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Final Week as FC Dallas Emerald Coast

By FCDEC, 05/18/23, 3:45PM CDT


May 18, 2023             

FC Dallas Emerald Coast Family,

As we gather today for our final practices under the FC Dallas banner and prepare for the upcoming 4v4 tournament & ASG Capital Cup, I want to take a moment to express my deepest gratitude to all of the FC Dallas family.

For the past 12 years, FC Dallas Emerald Coast has proudly served as a youth affiliate of FC Dallas of Major League Soccer. Throughout this incredible journey, we have nurtured young talents, fostered a spirit of sportsmanship, and witnessed remarkable growth within our players, staff and club.

This week marks a bittersweet milestone as we train for the last time as an affiliate with FC Dallas.  We will be transitioning to a new organization for the upcoming tryouts and playing year. While change can be both exciting and challenging, it is important to recognize and honor the incredible relationship we have shared with FC Dallas over these 12 years. The impact it has had on our club's development and the opportunities it has provided for our players cannot be overstated.

We appreciate the past Presidents, General Managers & Directors of Coaching who led with passion and foresight. Their contributions and enduring impact continue to inspire us to strive for excellence.

We express our thanks to the dedicated parents who contributed to the board of directors. Your tireless commitment and guidance have propelled FC Dallas Emerald Coast forward.  Your hours of service laid the foundation for a thriving and supportive environment.

To the dedicated coaches, staff, and volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make FC Dallas Emerald Coast a thriving community, thank you. Your commitment to our players' growth, both on and off the field, has been inspirational. Your passion and dedication have helped shape not only talented athletes but also outstanding individuals.

To the players, you have been the heart and soul of FC Dallas Emerald Coast. Your determination, perseverance, and sportsmanship have been excellent. Through countless practices, exciting matches, and cherished memories, you have embraced the values that define our club.

As we embark on this new chapter in our club's journey, let us carry with us the lessons and experiences gained from our 12 years with FC Dallas. While the colors and logo may change, the bonds developed, and the spirit of unity will remain forever ingrained in the foundation of our club.

Thank you, once again, for your support, dedication, and commitment to FC Dallas Emerald Coast. It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Executive Director. Together, we have created a legacy that will continue to inspire athletes in our community. I hope that you will continue to Inspire, Develop & Achieve.

Louis Richard
Executive Director
Emerald Coast Rush