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FRISCO, Texas - Fourth-place FC Dallas goes on the road to face eighth-place Portland Timbers on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9:30PM at Providence Park.

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 9:30PM CT. Fans local to the DFW market can stream online at fcdallas.com/stream while fans outside DFW may catch the game on ESPN+.

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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 9:15PM.

Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 9:30PM CT.

Last match highlights

Match Overview

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • FCD record: 9-7-8 (35 points - 4th in West)
  • POR record: 7-6-11 (32 points - 8th in West)
  • FCD vs. POR all-time: 9-8-7 (41 goals scored, 30 goals conceded)
  • FCD vs. POR all-time away: 1-9-3 (9 goals scored, 30 goal conceded)

STORY LINES

Pacific Northwest Quest
FC Dallas continues its quest for points in the Pacific Northwest with a crucial matchup against the Portland Timbers late Saturday night. The PNW has been a tough place for Dallas over the years and the club was reminded of its struggles after a 1-0 loss to Seattle Sounders Tuesday night. FCD has just one regular season win at Portland's Providence Park after 13 attempts (1-9-3 all-time record), although the club proved it could get the job done there two years ago with a penalty-shootout win in the first round of the 2020 playoffs. But, we're still in the regular season so FC Dallas will need to prove they can get three points over 90 minutes in a historically difficult place to play.

New Man Up
There was big news this week as FC Dallas announced a trade for U.S. international midfielder Sebastian Lletget from New England Revolution for $600,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM). A versatile player, Lletget is naturally an attacking midfielder but can operate on either wing. Head coach Nico Estévez is familiar with the 29-year-old from their time with the USMNT so expect Lletget to be integrated into the team quickly. With so many games in such a short span, don't be surprised if Dallas' newest addition sees the field in Portland.

Raise the Stakes
Saturday's match is a high-stakes game. A measly three points separate third place from eighth place in the Western Conference. And with just 10 or 11 games remaining for most teams, the playoff spots (places 1 through 7) are getting tight. Dallas sits in fourth place with 35 points but Portland, in eighth, can leapfrog Dallas with a win by two or more goals. In essence, Saturday is another six-point game and FCD will need at least a draw to keep the odds on its side.

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