FAQ - FC Dallas (READ THE FIRST POST BEFORE ASKING YOUR QUESTION ELSEWHERE OR RISK BEING MOCKED)

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  1. Parrothead FC

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    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 klindstrom@fcdallas.com, 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?

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    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.

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    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.


  2. Parrothead FC

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    thanks to AHF4FCD for the first set of Q&A.

    this top post can be edited/expanded in the future by any mod. what say we unsticky Frappr and give it a go?
  3. chapulincolorado

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    Great start! :)
  4. boomersooner027

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    I've never seen us called Los Waldos.


  5. chapulincolorado

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    It's been used here in this forum, but, yeah, I haven't seen it used outside this forum. FWIW, Galavision/Telefutura have used the following:

    Hoops
    Los Toros Rayados (The Striped Bulls)
    Los Toros Salvajes (The Wild Bulls)

    So. At least Toros and Hoops have gotten more use.
  6. hutchtx

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    I don't get it . . . why "Los Waldos"? (And/or how does it relate to "Where's Waldo?") Further explanation needed for this one . . .
    :confused:
  7. Parrothead FC

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    c'mon man, just look at a picture of Waldo.
  8. Dr. Foosball™

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    I put "Waldos" because I have seen it used on this forum and it is listed on the wiki page.

    FYI Parrothead, when you moved the FAQ post I made you killed the links to 3rd degree and the FCD blog.
  9. hutchtx

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    Haaaaaa. now I get it. Hadn't seen a Waldo picture in a long time. Sorry for being a bit dense.

    :)
  10. fcd_noob

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    More questions:

    + Who are FCDs major rivals? Why?

    + Who are some notable former FCD/Burn players?

    + What is the best way to get tickets for FCD games?

    + Why was Dario Sala suspended for 6 games of the 2007 MLS season?

    + Was the woodsman right to kill the lodger? Why or why not? How did you feel about the lodger when you read this story? Why did the woodsman hold a grudge? Use powerful "action words" in your response.
  11. kingME D

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    better than i could of done it
  12. kingME D

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    i know im probable a long way from this but how do you become a moderator?
  13. kingME D

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    crapids, because their ********ing asshats,dynahoes 2 reasons same one as before and state rivals, chitcago because almost everybody hates chitcago
    hugo sanchez,cory gibbs,and eddie johnson are notable players
    ordering online is a good way to get tickets or signing up for the hoops nation group
    sala was suspended for punching hunter freeman after a playoff loss
  14. FC Uptown

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    I heard the team also referred to as the "Dallas FC's" on The Ticket.
  15. bvolt3000

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    your hoopsnation link is broke
  16. kingME D

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    it wasnt a link
  17. Dr. Foosball™

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    Yea it was, I think it got broke on the cut/paste to this thread.
  18. Parrothead FC

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    Q. does Dallas have a DP? :D
  19. kingME D

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    yes,yes it does
  20. Parrothead FC

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    fixed.
  21. GraceTX

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    I think the thread is fast becoming a discussion thread as opposed to a FAQ about the team and this forum. To keep it clean and I don't know...actually useful, maybe you need a seperate page for the discussion and one for just the real FAQs?
  22. Parrothead FC

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    a lot of FAQs and things like this on other boards go like this, I can think of a couple that were started and stickied in like 2002 and have just continued periodically until they're 13 or 14 pages long. which is aesthetically annoying, but I think it's fine as long as the first post is the relevant one, which in this case it is.
  23. Dr. Foosball™

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    agreed. As long as you just keep updating the original post so people won't be expected to wade through hundreds of posts to get an answer this will work.
  24. FC Uptown

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    What is that on our logo? A bull or a longhorn, and what is the difference?
  25. GraceTX

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    Re: FAQ - FC Dallas

    Fair enough. I'm very nit-picky so I like having things nice and orderly, but if you're going to update the original post that'll keep me from getting all verklempt.

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