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5/1/01 AFTER FURTHER REVIEW KREIS JOINS 50-50 CLUB.  After further review of the game tape from the Burn's 3-2 loss at the MetroStars, forward Jason Kreis has been credited with an assist on the Burn's first goal in the 71st minute.  Initially, Bobby Rhine was awarded the assist but replays clearly show that Kreis flicked Rhine's pass on to Ariel Graziani, whose shot off the post was put in the goal by Richard Farrer.  With the assist, Kreis now becomes only the second player in league history to amass 50 goals and 50 assists in his career, a feat accomplished by Preki last year.  For his career, Kreis now has 60 goals and 50 assists. from Dallas Burn
5/1/01 17-YEAR-OLD SENSATION JOHNSON TO JOIN BURN FOR NEXT TWO GAMES. Ed Johnson, the 17-year-old forward drafted by the Burn in the second round of this year's draft, will be available to the team for the next two games.   Johnson, who is currently finishing his junior year of high school, will fly to Dallas on Friday and train with the team and will be available for Saturday's match against Colorado.  He will fly back to Florida following the game to attend school the next week and will arrive in Dallas again the following Friday.  from Dallas Burn
4/25/01 Saavedra AMONG THOSE JOINING NIKE PROJECT-40 FOR TRIO OF A-LEAGUE EXHIBITIONS:  Although the program will no longer field a team that competes in the A-League's Regular Season, a squad of sixteen Nike Project-40 members will convene this week for three exhibition matches with A-League clubs on the West Coast. Former Colorado Rapids Head Coach Glenn “Mooch” Myernick and current Chicago Fire assistant Tom Soehn will coach the team.  The three-match tour includes matches with the Vancouver Whitecaps (April 27 - 10:30 p.m. ET), Seattle Sounders (April 29 - 8:00 p.m. ET) and Portland Timbers (May 2 - 7:00 p.m. ET). from MLSnet.com
4/16/01 KREIS RESUMED TRAINING WITH TEAM TODAY. Burn forward Jason Kreis, who missed last Saturday's game at San Jose with a hyper-extended right knee, resumed training with the team today.  Kreis suffered the injury in the team's opening game vs. Tampa Bay on April 7 and did not train at all last week.  He is listed as questionable for this weekend's match vs. Chicago. from Dallas Burn
4/16/01 VACA WITH BOLIVIAN NATIONAL TEAM. Burn midfielder Joselito Vaca departed Dallas yesterday for Bolivia in preparation for the team's World Cup qualifier on April 25 vs. Argentina.  The Bolivian Federation is bringing the players in early to acclimate them to the altitude in La Paz.  As a result, Vaca will be unavailable for Saturday's game vs. Chicago. from Dallas Burn
4/9/01 ARMANDO PELAEZ NAMED TO COACHING STAFF.  The Burn announced today that Armando Pelaez has been named as an Assistant Coach for the team.  Pelaez, 39, is a native of Venezuela and holds a United States "B" coaching license.  For the last four years he has been involved with the Olympic Developmental Program and has coached the Texas Lightning youth club.  Additionally, he was the assistant coach for the Texas Toros of the USL for the 1997 and '99 seasons.  Pelaez, a professional player for 11 years, has played for the Nashville Diamonds of the American Soccer League, FC Porto in Portugal and Galicia, Tachira, Portugues and Maritimo in Venezuela.  He is married to Clara and has a daughter, Andreina and a son, Armando, Jr. from Dallas Burn
4/9/01 KREIS UNDERWENT MRI TODAY. Burn forward Jason Kreis underwent an MRI this afternoon to determine the severity of the knee injury suffered Saturday night vs. Tampa Bay.  Kreis hyper-extended his right knee, the same knee that he had arthroscopic surgery on in February, on a tackle in the 63rd minute of the match.  The results of the MRI will probably not be known until Tuesday.  from Dallas Burn
3/28/01

