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FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: Match Predictions

Can FC Dallas get their first road win of 2019?

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It took a 17 year old making his MLS debut to get the job done last week, but three points is three points. Unlike our predictions model, there are no style points here. Now that Dallas has rebounded from their first loss of the season, the focus now is “When will Dallas get their first win on the road?” Luchi Gonzalez has a tall task ahead of him, as Dallas is 6-11-4 all time when visiting Salt Lake City (22 GF, 31 GA).

To be successful in this league, you need to win at home and draw on the road. So picking up all three points isn’t necessary but taking all the points, on the road, against a Western Conference team is gold. And with RSL playing “OK” right now, this might be the chance for FCD to notch their first road win.

Here are our predictions:

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 RSL:


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 Dallas get out of Utah with a point, or three? Is this going to be painful and you wish you did something else with your Saturday night instead? Let us know in the comment section!