Friday, October 27, 2006

Roma FC to play FC Dallas/Burn on Saturday

The darlings of this year’s US Open Cup will ride again on Saturday night as the amateur side Roma FC will take on alumni of FC Dallas/Dallas Burn. The match will take place prior to the second leg of FC Dallas's contest with the Colorado Rapids.

In case you don't remember, Roma FC knocked out Miami FC and Chivas USA. By beating Chivas, they became the first amateur side to defeat a MLS squad in US Cup history. They then went on to play LA, but lost 2-0.

On the other side of the ball, the alumni of the Dallas franchise will be coached by the teams first coach Dave Dir, and will include five members of the first Dallas Burn club from 1996 (goalkeeper Mark Dodd, midfielders Gabriel Gentile and Jorge Flores, and defenders Brandon Pollard and Ed Puskarich).

The Roma FC-Dallas Alumni game begins at 4:45pm. All people with tickets to the FCD-Rapids game can attend free of charge.

I love this sort of thing. If you are going to the FCD game on Saturday night, why not show up a couple hours early and watch the fun. Think of it as an advanced form of tailgating.

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