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Stoke City FC hails from Stoke-on-Trent, a city of a quarter-million halfway between Birmingham and Liverpool. They aren’t Manchester United, Arsenal, or Chelsea, but they are the second-oldest football team in history and they are in the English Premiere League. That’s a first for Frisco.
U.S. and Mexico soccer/football/fútbol fans who were waiting to buy tickets to Wednesday’s CONCACAF Gold Cup double-header at Cowboys Stadium: you may now proceed.
Major League Soccer (MLS) has released an excellent 16-minute documentary about Raul Fernandez, FC Dallas’s rising star goalkeeper.
The 2013 Byron Nelson field of commitments is now locked in. Championship play begins this Thursday, May 16 and continues through Sunday, May 19. For information regarding tickets, parking and spectator policies, visit hpbnc.org.
Note: the title of this post is interchangeable with “5 Reasons You Should, Without A Doubt, Be Going To The FC Dallas Season Opener This Saturday”.
5. Record Attendance Numbers
If you follow the local sports media, you would never guess that there’s a top-tier professional soccer team in DFW. The Frisco club FC Dallas averaged over 14,000 attendees per game last season, up from under 12,000 in 2010-2011 and well under 11,000 the year before that. That’s a whopping 24% attendance increase in just two years — impressive for an organization in their 18th year of existence.