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FC Dallas vs Real Salt Lake: Match Predictions

How much lower can this team go?

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas’ amusing win over SKC was short lived as they went on to get thoroughly embarrassed by expansion side Nashville 3-0 on national TV on Tuesday. Now Dallas will travel to Utah to try to pick up a point tonight. Getting some kind of result will be imperative if Dallas wants to keep their playoff hopes alive. Following this one, Dallas will have four games left (at best) with another visit to Nashville on the docket. With the margins thinning, Dallas can ill afford to come home without at least a point tonight.

The staff are continuing to make picks this season and we’re going with a simple points system for 2020:

Correct Result Prediction: 1pt

Correct Score: 1pt

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.

Nathan still holds the lead among us.

BigDSoccer Staff Standings

Position Name Point Total
Position Name Point Total
1 Nathan Hill 12
2 Mohammad Bushnaq 8
3 Ben Lyon 7
4 Jason Poon 5
5 Ryan Scanlon 5
6 Scott Hiney 5
7 Drew Epperley 4
8 Jack Rouse 4
9 Jeff Loftin 3
10 Jose Carmona 1

What do you think? Will the return of Michael Barrios be enough for like Ben says? Another bad outing and showing from Dallas? Are you even watching tonight with the later kick off?