- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On May 18, 2009
- 14 Comments
- Kelly Weller, Marketing Issues
And yet another issue in Dallas. Kelly Weller, FC Dallas Marketing VP apparently confronted some Dallas supporters this weekend before the game against Seattle. Thanks to Ginge for posting this earlier on his blog.
A couple of Infernites stood by the gate as people were coming in holding up signs that said “Support FC Dallas NOT Cheap Gimmicks” while I held up my “Bad Record equals Bad Coaching” sign. Kelly Weller came up to the them and told them that some people complained. That then progressed into an intense argument that only ended when Kelly mentioned she been with the team since December. Several other Infernites included me and Jon tried explaining to her that we should be promoting the team or a player (like homegrown boys Kenny and Drew), but it seemed like her mind was pretty made up. It was beating your head up against a wall.
There was also a little bit of text from this poster about a sign they held that FCD owner Clark Hunt saw.
Anyways, good for some fans to step up and take a bit of action against this club. While I don’t know Weller personally or know how she handles things professionally I will say the marketing hasn’t been good this year for Dallas and at the end of the day she could be partly to blame here even if she has only been on the job for a few months.
It’s sad but the reality in Dallas right now is this club is a long ways away from fixing on field issues as well as off the field issues.