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FIVE THINGS: What to Know Ahead of FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids | 8.12.17

FRISCO - FC Dallas (9-5-7, 34 points) plays the Colorado Rapids (6-12-3, 21 points) on Saturday, August 12 at Toyota Stadium in a game presented by Elephant Auto Insurance. This is the first of three MLS meetings between these teams this season. 

The two clubs will meet again on Wednesday, September 27 in Frisco and on Saturday, October 7 at Dick Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO. FC Dallas is 31-22-14 all-time against the Rapids.

On-Field

History in 2017

FC Dallas and Colorado have faced each other this season in U.S. Open Cup play. Dallas beat the Rapids 3-1 on Tuesday, June 27 at Toyota Stadium to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament for the second straight season.

All About PPG

While FC Dallas has dropped backed to back games, the club still has the highest points per game average in the Western Conference (1.62), edging first-place Sporting Kansas City by a hair (1.61).

Wait! There’s More

FC Dallas averages 2.23 points per game at home under Oscar Pareja. Since he became the FCD head coach in 2014, only the New York Red Bulls (2.19), Atlanta United (2.11) and the Seattle Sounders (2.05) average more than two points per home game in regular season play.

Rapids Rockin’ at Toyota Stadium…Sorta

Colorado has won in its last two MLS games against FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium, including a 1-0 win on September 26, 2016. Dallas had won four straight games against Colorado in Frisco before the Rapids two wins.

Colorado Is Streaking

The Rapids are currently riding an 11-match winless streak on the road. That’s the tied for the third-longest in club history and the longest since they lost 16 straight games on the road over the course of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.


In-Stadium

Back to School Bash

The game also marks FC Dallas’ annual Back to School Bash, located on Tundra Field #2, from 5:30-6:30PM which features a pre-match party with inflatables, face painting, prizes and a free gift for the first 500 children. The Back to School Bash is free for families and generously supported by Elephant Auto Insurance.

Vogel Alcove Donations

Bins will be located at each gate of Toyota Stadium, collecting school supplies for Vogel Alcove, an organization that focuses on the traumatic effects of homelessness on children. For more information, visit here.

Dual Scarfers

In honor of back to school night, Frisco ISD Superintendent Dr. Mike Waldrip and our CoServ Teach Of The Month Dorina Crutchfield will be scarfing the Lamar Hunt statue at 6:30 on the North Concourse!

Autographs

Stick around after the match and get an autograph from the Atiba Harris! Stop by the Winners Club, presented by WinStar World Casino and Resort after #FCDvCOL and meet the Dallas winger.

Toyota Post-Game Show

Also in the Winners Club, presented by WinStar World Casino and Resort after the match, you can catch the Toyota Post-Game Show with special guest Matt Hedges! Watch the show in-person or check out the stream live on Facebook.

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