FC Dallas is back in action tonight as they host conference rivals Seattle Sounders FC. This will be a rematch of last year's conference semifinals that saw the Sounders advance on the away goal rule.
Previews: We have tons of preview material here with our What to Watch For piece, our game preview, as well as other items. Check out FCD's site with their previews as well.
REFEREE: REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Craig Lowry; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Kevin Terry Jr. MLS Career: 261 games; FC/gm: 25.5; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 63; pens: 65
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: DAL: Kyle Bekker (CAN; vs GUA 3/27, vs PUR 3/30); Moisés Hernández (GUA; vs CAN 3/27, vs SLV 3/31); Je-Vaughn Watson (JAM; vs VEN 3/27, vs CUB 3/30); Blas Pérez (PAN; vs TRI 3/27, vs CRC 3/31) ... SEA: Marco Pappa (GUA; vs CAN 3/27, vs SLV 3/31)
ALL-TIME (15 meetings): FC Dallas 3 wins, 18 goals ... Sounders FC 8 wins, 26 goals ... Ties 4 AT DALLAS (8 meetings): FC Dallas 2 wins, 11 goals ... Sounders FC 3 wins, 11 goals ... Ties 3 RETURN MATCH: 6/13: Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas, 7 p.m. PT
LAST YEAR (MLS):
4/12: DAL 2, SEA 3 (Texeira 10; Michel 42 - Dempsey 22, 85; own goal 75)
5/7: SEA 2, DAL 1 (Neagle 62; Cooper 88 - Michel 16)
9/24: SEA 1, DAL 3 (Neagle 58 - Texeira 8, 78; Perez 88)
Coaches record: Sigi Schmid vs. DAL: P40 W19 L10 D11 ... Oscar Pareja vs. PHI: P9 W2 L6 D1
Kickoff time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
Streaming: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Due to the international callups, there will likely be several changes to Pareja's lineup tonight. I would expect we see a backline that has Atiba Harris (he should be ready to go), Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges and Zach Loyd. The big question in my mind will be as to whether or not Pareja sticks with a five-man midfield or shifts to a four-man group with two up top.
Prediction: Like I stated in our game preview, I'm going with a 1-1 draw.
What are you drinking?: With this being a home game, I am in the press box tonight...which means good ol' H20.
Here you go, comment below. We'll be adding lineups and commentary as we go along here.