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FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps: Match Predictions

Can Dallas get things back on track after a visit to Canada?

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas hits the road again and will have their sights on a depleted Vancouver team and try to secure some points from a place where they’ve historically struggled. Dallas is 2-4-3 against the Whitecaps at BC Place, but the staff are fairly optimistic about Dallas’ chances given how many regulars Vancouver will be missing from this one. Before that, here’s an updated standings list with Nathan Hill still hanging on to his lead.

BigD Staff Match Prediction Standings

Position Name Point Total
Position Name Point Total
1 Nathan Hill 26
2 Phil Luetchford 24
3 Mohammad Bushnaq 24
4 Jason Poon 22
5 Drew Epperley 18
6 Cody Gamond 16
7 Ryan Scanlon 15
8 Etan Cohn 14
9 Ben Lyon 13
10 Jack Hazzard 12
11 Scott Hiney 12
12 Jose Carmona 11
13 Jared Tilley 8
14 Jack Rouse 6
15 Preston Wetherington 6
16 Jeff Loftin 6
17 Joshua Sampson 3

Correct Prediction: 1pt

Correct Scoreline: 2pts

Here’s how we’re seeing it played out tonight.

FCD v SKC

Name Result for FCD FCD Score Opposition Score Commentary
Name Result for FCD FCD Score Opposition Score Commentary
Etan Cohn Win 2 1
El Chico Carmona Win 2 1 FCD will get the winning goal right before the game can go to PKs
Mohammad Bushnaq Draw 1 1 FC Dallas pay the penalty and the defending champs bow out of the USOC.
Jared Tilley Win 2 1
Scott Hiney Win 1 1 Maxi sends us to PKs, Hollingshead's take is what seals the victory.
Cody Gamond Win 2 1 Come from behind in extra time after a 1-1 end to the game. Maxi and Ulloa the scorers.
Jeff Loftin Loss 1 1 Unfortunately I think we lose in penalties.
Ryan Scanlon Loss 0 2 I think Kansas City will definitely be wanting this game more as FC Dallas comes out sloppy and really missing Matt Hedges. Sporting is also undefeated in their last 8 games. They'll keep that going here as Rubio and Blessing grab the goals and win for SKC.
Jack Hazzard Win 2 1 KC will be both chippy and arrogant but Urutti will fix that real quick.
Ben Lyon Win 2 1 3 more wins to consecutive silverware. It'll be 2 after tonight.
Drew Epperley Loss 1 1 I think the game will end level but SKC will go on in PKs.

What do you guys think? Are we naive to think Dallas can actually pick up points in this one? Is this a trap game?