FC Dallas is back at home this weekend as they host rivals Sporting Kansas City.
FCD enters this match on a nice unbeaten run in league play thanks to a 2-0 win a couple weeks ago against Vancouver. Sporting on the other hand comes in off a 3-0 loss last Sunday in Portland.
Previews: We have tons of preview material up and ready to read before this one kicks off.
REFEREE: Armando Villarreal. AR1 (bench): Corey Parker; AR2 (opposite): Matthew Nelson; 4th: Mark Kadlecik
Villarreal MLS Career: 69 games; FC/gm: 22.9; Y/gm: 2.9; R: 19; pens: 19
SUSPENDED: KC: Roger Espinoza (caution accumulation; through Aug. 14); Soni Mustivar (through Aug. 14)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Atiba Harris
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: KC: Matt Besler, Dom Dwyer, Lawrence Olum
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (54 meetings): FC Dallas 21 wins (1 shootout), 86 goals …Sporting 23 wins (2 shootout), 82 goals … Ties 10
AT DALLAS (26 meetings): FC Dallas 13 wins (1 shootout), 51 goals … Sporting 9 wins (0 shootout), 29 goals … Ties 4
Coaches record: Peter Vermes vs. DAL: P13 W6 L5 D2 … Oscar Pareja vs. KC: P8 W2 L4 D2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Strong run. According to the club’s game notes, FC Dallas has compiled a record of 12‐2‐4, across all competitions, since ending a three‐game losing streak on May 11.
Early goals. FC Dallas has scored an MLS‐leading 13 goals in the first 30 minutes of matches this season.
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: FC Dallas played a strong lineup in the 120 minutes on Wednesday in LA. Will Pareja sit out a guy or two from that lineup or continue to go all out?
Prediction: Our staff has a full list of predictions, which one are you going with?
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