FC Dallas is back in league play today as they visit Western Conference rivals Sporting KC.
FCD looks to remain hot on their current unbeaten run of five games while Sporting have one win in their last 11 matches (1‐7‐3).
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Jorge Gonzalez. AR1 (bench): James Conlee; AR2 (opposite): Sean Hurd; 4th: Fotis Bazakos MLS Career: 132 games; FC/gm: 25.5; Y/gm: 3.4; R: 40; pens: 33
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Walker Zimmerman
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: KC: Roger Espinoza, Dom Dwyer ... DAL: Maynor Figueroa
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: KC: Matt Besler, Graham Zusi (USA; Copa America) ... DAL: Carlos Gruezo (Ecuador; Copa America)
ALL-TIME (53 meetings): Sporting 22 wins (2 shootout), 80 goals ...FC Dallas 21 wins (1 shootout), 86 goals ...Ties 10
AT KC (27 meetings): Sporting 13 wins (0 shootout), 51 goals ... FC Dallas 8 wins (1 shootout), 35 goals ... Ties 6
FUTURE MATCH: 8/13: FC Dallas vs. Sporting Kansas City, 8 p.m. CT
Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. DAL: P12 W5 L5 D2 ... Oscar Pareja vs. KC: P7 W2 L3 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Many different lineups. According to the club's game notes, Through 16 games this season, FC Dallas has used 15 different Starting XI formations. The only two games with the same starting lineup were Week 1 and Week 2. For the season, Dallas is averaging 2.18 changes to the Starting XI between each match, with a season‐high of four changes from the previous game happening twice (4/29 at RBNY, 5/28 at San Jose).
Record after a long break. All‐time, in the first game back after a break of at least two weeks (15+ days), FC Dallas has a posted a record of 3‐1‐2. Sunday’s match against Sporting KC will be Dallas’ first in 17 days with the Copa America break.
How to watch
Kickoff: 4:00 PM
Venue: Children’s Mercy Park
Online: Watch ESPN
Projected lineups: Does Oscar Pareja put Michael Barrios back in the lineup? Or will the suddenly hot feet of Carlos Lizarazo make another start? Plus, who goes up top between Maxi Urruti and Tesho Akindele?
Prediction: Our staff has a full list of predictions, which one are you going with?
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