DALLAS BURN ANNOUNCES RADIO PARTNERS FOR 2001 SEASON. Will Be Only Team in Town with Two Weekly Talk Shows in Two Languages.  The Dallas Burn today announced the team's radio partners for the 2001 season.  The team has once again partnered with KESS 1270 AM for all Spanish broadcasts and will broadcast select road games in English on Fox Sports Radio KTRA 1190 AM.  Additionally, the Burn will have a weekly radio show on each station, making them the only team in the Metroplex with two weekly talk shows in two languages. from Dallas burn

3/27/01

DALLAS BURN ACQUIRES GOALKEEPER CHRIS SNITKO FROM CHICAGO FOR 3RD ROUND PICK IN 2003 DRAFT.  Burn Also Waives Goalkeeper Adam Zapala.  The Dallas Burn acquired Chicago goalkeeper Chris Snitko for the Burn's 3rd round pick in the 2003 MLS Draft, it was announced today by Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift.  The team also waived goalkeeper Adam Zapala to meet the league's requirement of 18 senior players on the roster.  Snitko, 28, was acquired by Chicago from the Kansas City Wizards prior to the start of the 2000 season.  He started five games for the Fire last year, posting a 2-3-0 record and a goals-against average of 2.00.  Prior to joining the Fire, Snitko spent three years (1997-99) with Kansas City.  In his three seasons with the Wizards, he started 23 games and posted a goals-against average of 1.73.  from Dallas Burn

3/26/01 BURN KICKOFF LUNCHEON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4. The 5th Annual Burn and Grill luncheon, the team's yearly kickoff luncheon, is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Bronco Bowl.  This year's luncheon will be emceed by Burn and Cowboys broadcaster Brad Sham and will include a highlight film chronicling the top moments in the Burn's five-year history.  Media members who have not already done so are encouraged to RSVP by calling Chris Ward at 214-777-0203. from Dallas Burn
3/26/01 KUBIK'S GOAL EARNS GOAL OF THE WEEK HONORS INTERNATIONALLY. Lubos Kubik's 82nd minute game-tying goal against Chivas last Saturday was voted the goal of the week on Mexico's Televisa sports program "Accion" as well as on Univision's "Ultimada Jugada."  Kubik's goal was a 20-yard free kick from the right corner of the box.  He sent a perfectly placed left-footer over the wall, curling the ball into the upper right corner of the goal. from Dallas Burn
3/26/01 THREE PLAYERS WAIVED. The Burn announced today that the team has waived midfielders Roberto Najarro and Angel Rivillo and forward Esmundo Rodriguez.  Per MLS regulations, all MLS teams must cut down to 18 senior roster players today.  With the three waived players, the Burn roster currently has 18 senior roster players and four others that do not count against the roster limit because they are either Pro-40 players or junior internationals. from Dallas Burn
3/22/01

DALLAS BURN BREAKS TEAM SINGLE SEASON RECORD FOR SEASON TICKETS SOLD.  The Dallas Burn has broken the team's single season record for season tickets sold, it was announced today by Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift.  With more than two weeks remaining until Opening Day, the Burn has already surpassed the season ticket record set in 1998 by 5%. The Dallas Burn 2001 season kicks off on Saturday, April 7 vs. the Tampa Bay Mutiny at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl.  For ticket information, contact the Dallas Burn at 214-979-0303. from Dallas Burn 

3/21/01

BURN ACQUIRES MILES JOSEPH FROM COLUMBUS.  The Dallas Burn announced today that the team has acquired midfielder Miles Joseph from the Columbus Crew.  In exchange, the Crew received a conditional fourth-round draft pick from the Burn in the 2002 SuperDraft. from Dallas Burn

3/16/01

DALLAS BURN NAMES COLIN CLARKE AND BRIAN HAYNES AS ASSISTANT COACHES.  The Dallas Burn announced today the hiring of Colin Clarke and Brian Haynes as assistant coaches for the team.  "I'm very excited to have both Colin and Brian as members of the coaching staff," said Burn Head Coach Mike Jeffries.  "Colin brings a lot of experience as both a professional coach and as a player.  I'm delighted to keep Brian on board since I think he's been an important part of the team the last few years and has an excellent rapport with the players." from Dallas Burn

