FC Dallas looks regain the Supporters’ Shield lead today as they host the Seattle Sounders in their final regular season home game.
REFEREE: Mark Geiger. AR1 (bench): C.J. Morgante; AR2 (opposite): Logan Brown; 4th: Ted Unkel MLS Career: 158 games; FC/gm: 26.5; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 36; pens: 49
SUSPENDED: DAL: Maynor Figueroa (caution accumulation; through Oct. 16) … SEA: Osvaldo Alonso (through Oct. 16)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Matt Hedges … SEA: Osvaldo Alonso
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Kellyn Acosta … SEA: Nelson Haedo Valdez, Joevin Jones
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (19 meetings): FC Dallas 4 wins, 20 goals … Sounders FC 10 wins, 34 goals … Ties 5
AT DALLAS (10 meetings): FC Dallas 3 wins, 13 goals … Sounders FC 3 wins, 11 goals … Ties 4
5/14: DAL 2, SEA 0 (Diaz 3; Barrios 80)
7/13: SEA 5, DAL 0 (Dempsey 6; Ivanschitz 18; Morris 22; J. Jones 61; Roldan 73)
Coaches record: Brian Schmetzer vs. DAL: first game … Oscar Pareja vs. SEA: P13 W3 L8 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Records to this point. FCD (16‐8‐8, 56 points) is two points ahead of where it was in 2015 (16‐10‐6, 54 points), 32 games into the season.
Papi’s 100th. The Dallas win against the LA Galaxy was Oscar Pareja’s 100th regular‐season game with FC Dallas. With a record of 50‐30‐20, he has the fourth‐highest winning percentage in the first 100 games coaching a club all‐time. He was the only coach of the top four to hit 50 wins in that span, aside from Bob Bradley who had two full seasons (64 games) in the pre‐draw MLS era.
Diaz foul watch. According to the club’s game notes, Mauro Diaz is drawing 2.96 fouls per match – the highest per‐game average in MLS this season (77 fouls in 26 matches).
How to watch
Kickoff: 4:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Once again we begin another week of three games in eight days with trips to Guatemala and LA coming up. We imagine Oscar Pareja will stick with a first-rate lineup with hopes of saving some guys for next weekend in LA.
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