FC DALLAS vs. LA GALAXY
2021 MLS Regular Season
July 24 - 7:30PM
Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
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- FCD record: 2-7-5 (11 pts., 13th in West)
- LAG record: 8-5-1 (25 pts., 3rd in West)
- FCD vs. LAG all-time: 28-35-12 (106 GF, 129 GA)
- FCD vs. LAG home: 21-9-7 (67 GF, 52 GA)
- The upcoming matchup with the Galaxy is FC Dallas' only home match sandwiched in between five away games. Dallas is coming off the back of three-straight road defeats so taking advantage of Saturday’s match at Toyota Stadium is crucial. FCD is undefeated in its last 16 home games dating back to last season, but that also includes the team’s four home draws in 2021. Taking all three points against the Galaxy would be huge for Dallas' confidence going forward.
Defender Ryan Hollingshead: "We’ve got to get home points anywhere we can get it right now. At home, we need to be really solid. We’re undefeated at home but it doesn’t feel like that with all the ties that we’ve had. Our desire to get three points here is huge. We have a big opportunity this weekend to turn it around and get off on the right foot. That home advantage is huge here and we have to take advantage of it."
THE GALAXY AGAIN
- Saturday’s match is the second time FCD and LA will face off this month. Dallas traveled to Dignity Health Sport’s Park on July 7 and fell 3-1, with Franco Jara scoring FCD's lone goal. Now, Dallas will have a chance to return the favor against Greg Vanney’s men and take all three points in front of the home crowd at Toyota Stadium.
Midfielder Edwin Cerrillo: “We had a slow start in the first 15-20 minutes there. They had a lot of the ball and were in full control of the game, we had another set-piece goal that we conceded, so that’s something we have to pay attention to. But after that 20 minutes we settled and I think we had good moments in the game, so we’ll just try to carry that on.
- It’s that time of the year when the games come thick and fast, so Saturday’s match will be FCD’s third in a seven-day span. Aside from the games themselves, the travel schedule has seen Dallas fly to and from Portland, Oregon last weekend, then to and from Denver, Colorado on Wednesday. While it’s tough on the athletes in terms of recovery, the match will also be the Galaxy’s third in one week—albeit with less travel in between.
Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez: “It’s a quick turnaround but LA has done the same thing. They just came back from a road trip as well so we’re all in the same boat. I don’t see an advantage or disadvantage here, it’s about the given moment and showing up tomorrow with extra urgency to play in front of our fans and get points that we need here at home.”