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FC Dallas vs Chicago Fire: Match Predictions

To borrow from the former manager, Dallas must Busca La Forma this afternoon in Chicago

MLS: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas have now entered a very tricky spot in their hopes to make post-season play; two consecutive road games against the Chicago Fire and the Seattle Sounders. Given Dallas’ history in Seattle, we can basically plan for 0 points for the trip out to the Pacific Northwest. Chicago though, is another story but a complex one. Chicago are 10th in the East with 34 points, but are a very respectable 7-2-6 at home. With Seattle looming next, the margin of error growing ever small, Dallas must Busca La Forma (Find A Way) this afternoon and get some kind of result.

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 CHI:


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 find a way? Are you Team #RootForChaos and looking for some weekend drama?