FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas heads to the West Coast to take on the San Jose Earthquakes this Saturday, May 27 at 9:30PM at PapPal Park.
Here's everything you need to know before the game.
How to Watch
The match will be available on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV.
Mark Followill and Danielle Slaton will call the game in English on Apple TV with Oscar Salazar and Max Cordaro providing Spanish commentary.
How to Listen
English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on iHeartMedia 1190AM and the FC Dallas App. Host Sam Hale will provide pregame and postgame coverage beginning at 9:15PM with broadcasters Ryan Figert and Steve Davis calling the game.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 9:30PM.
HIGHLIGHTS: FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo FC | May 21, 2023
- FCD record: 6-3-4 (22 points - 4th in West)
- SJ record: 5-5-3 (18 points - 5th in West)
- FCD vs. SJ all-time: 21-29-20 (85 goal scored, 107 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. SJ all-time away: 8-17-11 (41 goal scored, 61 goals conceded)
- Luchi's Legacy: Saturday's game includes trip down (recent) memory lane as FC Dallas faces off against the San Jose Earthquakes led by former FCD head coach Luchi Gonzalez. Luchi spent a decade with the FC Dallas organization, initially as an Academy coach before taking over the first team ahead of the 2019 season. The SMU alum led FCD to the playoffs in his first two seasons before a rough 2021 campaign prompted his departure from the club. But Luchi's impact goes beyond his two-and-a-half years in charge. He ushered in a youth movement that saw the emergence of Homegrowns Ricardo Pepi, Bryan Reynolds, Brandon Servania, Jesús Ferreira, Paxton Pomykal and Edwin Cerrillo—the last three of whom are current mainstays in the lineup. Now, Dallas and its Homegrowns venture out west to take on their former boss for the very first time.
- Obrian's Renaissance: It's no secret FC Dallas has been plagued by the injury bug in recent weeks, especially along the forward line. Paul Arriola, Alan Velasco and Jesús Jiménez have all missed time and Arriola is still a few weeks away with a muscle injury. Thankfully, the impact of their absence has been mitigated by the renaissance of Jáder Obrian. The Colombian winger has a goal and an assist in his last two games and looks to have regained the form he showed in his debut 2021 season. And it's not just his increased effectiveness in front of goal. Obrian's tireless work off the ball, his hounding of center backs and continual backline runs, are crucial for Dallas in and out of possession. If he can maintain this streak, Obrian may be the key to unlocking San Jose's defense. It'll be interesting to see which FC Dallas coach, the current or the former, will win out in northern California.
- San Jose: We already talked about how Luchi Gonzalez is now the main man in San Jose. Now it's time to talk about his impact. Last year, the Quake's finished last in the Western Conference with just 35 points from 34 games. Now under Luchi, San Jose has earned 18 points from 13 games, good for 5th place in the West. In other words, they already have over half of last year's point total with just over a third of the season gone. And here's another feather for Luchi's cap: the Earthquakes hold the BEST home record in the West with a 5-0-1 record at PayPal Park. In MLS, Only FC Cincinnati's perfect 8 for 8 home record is better than Luchi's San Jose. But that doesn't mean much to Dallas. Nico Estévez's men have shown they know how to grind out results on the road this year and that's exactly what they'll be hoping to do late this Saturday night.