Match Preview: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders
All-time record: Seattle leads the all-time series 1-0-2
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What's at stake?
A streaking FC Dallas team aims for its fourth consecutive win against
FC. Seattle, on the other hand, have conceded nine goals in the
past three matches and desperately need points to avoid missing the
Seattle and Dallas last met on April 22 at Pizza Hut Park, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. Both of FCD's goals were booted in by Jeff Cunningham from the penalty spot. The PK that tied the game was scored in the dying seconds of stoppage time to salvage a point for FC Dallas.
FCD were arguably the hottest team in the league when they came to
Seattle last October. Once again, they enter having won the past three
matches against San Jose, Chivas USA, and Kansas City to climb up
the Western Conference standings.
David Ferreira vs. Jeff
danger man for FC Dallas over the recent winning streak has been
Colombian David Ferreira. Having scored in three of his past four
matches, including twice from the penalty spot, Ferreira will top
Seattle’s list of concerns.
Fredy Montero vs. Kevin Hartman—With Seattle
struggling to score goals, they will look for a piece of magic from
their own Colombian talisman. Montero has beguiled goalkeepers with his
heavy shot from distance. Hartman will have to be at the top of his
Miguel Montano vs. FC Dallas—Coach Sigi Schmid and
general manager Adrian Hanauer have hinted at changes to address
Seattle’s recent listless performances. Miguel Montano is one player who
may have earned some playing time. He was involved in both goals in
Seattle’s midweek U.S. Open Cup win.
Stat that makes you go, “Hmm …”
Zero. That's the number of Seattle wins against Western Conference
opponents in 2010.
He said it
“It's one of those ones where now we have got to carry the momentum
forward. We have to get a win against Dallas this weekend." – Seattle’s
Nate Jaqua after Seattle’s U.S. Open Cup win over Los Angeles.