In the past, when people in DFW were asked “Which pro sports team is the best in the area?” people would answer without missing a beat. The Cowboys.
This year most people would say it’s the Rangers. Or after getting off to good starts, people could make the argument for either the Stars or the Mavericks (depending on how the rest of their seasons play out). But there’s one team that everyone is forgetting about: FC Dallas.
Yeah, I know…it’s soccer.
But here’s something you might not know. They set the record for consecutive games played without a loss (20) going 10-0-10 during that time. That streak spanned from May 20th to October 16th. Their coach, Schellas Hyndman, was just named the MLS Coach of the Year. They finished 3rd in the Western Conference, have just reached the Western Conference Finals, and are two games away from earning their first MLS Cup.
That’s right, with two more wins FC Dallas will bring the first championship to the DFW Metroplex since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999.
So before we assume the Ranger’s are DFW’s Team of the Year, let’s see how these next two games play out for FC Dallas.