FC DALLAS vs. MINNESOTA UNITED FC
MLS Regular Season
September 9 - 7:00PM
Allianz Field – Saint Paul, MN
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- FCD record: 2-1-4 (10 pts., 9th in West)
- MIN record: 4-3-2 (14 pts., 3rd in West)
- FCD vs. MIN all-time: 5-2-0 (14 GF, 9 GA)
- FCD vs. MIN away: 1-2-0 (2 GF, 5 GA)
- FC Dallas in unbeaten in four games, a run which includes a 3-1 home win over Minnesota on Aug. 29. Last time out, Dallas earned a 1-1 draw away to Sporting KC - a game which saw Luchi Gonzalez forced to make three first-half injury substitutions. On the other side, Minnesota snapped a five-game winless run with a dominant 4-0 victory over Real Salt Lake at Allianz Field, the venue FCD will travel to Wednesday night.
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- Dallas is currently dealing with an injury list that includes Bryan Acosta, Jimmy Maurer, Matt Hedges, Fafa Picault and Paxton Pomykal. While it's certainly not ideal, Luchi believes his squad has the necessary depth to handle the situation. Bressan, Tanner Tessmann, Bryan Reynolds and Kyle Zobeck all featured as substitutes against SKC and helped Dallas earn an important away draw. With injuries still affecting the squad, they'll likely be called upon again as FCD looks to get another positive result on the road this Wednesday.
- New midfield signing Andrés Ricaurte made Dallas' match day squad for the first time last week in Kansas City. Although he didn't see the field, it's a promising sign that he's being readied for his MLS and FCD debut. Considering Pomykal is looking at six months on the sidelines following surgery, Ricaurte could be called upon to fill the Homegrown playmaker's boots sooner rather than later.
- Following a first-half injury to starting keeper Jimmy Maurer, Iowa native Kyle Zobeck made his MLS debut against SKC a full seven years after being drafted by the club in the 2013 MLS Supplemental draft. It made him the oldest player taken in an MLS draft (whether that draft be Super, Supplemental, College, etc.) to make his debut at 30 years, 209 days old. With Maurer still recovering, Zobeck is slated to make his first MLS start this Wednesday in Minnesota.