OneRepublic Headlines 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

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Grammy-nominated OneRepublic will headline the 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Weekend with The Fray serving as the opening performer.

“We are looking forward to building on the success of 2018’s inaugural Hall of Fame weekend with a great concert lineup featuring OneRepublic and The Fray,” said FCD president Dan Hunt.

Grammy-nominated OneRepublic will headline the 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Weekend with a performance on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Fray will serve as the opening act. The concert will take place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX following the 2019 National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

Formed in 2007, OneRepublic released their debut album, Dreaming Out Loud, in 2007 as well. Its lead single “Apologize” reached number one in 16 countries and helped the band earn its first Grammy Award nomination. The band’s third album, Native, became OneRepublic’s first top ten album on the Billboard 200.

Grammy-nominated OneRepublic, is comprised of singer/songwriter and lead vocalist Ryan Tedder, guitarists Zach Filkins and Drew Brown, bassist and cellist Brent Kutzle, and drummer Eddie Fisher. The band released their debut set Dreaming Out Loud in 2007. The Mosley Music Group/Interscope release included the multi-platinum-selling smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide and received a Grammy Award nomination. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced the hit singles “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.” The certified-platinum album Native followed in 2013, featuring the No. 1 hit and 10 million plus-selling single “Counting Stars,” along with a worldwide tour. OneRepublic released Oh My My, their fourth full-length album in 2016. This past spring, the band released “Start Again ft. Logic,” a song featured on the soundtrack for the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why and “Connection” which was part of FCA’s Summer of Jeep campaign.

The Fray, which formed in 2002, released its self-titled first album in 2005 featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which went double-platinum. The release also earned the band a 2010 Grammy nomination.

“We are looking forward to building on the success of 2018’s inaugural Hall of Fame weekend with a great concert lineup featuring OneRepublic and The Fray,” said FCD president Dan Hunt. “The concert along with the Induction Ceremony and the Hall of Fame Game featuring FC Dallas and New York City FC on September 22 will offer a phenomenal experience for everyone.”

Tickets are available for sale at https://www.nationalsoccerhof.com. Please contact Memberships(at)FCDallas(dot)com for additional information.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

The second annual Hall of Fame Weekend at Toyota Stadium is September 21-22, 2019. The weekend features the National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, September 21 followed by the Hall of Fame concert featuring One Republic and The Fray. FC Dallas hosts New York City FC in the National Soccer Hall of Fame Game presented by AdvoCare on Sunday, September 22 at Toyota Stadium. To experience the National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, please visit NationalSoccerHoF.com for more information.

About the National Soccer Hall of Fame
The National Soccer Hall of Fame was originally founded in 1950 by the Philadelphia Old-Timers Association to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to American soccer. In 1979, the National Soccer Museum, as a physical entity, was established in Oneonta, NY. It was officially recognized as the National Soccer Hall of Fame by the U.S. Soccer Federation in 1983.

In June of 1999, the National Soccer Hall of Fame opened a 30,000 square-foot museum in Oneonta where it housed a collection of more than 80,000 items. The facility closed in February of 2010.

In 2013 FC Dallas owners, Clark and Dan Hunt, launched a campaign to bring the Hall of Fame to Frisco, TX. Their late father, Lamar Hunt, was inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1982. In 1999, he received the Hall’s highest honor, the Medal of Honor. He remains one of only three individuals to have won the award.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium opened to the public on November 2, 2018.

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