FC Dallas (11th) (27 points) host Minnesota United (37 points), 7th, tonight at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium.
Television (English): Mark Followill and Steve Davis will be on call for Saturday’s game on TXA 21 and the FCDTV Network. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. CT.
IN LINE: For viewers of DFW and the FCDTV network, the match will also be broadcast live on fcdallas.com/stream. The match will also be broadcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish for viewers outside the DFW and FCDTV network markets.
Radio… English: If you can’t watch the game, you can listen to all the action on FCDallas.com/Radio hosted by Tyler Kern. Spanish: The duo of Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish the 1270AM, starting at 7 p.m. CT.
Buzz FC Dallas XI Prediction
After the 3-5-2 didn’t work out very well, Coach Marco Ferruzzi hot replaced in 4-2-3-1 at half-time against Sporting. I am therefore fully on the 4-2-3-1 being the formation of choice against the Loons.
Bryan acosta is out, so I’m going to pencil in the 8 most logical solution in its place, Brandon Servania. Obviously, Paxton Pomykal could play 8 but he hasn’t done a lot this year, at least not outside of practice.
Instead, I have Pomykal back after a match but on the right wing instead of giving to the left Jader Obrien a match with Szabolcs Schön on the left wing.
Ricardo Pepi before he left for the American camp at 9 with Jesus Ferreira to the off-attacker type 10. The outside of the back is easy for me with Ryan hollingshead left and Ema twumasi law. Jimmy mauer should be in the goal.
It is in the middle of the back that it gets complicated. Honestly, this could be one of the four starting center-backs. I would go with Nkosi Tafari and Matt blankets (the latter of yellow card suspension return) but it could easily be Jose martinez Where Bressan. Choose your poison.
MLS Player Availability Report
- OUTSIDE: Beni Redžić (ankle sprain)
- OUTSIDE: Johnny Nelson (back surgery)
Minnesota United FC
- OUTSIDE: Justin McMaster (thigh)
- OUTSIDE: Jan Gregus (ankle)
- OUTSIDE: Hassani Dotson (knee)
DAL: Bryan Acosta (until October 3)
NEXT SUSPENDED YELLOW CARD:
DAL: Szabolcs Schon, Ema Twumasi…
MIN: Chase Gasper, Jacori Hayes
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS:
DAL: Jader Obrian, Bryan Acosta, Edwin Cerrillo…
MIN: Chase Gasper, Jacori Hayes
REFEREE: Rubiel Vazquez.
AR1 (bench): Kevin Klinger;
AR2 (opposite): Walter Heatherly;
4th: Ted Unkel;
VAR: Ismail Elfath;
AVAR: Jonathan Johnson
Career of Vazquez MLS:
FC / g: 22.2;
Y / g: 3.3;
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FACE TO FACE LEAGUE:
FC Dallas 5 wins, 17 goals …
MNUFC 5 wins, 17 goals …
FC Dallas 4 wins, 13 goals …
MNUFC 0 victory, 5 goals …
Ricardo Pepi tied most goals scored by a teenager in a single season, tying the total
scored by Diego Fagundez with New England in 2013.
MOST GOALS AS A TEENAGER, IN ONE SEASON
FC Dallas premises played 7,946 minutes and made 139 appearances in the last 28 games during the 2021 season, exceeding 4,949 minutes played during the 2020 MLS regular season.
FC Dallas premises have scored a total of 21 goals (53.8% of FCD’s goals) and recorded 15 assists this season.
FC Dallas is tied for ninth in the league with 39 goals scored and tied for 10th with 37 assists, while Minnesota is 23rd in the league with 30 goals and tied for 16th with 32 assists.
House Ricardo Pepi is tied for fourth in the Golden Boot race with 13 goals scored (3 GWG), is the league’s most scoring American and one of three players with three multi-goal games.
hungarian winger Szabolcs Schön and local Jesús Ferreira leads FC Dallas with six assists.
FC Dallas conceded the most goals (47) in the Western Conference, while the MNUFC is tied for eighth in the league with just 32 goals against.
Last season FC Dallas played 18 different formations in 22 regular season games. This season, FC Dallas have fielded 25 different teams in 28 matches.
FC Dallas were 2-6-0 (0.250 winning percentage) in scoring games in 2021, while Minnesota United FC are 6-5-0 (0.545 winning percentage) in the matches decided by a goal.
Since 2015, FCD is 78-6-19 when scoring first.
Since 2015, FC Dallas has a winning percentage of 0.870 and 79-5-16 when he scores two or more goals.
FCD Jimmy maurer is 4-10-6, has saved 61 of 92 shots faced and is averaging 1.58 this season, while Minnesota United’s Tyler Miller is 10-5-7, saved 64 of 86 shots faced and has a 1.00 GAA record.
Ricardo PepiThe two-goal performance in his last MLS game against Austin in late August was the third multi-goal game of his career. Pepi is just the second player in MLS history to record three multi-goal games
before turning 19 after Eddie Gaven, who did so in 2004-05.
Defender of FC Dallas Nkosi Tafari leads the team (fourth in MLS) with 121 clearances, averaging 6.05 clearances per game.
Robin Lod scored a gentleman’s hat trick (three assists) against FC Dallas on November 8, 2020.
50 FCD appearances
Franco Jara (43)
50 FC DALLAS BEGINS
Bryan Acosta (49)
Paxton Pomykal (37)
150 MLS DEPARTURES
Ryan Hollingshead (143)
OVERALL FCD APPEARANCES
Matte blankets – 277
Jason Kreis – 247
Bobby Rhine – 212
Ryan Hollingshead – 187