The numbers might not back me up, but FC Dallas always seems to struggle in matches with large crowds. Let us hope that is not the case as Kaka brings his international pedigree into town with a very entertaining Orlando City team.
After last week's victory against Real Salt Lake, the top of the standings has shifted slightly, but the rest of the gang is gaining in a hurry with four folks getting the predictions spot on including Jason who has been out of town for a few weeks and gave me his predictions in advance before he left.
How will FC Dallas fare tonight? Will the fireworks be both on and off the field? Here are our predictions!
|Ben Lyon||Win||3||1||The extra day of rest and the lack of travel helps as we're able to roll out a full squad. How about Barrios, Diaz, and Urruti again?|
|Cody Gamond||Win||2||0||Castillo and Barrios the scorers.|
|Drew Epperley||Win||2||1||The home crowd continues to help push FCD along here as Castillo and Barrios run wild on the Orlando defense.|
|Jack Hazzard||Win||2||0||Castillo and Akindele are the goalscorers.|
|Jared Tilley||Win||2||1||Fabian continues his great form with an opening goal. Urruti puts FCD up 2-0 with Mauro having the assist. Dallas holds onto to the win and everyone loves the fireworks.|
|Mohammad Bushnaq||Win||3||1||FC Dallas continue their good form with a large, open, and entertaining match on Independence Day. Zimmerman gets a goal, Castillo continues to impress, and Lizarazo makes an impact with his first MLS goal as Diaz pulls the strings for an FC Dallas victory in front of a solid crowd.|
wins it on two goals from Castillo. Kaka asks for Mauro's jersey after the game. Fireworks spell out - "Sign a striker please."
|Phil Luetchford||Win||2||1||Castillo and Urruti light up the night with goals.|
|Ryan Scalon||Win||3||2||Crazy game sees a shootout where Orlando equalizes twice. Urruti, Hedges and Diaz get on the scoresheet for the good guys.|
|Scott Hiney||Per the agreement of our loan policy with FC Dallas' front office, Scott Hiney will forfeit his predictions until the loan comes to an end.|
|Taylor Hester||Win||2||1||Castillo and a Urruti late goal to win it.|