Wednesday, November 15, 2006

FC Dallas to play Chivas and Cruz Azul; want to host third MLS Cup

Rumor has it that FC Dallas has been asked to participate in an eight-team tournament next summer between MLS and the Mexican League. In addition, it looks like Chivas and Cruz Azul would be two of teams Dallas would face at Pizza Hut Park.

Officials declined to comment on this tournament.

If this is true, those are going to be some amazing games. The two teams played each other at the Park in January and set the attendance record that was only broken by this year's MLS Cup. Both teams bring history and wonderful play to the pitch and would really test FC Dallas.

Also, the fans of these two clubs will bring an intensity that I'm sure will educate some US fans on how to be a 'crazed' soccer fan. Not knocking anyone here, just encouraging everyone to stand up and cheer at soccer matches.

In addition, the club has also asked to host a third straight MLS Cup. The club did an excellent job this year, but I don't see anyway they will get a third chance. With new stadiums in Chicago, Colorado and Toronto, it will be hard to justify bringing it back to Dallas. Even if the league decides they don't want it somewhere that could be cold, one would have to figure LA would have the upper hand.

With all these new parks (plus the one in Columbus) and New York's stadium set to open in 2008, it might be a long time before Dallas sees the Cup again.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that Garber let it slip already that the next MLS Cup will be in Colorado.

5:36 PM  
Blogger Mike H said...

I had not heard that, but I would not be surprised if it goes that way. They need to do something to help build the franchise and hosting the cup is a great start.

12:07 PM  

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