3/14/01

DALLAS BURN TO PLAY CHIVAS OF GUADALAJARA ON SATURDAY, MARCH 24. New Burn Atletica Uniforms To Be Unveiled In Final Tune-Up Prior To April 7 Season Kick Off.  The Dallas Burn announced today that the team will play legendary Mexican soccer team Chivas of Guadalajara on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl.  The game will provide a final tune-up for the Burn prior to the start of the 2001 MLS season on April 7.  Additionally, the exhibition game will mark the debut of the Burn's new Atletica uniforms. from Dallas Burn

3/14/01 U.S. under-17 men Schedule is finalized for CONCACAF qualifying tournament in St. Louis. -- Five weeks before the United States under-17 men compete for the right to participate in this year’s world championships, they learned who their final opponent will be. The under-17s will face Canada, Jamaica and El Salvador in CONCACAF’s Group A qualifying tournament April 18-22 at Saint Louis University's Robert R. Hermann Stadium.

Group A schedule at Saint Louis University’s Hermann Stadium

Wednesday, April 18
Canada vs. El Salvador, 6 p.m.
United States vs. Jamaica, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 20
El Salvador vs. Jamaica, 6p.m.
United States vs. Canada, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 22

Jamaica vs. Canada 3 p.m.
United States vs. El Salvador, 5 p.m.                                   from mlsnet.com

3/8/01 Joselito Vaca named top Bolivian in 2000.  Dallas' promising rookie midfielder was honored by the Bolivian press. NEW YORK (March 7, 2001)- Joselito Vaca, the young Dallas Burn midfielder, was selected as the best player of the Bolivian first division league for the 2000 season, announced El Deber, the national daily that sponsors the award. from mlsnet.com
3/7/01

BURN DEFENDER BRANDON POLLARD ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT. Five-Year Veteran to Work at Local Health Food Bakery. Burn defender Brandon Pollard today announced his retirement from professional soccer.  Pollard, a first round selection in the 1996 college draft, has been working part-time at a local health food bakery in the area and will now devote his time fully to that endeavor. from Dallas Burn.

3/6/01 MEET MIKE JEFFRIES THIS THURSDAY AT O'DOWD'S.  The Burn will host a "Meet the New Coach" party this Thursday, March 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at O'Dowd's Irish Pub, located next to the Burn office on McKinney Avenue.  All fans are invited to come out and meet new Burn Head Coach Mike Jeffries. from Dallas Burn
3/2/01

BURN SINGLE-GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 5. Dallas Burn single-game tickets for the 2001 Major League Soccer season will go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m.  Fans can purchase tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets or at the Dallas Burn Pro Shop, located at 2602 McKinney Avenue. Tickets may also be ordered with a credit card by calling the Burn office at 214-979-0303 or through Ticketmaster at 214-373-8000.   from dallasburn.com

2/27/01 BURN PLAYER APPEARANCES THIS WEEKEND. As part of the Burn's 5th Major Sport program, Burn players will be making appearances at the following soccer complexes on Saturday, March 3:

Aleksey Korol & Bobby Rhine  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.         Hobby Fields
Lazo Alavanja & Paul Broome  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.        Grimes Park in Desoto
Antonio Martinez                         10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.         Rowlett Community Park

2/27/01 BURN TO PLAY TWO MORE GAMES IN MEXICO THIS WEEK.  The Burn, currently entering their second week of preseason training in Mexico, have two games scheduled this week before returning to Dallas on Thursday evening.  Dallas is 2-1 thus far in games in Mexico, defeating Tapatio and San Jose while falling to the U-20 Mexican National Team.  On Tuesday, the Burn will kick off vs. Bachilleres (Atlas reserve team) at 11:00 a.m. at Villa Primavera.  On Wednesday, Dallas will face its toughest test thus far when they face the Tecos first team at 10:00 a.m. at 3 de Marzo Stadium. from Dallas Burn
2/27/01 BURN TO FACE RICHMOND KICKERS ON APRIL 1. In a final tune-up prior to opening day, the Burn has announced that they will play the Richmond Kickers of the A-League on Sunday, April 1 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of Richmond City Stadium.  The exhibition will mark the Burn's first-ever meeting against the Kickers. from Dallas Burn
2/26/01

