2023 Season

GAME 3 PREVIEW: FC Dallas at Seattle Sounders | 11.10.23


FRISCO, Texas - It all comes down to this. FC Dallas travels back to the Pacific Northwest to face the Seattle Sounder in Game 3 of Round One in the MLS Cup Playoffs this Friday, Nov. 10 at 9PM.

Here's everything you need to know before the match.

How to Watch

The match will be available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV (English/Spanish).

Max Bretos and Brian Dunseth will call the game in English with Rodolfo Landeros and Mariano Trujillo providing Spanish commentary.

How to Listen

English: You can listen to all the action on 1190 AM, the FC Dallas App and SiriusXM FC. Host Sam Hale will provide pregame and postgame coverage beginning at 8:45PM with broadcasters Owen Newkirk, Steve Davis and Jon Arnold calling the game.

Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on TUDN 1270 starting at 9PM.

Match Overview


  • FCD record: 11-10-13 (46 points - 7th in West)
  • SEA record: 14-9-11 (53 points - 2nd in West)
  • FCD vs. SEA all-time: 8-14-9 (32 goal scored, 46 goals conceded)
  • FCD vs. SEA away: 1-10-4 (10 goal scored, 32 goals conceded)


  • Game 3: Two games weren't enough to separate FC Dallas and the Seattle Sounders so the series will be decided by Game 3 on Friday at Lumen Field. Seattle took Game 1 on Oct 30 before Dallas battled back to win the second match 3-1 thanks to goals from Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira and Jáder Obrian. With the series tied at one game apiece, Friday's Game 3 will determine who advances to the Western Conference Semifinals against Los Angeles FC. Remember, games that are tied after 90 minutes will go directly to a penalty shootout to decide the winner. Both teams won their home games so far this series so FCD will need to flip the script and earn a victory at Seattle's Lumen Field, a venue where club has won only once in 21 attempts (regular season and postseason combined). 
  • Kamungo's Contributions: Game 2 saw the return of forward Bernard Kamungo to the starting lineup after being limited in Game 1 with an ankle injury suffered on Decision Day. Kamungo wasted no time on his return and assisted Arriola's opening goal with a pinpoint cross from his right wing position. The U.S. youth international was at it again just 12 minutes later, winning a penalty after being fouled by Nouhou in Seattle's box. Leading scorer Jesús Ferreira stepped up to dispatch the penalty to give Dallas an early 2-0 lead. It wasn't the first time Kamungo has come up big for Dallas this season as the 21-year-old has made a habit of stealing the headlines in FCD's biggest games. If Dallas is going to advance in Game 3, there's a good chance Kamungo will be at the heart of it again.
  • New Playoff Format: Not for the first time, there's a new format for the MLS Cup Playoffs. It consists of five rounds: Wildcard Round, Round One, Conference Semifinals, Conference Finals, and MLS Cup. Dallas avoided the Wildcard round by finishing seventh in the West and will begin the playoffs in Round One against second-place Seattle Sounders. Unlike every other round which is a one-game knockout, Round One is a best-of-three series. The higher seeded team hosts the first game, the lower seed hosts the second game, and (if there series is tied 1-1) the higher seed hosts the third game. The first team to win two games advances to the Conference Semifinals. In Round One, games that are tied after 90 minutes will go straight to a penalty shootout to determine the winner. Aggregate score doesn't matter, just wins. So even if you lose the first game 5-0 but win the second game 1-0 (or in penalties), the series would advance to the third game to determine the overall winner.