FC Dallas: 5 Best Rivalries, New and Old

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FC Dallas: 5 Best Rivalries, New and Old
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While the MLS has nothing approaching the level of El Clasico, the Manchester Derby or the Old Firm, it does have its fair share of heated fan rivalries.

DC United and New York. Los Angeles and San Jose. Portland and Seattle—Rivalries such as these have given to birth to many classic moments, such as Alecko Eskandarian's infamous goal celebration after scoring for DC against New York.

Rivalry matches help to get fans involved in the game, foster support for their home side and are always sources of new bragging rights for teams. After all, what would it be like to support a team and not have any other team to hate? Supporting your team against a hated rival is half of what makes all sports great and to me is one of the best parts of going to matches.

Even MLS Commissioner Don Garber feels that rivalries are important to the development of the league.

Collected here are FC Dallas' best rivalries through the years, including ones that I feel are starting to develop and deserve to be recognised.

If you think I missed something or want to add your own thoughts, feel free to comment below. Enjoy!

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