DALLAS BURN TEAMS WITH CAPITAL ONE ON THREE-YEAR LOCAL PARTNERSHIP. The Dallas Burn and Capital One have secured a three-year local partnership, the largest Hispanic initiative in the Burn's six-year history.  Last year, Major League Soccer named Capital One the exclusive credit card issuer of its 12 member teams.  The Burn and Capital One plan to offer a team-specific Dallas Burn/Capital One MasterCard to fans during the 2001 season. from Dallas Burn

2/19/01 BURN TO PLAY THREE GAMES THIS WEEK IN MEXICO. The Dallas Burn arrived in Guadalajara, Mexico last Friday and have spent the past weekend training.  The schedule gets a bit rougher this week, as the team is slated to play three games in the next five days.  On Tuesday, the Burn will face Tapatillo, the second division squad for Chivas of Guadalajara.  On Thursday, the Burn will square off against the U-20 Mexican National Team before ending the week with a Saturday match against the San Jose Earthquakes. from Dallas Burn
2/16/01 JASON KREIS UNDERWENT ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY TODAY. Burn forward Jason Kreis underwent arthroscopic surgery this morning to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. The surgery was performed by Burn Medical Director Dr. T.O. Souryal who said that the procedure went as expected and that there were no surprises.  Kreis will begin rehabilitation immediately and his recovery time is expected to be 3-6 weeks.  from Dallas Burn
2/16/91 BURN WAIVES TWO PLAYERS. The Burn announced today that they have waived defender Steve Bernal and midfielder Gary DePalma.  Bernal was a third round selection in last year's MLS SuperDraft and had not seen any game action with the Burn.  DePalma was a fifth round selection in this year's SuperDraft. from Dallas Burn
2/12/01 BURN TO DEPART FOR TRAINING IN MEXICO ON FRIDAY
The Burn will continue training locally this week before departing on Friday for two weeks of training and games in Guadalajara, Mexico.  The team will return to Dallas on March 2 before heading to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on March 12.  All 12 MLS teams will be in Ft. Lauderdale for two weeks of training and games. The team will return from Florida on March 25 in anticipation of opening day on April 7. from Dallas Burn
2/12/01 DRAFT PICKS BEGIN REPORTING TO CAMP
Four of the Burn's draft picks, Gary DePalma, Roberto Najarro, Ryan Suarez and Adam Zapala, reported to camp last week and have been training with the team.  The team's top draft pick, Joselito Vaca, is scheduled to arrive in Dallas on Tuesday night on American Airlines Flight 1769 at 7:27 p.m.  Miguel Saavedra is expected to arrive in Dallas early this week while Josue Mayard is currently working on some matters regarding his visa and will report shortly.  Sixteen-year-old Eddie Johnson is currently training with the U.S. U-17 National Team in Florida in preparation for the 2001 FIFA U-17 World Youth Championship qualifiers in April. from Dallas Burn
2/12/01 BURN'S EL SALVADOR RELIEF EFFORT A HUGE SUCCESS
The Burn recently completed its collection of items to assist those affected by the El Salvador earthquake tragedy.  As part of the collection effort, the team set up collection centers at their offices as well as at the team's training facility.  Additionally, every school that participated in the recent "Burn Out Drugs" campaign was encouraged to donate items for the effort, with the school collecting the most items winning 500 tickets to a Burn game.  As a result, nearly 20,000 items, including canned goods, medical supplies, bottled water, blankets and clothes, were collected.  Two schools, St. Rita's and Cesar Chavez, each collected 3,000 items and will each receive 250 tickets to a Burn game.  The Burn front office ultimately collected the most goods, with 3,500 items delivered to the team's headquarters by staff, fans and sponsors. from Dallas Burn
2/5/00

