FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas returns home to face the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday, July 30 at 8PM CT at Toyota Stadium.
Here's everything you need to know before the game.
How to Watch
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.
- FCD record: 8-6-8 (32 points - 5th in West)
- LAG record: 9-9-3 (30 points - 7th in West)
- FCD vs. LAG all-time: 30-35-13 (115 goals scored, 132 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. LAG all-time home: 22-9-7 (71 goals scored, 51 goals conceded)
Something to Build On
FC Dallas returns home to Toyota Stadium after earning a hard-fought 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake last Saturday. The win was Dallas' first since May 28 and propelled the team back to fifth place in the West. It was a timely victory, too, as FCD's next three opponents are all fellow Western Conference teams in the heat of the playoff hunt. Nico Estévez and co. can use last weekend's win as a platform to build momentum as Dallas heads into a crucial stretch of games.
Saturday's game can be viewed as a six-pointer in terms of the playoff race. FC Dallas sits in fifth place in the West on 32 points, just two ahead of the Galaxy who hold onto seventh place—the final playoff spot. Essentially all but two of the West's playoff places are up for grabs: a measly five points separate 3rd from 8th place. Not only will the winner of Saturday's game earn three more points, the loser will lose ground on the teams around them. Dallas' next three opponents (LA, Seattle and Portland) are on the cusp of the playoff spots which makes this run of games among the most important of the season.
Out of the Blocks
FC Dallas had the perfect start the last time these two teams faced off on May 14 in Los Angeles. Jesús Ferreira and Paul Arriola exploited the Galaxy's high backline and the dynamic duo put Dallas 3-0 up within the first 23 minutes. LA was able to stem the flow in the second half and pulled one back through Douglas Costa just after the hour mark but the damage was done. It's unlikely that LA plays a similar defensive style this time around but Arriola and Ferreira will be looking for a repeat performance this Saturday at Toyota Stadium.
Around Toyota Stadium
Star Wars Night
It’s Star Wars night at Toyota Stadium…and it’s going to be a show. The Force will be with you as we’re giving away 10,000 light-up LED sabers upon entry. We also have Paul Arriola’s Jedi-themed bobblehead available for sale at Soccer 90 and the FC Dallas Fan Shop.
You will see Star Wars character actors from the 501st Legion throughout Toyota Stadium on Saturday. They will also be available for photos on the concourse at halftime. Take a selfie with them, tag us @FCDallas and use #FanGramSweepstakes to enter to win authentic autographed FC Dallas merchandise.
Immediately after the match, we invite you to stick around for our drone light show and Star Wars-themed fireworks show. You won’t be disappointed.
I have a bad great feeling about this
Luke Skywalker will light the shield on the north stage before the game to help kick off the night.
The Force is Strong
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.
Do or do not. There is no try
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!
Learn more at FCDallas.com/Fan-Gram-Sweepstakes.
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