SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Minnesota United FC | 8.10.19

FC DALLAS vs. MINNESOTA UNITED FC

MLS Regular Season, Week 23
August 10  - 7:00PM
Toyota Stadium - Frisco, TX
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Head-to-Head

  • FCD record: 9-9-6 (33 pts., 7th in West)
  • MIN record:11-7-5 (38 pts., 2nd in West)
  • FCD vs. MIN all-time: 3-2-0 (6 GF, 5 GA)
  • FCD vs. MIN Home: 2-2-0 (4 GF, 1 GA)

CURRENT FORM

  • FC Dallas is currently coming off a tough loss in Orlando last week. The team had drawn against Real Salt Lake and won against Sporting Kansas City leading up to the match against Orlando following the 2019 All-Star game. Minnesota recorded their first win in 3 weeks against Portland. Before the match against Portland, Minnesota drew against Vancouver and Real Salt Lake. Both teams are looking to switch their momentum back to the win column with three points on Saturday. 

SHUTTING DOWN DARWIN QUINTERO

  • Minnesota United’s forward Darwin Quintero leads their team in all offensive stats including goals, shots, and shots on goal. Quintero didn’t play against Portland due to yellow card accumulation but so far has recorded 7 goals so far this season for the Loons. He is recently coming off suspension and will be looking to increase his stats and push his team heading in to the final stretch of Regular Season. 

SECOND MATCH-UP WITHIN A MONTH

  • This is one of the shorter gaps between meetings of these two teams. FC Dallas and Minnesota played on July 13th at Allianz Field in Minnesota. Although it has only been a month, FC Dallas has had 4 matches including a friendly against Sevilla FC as well as players competing in 2019 MLS All-Star events. Minnesota has been busy as well with 4 MLS matches leading up to the match at Toyota Stadium, and a friendly in July. Both teams have competed against a tough stretch of teams inbetween matchups and seen improvement and growth around their styles. 

RETURNING DEPTH

  • FC Dallas dealt with a lot of movement around their lineup last week due to the All-Star game, yellow card suspensions, and minor injuries. This week they regain all 6 All-Star players for training, both Reggie Cannon and Bryan Acosta from yellow card accumulation, and Michael Barrios and Dominique Badji’s injuries seem to be setting them up to be back in full force this week. That’s a total of 10 players who either missed training, or were out for the game against Orlando this weekend that will be able to prepare with the team and compete on Saturday.

OPEN CUP SEMIFINALS 

  • Before heading to Texas this weekend Minnesota United will face the Portland Timbers in the U.S. Open Cup Semifinals on Wednesday night at Allianz Field. This is Minnesota's first year since 2011 that Minnesota has made it to the Semifinals in a tournament. Along with playing an opponent they played recently in MLS play, the Loons have pressure to perform due to the time gap in making tournament semifinals. 

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