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2013 MLS Beer-view: FC Dallas

By Brian WachholzBig D Soccer Contributor

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Beer Selection: Rahr Brewing Co. “Iron Thistle” Scotch Ale (Fort Worth, TX)

FC Dallas steps into 2013 lean, mean, and ready to cause havoc, and what is the local beer that best exemplifies this season’s squad? Iron Thistle from Rahr & Sons, made in Fort Worth.  Both FCD and the brew have been steadily improving over the past several years.  The club has been majorly tweaked this offseason with some major player additions, some major player losses, but a strong existing core, maintaining positive locker room chemistry.  One of the major storylines during the Dallas offseason was the loss of Kevin Hartman as his contract expired with a club renewal.  New import, R fernandez, along with club stalwarts chris seitz and richard sanchez combine for a goalkeeping pool ripe for competition.  Expect FCD to be strong between the sticks, no matter whose face you see.  The defensive backline is back to its 2010 strength; expect to see warrior hops from our towering centerbacks, defending at MVP caliber.  With above average strength, this FCD defense and Iron Thistle will be leaving people flat on their backs at the end of the night (ABV= 8%).

On the offensive front, you will see new signings Eric Hassli and Kenny Cooper alongside second-year hoopster Blas Perez.  These big forwards will give David Ferreira new outlets and options to score.  Like the aforementioned brew, FC Dallas’ stable of forwards will be the thorn in the side of your MLS defenders (especially Blas). 

Rahr Brewing recently medaled for the first time at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for Iron Thistle ale after years of hard work.  The time has come for FC Dallas to get its due as well.  Expectations are high for a great year as we kick off into 2013!



Tags: Beer, Major League Soccer, The Best of Both Worlds

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