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FC Dallas vs Orlando City: Match Predictions

Can Dallas spoil Pareja’s return to Dallas?

MLS: FC Dallas at Orlando City SC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas dropped a disappointing game against Atlanta midweek, but have no time to hang their heads as Oscar Pareja and Tesho Akindele make their return to Frisco tonight. Orlando has been a surprise(?) team for 2020 as Pareja has gotten them to play solid attacking soccer. Dallas will look to get back to their winning ways against their former player/coach.


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 ATL:

FCD vs 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.

Nathan seems to have figured this team out and is starting to pull away in the standings.

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? Can Dallas rebound and get three points or is a Pareja led Orlando too much to overcome?