DALLAS BURN OBTAINS JOSELITO VACA AND RYAN SUAREZ IN FIRST ROUND OF 2001 MLS SUPERDRAFT. Six Other Players Also Added to Roster Through Draft.  The Dallas Burn, with two selections in the first round of this year's MLS SuperDraft, selected Bolivian midfielder Joselito Vaca and San Jose State University defender Ryan Suarez. With their first pick (5th overall), the Burn acquired the services of Vaca.  Vaca, 18, is a product of the famed Bolivian Tahuichi Academy, where he has played since 1995.  Considered the heir to Marco Etcheverry, he is a member of the Bolivian senior National Team player pool has already played in two 2002 World Cup qualifying matches. from Dallas Burn

1/29/00

BURN ANNOUNCES LOCATIONS FOR THIS WEEK'S ANTI-DRUG ASSEMBLIES.  Burn Players to Conduct 22 Assemblies at 19 Area Schools.  The Dallas Burn announced today the school locations and times for the "Burn Out Drugs" program scheduled for Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31.  "Burn Out Drugs" will consist of anti-drug assemblies presented by Burn players and staff and members of Phoenix House, a national non-profit substance abuse service organization.  The assemblies will be conducted at 14 middle schools in Dallas, two in Richardson, one in Carrollton, one in Irving and one in Trophy Club.  Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, the program's honorary chair for the third year, will be attending the 11:20 program at Alex W. Spence along with KXAS - Channel 5 Sports Director Scott Murray. from Dallas Burn

1/23/01

DALLAS BURN NAMES MIKE JEFFRIES HEAD COACH Dallas Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift today named Mike Jeffries as the second head coach in team history.  Jeffries, 38, has spent the last three years as an assistant with Chicago, helping the team to a 1998 MLS Cup Championship and U.S. Open Cup titles in 1998 and 2000. from Dallas Burn

