FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas travels to face in-state rivals Austin FC on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30PM at Q2 Stadium.
Here's everything you need to know before the game.
How to Watch
The match will be available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
Steve Cangialosi and Danny Higginbotham will call the game in English on Apple TV with Sergio Ruiz and Miguel Gallardo providing Spanish commentary.
How to Listen
English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on iHeartMedia 1190AM and the FC Dallas App. Host Sam Hale will provide pregame and postgame coverage beginning at 7PM with broadcasters Steve Davis and Jon Arnold calling the game. Garrett Melcer will provide updates from the sideline at Q2 Stadium.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 7:30PM.
- FCD record: 4-3-3 (15 points - 5th in West)
- ATX record: 2-4-4 (10 points - 12th in West)
- FCD vs. ATX all-time: 3-0-2 (12 goal scored, 7 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. ATX away: 1-0-1 (7 goal scored, 5 goals conceded)
- Return to Q2: Texas rivalry games always have a heightened sense of importance but Saturday's game means even more than usual. It'll be FC Dallas' first trip back to Q2 Stadium since last October's Western Conference semifinal where Austin FC ended Dallas' season. You can all but guarantee that 2-1 defeat will be in the back of FCD minds when they take the field this time around. Still, Dallas has never lost to Austin in the regular season and is less than two years removed from a barnstorming 5-3 at Q2 with Homegrown Jesús Ferreira scoring twice. If Dallas is going to recreate something similar this Saturday, they'll need top scorer Ferreira to be at his best once again. It's also important to note that this game does not count toward the Copa Tejas standings due to MLS's uneven schedule that sees Dallas travel to Austin twice but only hosts them once.
- Midweek Match Impact: Dallas heads to Austin with minimal prep time having played Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup. Instead of flying back to Dallas straight after the game as usual, FCD stayed the night in Nashville for extra rest before returning home. Upon arrival, the team headed straight to the training field at Toyota Soccer Center to begin preparation for Saturday. Austin also had Open Cup obligations midweek but, as hosts, won't be dealing with the added fatigue of traveling for two games in four days While it's not ideal, FCD will need to get used to double match weeks with two more midweek games this month alone.
- Verde & Black: So far, it hasn't been the 2023 Austin FC would have wanted after reaching the Western Conference final last season. MLS is notorious for its parity and teams often rise and fall year to year. Austin experienced the the fun side of that last year, earning 25 more points than they did in their inaugural 2021 campaign. Now, they may be seeing the not-so-fun side of MLS having gone seven games without a win and sitting 12th in the West. Josh Wolff's team was given some more bad news as star playmaker Sebastian Driussi (who scored against Dallas in last year's playoff game) suffered a groin strain and will miss the rest of May. Still, Wolff has plenty of talent at his disposal for Saturday and, as the saying goes, form goes out the window for derby games.
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