FRISCO, Texas – To fill the craving for live sports, TXA 21 will be airing classic FC Dallas matches from the past in the FCD Rewind series beginning with FC Dallas’ home game against the Seattle Sounders from the 2018 season. Matches will air every Sunday from 7-9PM. If you happen to miss a broadcast, the same match will be available beginning at 8AM the following day on fcdallas.com/OnDemand.
Here’s why you should tune in to TXA 21 this Sunday, March 22 at 7PM for FC Dallas vs. Seattle Sounders from March 18, 2018.
FCD vs. Seattle has produced some great spectacles over the years, and this one was no different. It was Game Week 3 of the 2018 season and Dallas entered the match after scraping a late 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake in the home opener the week prior. Although Seattle was coming off of back-to-back MLS Cup appearances, they endured a difficult start to 2018 and lost their first game to new expansion team LAFC. With the sides separated by one point and three places in the Western Conference standings, there was plenty on the line despite the newness of the season.
Oscar Pareja’s Team
This was the final season of Oscar Pareja’s highly successful five-year tenure at the helm of FC Dallas. The core of this team was much the same as his double-winning side of 2016. Names like Mauro Diaz, Maxi Urruti, Carlos Gruezo and the ever-present Michael Barrios featured heavily in this game. Also, a little-known 19-year-old right back named Reggie Cannon made his second MLS start on the day. Whatever happened to that guy? But it was Belgian veteran Roland Lamah who stole the headlines in what was one of his best performances over his two-year stay in Dallas—earning MLS Team of the Week honors for his trouble.
Deuce’s Last Dance in Dallas
Result aside, the match was special as it was USMNT legend Clint Dempsey’s final appearance at Toyota Stadium before retiring at the end of the season. The Nacogdoches native had played (and lost) two MLS Cup Finals at the venue with the Revolution over a decade before, and this outing in 2018 would be his swan song in front of a Dallas crowd. And Deuce didn’t disappoint…the home fans at least.
Here’s how the teams lined up that day.