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FC Dallas vs. Columbus Crew SC | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 15
FC Dallas vs. Orlando City SC
Toyota Stadium – Frisco
October 3 – 8:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US; on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TV: SportsTime Ohio, Texas 21

After suffering just their second loss of the season, Columbus Crew SC head to Frisco to take on FC Dallas Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.

FC Dallas (5W-3L-5D) are coming off a 0-0 draw against Orlando City SC Sunday, while the Crew fell to Toronto FC 3-1 in East Hartford. 

FC Dallas are fourth in the Western Conference, just four points behind co-leading Seattle and Portland, while the Crew still top the East, but their lead has been trimmed to just two points.

FC Dallas

FC Dallas couldn't take advantage of a man advantage for the final 20 minutes and settled for a share of the points with Orlando City SC Sunday night in Frisco. The best chance came early for FCD with when Santiago Mosquera denied by a fine close-range save from Orlando goalkeeper Pedro Gallese in the 10th minute. 

"We need to play with more tempo from the back into the midfield to be dangerous. It was too slow," defender Reto Ziegler said after the match. "We definitely need to do better. It happens usually at home. I don't know if maybe we have too much confidence or we take too many touches, but we're going to do better against Columbus, I'm sure." 

FC Dallas will receive solidarity payment as part of Weston McKennie's transfer from Schalke to Juventus, sources tell MLSsoccer.com.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Paxton Pomykal (M) - hip injury
    • OUT: Santiago Mosquera (M) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Columbus Crew SC

Columbus led at halftime courtesy of a Chris Mavinga own goal, but conceded three goals in the second half to fall to Toronto FC 3-1 in East Hartford Sunday night, snapping a six-match unbeaten streak.

“I have a very good team. That didn't change in one bad half,” Caleb Porter said after the match. “Sometimes in football, you have a bad half. Sometimes you're playing a really good team that, like I said, raises their level and we just don't cope with it.”

Project Starting XI

  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Vito Wormgoor (D) - ankle injury
    • OUT: Darlington Nagbe (M) - undisclosed injury
    • OUT: Waylon Francis (D) - undisclosed injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at FC Dallas

  • FC Dallas: 12 wins, 37 goals
  • Crew: 6 wins, 25 goals
  • 4 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ted Unkel
  • Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Jeremy Kieso
  • 4th Official: Elton Garcia
  • VAR: Chris Penso
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Current Form

FC Dallas
L
W
W
W
L
D
Columbus
W
W
D
W
W
L

Season Stats

FC DallasColumbus Crew SC
13Games Played14
5Wins9
3Losses2
5Draws3
19Goals23
13Goals Conceded8
111Shots125
57Shots on Target57
158Fouls committed186
164Fouls suffered198
16Offside24
61Corners71

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
DAL51421191.5
CLB54320231.6
01234+Avg
DAL303111.6
CLB122202
01234+Avg
DAL211101.2
CLB421001.3

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
DAL46210131
CLB9311080.6
01234+Avg
DAL341000.8
CLB610000.1
01234+Avg
DAL121101.4
CLB321101
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