty kicks. And this one is mostly about the players and the playoffs. Most Dallas fans don't really care about Rapids fans, and our regular season games have tended largely in Dallas' favor. 10. I have questions about getting tickets. PM our local ticket rep, Kevin Lindstrom ("Drum'r Boy" on BigSoccer), or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at (469) 365-0048. 11. Why are there football lines on the field at Pizza Hut Park? The Frisco Independent School District paid $15 million towards the building of PHP and plays a handful of high school football games there every year. 12. Who are some notable former FCD/Burn players? Hugo Sanchez, Jason Kreis, Leonel Alvarez, Oscar Pareja, Cory Gibbs, Eddie Johnson, Juan Toja, Kenny Cooper Jr There is an all-time player roster at 3rddegree 13. Does Dallas have a DP? 2007 - Denilson (Brazil) picked up mid-season as a DP, but contract was not renewed. 2008 - 2010 No DP 14. What is the meaning behind the shield symbols? What animal is that on our logo? A bull or a longhorn, and what is the difference? a. animal b. flame c. colors d. star e. '96 a) The animal is a Longhorn Bull, named Tex. A longhorn is a breed of cow and can be male or female. Like a Brahma, Herferd, Red Angus, Black Angus etc... breeds... a longhorn is a cow breed like a Collie is a dog breed. A Bull is a male cow, a heifer is a female cow, and a steer is a male cow that has been castrated. b) The flame is the tie that binds both the history of the team (Burn) and the first supporters group (Inferno) to the current team. c) Colors - represent the colors of the state flag of Texas as well as the city flag d) Star - is the symbol of Texas - the 'Lone Star' state e) '96 - in tribute to the year the franchise was established, 1996 15. Why doesn't Pizza Hut Park have a roof? For a detailed answer to this question, please see this post from this thread.