FRISCO, Texas - Third-place FC Dallas returns home to host ninth-place Minnesota United FC this Sunday, May 22 at 6PM at Toyota Stadium.
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 Sunday's match on TXA 21 and the FCDTV Network. Coverage begins at 5:30PM 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) beginning at 6PM.
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 5:30PM.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 6PM CT.
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- FCD record: 6-2-4 (22 points - 3rd in West)
- MIN record: 4-5-3 (15 points - 9th in West)
- FCD vs. MIN all-time: 5-5-2 (17 goals scored, 17 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. MIN all-time home: 4-0-2 (13 goals scored, 5 goal conceded)
FC Dallas is back at Toyota Stadium after a week-long, two-game road trip. Nico Estévez's team began the trip in impressive fashion with a 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy, then sitting in third place in the Western Conference. Jesús Ferreira's first-half brace made him MLS's top scorer and bumped Dallas into second place. FC Dallas' second stop was decidedly less eye catching as the team fell 2-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps FC after Lucas Cavallini's stoppage-time penalty completed the comeback. It's a setback, for sure, but let's put some context around it: the loss was just Dallas' second of the year and it ended the club's league-leading nine-game unbeaten run. Unexpected losses happen in this league, especially on the road. FCD is still in third place and comfortably in the postseason race with a seven-point advantage over Colorado and Houston hovering just above and below the playoff line. Sunday's matchup with Minnesota United offers Dallas the chance to recapture the form that propelled Estevez's men into second place in MLSsoccer.com's Power Rankings at the start of the week.
Nico Estévez: “It was a great experience for the team and the staff being out there on the road for this long. We will see when we come back who is available and good to go after missing this trip. We will prepare the best way possible to get the three points at home against Minnesota United. This has been overall a great experience for us, we will use this for when we go on another lengthy road trip again. We will use this to prepare them better for future road games.
Forwards Jesús Ferreira and Paul Arriola have been carrying the bulk of Dallas' offensive threat in the last few games. The pair have scored FCD's last six goals together and have accounted for 13 of the team's 20 goals so far this campaign. Overall, Ferreira and Arriola have 17 goals contributions on the year: Ferreira with 9 goals and 2 assists and Arriola with 4 goals plus assists. The connection began during their time with the U.S. Men's National Team and the two have only improved their on-field chemistry since uniting in Dallas. Ferreira and Arriola will look to increase their tallies against a Minnesota defense that has conceded four goals over the last two outings.
Minnesota United started the season brightly with eight points from its first four games but has slipped into inconsistent form since. Two losses to Seattle and Austin were followed by back-to-back wins over Colorado and Chicago, but the Loons have since gone on a four-game winless run that included three losses in a row. Most recently, Adrian Heath's team earned a respectable 1-1 home draw against the LA Galaxy. Dallas has never lost to Minnesota at Toyota Stadium but the team will need to limit the influence of playmaker Emmanuel Reynoso (2 goals, 3 assists) and goal-scoring midfielder Robin Lod (5 goals, 1 assist) to maintain that streak on Sunday evening.
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Around Toyota Stadium
Welcome to FC Dallas’s seventh home match of the 2022 season against Minnesota United FC presented by WinStar World Casino and Resort. Today’s match caps off a weekend of festivities as the National Soccer Hall of Fame at Toyota Stadium welcomed six new members on Saturday: Clint Dempsey, Shannon Boxx, Christie Pearce Rampone, Linda Hamilton, Marco Etcheverry and Esse Barharmast.
Ricardo Pepi Lights the Shield
There’s a new addition to the Toyota Stadium stage on the north side of the pitch: the FC Dallas shield. Prior to the match, FC Augsburg forward and FC Dallas Homegrown Ricardo Pepi will light the shield to kick off the game.
You’re also invited you to enjoy the following:
You might notice the artwork at the northeast corner of Toyota Stadium. This is our Augmented Reality Mural which is an explosive augmented reality experience filled with electricity and power - just like our players. Paul Arriola, Jesús Ferreira and Paxton Pomykal come to life off the wall and onto your phone to create a video that you can experience and share on social media.
Music Before the Match
Guests can enjoy the FC Dallas drumline who will be setting the pregame stage throughout the Toyota Stadium parking lots, tailgates and concourses.
Human Hamster Ball
If you’ve always wanted to participate in a human hamster ball race, you have your chance. Human hamster ball races are open to all fans who visit the activation on the north concourse before the match.
Fan Gram Sweepstakes
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. Winners will be randomly selected after each match.
There are several Instagrammable spots at Toyota Stadium:
- At Sweet Tooth Motel’s immersive art pop-up on the north concourse
- Near the Augmented Reality Mural in the northeast corner of the stadium
- With the Lamar Hunt statue on the north concourse
- From your seats!
Learn more at FCDallas.com/Fan-Gram-Sweepstakes.
2022 Promotions and Theme Nights
In 2022, guests enjoying matches at Toyota Stadium can experience fireworks, a Stars Wars night and incredible giveaways. To learn more, please visit FCDallas.com/Theme-Nights.
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