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FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

Can FC Dallas end this three-game road trip on a positive note?

MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas wraps up a three-game road trip in league play tomorrow night when they take on the Houston Dynamo.

The Orange are unbeaten at home this season, going an impressive 7-0-1 so far this season at BBVA Compass Stadium. The two sides met at the end of May, where they tied 0-0 in Frisco.

FC Dallas notes:

Injury update. Once again, just one player to discuss here as Walker Zimmerman continues to rehab his MCL strain.

Key intervals. Houston has dominated the 30th-45th minute period of the match in 2017, scoring a league-high seven goals. Dallas has as well, allowing just one goal. No team in MLS has allowed fewer.

HGP minutes. FC Dallas ranks first in minutes played by Homegrown players this season with 2,997, just 21 minutes ahead of Red Bull New York (2,976).

Key player for FCD: Mauro Diaz. I believe this could be the game that we see him crack the lineup for the first time in league play this season. While I don’t think he has the gas to go 90 just yet (despite doing so last week in the USOC), I do think he’ll be a vital player for what FCD wants to do in the attack.

Biggest Question: Can a Zimmerman-less defense stop this high-powered Dynamo attack?

I think the obvious answer is yes, they can. They still have Matt Hedges leading the way in the back and our captain was a beast last week in his return from national team duty. The key part will be making sure the Dynamo aren’t allowed to bring in pressure from the wings in this one. Hedges can track Erick Torres for this game but Houston still has a couple other scorers that know how to find the back of the net.

Houston Notes:

Key player for Houston: Alex. While Torres will get the attention up front from the Dallas defense, Alex has been doing very well in the midfield making sure the attack has the space to be free. His seven assists this season are no joke either.

Milestones. With a win tomorrow night, Houston would record their 50th win at BBVA Stadium and their 100th win in MLS regular-season play.

Injuries:

OUT:
DF George Malki (torn left ACL)
MF Eric Alexander (right MCL strain)

QUESTIONABLE: DF DeMarcus Beasley left last week’s LA game with a thigh injury


How to watch

Match date/time: Friday, 6/23, 8:00PM

Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, TX

TV: UniMas

Online: FCDallas.com, Facebook.com/MLS

Radio: 100.7 FM (English), 1270 AM (Spanish)

Weather Forecast: Cloudy, 85 degrees

Look out for our game thread, which will go up an hour before kick off.