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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 leading league in the United States and Canada. The franchise started play in 1996 as a charter club of the league. FC Dallas was founded in 1995, then being known as the Dallas Burn.
Dallas plays its home games at their 20,295-capacity (16,215 beginning with the 2016 season due to the United States Soccer Hall of Fame building and construction in the south end) soccer-specific Toyota Stadium, where they have actually played since 2005. In the club’s early years, Dallas played their home games in the Cotton Bowl. The team is owned by the Hunt Sports Group led by siblings Clark Hunt and Dan Hunt, who is the team’s president. The Hunt household also owns the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs and part of the Chicago Bulls. The head coach since 2014 is former FC Dallas player Óscar Pareja.
FC Dallas in 2016 won their first Supporters’ Shield. In 2010 they were runners-up in the MLS Cup, losing to the Colorado Rapids. The team has actually won the U.S. Open Cup on 2 occasions (in 1997 and once again in 2016).
Initially, the Dallas Burn played in a predominantly red-and-black color pattern, and had a logo which featured a fire-breathing black mustang behind an elegant red “Burn” wordmark. The logo design and the initial 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 accompany their transfer to Pizza Hut Park in the middle of that season and has since played in a color design of red, white, silver, and blue, and a uniform style of horizontally hooped stripes. The colors are officially noted as Republic Red, Lonestar White, Shawnee Silver, and Bovine Blue. Red stayed as a primary in their home uniforms, with blue eventually becoming a primary of their away uniforms. The club badge was also changed with a bull replacing the mustang. In July 2012, the team used their first sponsored jerseys, bearing the logo of Texan sports nutrition producers AdvoCare. For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the hoops were a various shade of red instead of a contrasting white. The jersey also included the slogan “Dallas ‘Til I Die” on the within the collar and the initials “LH” on the back for Lamar Hunt.