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FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders: Match Predictions

Why not us? FC Dallas looks to make some noise in Seattle

MLS: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders FC Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas did what they needed to do: get in the playoffs. Thanks to a roaring attack on #DecisionDay, Dallas punched their playoff ticket by smattering Sporting Kansas City 6-0. Now the question is, can they take that offense juice and replicate some of it in the Emerald City? Dallas has not fared well in Seattle, with just one road win and that was courtesy of a Brek Shea winner in 2011. Is Dallas due? Maybe. But Seattle is strong at home (11-2-4) and Dallas is the worst road team that made the playoffs by a large margin (3-11-3).

But it is the playoffs, and everybody loves an underdog, especially in a single elimination format. Whatever happens, I personally hope that Dallas plays with reckless abandon. The pressure is on Seattle to win this as the heavy favorites. If you’re going to bow out of the playoffs, might as well do it in style.

The staff are continuing to make picks this season and we’re going with a simple points system, plus a slight twist:

Correct Result Prediction: 1pt

Correct Score: 2pts

Insightful commentary: +Bonus (admittedly this will be a bit arbitrary depending on accuracy, insight and creativity).

Here are our current standings:

2019 BigDSoccer Prediction Standings

Position Name Point Total
Position Name Point Total
1 Jason Poon 29
2 Ryan Scanlon 29
3 Nathan Hill 26
4 Mohammad Bushnaq 23
5 Ben Lyon 23
6 Jack Rouse 21
7 Steve Machine 15
8 Jeff Loftin 13
9 Drew Epperley 12
10 Jose Carmona 9
11 Andrew Gentry 8
12 Scott Hiney 5
13 Preston Wetherington 4
14 Jared Tilley 2

Here are our staff predictions against SEA:


Name Result for FCD FCD Score Opposition Score Commentary
Name Result for FCD FCD Score Opposition Score Commentary
Ben Lyon Win 2 1 The smug comments from Sounders fans this week...
Jack Rous Win 2 0 How do they do it? Ricardo Pepi
Jason Poon Loss 0 2 It's been fun but I'm not seeing a way out of Seattle with a win.
Jeff Loftin Loss 1 2 Close loss after controversial play at the other end which mysteriously doesn't get VAR treatment.
Mohammad Bushnaq Loss 1 2 Valiant effort but Dallas falls short in the Pacific NW for their revenge bid.
Nathan Hill Draw 2 2 FC Dallas advance on PKs and claim the Cascadia Cup. Goals from Jara and Pepi.
Ryan Scanlon Loss 1 3 Seattle’s quality and combination play will be too much for FC Dallas which will not let us get away with what we pulled off against Portland. Michael Barrios gives us a glimmer of hope with a goal before Jordan Morris and Nick Lodeiro put this out of reach.

What do y’all think? Can Dallas pull off the upset? Or is Seattle too good at home for this young side to overcome?