The final Texas Derby match of 2016 is here as FC Dallas is in the Bayou City to take on the Houston Dynamo tonight.
REFEREE: Kevin Stott. AR1 (bench): Chris Strickland; AR2 (opposite): Brian Poeschel; 4th: Nima Saghafi MLS Career: 289 games; FC/gm: 25.4; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 71; pens: 75
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: none
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: DAL: Matt Hedges, Maynor Figueroa
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (26 meetings): Dynamo 10 wins, 39 goals ... FC Dallas 8 wins, 37 goals ... Ties 8
AT HOUSTON (13 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 24 goals ... FC Dallas 3 wins, 20 goals ... Ties 3
3/12: HOU 5, DAL 0 (Horst 6; own goal 13; Clark 23; Wenger 27; Bruin 85)
6/2: DAL 1, HOU 1 (Hollingshead 23 – Clark 51)
Coaches record: Wade Barrett vs. DAL: P1 W0 L0 T1... Oscar Pareja vs. HOU: P8 W5 L1 T2
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Get the early lead. According to the club’s game notes, in the past two seasons, FCD has compiled a regular season record of 30‐5‐10 if leading or tied at halftime. FC Dallas has scored an MLS‐leading 13 goals in the first 30 minutes of matches this season.
Solid in goal. Chris Seitz ranks first in MLS with seven shutouts (tied with Robles and Saunders) this season, 10 wins (one off the pace of Josh Saunders) and a goals‐against average of 1.15. All three are career bests for Seitz. Combined with Jesse Gonzalez’s early‐season shutouts against Philadelphia and Montreal, FC Dallas leads MLS with nine clean sheets.
How to watch
Kickoff: 8:00 PM
Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: Pareja kept a few key guys at home on Wednesday night and rested a couple others while in Nicaragua, we would expect a normal lineup tonight against the Dynamo.
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