- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 23, 2009
- 2 Comments
- CSD Comunicaciones, International Friendlies
I guess when the news came across yesterday that FC Dallas has scheduled another international friendly at Pizza Hut Park this summer I just ignored it since I knew it would be another mid-week game that the reserves would see action in rather than most of the starters.
While the ladder part is definitely true I took a closer look today to see who they were playing and what did I find out? FC Dallas is hosting a mid-level Central American team that no one has heard about. CSD Comunicaciones from Guatemala is coming to town. Does that name ring a bell to you?
I feel bad for the season ticket holders who get the pleasure of using their “Bonus Game B Ticket” for this one. I feel even worse for the suckers who aren’t season ticket holders who will go to this one and pay FULL price for a ticket.
Come on Hunts and front office monkeys. Your club has no following right now and that just insults the ones who still actually do. You want to get people out to a meaningless game in the middle of the week during the middle of the summer then why not make this a freebie. Charge the folks in Dallas nothing to come and see how ya do.
Two international friendlies this year for Dallas (including this one I am ranting about) and the total number of folks that will turn out in the end for the two probably won’t even match the number of folks that showed up for a SuperLiga game in St. Louis this past weekend.
At what point will this club start losing money over games like this? I know it is tough to schedule a big name club like Real Madrid or Barcelona but at least give us the benefit of the doubt that you are at least trying to get someone decent to come to Dallas. No disrespect to Comunicaciones but I highly doubt many people in Dallas, much less in the US could even tell you where that club is based from.
Dallas is hurting themselves by “growing” these relationships with all of these tiny clubs here. They continue to hide behind these clubs and the so-called relationships that they are building with them instead of attempting to please the actual fans of the club. They also danced around it quite a bit last week at the Town Hall Meeting for the season ticket holders.
I don’t like ranting about clubs in this manner but sometimes it just needs to be done.