Dallas was awarded a Major League Soccer franchise on June 6, 1995, the same day as teams were awarded to Kansas City and Colorado. The team was given its name for the burning in the Texan oilfields and the state’s hot weather. On October 17, former Mexico international Hugo Sánchez was designated to the team as their first player. Initially ...
In 1997: Dallas Burn wins its first and only trophy, the U.S. Open Cup, by beating D.C. United 5–3 on penalties after a 0–0 draw in the final. The club also finishes third in the Western Conference and qualifies for the playoffs, but loses to Colorado Rapids in the conference semifinals.
Jason Kreis: The club’s all-time leading scorer with 91 goals and 65 assists in 247 games from 1996 to 2004. He was also the first player in MLS history to reach 100 career points and was named the league MVP in 1999. He won the U.S. Open Cup with the Burn in 1997 and was a three-time MLS All-Star and ...
In 2000: Dallas Burn finishes fourth in the Central Division and qualifies for the playoffs, but loses to Chicago Fire in the quarterfinals. The club also participates in the CONCACAF Champions’ Cup for the second time, reaching the semifinals before losing to Los Angeles Galaxy.
In 2004: Dallas Burn finishes fifth in the Western Conference and misses the playoffs again. The club also participates in the U.S. Open Cup, reaching the semifinals before losing to Kansas City Wizards. At the end of the season, the club announces it will change its name to FC Dallas and move to a new soccer-specific stadium in Frisco, Texas.
History of the Burn
The Dallas Burn, now known as FC Dallas, is one of the original ten teams that formed Major League Soccer in 1996. The team has been a part of the MLS ever since and has had some great moments throughout its history.
In 1997, they made it to the playoffs for the first time and went on to win two U.S Open Cups in 1997 & again in 2016, both times beating DC United 2-1 at home. They also won three Supporters’ Shields (1997, 2006 & 2007), which recognizes them as having had some of the best regular season records over those years, respectively. In addition to these accomplishments, they had reached an impressive number of playoff appearances with twelve total, including seven consecutive from 2004-2010 when they were coached by Schellas Hyndman, who led them into their most successful period yet during his tenure there between 2008 -2012 where he set a record for wins with 65 out 104 games played while leading them into four straight playoff appearances along with winning two more US open cups titles consecutively before leaving after 2012 season ended.
Throughout its entire existence within MLS league play so far, Dallas Burn/FC Dallas has become one of the most consistent teams making playoffs every few years or so even though it is not always able to make a deep run towards the championship title but still competitive enough each year to challenge other top contenders. Their current coach Luchi Gonzalez seems determined to take this team next level and continue building off past successes to create an even brighter future ahead.
1996 – Present / Major League Soccer
2005 – Present / FC Dallas
1995 – 2004 / Dallas Burn
Burn - For sports fans in Dallas, the name “Burn” has been synonymous with soccer since 1996. But what is the origin of this nickname? How did it become associated with Major League Soccer's (MLS) team from Dallas?
The story begins in 1995 when Lamar Hunt, owner of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and founder of MLS, was looking for a new name for his expansion franchise. He wanted something unique to Texas while also conveying a sense of energy and excitement. After considering several options, he eventually settled on “Dallas Burn” – an homage to Texas' cowboy culture and its hot climate!
The moniker quickly caught on among local fans who embraced their fiery new identity, which continues today through chants like "burn 'em" at home games. And although there have been some changes over time - including a rebranding effort that resulted in FC Dallas replacing Burn as the official team name - supporters still proudly wear their red-and-black jerseys bearing "Burn" across their chests whenever they cheer on their beloved club!
In conclusion, Lamar Hunt had incredible foresight when choosing "Dallas Burn" back in 1995 – not only does it pay tribute to Texas culture, but it also serves as an inspiring reminder about how passion can fuel success both on and off the field!
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2005 – Present / Toyota Stadium
2003 / Dragon Stadium
1996 – 2002, 2004 – 2005 / Cotton Bowl
2006 – Present / Clark Hunt
2001 – 2006 / Lamar Hunt
1995 – 2001 / Major League Soccer
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