FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas is back at Toyota Stadium to take on Vancouver Whitecaps FC this Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30PM.
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.
Adrian Healey and Cobi Jones will call the game in English on Apple TV with Adrian Garcia Marquez and Francisco Pinto providing Spanish commentary. Wednesday's broadcast will also have a French-language option featuring Jermey Filosa and Matthias Van Halst.
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 7PM with broadcasters Steve Davis and Jon Arnold calling the game. Garrett Melcer will provide updates from the sideline.
Spanish: Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will call the game in Spanish on 1270AM, starting at 7:30PM.
- FCD record: 5-3-3 (18 points - 4th in West)
- VAN record: 3-3-5 (14 points - 8th in West)
- FCD vs. VAN all-time: 10-9-8 (34 goal scored, 34 goals conceded)
- FCD vs. VAN all-time home: 7-2-3 (20 goal scored, 14 goals conceded)
- Nico's Nemesis: Wednesday's game against Vancouver Whitecaps carries a little more weight than usual. Yes, they're a fellow Western Conference club so there's always playoff implications on the line. But there's also a more personal grudge for this match: Vancouver was, somewhat surprisingly, the only team that did the double over Dallas last season after earning a 2-0 win at Toyota Stadium followed by a 2-1 victory at BC Place. The Whitecaps are the only Western Conference team head coach Nico Estévez hasn't won against in his year and a half in charge. Estévez's team did earn a point in Vancouver earlier this season (1-1 draw at BC Place) but he'd love to earn all three this time around.
- Strength in Depth: It's that time of the year when a team's depth comes into full focus. The midweek matches are in full swing and many teams are playing two or even three time a week. That's been the case for Dallas and the games are taking their toll: Paul Arriola, Geovane Jesus and Sebastian Lletget are all unavailable for Wednesday's game with recent muscle injuries. So, Dallas will need to rely on its depth pieces. Players like Jáder Obrian and Tsiki Ntsabaleng aren't typically starters but have proven their considerable worth in recent matches. Obrian is showing glimpses of the form that saw him record 13 goal contributions in 2021 while Ntsabeleng has two assists off the bench, including an inch-perfect through-ball for the winner against Austin FC (below). Those two, plus regular subs like Sam Junqua, José Mulato, Bernard Kamungo and others, are going to be crucial during this stretch of games.
- The 'Caps: After going winless in their first five games, the Vancouver Whitecaps found their form and enjoyed an eight-game unbeaten streak that only ended last weekend. Vanni Sartini's earned wins over Montreal (5-0!!), Portland (1-0) and Minnesota (3-2)...but all those victories have something in common: BC Place. The Whitecaps are still winless on the road with 11 of their 14 points stemming from their home matches. Still, Vancouver has earned three low-scoring draws on their travels so there's no doubting their ability to grind out a result. They certainly did so last season when they earned a 2-0 victory at Toyota Stadium with just two shots on goal and four overall. You can imagine Dallas will be motivated to avenge that blemish on its fine home record.
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