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FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders: Match Predictions

Pressure mounts for FC Dallas as they take on Seattle tonight

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas have left little to chance now that they flubbed the Chicago game 4-0. Four games left, two on the road, one at home against a very good NYCFC side and suddenly this midweek Seattle game has a lot riding on it. Dallas can still afford to lose this one, but then all the pressure falls to their two remaining home games as “must wins”. Unfortunately Dallas is 1-2349-1 all time in Seattle. (OK, it’s technically 1-9-1 but still), and things aren’t looking too promising for FCD.

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? How bad is Dallas going to lose tonight? Or do kids find another gear in them and shock the soccer world while most of us are asleep? Actually, that may be the better question: who’s staying up to watch this thing?