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Sam Hale

Sam Hale

StrongSide Contributor

Sam Hale covers the Wings and FC Dallas for StrongSide. His relationship with Everton FC is forever "it's complicated." He's also believed to be the only D Magazine contributor to have almost been thrown out of the White House.

Stories by Sam Hale

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Soccer

Nico Estévez Is the Coach FC Dallas Has Been Waiting On.

He stays casual on the touchline. He delivers cookies after wins. And he wants everyone to feel welcome alongside his players. No, he's not Ted Lasso—he gets results, too.
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Soccer

FC Dallas Is the Team Nobody Should Want to See in the MLS Playoffs

They have the weapons. They have the coach. And so even though they don't have experience, they should scare everyone else in the field.
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Basketball

The Wings’ Problems Run Deeper Than Vickie Johnson

Dallas' decision not to bring back the head coach for a third season is justifiable. But the organization needs a systemic overhaul even more than a coaching change.

Stories by Sam Hale

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Basketball

The Wings Are Back in The Playoffs. But Have They Made Progress?

Dallas' performance in the first-round could ensure continuity or set the stage for a summer of upheaval.
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Soccer

Sebastian Lletget Is the Transfer Coup We Didn’t Know FC Dallas Needed

The 29-year-old midfielder wasn't the most obvious addition, but he'll do plenty to justify his price tag.
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Basketball

Teaira McCowan Is Rounding Into Form. It’s Time For Vickie Johnson to Turn Her Loose.

The Wings' big offseason acquisition is quietly playing like the center Dallas paid up to acquire. Now her head coach needs to give her the opportunity to match ... before it's too late.
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Basketball

The Secret Is Getting Out About Allisha Gray

The Wings' two-way star is trending toward her first All-Star appearance–and for good reason.