The boys are back in town as FC Dallas looks to end a three-game losing streak tonight as they host the Portland Timbers.
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Ricardo Salazar. AR1 (bench): Chris Strickland; AR2 (opposite): Claudio Badea; 4th: Rubiel Vazquez MLS Career: 216 games; FC/gm: 26.7; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 62; pens: 73
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Walker Zimmerman
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Atiba Harris ... SEA: Osvaldo Alonso
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (17 meetings): FC Dallas 3 wins, 18 goals ... Sounders FC 9 wins, 29 goals ... Ties 5
AT DALLAS (9 meetings): FC Dallas 2 wins, 11 goals ... Sounders FC 3 wins, 11 goals ... Ties 4
FUTURE MATCHES: 7/13: Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m. PT; 10/16: FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders FC, 6 p.m. CT
LAST YEAR (MLS):
3/28: DAL 0, SEA 0
6/13: SEA 3, DAL 0 (Neagle 55; Martins 73; Gonzalez 92+)
Coaches record: Sigi Schmid vs. DAL: P42 W20 L10 D12 ... Oscar Pareja vs. SEA: P11 W2 L7 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Alejandro Zendejas - Osteitis Pubis, Matt Hedges - meniscus surgery
QUESTIONABLE: Jesse Gonzalez - cervical muscle strain, Maximiliano Urruti - left ankle strain
Fortress at home. According to the game notes, FC Dallas is enjoying its third‐longest regular season home unbeaten streak in franchise history (9‐0‐2). This 11‐game run is tied with the 2010‐11 team (8‐0‐3) and the 2005‐06 side (8‐0‐3).
Top keeper play. FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz (4‐1‐2) and LA’s Brian Rowe (5‐1‐3) are the only two ‘keepers in MLS with just one loss this season (minimum 200 minutes played).
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Third game in a week should mean more changes in the lineup. Will Urruti play with an ankle strain? Or will Tesho Akindele get a start here in this game? What about Victor Ulloa returning to the lineup?
Prediction: Our staff has a full list of predictions, which one are you going with?
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