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FC Dallas kicks off its 2022 season against Toronto FC this Saturday, Feb. 26 at 4:30PM CT at Toyota Stadium.

Here's everything you need to know before the match.

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How to Watch

TV (English): Owen Newkirk and Steve Davis will be on the call for Saturday's home opener on TXA 21 and the FCDTV Network. Coverage begins at 4PM CT. The match will also be shown on Estrella TV (KMPX-29) in Spanish.

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ONLINE: For viewers inside DFW and the FCDTV Network, the match will also be streamed live on fcdallas.com/stream.

The match will be also be streaming on ESPN+ in English and Spanish for viewers outside the DFW and FCDTV Network markets. (ESPN+ blackout restrictions apply)

LISTEN

English: If you can't watch the match, you can listen to all the action on FCDallas.com/Radio hosted by Sam Hale.

Spanish: The duo of Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 4:30PM CT.

Match Overview & Story Lines

HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • FCD record: 0-0-0 (0 points - 3rd in West)
  • TFC record: 0-0-0 (0 points - 14th in East)
  • FCD vs. TFC all-time: 11-2-5 (29 goals scored, 18 goals conceded)
  • FCD vs. TFC all-time home: 8-0-2 (21 goals scored, 9 goals conceded)

STORY LINES

New Era(s)

  • Both FC Dallas and Toronto FC are kickstarting new eras as they enter the 2022 season. Dallas appointed former Columbus Crew and USMNT assistant coach Nico Estévez as the eighth coach in club history in December and Toronto hired veteran coach Bob Bradley during the offseason. Saturday's match will be Estévez's first outing as an MLS head coach while Bradley will be taking charge of his 397th league game. FC Dallas enjoyed a strong preseason, registering wins against Houston Dynamo FC (2-1) and San Antonio FC (6-0) and a scoreless draw with Chicago Fire FC earlier this month.

Nico Estévez: "We're very excited, we can't wait to be on the field Saturday with our fans and supporters. We want to compete as best we can and win the game. We want the fans to be proud of our work and everything that we're doing with the team. We want them to have a good time and enjoy the team on the field."

"(Toronto) has a good coach in Bob Bradley. He has a lot of experience in the league and a lot of experience in international soccer. He brings a team that wants to attack, that wants to impose their style and be aggressive in pressing. This will give us a challenge that we've been working for all week. We want to impose our style and challenge them."

New Faces

FC Dallas had an offseason to remember as the club welcomed several new faces to the locker room. The money garnered from Ricardo Pepi's transfer to the German Bundesliga was to put to use as FCD made an MLS-record trade to acquire USMNT winger Paul Arriola from D.C. United for $2 million in General Allocation Money. Fellow new signings Maarten Paes (GK), Marco Farfan (LB) and Nanu (RB) also featured heavily in recent preseason games and could make their FC Dallas debuts on Saturday. The club also added three players from the 2022 MLS SuperDraft with midfielder Tsiki Ntsabeleng and defenders Isaiah Parker and Lucas Bartlett joining the fold alongside new Homegrown goalkeeper Antonio Carrera.

Paul Arriola: "I'm super excited, it's going to be a great game, a great start to the season. I'm very confident in this club and coaching staff and my teammates that we'll be able to start off on the right foot. No matter who comes in, it's the first game of the season, we want to defend our house and I think it's extremely important for us to be as strong as we can at home."

"The chemistry so far has been great. I think the players that we have are really high quality. A lot of guys with great ideas, creativity and when you add in a system it makes everyone understand what each other's roles are. So for me, it's been great."

Promotions

Interactive Experiences
The vibrant atmosphere continues on the north concourse where human hamster ball races are scheduled to take place before the game.

Saturday’s match will also mark the debut of the popular DFW-based Sweet Tooth Hotel which will be staged on the north concourse. This immersive art pop-up will program interactive, Instagrammable FC Dallas-themed installations that all fans visiting Toyota Stadium in 2022 can experience and share on their social media feeds.

Music Throughout the Match
Fans will also enjoy music throughout the match. The popular FC Dallas drumline returns in 2022 and will be setting the pregame stage throughout the Toyota Stadium parking lots, tailgates and concourses. FC Dallas will also have The Bass Junkies spinning in the Michelob UltraZone before the match and during the halftime intermission.

North Texas SC Hosts University of Tulsa
FC Dallas’ MLS NEXT Pro side North Texas SC makes its 2022 Toyota Stadium debut with a preseason game against University of Tulsa. New head coach Pa-Modou Kah and his team take the pitch approximately 15 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks show.

Meet The Supporters
Take an opportunity to meet the FC Dallas Supporters groups, the Dallas Beer Guardians and El Matador, prior to kick during their annual 24-hour pregame tailgate located across from Toyota Stadium’s West Gate in the Corolla Red parking lot. A bar-b-que food truck will be available for all guests to enjoy from 11AM-2PM on Saturday.

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