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Defending World Champions Returning to Frisco

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Who wants to recruit Megan Rapinoe to join FC Dallas while she's in Frisco?

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas announced earlier today that the defending World Cup champions will be returning to Frisco as they go through the 2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying at Toyota Stadium during the month of February. Dallas will actually split the hosting duties and partner up with Houston to share the Group play matches between Groups A and B.

To quote President Dan Hunt:

We couldn't be more excited about bringing the defending Women's World Cup Champion here to Frisco for multiple matches in Toyota Stadium next February. What they accomplished in the past couple of months is nothing short of remarkable and we are thrilled to once again share top-flight international soccer with FC Dallas fans and our local community.

Depending on what kind of mood you were in, you were either excited or hacked off by the news of the USWNT coming to Dallas as Dan Hunt also teased about a "fun announcement" that was coming today and while this was good news for the Dallas community, it does very little for FC Dallas itself.

The USWNT will be in Group A and have games scheduled in Frisco on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • Monday, February 15, 2016
The top two teams of each group will advance to the knock out stages, which Houston will get to host on February 19th and the final on February 21st. Actual kick off times have not been released yet but it appears that this will be part of the 2016 season ticket package for those of you who will renew and individual tickets will be made available later.

As a reminder, all the USWNT needs to do is just get into the final game to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. So if there's a game you really want to get to or watch, make it that one.

So who's excited/angry about the announcement?