Dallas, TX - The Dallas Morning News, purveyor of all things Dallas Cowboys and some other things from time to time, begrudgingly gave one inch of space to the FC Dallas playoff win over the Seattle Sounders on the Monday morning edition.
The editors of the Dallas Morning News stated the following, "Who gives a shit about soccer? You are lucky we even have a blurb about this. We spent most of Monday morning seeing if we could generate 36 different stories about this Greg Hardy deal."
Soccer fans in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex area say this is nothing surprising or new.
"The Dallas Morning News would rather cover a 0-16 season from the Cowboys than actually do anything about FC Dallas," said local fan Ernesto Sanchez. "They don't want any part of their persona to get infected by soccer so they typically just jam it far far away down into the deep recesses of the website. Hell we don't even have a specific spot on their website, it just says 'Cowboys - Mavericks - Stars - Rangers - Colleges - High Schools - More'. To be fair to the Dallas Morning News, no one should go there for their soccer coverage anyway since it basically doesn't exist. One could argue that the Dallas Morning News just panders to the large demographic of white Cowboys fans who see soccer as a Hispanic sport, but that's likely what it just feels like to me. I mean, if no one cares about soccer, then why was the stadium packed on Sunday night?"
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as FC Dallas fans continue to fight against the massive indifference from the media and other fans in their area.