FC Dallas is back on the road this weekend as they are getting set to take on the New England Revolution.
FC Dallas have won the last four meetings between the teams, including a 3-0 victory last July 5 at Toyota Stadium. FCD won the previous meeting at Gillette Stadium back in 2013 but has only picked up six wins total in 19 meetings in New England.
Improving Revs: Despite the slow start to the season, New England has only three losses on the season. The big thing to note is the amount of draws this club has on the season already, seven. Yes, seven draws out of 12 games. This team isn't winning a ton but they aren't losing a ton either.
Rowe becomes New England's utility man. Kelyn Rowe made his first career start at right back in last week’s win vs. Chicago. For the season, the midfielder has now featured at nine of 11 positions on the field for the Revolution. Rowe has played primarily on the right wing, but has also seen minutes at center forward, left wing, central attacking midfield, holding midfield, left back, and right back. But unlike Ryan Hollingshead, he has not made a debut in goal.
Facing Je-Vaughn. FCD fans will see a familiar face on the other side of the pitch tomorrow night as Je-Vaughn Watson goes for his 100th career MLS start. From 2013 through 2015, Watson was a regular in the Dallas lineup, logging 5,839 minutes in 78 appearances.
Can we get a goal from an attacker? After going goalless for three straight games, FCD got four goals in the two games at home last week. The attack had to wait until the Seattle game to get goals from Mauro Diaz and Michael Barrios. In order for FCD to get out of New England with points, it will likely come down to a goal from someone up top (we're looking at you Fabian Castillo) to help out.
Fast start. FC Dallas has either started hot this season or started very poorly. They've had three goals scored in the first 15 minutes of the game (all wins) but on the flip side they've also given up five goals in that same span.
How to watch:
Kickoff: Saturday, May 21, 6:30pm central
Venue: Gillette Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Weather Forecast: 65 degrees and mostly cloudy. 10 mph wind.