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FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas hosts in-state rivals Austin FC this Saturday, July 16 at 8PM at Toyota Stadium.

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

How to Watch

TV (English): Mark Followill and Steve Davis will be on the call for Saturday's match on TXA 21 and the FCDTV Network. Coverage begins at 7:30PM CT. Fans local to the DFW market can stream online at fcdallas.com/stream while fans outside DFW may catch the game on ESPN+.

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LISTEN

English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on iHeartMedia 1190AM and the iHeartMedia app hosted by Sam Hale beginning at 7:30PM.

Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 8PM CT.

Postmatch: The FC Dallas Radio postgame podcast can be found on Apple and Spotify.

Match Overview

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • FCD record: 7-6-7 (28 points - 6th in West)
  • ATX record: 12-4-4 (40 points - 1st in West)
  • FCD vs. ATX all-time: 3-0-1 (11 goals scored, 6 goals conceded)
  • FCD vs. ATX all-time home: 2-0-0 (4 goals scored, 1 goal conceded)

STORY LINES

Copa Tejas
There's always bragging rights on the line when two Texas teams face off but Saturday's game between FC Dallas and Austin FC has even more than that. Copa Tejas – a fan-driven cup competition between all the Texas teams – will be decided by Saturday's outcome. Austin holds pole position to take its first Copa Tejas title after earning seven points against the other Texas teams so far (two wins over Houston Dynamo, one draw against Dallas). FC Dallas is a close second with five points (a win and a draw against Houston and a draw against Austin), meaning Nico Estévez's men will need all three points to hoist Copa Tejas for a second consecutive season.

Copta Tejas Matt
Matt Hedges posing with Copa Tejas after FC Dallas clinched the 2021 title

Mr. 300
Captain Matt Hedges is in line to make his 300th regular season appearance in FC Dallas colors Saturday. The 32-year-old defender is already the club's all-time appearance leader after passing Jason Kreis' record during the 2020 season. Hedges has started 16 of FCD's 20 matches this season and the 2012 SuperDraft pick remains as important as ever on Dallas' backline. Saturday, he'll be tasked with defending against high-flying attack that's scored a league-high 41 goals this season.

Ferreira vs. Driussi
Saturday's game will feature two of the league's best goal scorers. FC Dallas' Jesús Ferreira and Austin's Sebastian Driussi are both tied for second in the MLS Golden Boot race with 11 goals apiece (although two of Driussi's came via the penalty spot). But they're not just pure goal scorers. Ferreira has contributed four assists while Driussi has dished five, putting both players squarely in the league MVP conversation. Saturday's match – and therefore the fate of Copa Tejas – could well be decided by Ferreira or Driussi's goals.

Around Toyota Stadium

Our friends at Pepsi are presenting this match and have a couple of goodies for you: a multi-use headwear item that you can wear as a bandana, ponytail holder, wristband or in a variety of other styles. Pepsi is also offering fountain drinks throughout Toyota Stadium tonight for just one dollar! Pepsi Senior Sales Manager Will Dickon will light the shield prior to the game to help kick off the match.

We invite you to enjoy the following:

Hamster Ball Races
Check out the human hamster ball races on the north concourse of the stadium prior to the match.  

Music Before the Match
The Bass Junkies will be spinning before the game in the Michelob ULTRA ZONE.

Augmented Reality
Visit the artwork at the northwest, northeast or southwest corners of Toyota Stadium. These are our Augmented Reality Murals which are explosive AR experiences that are new in 2022. Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira and Paxton Pomykal come to life off the wall and onto your phone to create a video or photograph that you can experience and share on social media. 

Fan Gram Sweepstakes
Throughout the 2022 season, you have a chance to win exclusive team swag signed by your favorite player as part of our ongoing Fan Gram Sweepstakes. 

Here’s how to enter: 

  • Post a shot of yourself at the FC Dallas match on social media (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook)
  • Tag @FCDallas
  • Use the hashtag #FCDSweepstakes
  • That’s it! You’re entered. We will select winners randomly after each match. 

There are several Instagrammable spots at Toyota Stadium: 

  • At Sweet Tooth Motel’s immersive pop-up on the northwest concourse 
  • Near the Augmented Reality Murals throughout the stadium
  • With the Lamar Hunt statue on the north concourse
  • From your seats! 
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