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Match Preview: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders

The basics

Seattle Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas, Qwest Field, Seattle.

All-time record: Seattle leads the all-time series 1-0-2

TV info

9:30 CT

FSSW, Direct Kick, MatchDay Live

Match Preview

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What's at stake?

A streaking FC Dallas team aims for its fourth consecutive win against Seattle Sounders FC. Seattle, on the other hand, have conceded nine goals in the past three matches and desperately need points to avoid missing the playoffs.

Last meeting

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.

Remember when…?

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.

Heroes & Villains

David Ferreira vs. Jeff Parke/Tyrone MarshallThe 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 HartmanWith 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 game.

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.