FRISCO, TX - APRIL 8: David Ferreira #10 of FC Dallas is cheered on by fans as he prepares to take a corner kick during the second half of a soccer game against the Colorado Rapids at Pizza Hut Park on April 8, 2011 in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas won 3-0. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
The pre-season is almost finally upon us. FC Dallas released their pre-season schedule today and it includes two trips away from Frisco. We knew FCD would be competing in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, but interestingly Dallas will be traveling down to Cancun for a week-long stay with Mexican first division side Atlante FC.
It all begins on Sunday and Monday as players report for pre-season entrance physicals then begin training Tuesday the 17th. Dallas will spend two weeks in Frisco before heading to Mexico, then spend two more weeks before going down to Orlando. In those two week spans, expect Dallas to take on SMU, Memphis and possibly one or two other local teams.
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FC Dallas’ preseason schedule:
Monday, Jan. 16
Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Tuesday, Jan. 31
Training at FC Dallas Stadium
Wednesday, Feb. 1
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Thursday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 23
Training at FC Dallas Stadium
Friday, Feb. 24
Saturday, Feb. 25 through Friday, March 2
Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort
Training schedule TBD
The Walt Disney World® Resort Pro Soccer Classic
Saturday, Feb. 25: vs. BK Häcken (
Tuesday, Feb. 28: vs.
Thursday, March 1: vs.
Saturday, March 3: Championship Session TBD
Sunday, March 4
FC Dallas also released its preseason schedule today. Players and coaches return to FC Dallas Stadium for entrance physicals on Sunday, Jan 15. The first training session of the season open to media will take place on the adidas Field at FC Dallas Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 17. That session is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Players and coaches will be made available to the media immediately following the training session.
In addition to training at FC Dallas Stadium, FC Dallas’ complete 48-day schedule includes a stop in
from Feb. 1 to Feb. 8. During its time in Cancun, Mexico Cancun, FC Dallas will be hosted by Atlante of the Mexican First Division. will also return to The Walt Disney World® Resort Pro Soccer Classic, which FC Dallas championed in 2011. Dallas Dallaswill travel to Orlando, on Feb. 24 and return on March 4. Fla. Dallas’ season-opening match against Red Bull will be broadcast live on NBC Sports at 2 p.m., CT, Sunday, March 11, during MLS First Kick presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Tickets start at $15 and are available now through ticketmaster.com, FCDallas.com or by calling FC Dallas at 888.FCD.GOAL (323.4625). The match, featuring two of the league’s hottest stars in Brek Shea and Thierry Henry will mark the first MLS game broadcast as part of the new, three-year partnership between MLS and NBC. New York