FRISCO, Texas - Decision Day is here! FC Dallas faces the LA Galaxy for a spot in the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs this Saturday, Oct. 21 at 8PM CT at Dignity Health Sports Park.
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.
Keith Costigan and Maurice Edu will call the game in English on Apple TV with Sergio Ruiz and Max Cordaro providing Spanish commentary.
How to Listen
English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on 1190 AM and the FC Dallas App. Host Sam Hale will provide pregame and postgame coverage beginning at 7:45PM with broadcasters Ryan Figert, Steve Davis and Jon Arnold calling the game.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 99.1 Zona MX starting at 8PM.
- FCD record: 10-10-13 (43 points - 8th in West)
- LAG record: 8-13-12 (36 points - 13th in West)
- FCD vs. LAG all-time: 32-35-13 (119 goal scored, 133 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. LAG away: 8-26-6 (44 goal scored, 80 goals conceded)
- Win and We're In: Saturday's mission is simple: win. FC Dallas is right on the cusp of the 2023 MLS Cup Playoffs and a victory is the only way to guarantee a spot. It's not the only way to advance to the postseason, though. Dallas could tie or even lose to the Galaxy and still remain above the playoff line pending other results around the league. And that's the beauty of MLS Decision Day, where 28 of the 29 teams play and the stakes are at their highest, chaos rules the day. When you tune in Saturday night, here are the games to also keep your eye on because they may affect FCD's postseason hopes: Portland vs. Houston, Minnesota vs. Kansas City and San Jose vs. Austin.
- Unlocking Alan: Alan Velasco could be the difference maker on Saturday. The 21-year-old (who was recently ranked #1 in the 22 Under 22 list) saved a point for Dallas last time out with a phenomenal free kick against the Colorado Rapids. Velasco's influence has grown over the season, especially since his midseason move from wing to attacking midfield. Considering he sparked the comeback the last time FCD and the Galaxy faced off, don't put it past Velasco to be the key man once again.
- The Galaxy: The Galaxy have had the epitome of an up-and-down season. They went winless in their first seven games before getting hot and putting together five wins from nine matches toward the end of the year. Recently, though, LA has two losses and three draws in their last five and have been eliminated from playoff contention. That raises the age-old question: Will the Galaxy be an easier team to beat since they have nothing to play for? Or will they play better now that the pressure is off? We'll have to wait for Saturday to find out.