FRISCO, Texas - Fourth-place FC Dallas goes back on the road to face 12th-place Sporting Kanas City this Saturday, April 30 at 7:30PM at Children's Mercy 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 FCDallas.com/Radio hosted by Sam Hale beginning at 7PM.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 7:30PM CT.
- FCD record: 4-1-3 (15 points - 4th in West)
- SKC record: 2-6-1 (7 points - 12th in West)
- FCD vs. SKC all-time: 28-27-13 (108 goals scored, 100 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. SKC all-time away: 12-15-8 (46 goals scored, 61 goal conceded)
FC Dallas is currently on the longest unbeaten streak in MLS with six games, just ahead of Montreal Impact and Austin FC with five. Dallas' last (and only) defeat came on Match Week 2 when Carles Gil's penalty was enough to lift New England Revolution over Dallas at Gillette Stadium on March 5. It looked for all the world that FCD's streak was going to come to an end at five games last Saturday as the club trailed rivals Houston Dynamo FC 1-0 until the 87th minute when substitutes Tsiki Ntsabeleng and Facundo Quignon scored six minutes apart to hand Dallas its fourth win of the year. FC Dallas' ability to earn points from tough positions could prove vital as they visit an SKC team that, despite a slow start to 2022, has only lost once at home.
Road Win, Road Goals
While Dallas hasn't lost on the road since their first venture away from Toyota Stadium, they haven't won outside of Frisco either. The team has defended exceedingly well on its travels with just one goal conceded in three games (Gil's penalty at Gillette) but has yet to find the net itself. It may take a more adventurous approach to trouble an SKC defense that's earned three shutouts from four home games so far this season. At the same time, it's hard to fault Nico Estevez's approach in away matches. MLS is notorious difficult league for away teams so any positive result on the road is commendable.
Midfielder Tsiki Ntsabeleng ingratiated himself to the FCD faithful last Saturday with his first pro goal to spark Dallas' dramatic comeback in the Texas Derby. Ntsabeleng was drafted late in the first round of this year's MLS SuperDraft and quickly established himself as an important contributor within the team. The Johannesburg, South Africa native has featured in five of eight league matches this season and started FCD's 2-1 Open Cup win last week. Considering many draft picks only establish themselves one, two or even three years after their original draft date, Ntsabeleng's early breakthrough looks all the more impressive.
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