FRISCO, Texas- FC Dallas will look to bounce back from this weekend with a quick turnaround against the Seattle Sounders. The midweek matchup's playoff implications are huge, so let's dive into today's Lineup Notes, presented by UnitedHealthCare.
BRESSAN AT RIGHTBACK
The FC Dallas back line will look to bounce back from a shaky performance against the Chicago Fire on Saturday as we see Bressan starting at right back next to Matt Hedges. This means Reggie Cannon is an option on the bench to come in later in the game and add some new energy to the defensive pressure Seattle will definitely push. Luchi Gonzalez is resting Cannon tonight after a busy international break with the U.S. National Team. Reto Ziegler and Ryan Hollingshead finish out the defense looking to limit Seattle and shutdown a versatile offense.
Brandon Servania seems to have found his way back in to the starting lineup for a game where limiting the opposition's opportunities is crucial. His defensive presence will aid the other two midfielders if need be. Jesus Ferreira joins Servania in the middle with Bryan Acosta returning to his defensive midfielder position.
Paxton Pomykal moves from the midfield to right wing to face the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field. Incumbent right winger, Michael Barrios, shifts to the striker to add pace and creativity to the top of the formation. Barrios has shown consistency throughout the season with creating opportunities. The focus for FC Dallas is scoring early and starting fast in a match which is when they see the most success at holding a lead. We also see some weapons in Zdenek Ondrasek and Santiago Mosquera who could come in as subs to switch up the offensive style.