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FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas goes on the road to face Orlando City SC this Saturday, May 29 at 6:30PM at Exploria 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 Saturday's match on TXA 21 and the FCDTV Network. Coverage begins at 6:30PM 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 6:30PM.

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LISTEN

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 6:15PM.

Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 6:30PM CT.

Postmatch: The FC Dallas Radio postgame podcast can be found on Apple and Spotify.

Match Overview

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • FCD record: 6-3-4 (22 points - 3rd in West)
  • ORL record: 6-4-2 (21 points - 3rd in East)
  • FCD vs. ORL all-time: 3-1-2 (8 goals scored, 2 goals conceded)
  • FCD vs. ORL all-time away: 1-1-1 (2 goals scored, 2 goal conceded)

STORY LINES

Looking to Rebound
FC Dallas travels to Florida looking to rebound from its first back-to-back defeats of the Nico Estévez era. Prior to losses against Vancouver and Minnesota, FCD had enjoyed a nine-game unbeaten streak that propelled Dallas into the Supporters' Shield conversation. But MLS is a fickle league, and two surprise defeats against teams outside the playoff spots brought Dallas back down to earth. Still, Estévez's men remain third in the West and they'll look to get back on track with the Eastern Conference's third place team, Orlando City. A positive result at Exploria Stadium would be the ideal way to enter the international break where FC Dallas will have a 21-day break from competition.

Alan
FC Dallas has been without the services of its record signing Alan Velasco for the last three games. The 19-year-old entered Health & Safety protocols a few days prior to the club's 3-1 win over the LA Galaxy meaning he was unavailable for Dallas' losses to Minnesota and Vancouver as well. But fear not, FCD fans, Velasco has recently returned to team training and will be in contention for the trip to Orlando. During his absence, fellow forwards Paul Arriola and Jesús Ferreira carried the offensive burden with the duo netting five goals in three games between them. While the stats are impressive, Dallas' attacking threat is undoubtedly more potent and unpredictable with the Argentine in the lineup.

Oscar's Orlando
Saturday will be the first time FC Dallas and Orlando City face off since September of 2020. Orlando is led by an FC Dallas legend in Oscar Pareja, who loyally served the club as a player, assistant coach, and eventually head coach. Much like he did with Dallas, Pareja has led Orlando City to new heights, earning back-to-back playoff berths in 2020 and 2021. So far, Pareja's Orlando is on target for a third-consecutive postseason as the club resides in third place in the East with 21 points (one shy of FCD's 22) and a 6-4-2 record. Orlando themselves will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing 2-2 draw with Austin FC that saw the Lions reduced to nine men before squandering a two-goal lead.

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