FRISCO - FC Dallas will look to get back on the right foot at home as Minnesota United FC makes just their second ever appearance at Toyota Stadium. Let’s dive into Oscar Pareja’s lineup as he continues his search for his 100th all-time win.
TRIO OF CHANGES
From last week’s 2-1 loss in Seattle, three new faces are in tonight’s XI. Jimmy Maurer returns to goal in place of Jesse Gonzalez, who is healthy but being given the night off with Kyle Zobeck serving as back up keeper. Maurer started the first 10 league games of the season for FCD and ranks fourth in MLS goals against average (1.10) and fifth in save percentage (74.4 percent).
Maynor Figueroa will step into the center back role in place of the suspended Reto Ziegler, while Pablo Aránguiz makes his first MLS start after debuting for 28 minutes at the end of last week’s match.
Matt Hedges will make his 200th appearance for FC Dallas tonight, becoming just the third player in franchise history to reach the mark. Only Jason Kreis (247) and Bobby Rhine (212) have played more games for Dallas than the club’s captain.
BACK IN ACTION
After re-signing with FC Dallas in July, defender Moises Hernandez returns to an FC Dallas 18-man roster for the first time since April 17, 2016. The former Homegrown has appeared in 31 MLS games since signing from the FCD Academy in July 2010.
A little less than a month removed from a hamstring strain in the opening half against Houston, Santiago Mosquera also returns to the 18-man roster for FCD. The 23-year-old has a goal and leads active Dallas players with five assists this season, making 19 appearances with 11 starts.