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FC Dallas vs San Jose Earthquakes: Game Thread

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Here is your thread for today’s match.

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MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Pepi!!!!!!!!

Ugh.

Lineups

FC Dallas looks to get back on track following a disappointing loss last weekend in Utah to Real Salt Lake as they host the San Jose Earthquakes.

San Jose is coming off a 1-0 loss as well, which ended a ten-game unbeaten run of their own. The two sides met earlier this season in San Jose, where the Quakes won 3-1.


FC Dallas notes:

Key player for FC Dallas - Ricardo Pepi - If Luchi Gonzalez puts him back in the starting lineup after the big week he had with the USMNT (and he should by the way), it will all fall on him again to guide the attack.

The wrong kind of home streak - After going 18 straight home games without defeat, FC Dallas has lost two straight at Toyota Stadium, falling to Sporting Kansas City and Seattle. Dallas hasn’t lost three straight home games in a decade, since August-September 2011.

Defensive issues lurking - Thanks to injuries and suspensions, FC Dallas has struggled at keeping a clean sheet in 2021. More recently, FCD has given up three goals in back-to-back games.

Disciplinary Report

SUSPENSION: none

Availability Report

OUT: Beni Redžic (ankle sprain), Johnny Nelson (back surgery), Bressan (shoulder), Jimmy Maurer (thigh), Franco Jara (rib injury), Ryan Hollingshead (foot injury)

On Loan: Thomas Roberts, Dante Sealy

International duty: none

San Jose Earthquakes notes:

Living rent-free in FCD’s head - The Earthquakes are unbeaten in seven straight matches against FC Dallas (W4 D3), including a 3-1 home win on April 24. The seven-game run is San Jose’s longest current unbeaten streak against any MLS team.

Taking hits - San Jose is the second-most fouled team in MLS, winning an average of 13.3 fouls per match this season. Eric Remedi, who was fouled six times by the Rapids on Saturday, leads MLS with 80 fouls won this season, seven more than any other player.

Disciplinary Report

SUSPENSION: none

Availability Report

International duty: none

QUESTIONABLE: Cristian Espinoza (lower leg), Matt Bersano (left knee)


How to watch

Kickoff: 7:30 PM
Venue: Rio Tinto Stadium
TV: TXA-21
Available Streaming: ESPN+, FUBO TV, fcdallas.com/streaming
Gameday Social: #FCDvSJE
Weather: 85 degrees, sunny

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