FRISCO, Texas - Third-place FC Dallas travels to face the San Jose Earthquakes this Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9:30PM at PayPal Park.
Here's everything you need to know before the game.
How to Watch
English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on iHeartMedia 1190AM and the iHeartMedia app 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: 13-8-10 (49 points - 3rd in West)
- SJ record: 7-14-9 (30 points - 14th in West)
- FCD vs. SJ all-time: 21-29-19 (84 goals scored, 106 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. SJ all-time home: 8-17-10 (40 goals scored, 60 goal conceded)
Win and We're In
FC Dallas will return to the MLS Cup playoffs after a one-year absence IF Nico Estévez and co. bring back all three points from San Jose. A win would see FCD become the third Western Conference team to clinch a playoff berth after LAFC and Austin FC clinched earlier this week. Three points would put Dallas on 52 total for the season and put the club out of reach of the LA Galaxy and Real Salt Lake who are battling for seventh place and the final playoff spot.
On the Brink of History
Jesús Ferreira is on the brink of making FC Dallas history. The Homegrown forward tied the club's single-season scoring record of 18 goals (set by Jason Kreis in 1999 and Kenny Cooper in 2008) with a brace against LAFC last Saturday. Still just 21 years old, Ferreira three more games remaining in the season to score one more goal to become the outright record holder.
FC Dallas is looking to complete a clean sweep of the San Jose Earthquakes for the first time ever, which is saying something because the two clubs have faced off at least twice in every MLS season since 1996–excluding the 2006 and 2007 seasons when San Jose didn't have a team following their relocation to Houston. Dallas defeated the Earthquakes 4-1 last month at Toyota Stadium and will now look to earn maximum points at PayPal Park, a venue where the club has struggled in the past: Dallas is 1-2-5 at San Jose since they opened their soccer-specific stadium with its solitary victory coming way back in 2016.
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