It is time for FC Dallas to continue their match towards a Supporters’ Shield crown tonight as they take on New York City FC.
REFEREE: Alan Kelly. AR1 (bench): Claudiu Badea; AR2 (opposite): Jason White; 4th: Jose Carlos Rivero MLS Career: 54 games; FC/gm: 25.7; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 12; pens: 23
SUSPENDED: NYC: Federico Bravo (through Sept. 18)
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: DAL: Matt Hedges
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: NYC: R.J. Allen ... DAL: Maynor Figueroa
DISABLED LIST: none
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
ALL-TIME (1 meeting): NYCFC 0 wins, 1 goal ... FC Dallas 1 win, 2 goals ... Ties 0
AT YANKEE STADIUM: First meeting.
Coaches record: Oscar Pareja vs. NYC: P1 W1 L0 D0 ... Patrick Vieira vs. DAL: first game
FC Dallas Injury Report
OUT: Zach Loyd (concussion)
Looking for more on the road. FC Dallas has accumulated 17 points on the road this season, just two less than it had all of last season (19). The team also scored wins in Houston and LA in the US Open Cup.
Best year in goal. According to the club’s game notes, Chris Seitz ranks second in MLS with seven shutouts (two behind Luis Robles), 12 wins (tied with Robles for the lead) and a goals‐against average of 1.13. All three are career bests for Seitz.
Better with Hedges. FC Dallas’ record when defender Matt Hedges starts is 11‐4‐6 this season.
How to watch
Kickoff: 6:00 PM
Venue: Yankee Stadium
Online: MLS Live
Projected lineups: With FCD’s huge USOC final behind us, does Pareja rest some key guys like Mauro Diaz or Maxi Urruti? Or does he throw everything he has at one of the worst defenses in MLS?
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