1/22/01 Dallas Burn to present 3rd Annual "Burn Out Drugs" campaign. For the third year in a row, players from the Dallas Burn, along with representatives from Phoenix House, a national non-profit substance abuse service organization, will participate in the "Burn Out Drugs" program on Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31. The "Burn Out Drugs" program consists of anti-drug assemblies presented by Burn players and Phoenix House representatives at approximately 20 schools in the Metroplex. An estimated 20,000 students are expected to be reached by this program. Additionally, for this year's program, the Burn has partnered with KXAS - NBC 5 with Channel 5 Sports Director Scott Murray scheduled to speak at several of the assemblies. from Dallas Burn
1/22/01 DALLAS BURN TO COLLECT ITEMS FOR EL SALVADOR RELIEF EFFORT.  The Dallas Burn are beginning a collection effort to assist those affected by the El Salvador earthquake tragedy, it was announced today by Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift.  "Our fans have always shown a great deal of support and enthusiasm in assisting with our community efforts in the past," said Swift.  "I have no doubt that they will once again rise to the occasion in aiding those affected by this devastating tragedy." The team will set up collection centers at their offices at 2602 McKinney Avenue in Dallas as well as at the team's new training center, Blue Sky Sports Center in The Colony.  The Burn is also sending out e-mails to their E-Team list, a database of more than 3,000 people, encouraging those E-Team members to set up collection centers at their places of business.  The Burn will then send representatives to collect those goods. from Dallas Burn
1/9/01 ANGEL RIVILLO LOANED TO TOULOUSE OF FRENCH FIRST DIVISION. Dallas Burn midfielder Angel Rivillo has been loaned to Toulouse of the French First Division, it was announced today by Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift.  Rivillo, a sixth round selection by Dallas in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft, will depart Dallas on January 12 and return in mid-March.  Toulouse plans on using him on their Third Division reserve squad. from Dallas Burn
1/9/01 THREE OTHER BURN PLAYERS TO TRAIN OUT OF COUNTRY.  In addition to Rivillo's loan to Toulouse, three other Burn players will depart shortly to train with teams outsideof the United States.  Midfielder Antonio Martinez and defender Steve Bernal will be training with Mexican First
Division side Chivas of Guadalajara from January 10 - January 25.  Additionally, forward Bobby Rhine will be training with English Second Division club Walsall from January 9 - February 2. from Dallas Burn
1/4/01 BURN ACQUIRES LUBOS KUBIK FROM CHICAGO - The Dallas Burn announced today that the team has traded midfielder Sergi Daniv to the Chicago Fire for sweeper Lubos Kubik. Kubik, 36, has spent the last three years with the Fire, playing in 71 games and scoring 15 goals while dishing for 22 assists.
"Lubos' skill and experience at the sweeper position will undoubtedly improve our back line and his leadership will prove invaluable to our younger players," said Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift. "For the first time in team history, we will have the benefit of having a true sweeper on our roster." from Dallas Burn
1/2/01 THREE BURN PLAYERS CALLED INTO NATIONAL TEAM CAMP United States National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena has finalized a roster of 25 players for a 14-day training camp in San Diego, with three members of the Burn being named to the roster. Forward Jason Kreis, midfielder Chad Deering and goalkeeper Matt Jordan have been invited to the camp, which begins on Friday. from Dallas Burn
1/2/01 ZARCO'S TEAM WINS EL SALVADOR CHAMPIONSHIP Jorge Rodriguez, who was loaned to CD Aguila of the El Salvador First Division in early November, has another championship to add to his resume. Aguila defeated Limeno, 3-2 last week, to capture the El Salvador championship. Aguila took a 2-0 lead in the first 50 minutes of the title match, only to see Limeno, the regular season points leader, tally with goals in the 67th and 70th minutes. Aguila struck for the game-winner in the 78th minute. from Dallas Burn
12/18/00 INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES ANNOUNCED FOR 2001 SEASON.  Individual ticket prices for the 2001 season have now been set, with the price increasing $1 per game in most seating areas, with the exception of one seating area that has increased by $2 per game. Day of game ticket prices range from $10-$22 and season ticket packages start as low as $42, which continues to make the Burn one of the most affordable tickets in the Metroplex. from Dallas Burn
12/18/00 BURN CONTRIBUTING IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON.  Once again, the Burn is actively participating in several holiday programs. The team recently donated dozens of new soccer balls to Jingle Balls, a community project spearheaded by the Dallas All Sports Association. The balls will be distributed to underprivileged youth throughout the Metroplex for the holidays. Additionally, for the third straight year, the Burn will participate in the Navidad en el Barrio Christmas program, with the donation of gifts for underprivileged families in the Metroplex. from Dallas Burn
12/18/00 BURN EXCEEDS LAST YEAR'S SEASON TICKET TOTAL.  With more than three months remaining until the Burn kicks off the 2001season, the team has already surpassed last year's total number of season tickets. As of today, the sales staff is 80% ahead of where they were in season ticket sales at this point  last year, already topping last year's final season ticket sales number.  from Dallas Burn
12/15/00 DALLAS BURN TO UNVEIL NEW WEBSITE www.DallasBurn.com Scheduled to Go Live on January 3 - The Dallas Burn announced today that the team has partnered with New Media Gateway, a service-oriented multi-media house in Dallas, to totally revamp and redesign their website for the upcoming year. The new website, formerly burnsoccer.com, will now be dallasburn.com and is scheduled to go live on Wednesday, January 3. from Dallas Burn
