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FC Dallas vs Austin FC: Game Thread

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Here is your thread for today’s match.

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MLS: Austin FC at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jara’s first touch wasn’t bad folks

JESUS!!!

We’ll shit

Lineups

The home finale is here and while the season has been dreadful for FC Dallas there is something to play for as they host Austin FC.

The two sides meet for the third time to decide who will end the 2021 season with the Copa Tejas crown. Currently, FC Dallas sits tied with Houston at eight points, with Austin at six points. The Dynamo have played all of their Copa Tejas games, setting up the winner-takes-all situation on Saturday in Frisco. A draw or win gives it to Dallas, while a loss will tip it over to Austin.


FC Dallas notes:

Key player for FC Dallas - Ricardo Pepi - He’s been hot this season against the expansion side from Austin. Let’s keep that going.

Last time out against Austin - It was a wild one, to say the least, with Pepi and Jesus Ferreira leading the charge in a 5-3 win down in Austin. Dallas won the other meeting in Frisco earlier this season, 2-0.

Wrong side of history - FC Dallas saw its winless run extend to 10 matches (D4 L6) after conceding a pair of late goals in a 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. Dallas has recorded just two longer winless runs in club history, going 11 straight in June-August 2013 and 13 straight in April-July 2012.

Disciplinary Report

SUSPENSION: none

Availability Report

OUT: Beni Redžic (ankle sprain), Johnny Nelson (back surgery), Philepe (thigh injury)

QUESTIONABLE: Facundo Quignon (thigh injury)

On Loan: Thomas Roberts, Dante Sealy

International duty: none

Austin FC notes:

Not great away - Austin FC has lost seven straight away matches, being outscored, 17-1, in those games. Since opening Q2 Stadium on June 23, Austin has scored 25 MLS goals with 24 of them being scored at home.

Disciplinary Report

SUSPENSION: none

Availability Report

International duty: none

OUT: Ulises Segura (left knee), Ben Sweat (ACL), Aaron Schoenfeld (left knee), Danny Hoesen (left hip), Matt Besler (concussion), Rodney Redes (left knee)


How to watch

Kickoff: 7:00 PM
Venue: Toyota Stadium
TV: TXA-21
Available Streaming: ESPN+, FUBO TV
Gameday Social: #FCDvRSL
Weather: 63, partly cloud

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