LINEUP NOTES, pres. by UnitedHealthCare: FC Dallas vs. FC Cincinnati | 8.31.19

FRISCO, Texas — FC Dallas heads in to one of the last home matches of regular season at Toyota Stadium tonight against FC Cincinnati. Let's dive into today's Lineup Notes, presented by UnitedHealthCare.


This week's starting XI looks identical to last weeks dominant performance over the Houston Dynamo. We see Jesus Ferreira stay back at the top of the midfield, while the attacking trio of Dominique Badji, Zdenek Ondrasek, and Michael Barrios holds the top lines down. There seems to be a good chemistry and energy across the top of the field in finding opportunities with Zdenek Ondrasek's energy added to the formation. 


The defense continues to hold the veteran's place in the lineup staying consistent with what we've seen this season. They have a group mentality and effort that is similar to the assembly of any family unit or group that has each other's backs. Reto Ziegler, Matt Hedges, Ryan Hollingshead, and Reggie Cannon seem to know what their counterparts need when in a spot to shutdown an opponent's opportunity. 


FC Dallas continues to look to save some of their energy resurgence on their bench with Paxton Pomykal, Bryan Reynolds, Edwin Cerrillo, and Bressan on the bench. All of these players have made a difference when seeing time on the field and added a new level of energy when they get subbed on later in the match.