FRISCO, Texas – Luchi fields an experienced lineup as FC Dallas faces former head coach Óscar Pareja and Orlando City tonight, Sept. 27 at 7:30PM CT at Toyota Stadium. Let's dive a little deeper into today's Starting XI in Lineup Notes, pres. by UnitedHealthcare.
Defender and captain Reto Ziegler returns to the starting lineup after missing the previous game with a muscle injury. The former Swiss international is a crucial piece of the backline and Dallas missed his set-piece deliveries and distribution out of the back in its 1-0 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday. At 34 years old, Ziegler is among the experienced additions to today's Starting XI.
Reynolds on the Right
Defender Bryan Reynolds gets another start at right back after being used as a substitute last time out against Atlanta. The 19-year-old Homegrown signed a new four-year contract earlier this week, cementing his place as Reggie Cannon's heir apparent on the right side of Dallas' backline. Tonight is Reynolds' fifth start of the season.
The Front Three
Luchi opts to go with a front line of Santi Mosquera on the left wing, Franco Jara at center forward and Mikey Barrios on the right. It's the same front three that combined for four goals in Dallas' 4-1 victory over Colorado Rapids in its last outing at Toyota Stadium. Jara and Mosquera in particular have been hot recently, combining for nine goals over September.
Starting XI: Jimmy Maurer; Ryan Hollingshead, Bryan Reynolds, Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Thiago Santos, Bryan Acosta, Andrés Ricaurte; Santiago Mosquera, Franco Jara, Michael Barrios
Substitutes — Phelipe Megiolaro, John Nelson, Bressan, Tanner Tessmann, Brandon Servania, Dante Sealy, Jesús Ferreira, Ricardo Pepi, Fafa Picault