12/12/00 MLS UNANIMOUSLY WINS PLAYER LAWSUIT - Monday, December 11, 2000 - Earlier today, at the conclusion of a twelve-week trial, a Federal Court jury in Boston unanimously found that MLS is not an illegal monopoly, as the lawyers for the soccer players had claimed.  The verdict resolves all but some minor claims in a class action lawsuit that was originally filed by a small group of MLS players in 1997. The original suit challenged the league's single-entity structure and claimed that the USSF had improperly designated MLS as the sole Division I league in 1996 and 1997. In April of this year the Court ruled that the League's single entity structure was both legal and proper. Today's verdict confirms the legality of the designation decision of the USSF, which was also a defendant in the case. The suit had been organized and funded completely by the NFL Players Association. from Dallas Burn
12/6/00 Tampa Bay names Mondelo Head Coach Former Metros, P-40 Coach takes over as the Mutiny's fourth Head Coach.  Tampa Bay Mutiny President & General Manager Bill Manning today named Alfonso Mondelo as the fourth head coach in team history. Mondelo, 42, brings nearly two decades of coaching experience to Tampa, taking the New York / New Jersey MetroStars to a playoff berth in 1998 as well as leading the Long Island Rough Riders for four successful seasons. Mondelo most recently served as MLS Director of Player Development and head coach of the U.S. Project-40 squad. from MLSnet.com
12/6/00 ESPN station to compete with 'The Ticket.'  Sports talk is about to get serious in Dallas.  ESPN Radio will make its local debut early next year on the 103.3 frequency recently bought by ABC Inc., a company official confirmed Tuesday.  The station will feature "a very high-profile, quality mix of local hosts, combined with the national hosts from ESPN such as Dan Patrick and Tony Kornheiser," said Tyler Cox, station manager of ABC-owned KMEO-FM (96.7) and part of the ABC group involved in the coordination of the new station.  The Dallas Morning News
12/4/00 BURN TRADES MARK SANTEL TO KANSAS CITY WIZARDS Dallas Gains Third Round Selection in 2001 MLS Draft DALLAS.  Dallas Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift announced today that the team has traded midfielder and Missouri native Mark Santel to the Kansas City Wizards for the Wizards' third-round selection (25th overall) in the 2001 MLS Draft. from Dallas Burn
11/17/00 ZARCO NETS GOAL FOR EL SALVADOR IN QUALIFYING WIN. Burn midfielder Jorge "Zarco" Rodriguez netted a goal in El Salvador's 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Jamaica yesterday in El Salvador. Despite the win, El Salvador failed to advance to the final round of qualifying, finishing third in their group with nine points, three points behind second-place finisher Jamaica and six points back of first-place Honduras. from Dallas Burn
11/13/00 BURN MIDFIELDER JORGE RODRIGUEZ LOANED TO C.D. AGUILA OF EL SALVADOR FIRST DIVISION. Dallas  Burn midfielder Jorge Rodriguez has been loaned to CD Aguila of the El Salvador First Division for the remainder of the team's season, it was announced today by Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift. Rodriguez departed Guadalajara, where the Burn was recently training and playing games, to join his new team in El Salvador for this weekend's game. Aguila, the 1999 El Salvador national champions, are currently in third place in the ten-team league. from Dallas Burn
11/13/00 Goalkeeper Matt Jordan to Train with AA Gent in Belgium.  Andy Swift announced that goalkeeper Matt Jordan would be training with Belgium First Division squad AA Gent. Jordan leaves Dallas on November 18 and will train in Belgium for the remainder of the year. Last year, Jordan spent one month training with First Division side Feyenoord in the Netherlands. from Dallas Burn
11/13/00 ESMUNDO RODRIGUEZ NETS A PAIR OF GOALS FOR PRO-40 IN ARGENTINA. Burn forward Esmundo Rodriguez netted two goals as the U.S. Pro-40 squad registered a 3-1 victory over a reserve team from Argentine power River Plate Wednesday in Argentina. Rodriguez, who finished second on the Pro-40 side in scoring last season with 14 points, tallied in the 4th and 58th minutes. The match was the first of Pro-40's four-game tour of Argentina, which will continue tomorrow with an exhibition against Huracan. from Dallas burn
11/10/00 BURN MIDFIELDER OSCAR PAREJA TO BE SPOKESPERSON FOR PROGRAM TEACHING ENGLISH TO RESTAURANT INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES. Press Conference Scheduled for Wednesday, November 15 to Kick Off "Transforming Restaurants Into Classrooms" Program. Dallas Burn midfielder Oscar Pareja has been named spokesperson for a revolutionary new program focusing on teaching English to restaurant industry employees. The "Transforming Restaurants Into Classrooms" program will be launched at a press conference Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. at El Centro College. from Dallas Burn
11/2/00 ESMUNDO RODRIGUEZ TO TRAVEL WITH PRO-40 TEAM TO ARGENTINA Burn midfielder/forward Esmundo Rodriguez will depart Saturday with the Pro-40 squad for a four-match tour of Argentina. The team has matches scheduled against Argentine First Division Clubs River Plate (Nov. 7), Huracan (Nov. 11), and Estudiantes de la Plata (Nov. 14), with a final match against either Independiente or San Lorenzo concluding the tour on November 16. The trip to Argentina will be the last official P-40 activity for  Rodriguez, who will graduate from the program upon his return. from Dallas Burn
11/1/00 BURN GOALKEEPER MARK DODD ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT - Dallas Burn goalkeeper Mark Dodd today announced his retirement from Major League Soccer. Dodd, 35, was a sixth-round selection (53rd overall) by the Burn in the 1996 MLS Draft. In his five years with the Burn, Dodd was a two-time All-Star  selection and was named a finalist for Pepsi Goalkeeper of the Year in '96, '97 and '98, winning the honor in '96. Dodd played in a total of 92 games for the Burn and ends his career seventh all-time in league history in wins (44), third in saves (495) and tied for sixth with 16 shutouts. from Dallas Burn
11/1/00 BURN WAIVES IRIBARREN AND NOETZEL - The Burn also announced today that the team has waived defender Ricardo Iribarren and backup goalkeeper Johann Noetzel. Iribarren, signed by the Burn last March, played in 22 games for the team this season tallying two assists. Noetzel, who was signed by the Burn last March due to Dodd's injury, saw action in only one MLS game, playing the final match of the season and posting a 2-1 victory over San Jose. from Dallas Burn
10/31/00 MLS Waiver Draft commences on Friday: The annual MLS Off-season Waiver Draft will take place this Friday, November 3, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) via conference call from the leagues headquarter offices in New York.

