FC Dallas is an American professional soccer club based in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The club competes as a member of Major League Soccer (MLS), the top league in the United States and Canada. The franchise began play in 1996, as one of the ten charter clubs of MLS. Prior to 2005, the club was known as the Dallas Burn.
In the regular season, FC Dallas' best finish was in 2016, when they won their first Supporters' Shield. In 2010, they were runners-up to the Colorado Rapids in the MLS Cup. The team has won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (in the 1997 and 2016 editions).
Dallas plays its home games at the 20,295-capacity (16,215 beginning with the 2016 season due to the United States Soccer Hall of Fame construction in the south end) soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, where they have played since 2005. The team is owned by Hunt Sports Group (led by Clark Hunt, who with other members of the Hunt family, also owns the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs). The head co
Originally, the Dallas Burn played in a predominantly red-and-black color scheme, and had a logo which featured a fire-breathing black mustang behind a stylized red "Burn" wordmark. The logo and the original colors of red and black were revealed at an event in New York City on October 17, 1995.
The team re-branded as FC Dallas in 2005 to coincide with their move to Pizza Hut Park in the middle of that season and has since played in a color scheme of red, white, silver, and blue, and a kit design of horizontally hooped stripes. The colors are officially listed as Republic Red, Lonestar White, Shawnee Silver, and Bovine Blue. Red remained as a primary color in their home kits, with blue eventually becoming a primary color of their away kits. The club badge was also changed with a bull replacing the mustang. In July 2012, the team wore their first sponsored jerseys, bearing the logo of Texan sports nutrition manufacturers AdvoCare. For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the hoops were a different shade of red rather than a contrasting white. The jersey also incorporated the motto "Dallas 'Til I Die" on the inside of the collar and the initials "LH" on the back for Lamar Hunt.
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