FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas remains on the road to face league-leaders Los Angeles FC this Wednesday, June 29 at 9:30PM at Banc of California Stadium.
Here's everything you need to know before the game.
How to Watch
TV (English): Wednesday's match will be nationally televised on FS1 in English.
TV (Spanish): The game will also be shown in Spanish on FOX Deportes.
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 9:15PM.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 9:30PM CT.
- FCD record: 7-4-5 (26 points - 4th in West)
- LAFC record: 10-3-3 (33 points - 1st in West)
- FCD vs. LAFC all-time: 1-3-2 (6 goals scored, 10 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. LAFC all-time away: 0-2-1 (1 goal scored, 5 goal conceded)
FC Dallas embarks on its toughest test of the season: an away trip to the Supporters' Shield leaders Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium. Steve Cherundolo's men are also the top scorers in the league (32 goals from 16 games) and are currently enjoying a four-game unbeaten streak. There's a small silver lining in that LAFC's newest signing – five-time UEFA Champions League winner Gareth Bale – won't be suiting up for the Black & Gold until at least July 8. Still, Dallas will have to contend with former MLS MVP Carlos Vela and the rest of LAFC's star-studded lineup at a venue where FCD is winless in three attempts. On the other hand, Nico Estévez's team has shown an uncanny ability to rise to the occasion this year (evidenced by previous away wins against then high-flying LA Galaxy and Orlando City) so don't count Dallas out just yet.
Close it Out
Dallas has vastly improved its performances away from home in 2022 but unfortunately it's road record doesn't really show it. Three times FCD has surrendered a lead on the road this season, leading to five dropped points. That's not to say it's easy to set up shop and grind out away points (it's notoriously difficult in MLS), but it's a worrying trend that Estévez and his staff will want to fix posthaste.
A Tale of Two Fullbacks
Wednesday's game will likely feature two familiar fullbacks for both sides. Longtime FC Dallas utility man Ryan Hollingshead and 23-year-old left back Marco Farfan traded places over the offseason as Hollingshead returned to his native California and Farfan departed LAFC after one season. So far, the trade has worked out perfectly for both sides as Farfan has been one of FCD's most consistent performers while starting all 16 games. Hollingshead, too, has enjoyed his first few months in Los Angeles, scoring four goals in nine starts. The two fullbacks could see a lot of each other Wednesday night with Farfan overlapping down Dallas' left while Hollingshead has been lining up on LAFC's right.
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