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FC Dallas splits points at home against Houston

FC Dallas kicked off Copa Tejas with a 1-1 home draw against Houston on a warm Spring afternoon in Frisco.  Nico, Dustin & Jonathan break down the match including a number of missed opportunities by the home side in the first half and a forgettable second half. They discuss the performances of Jara, Bressan, and Vargas as well as the surprise appearance of Schön! The crew then closes things out a look ahead to the match against Minnesota on Saturday 5/15 in Minneapolis.

  • Columbus Rebrand
  • FCD News
  • FC Dallas 1 – Houston 1
  • Look ahead to Minnesota

FC Dallas beats Portland 4-1 for first win of the season

FC Dallas took on Portland and came away with 3 points in a game full of firsts.  Dustin, Jonathan, and Nico break down the match including first starts, first goals, and the first Hollingshead yellow card for…. a fake throw-in.

The crew talks about the key performances and takeaways from the match including the surprise starts by Pepi and Munjoma, and the return of the 4-3-3.

After a brief discussion on the NTSC 0-4 loss to Greenville, they wrap up with a preview of the Houston match on Saturday.

  • Bressan News
  • Match Recap
  • Hollingshead yellow card
  • NTSC Check In
  • Houston Preview

After 3-1 San Jose loss, is it time to panic?

FC Dallas returns home from San Jose with a loss and the DSS crew dives into what went wrong, formation challenges, and answers the question “Is it time to Panic?”

Dustin, Jonathan, and Nico also discuss the newly purchased international roster spot and how it might best be used.  They also discuss a unique statistic about the FC Dallas roster.

But it’s not all bad. They wrap it up on a high note with some North Texas SC talk!

  • FCD News
  • San Jose 3 – FC Dallas 1
  • Portland Preview
  • North Texas Season Opener recap

Opening Draw: FC Dallas 0-0 Colorado

FC Dallas kicked off the season with a 0-0 draw, and the DSS crew walks through thoughts on the game, the formation, key players performances, and the surprise appearance of Paxton Pomykal.  

Before getting into the FC Dallas match they address the announced Super League in Europe, and the cancellation of the Open Cup Tournament

The crew wraps things up with a preview of FC Dallas at San Jose and the start of the North Texas Soccer Club season.

  • Super League and US Open Cup
  • FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids Chat
  • San Jose and North Texas SC Preview

In-Depth 2021 FC Dallas Preview with Steve Davis

Steve Davis, FC Dallas TV/radio broadcast analyst, helps the Dallas Soccer Show crew with a mega preseason review.  First they catch up on the La Copita preseason tournament win, some big local TV news, and the Beni Redžić signing.

Jonathan, Dustin, Steve, Tristan and Nico get into Luchi’s 3rd year, the influx of new players, and even a little “play the kids” talk.  They end the show with some predictions and a preview of the opening day match against the Colorado Rapids.

Links: ASA Colorado Season Preview by Mark Asher Goodman

Sayonara Santos, FC Dallas Supporters’ Group Preview

This week’s episode jumps straight into the Santos transfer announcement, what it means for the team, and if it was a good move.   After a little jersey and sponsor talk, Dustin, Nico and Jonathan get into the latest FCD preseason match including key takeaways about some new and old players.

Your podcast trio break down the latest MLS news related to the CONCACAF Champions League and the new concussion substitute rules introduced by FIFA.

The show ends with a Supporter’s Group roundtable with Steven Goold and Luis Dollar, the presidents of the Dallas Beer Guardians and El Matador to get you ready for the season kickoff.

Key Topics:

  • 2:10 – Thiago Santos leaves the club
  • 16:50 – Away Kit and Sponsor Talk
  • 23:30 – FCD Preseason Update
  • 31:55 – MLS News Update on CCL and Concussion Protocol
  • 39:13 – FC Dallas Supporter’s Group Round Table 

NO-lympics for the USMNT and FC Dallas’ Preseason Continues

The crew talks through USMT Olympic qualifying, the FC Dallas Schedule and Stadium plans, as well as the state of the US Open Cup tournament.

They catch up on the FC Dallas Preseason game against San Antonio FC including key things they saw, and who we didn’t see on the field – including exclusive Paxton Pomykal audio from Jon Arnold’s interview for The Striker Texas!

Finally, the crew takes time out to deliver an ‘Ode de Barrios’, and Nico wraps things up with a little North Texas SC update!

  • 1:15 – U23 & National Team Talk
  • 11:50 – FC Dallas Schedule and Stadium Plans
  • 24:30 – US Open Cup Tournament Update
  • 28:05 – Preseason Match Review
  • 44:05 – Goodbye to Michael Barrios
  • 52:00 – NTSC Roster Update & Things to Watch For

Andre Zanotta plus Big Podcast News

The 2021 DSS season kicks off with exciting news about the podcast, including adding Nico Mendez to the team!

Dustin, Tristan, Jonathan and Nico then walk through the FC Dallas off-season roster moves and preseason schedule.

To close out the episode FC Dallas Technical Director, Andre Zanotta, joined the crew to talk about scouting, homegrowns, the latest signings, and the decision to trade Barrios. He even teased a potential new signing!

2020 Season Review with Jon Arnold

Dallas Morning News reporter Jon Arnold dropped by to help the guys talk about the playoff loss in Seattle and put a bow on the absurdity that was the 2020 season.

They answer questions like:
Was the season a success? Did Luchi progress in year two? Which players increased their stock values? Which players had forgettable 2020’s? Is there hope going into 2021?

Don’t miss it!

Playoff Match Buildup: FC Dallas at Portland Timbers

Dustin, Tristan and Jonathan walk you through everything you need to know about FC Dallas’ 1st round playoff matchup in Portland against the Timbers!

What to expect from Portland? Will Mora be allowed to play after spending time with Chile during the international break? Would you you start Bressan or Reto? Who should play on the wing? Pepi or Jara?

All these questions answered, PLUS our take on the Houston Dynamo (FC) rebrand!