It is game day yet again for FC Dallas as they are out west to take on the San Jose Earthquakes tonight at Avaya Stadium.
San Jose is coming off a 1-0 loss last weekend to the Chicago Fire while FC Dallas was able to blowout Orlando on Monday.
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Juan Guzman. AR1 (bench): Mike Kampmeinert; AR2 (opposite): Matthew Nelson; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal MLS Career: 70 games; FC/gm: 25.3; Y/gm: 3.6; R: 21; pens: 15
SUSPENDED: SJ: Fatai Alashe (caution accumulation; through July 10)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: SJ: Anibal Godoy ... DAL: Maynor Figueroa, Walker Zimmerman, Atiba Harris
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (58 meetings): Earthquakes 25 wins (4 shootout), 89 goals ... FC Dallas 19 wins (3 shootout), 69 goals ... Ties 14
AT SAN JOSE (29 meetings): Earthquakes 15 wins (4 shootout), 49 goals ... FC Dallas 7 wins (2 shootout), 31 goals ... Ties 7
4/9: DAL 2, SJ 2 (Akindele 36; own goal 62 – Quintero 4; Wondolowski 55)
5/28: SJ 0, DAL 0
Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs. DAL: P33 W12 L8 D14 ... Oscar Pareja vs. SJ: P13 W3 L7 D4
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Low scoring affairs. According to the club's game notes, San Jose and FC Dallas have had difficulty scoring against one another over the last several meetings. The two teams have combined to score eight total goals in their last five matchups, with four of those goals coming in a single match earlier this season (D 2-2 on 4/9). Since the start of last season, the clubs have finished 0-0 or 1-0 three times.
Pareja in July. FC Dallas has gone 7‐0‐1 in the month of July (2014: 2‐0‐1, 2015: 4‐0‐0, 2016: 1‐0‐0) since Pareja became manager.
Diaz doubling up. Diaz recorded his fourth, two‐assist game of this season in Monday’s 4‐0 win against Orlando City SC. This is the seventh, two‐assist game of Diaz’s MLS career. He has now recorded two assists in back‐to‐back games twice in his MLS career.
Score twice. FC Dallas was 18‐1‐0 last season when scoring two or more goals. The 2016 squad is 10‐0‐1 when scoring at least twice.
How to watch
Kickoff: 9:30 PM
Venue: Avaya Stadium
Online: Univision Deportes
Projected lineups: FCD has two games next week, including one more on the west coast in Seattle. Does Pareja opt to keep some players fresh for that one or does he continue to use a lineup that has picked up a couple shutouts in a row?
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