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FIVE THINGS: What to Know Ahead of FC Dallas vs New York Red Bulls| 09.02.17

FC Dallas (9-7-9, 36 points) hosts the New York Red Bulls (12-10-3, 39 points) on Saturday, September 2 at Toyota Stadium. This is the first and only meeting between the two teams this season. This will be the 44th meeting overall between the two clubs. FC Dallas is 17-21-5 all-time against the franchise.

Following the conclusion of the MLS match, FC Dallas’ Special Olympics Unified Squad, presented by Globe Life, will host the New York Red Bulls.

Texans Helping Texans

This weekend, FC Dallas is participating in a number of initiatives to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Proceeds from Saturday’s 50/50 Raffle will go directly to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. FC Dallas will match thedonation amount from the raffle (half of the overall jackpot, the other half goes to a lucky ticket winner) to benefit relief efforts.

We’ll Always Have Toyota Stadium

FC Dallas opened Toyota Stadium with a 2-2 draw against New York on August 6, 2005. Since then, Dallas is 4-3-3 in Frisco against the Red Bulls.

A Bit Shorthanded
FC Dallas is looking to end a six match winless streak (4L-2D) and will take the pitch on Saturday without five players who are playing for their respective national teams due to FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers and international friendlies:

It’s Been a While

FC Dallas hasn’t beaten the Red Bulls in four straight league games (3L-1D) and hasn’t scored a goal in any of those matches. The last time Dallas beat New York was on March 11, 2012 in a 2-1 victory.

Using His Head
FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman scored his first goal of the season and his first since October 1, 2016 in FC Dallas’ 2-1 loss to Columbus on August 26. Zimmerman has seven goals in his MLS career, six of them have come as headers.