Saturday, March 17, 2007

Gbandi out 4-6 weeks

Starting left back, the FCD defender of the year last season, went down with an ankle injury which will likely keep him out of the opening games of the 2007 MLS season. Gbandi was diagnosed with a grade two sprain of the left ankle following an MRI over the weekend, expected to put him out for four to six weeks.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

FC Dallas fail again in Brazil.

From FC Dallas Media Relations
CURITIBA, Brazil - FC Dallas dropped the first-leg of the USA-Brazil Challenge by a score of 3-1 to Atletico Paranaense on Wednesday night at Kyocera Arena in Curitiba, Brazil. CAP scored twice in the first half and once in the second, with Ramon Nunez tallying the lone goal for FCD in the second half. The second-leg of the friendly competition between the two partner clubs will be played at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Texas on March 31.

FC Dallas fall to Club Atletico Paranaense's U-20 team 2-2

CURITIBA, Brazil - Goals from Abe Thompson and Dominic Oduro were not enough on Tuesday, as FC Dallas tied Club Atletico Paranaense's U-20 team 2-2 in a scrimmage at CAP training center in Curitiba, Brazil. CAP scored twice in the final 20 minutes to earn the draw. FCD will finish the Brazil leg of preseason on Wednesday when they face Atletico Paranaense's first team at Kyocera Arena in the first leg of the USA-Brazil Challenge (5:45 p.m. CT).

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

FC Dallas training in Brazil.

FC Dallas will train at partner club Atletico Paranaense's training facility in Curitiba, with the highlight of the stay coming on March 7 when the first leg of the USA-Brazil Challenge will be held. FCD will take on Paranaense's first team at Kyocera Arena at 9 p.m. local time.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Serioux out 4-6 months

FC Dallas today announced that an MRI on defender Adrian Serioux's left knee determined that the Canadian international has Osteochronditis Dessicans (OCD). In this case, OCD is essentially a bruise to the medial (inside) end of the femur bone that either never fully healed or was caused as a result of repetitive smaller injuries. A surgical procedure will be performed by Dr. Virgil Medlock on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at a Baylor Facility in Dallas to stimulate and speed the healing process in his left knee. Serioux is expected to be out between 4-6 months.

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