Player Development Model FC Dallas is striving to become the best soccer club in the country by changing the current local youth soccer culture for our players. Our club is player-centric and not team-centric or coach-centric. We are able to focus our attention on player development and put less emphasis on team success by connecting our teams together with this common curriculum and encouraging player movement and training opportunities within the club. We also continue to provide better opportunities for soccer development by stressing individual creativity and free play over regimented team structure and team results. By following The FCD Way, our model for successful player development, we will build our players self-esteem and creative abilities and accelerate the learning process. College placement for our players will remain a priority and we will place a large number of them into college programs by developing technically sound players, educating them on the college recruitment process via our college preparation program, and networking with our existing college contacts. Increasing numbers also have opportunities to interact with the FC Dallas first team. Our goal is and will continue to be to put our youth players into MLS and top tier college programs. At FC Dallas, we aim to develop a strong, supportive, and growing fan base for our brand and for all members of the FC Dallas family. FC Dallas Professional Level The Professional team was founded in 1996 and is owned by Hunt Sports Group. Originally named the Dallas Burn it played its games in the Cotton Bowl. In 2005 the club rebranded and changed its name to FC Dallas. It plays all its home games at Toyota Stadium, a 20,000 seat soccer specific stadium located in Frisco. In 2006 FC Dallas formed exclusive partnerships with Mexican First Division team Tigres UANL as well as Brazil First Division team Clube Atletico Paranaense (CAP).