The order of the Off-season Waiver Draft (which includes playoff performance) is as follows:

1. San Jose Earthquakes
2. DC United
3. Columbus Crew
4. Miami Fusion
5. Colorado Rapids
6. New England Revolution
7. Dallas Burn
8. Tampa Bay Mutiny
9. Los Angeles Galaxy
10. MetroStars
11. Chicago Fire
12. Kansas City Wizards

from MLSnet.com

10/31/00 THREE TEAMS ANNOUNCE NEW OUTFITTERS: The Dallas Burn, New England Revolution and Tampa Bay Mutiny announced today Atletica, Umbro and Kappa, respectively, as their official uniform suppliers beginning with the 2001 season. Atletica, Kappa and Umbro are all Official Uniform Suppliers to Major League Soccer as a member of the league's family of commercial affiliates. Each team will be outfitted with training and practice gear as well as official on-field apparel.

Dallas, welcomes Atletica in a partnership which will include grassroots initiatives through youth and Hispanic adult leagues in the community. Atletica outfits eight teams in Mexico including the Mexican national team, Mexican champion Toluca and Chivas - Mexico's most popular team. from MLSnet.com

10/20/00 DALLAS BURN HEAD COACH DAVE DIR RELIEVED OF DUTIES. Dallas Burn Head Coach Dave Dir has been relieved of his duties, it was announced today by Burn President and General Manager Andy Swift. Dir, the only coach the Burn has ever had and the last charter MLS coach still with his original team, guided the Burn to an 81-75-4 record over his five years at the helm. Under Dir, the team qualified for the playoffs all five years, compiling a 6-11 record in playoff games. The Burn, one of the preseason favorites to win the MLS Cup this year, finished third in the Central Division with a 14-14-4 record and was swept in two games by the NY/NJ MetroStars in the first round of the playoffs. from Dallas Burn
10/17/00 MATT JORDAN CALLED UP TO NATIONAL TEAM CAMP. Dallas Burn goalkeeper Matt Jordan was one of 24 players selected by United States National Team head coach Bruce Arena for training camp leading up to the international friendly match against Mexico at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Wednesday, October 25. Jordan, the Burn's starting goalkeeper the last two years, will be one of 13 players invited to training that have yet to appear in a full international match for the United States. The players will arrive at the Arco U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California on Wednesday, October 18 for six days of preparation before relocating to Los Angeles on the day before the match. from Dallas Burn
 

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