FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas continues the quest for its third Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title with a Round of 32 matchup against Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday, May 10 at 7:30PM at Children's Mercy Park.

How to Watch

TV (English): Tuesday's match will be streamed live on ESPN+, along with all Open Cup matches.

How to Listen

English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on FCDallas.com/Radio hosted by Sam Hale, Mark Followill and Steve Davis. The pregame show starts at 7:15PM.


How We Got Here
FC Dallas reached the U.S. Open Cup's Round of 32 after defeating USL Championship side FC Tulsa 2-1 in the competition's Third Round on April 19 at Toyota Stadium. It was the club's first return to the tournament since 2019 as the 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled amid the pandemic. Despite the close score line, Dallas looked comfortable throughout the game and advanced past Tulsa thanks to goals from South American duo Franco Jara and Jáder Obrian. On the other side, Sporting KC will be starting its Open Cup campaign at this Round of 32 juncture (one round later than Dallas) thanks to its third-place finish in the Western Conference in the 2021 MLS regular season.

Although SKC is new to the Open Cup this year, they're familiar to FC Dallas. The teams faced off in MLS play just over a week ago at Children's Mercy Park and played to a dramatic 2-2 draw. Sporting's Johnny Russell opened the scoring from the penalty spot 22 minutes in but Alan Velasco responded with a spectacular direct free kick from outside the box, earning him a Goal of the Week nomination. Six minutes later, fellow Designated Player Jesús Ferreira gave Dallas the lead with a curling effort into the far corner after side-stepping two SKC defenders. Dallas was down to 10 men early in the second half after Brandon Servania saw two yellow cards in quick succession but the team was able to hang on until the 77th minute when Daniel Salloi equalized for the home side.

To Rotate or Not to Rotate
The midweek match offers head coach Nico Estévez a chance for squad rotation. In the last round, seven players in the Starting XI were making their first competitive starts of 2022: Jimmy Maurer, Eddie Munjoma, Lucas Bartlett, Nkosi Tafari, Tsiki Ntsabeleng, Kalil ElMedkhar and Szabolcs Schön. There's a chance we could see a similar amount of rotation Tuesday night, but the greater strength of opposition this time around means Estévez may opt for a more familiar starting lineup.



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