FC Dallas is a professional soccer team that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS), the top tier of soccer in the United States. Here's an overview of the team's history:
Dallas Burn (1996-2004): The team was originally founded as the Dallas Burn and was one of the ten charter clubs of MLS when the league began in 1996. During this time, the team had moderate success, including winning the U.S. Open Cup in 1997.
Rebranding to FC Dallas (2005-Present): In 2005, the club rebranded to FC Dallas to reflect a more global soccer image. With the rebranding came a new logo and colors, and in August 2005, the team moved to a soccer-specific stadium, Toyota Stadium, located in the suburb of Frisco.
Under the FC Dallas brand, the team has become a consistent playoff contender, although they have not yet won the MLS Cup. They have, however, won the U.S. Open Cup twice more, in 2005 and 2016.
One of the notable aspects of FC Dallas is its commitment to developing young talent. The team's youth academy, established in 2008, is considered one of the best in the United States and has produced several players who have gone on to play professionally, both in MLS and abroad.
FC Dallas has also played a key role in growing the popularity of soccer in Texas and the wider United States. As the sport continues to grow in popularity, FC Dallas will likely continue to be an integral part of that growth.