An American Professional Soccer Club – FC Dallas
In the suburbs of Frisco, Texas a soccer club named FC Dallas exists which, possesses the capability to compete in MLS (Major League Soccer). Being one amongst the ten charter clubs in MLS, this soccer club has always completed successfully in the league. Prior to the 2005 season, this club was known as the Dallas Burn and was famous for its professionalism.
Talking about the home games played by them, the Dallas has played their home games in the soccer specific FC Dallas stadium which possesses a capacity of approximately 20,500 or so. The owner of this team is Clark Hunt, an MLS investor who is the owner of the National Football League’s or NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs as well as the Columbus Crew too. Its present head coach is Schellas Hyndman, former Southern Methodist University coach.
Next comes the concepts of their badges and colors etc. Originally, the jerseys worn by FC Dallas were literally in a red and black color scheme and possessed a logo featuring a fire-breathing black colored horse. Below this horse, a stylized “Burn” word mark in red color was present. From 1995 – 2004 and from 2005 – till date, the logo has been changed two times.
The main supporter group of FC Dallas is the Hoops Nation, which came in to existence during the 2006 season. Its membership allowed the fans to get a t-shirt, two free tickets as well as numerous other benefits in return for a minute membership fee only. Apart from the Hoops nation, ‘EI Matador’ and ‘La Raza Latina’ are two other supporter groups of FC Dallas. Talking about their famous and oldest rivalry, the Chicago Fire is the only name that comes to one’s mind. Moreover, a new rivalry has also been emerging these days, with the Real Salt Lake.