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FC Dallas vs New England Revolution: Match Predictions

First kick is here!

MLS: FC Dallas at New England Revolution Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas starts of their 2019 campaign today, and will welcome the New England Revolution to Toyota Stadium this afternoon. After limping their way out of the 2018 campaign (thanks Imagine Dragons), Dallas made several key changes in the off-season to retool the team to get even younger and hungrier for 2019.

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).

Last season, our managing editor, Drew Epperly took an early lead in the standings and never looked back. He was followed closely by Jared Tilley and Nathan Hill to round out the Top 3.

Here are our staff predictions against NE:


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 you guys think? Will the Luchi Era kick off with a resounding win? Or will the league pundits be right and this will be a rough rebuilding season ahead of us?