FRISCO, Texas - Fourth-place FC Dallas goes on the road to face third-place LA Galaxy this Saturday, May 14 at 9:30PM at Dignity Health Sports Park.
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 9:30PM CT. Fans local to the DFW market can stream online at fcdallas.com/stream while fans outside DFW may catch the game on ESPN+.
TV (Spanish): The game will also be shown in Spanish on Estrella TV (KMPX-29), also beginning at 9:30PM.
English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on FCDallas.com/Radio hosted by Sam Hale beginning at 9PM.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on Zona 99.1, starting at 9:30PM CT.
- FCD record: 5-1-4 (19 points - 4th in West)
- LAG record: 6-3-1 (19 points - 3rd in West)
- FCD vs. LAG all-time: 29-35-13 (112 goals scored, 131 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. LAG all-time away: 7-26-6 (41 goals scored, 79 goal conceded)
Keep the Streak
FC Dallas extended its league-leading unbeaten streak to eight games with its 2-0 win over Seattle Sounders last Saturday at Toyota Stadium. You might be thinking, 'Didn't FC Dallas lose on Tuesday night?' And you'd be right, Dallas did fall 4-2 in extra time to Sporting Kansas City but that was in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. So, FCD's eight-game MLS unbeaten streak is still intact. Dallas' only league defeat on the year came on its first road trip back at the beginning of March when a Carles Gil penalty lifted the New England Revolution over Nico Estévez's team. But Estévez and co. will have their work cutout for them with a trip to Dignity Health Sports Park where the Galaxy are 3-1-0 so far.
So, we mentioned FCD's 4-2 loss in the Open Cup Tuesday night. But the final scoreline might mask just how painful the defeat was. FC Dallas played a phenomenal first half, scoring two goals (one of them a sensational team move finished off expertly by Eddie Munjoma, his first for the club), and limited Sporting KC to two shots, none of them on target. But the second half was a different story. SKC pulled one back on the hour mark but Dallas withstood their ever-increasing pressure until the 97th minute when José Martínez was shown a red card and SKC capitalized a minute later with a goal from Marinos Tzionis to force extra time. With a numerical advantage and the home crowd behind them, Sporting was able to score two more goals to end Dallas' Open Cup run early. Although the loss stings, the message from Nico Estévez is to move forward, focus on the league and learn from the experience so it doesn't happen again. Dallas will have a chance to do just that with Saturday's matchup in Los Angeles.
The LA Galaxy look like the Galaxy of old in terms of results (currently in third place in the West) but they're not the same free-scoring, offensive powerhouse many older MLS fans are accustomed to. Much like Dallas, LAG's early success this year is based on their steely defense that has conceded just seven goals in 10 games— tied with FC Dallas for the best defensive record in MLS. So, Saturday night's matchup will be a big test for both teams' attackers to make their mark agains two oof the league's best backlines.
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