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FC Dallas vs Portland Timbers: Game thread

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Here is your match thread for tonight’s game.

MLS: Knockout Round-Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

HEDGES pulls one back!

Valeri again

Red card!

Valeri puts Portland on top

Damn VAR

Lineups are in

The playoffs are here again as FC Dallas is set to host the Portland Timbers tonight in the Knockout Round at Toyota Stadium.

Both teams comes into this match off losses on Decision Day this past Sunday. Portland used a b-squad in their loss at Vancouver, while FC Dallas dropped points on the road at Colorado.


FC Dallas notes:

Last time against Portland. The two sides met twice earlier this season, both ending in draws.

Return to playoffs. FC Dallas is 14-21-8 in postseason games and 3-3-3 since Oscar Pareja became head coach in 2014.

Spooky feeling. This is FCD’s second game ever on Halloween. FCD played the LA Galaxy on October 31, 1999 in a Semifinal match, losing 2-1 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.

That short rest feeling. Playing on four days of rest or less this season, Dallas is 4-1-1.

Key player for FC Dallas: Michael Barrios - He had his moments last week against SKC but Dallas will need a monster game from him to lock up that number two slot.

Injury Report

OUT: Cristian Colman (torn ACL), Abel Aguilar (hip flexor)

LOAN: Anibal Chala (L.D.U. Quinto), Adonijah Reid (Ottawa), Moises Hernandez (San Antonio)


Portland Notes:

International duty: none

Suspended: none

OUT: D - Roy Miller (right thigh injury), GK - Jake Gleeson (bilateral tibial stress fracture surgery); QUESTIONABLE: GK - Kendall McIntosh (head injury), M - David Guzman (thigh injury)


Referee: Alan Kelly
Assistant Referees: Eric Weisbrod, Corey Parker
Fourth Official: Armando Villarreal
VAR: Dave Gantar


How to watch

Kickoff: 8:30 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
TV: UniMas & TXA-21
Available Streaming: ESPN+
Radio – 100.7FM
Spanish Radio – 1270AM
Weather: Rainy and 52 degrees


Highlights will be posted as they happen.

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