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MLS: Houston Dynamo at FC Dallas Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

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PK Goal for Houston

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The Texas Derby is here! The 2021 edition begins today as FC Dallas hosts the Houston Dynamo.

Both clubs come in with identical 1-1-1 records on the season. Houston picked up a draw last weekend against LAFC, while FC Dallas scored their first win of the season in a 4-1 thrashing of Portland.


FC Dallas notes:

Key player for FC Dallas - Andres Ricaurte - The Colombian playmaker has enjoyed his games against the Orange so far since joining FC Dallas last summer. Between the killer goal he scored and some of the assists he’s already racked up, FCD will need to lean on him again if they want to begin the 2021 Texas Derby with a win.

Last time against Houston - The two sides met pretty recently in the preseason, where FC Dallas came away with a 3-1 win down in Houston to win the La Copita tournament. In the 2020 season, FC Dallas retained El Capitan thanks to a dominating 3-0 win in the final leg of the series.

Home in the Texas Derby - The home side has not lost any of the last 12 Texas Derbies dating back to a 3-1 win for FC Dallas at Houston in 2016. FCD is unbeaten in 10 straight home matches against the Dynamo (W7 D3), including winning the last four in a row by an aggregate score of 14-4.

Disciplinary Report

SUSPENSION: none

Injury Report

OUT: Jesus Ferriera (shoulder), Kyle Zobeck, Nkosi Tafari

QUESTIONABLE: none

On Loan: Brandon Servania, Justin Che

Houston Dynamo notes:

Road-woes - The Dynamo are winless in nine straight away matches (D3 L6), the third-longest streak in MLS (Fire, Crew – 13 straight). Houston has 12 points in 28 away matches since the start of the 2019 season (W3 D3 L22), its 0.43 points per match is the worst away record in MLS in that time.

Disciplinary Report

SUSPENSION: none

Injury Report

OUT: Ethan Bartlow (concussion)


How to watch

Kickoff: 2:30 PM (2:50 actual kick due to national TV)
Venue: Toyota Stadium
TV: Univision, TUDN
Available Streaming: Twitter, FUBO TV
Gameday Social: #TexasDerby
Weather: 78 degrees, sunny

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