10.28.20 STS DL

SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami CF | 10.28.20

FC DALLAS vs. INTER MIAMI CF

MLS Regular Season
October 28 - 7:30PM
Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Texas
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HEAD-TO-HEAD

  • FCD record: 6-5-7 (25 pts., 6th in West)
  • MIA record: 6-11-3 (21 pts., 10th in East)
  • FCD vs. MIA all-time: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)
  • FCD vs. MIA home: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

 

CURRENT FORM

  • FC Dallas earned a scoreless draw away to Real Salt Lake on Saturday, making it one win, one loss and a tie in its last three outings. The away point ensured Dallas remains two places above the playoff line in sixth place in the Western Conference. Inter Miami had a tough start to life in MLS and registered just three wins over its first 15 games. Since then, however, the expansion side's form has improved markedly and has earned three wins in its last five.

FAMILIAR FACES

  • Wednesday's match will see the return of two familiar faces to Toyota Stadium. Brek Shea and Victor Ulloa played a combined 242 regular season games for FC Dallas before seeking pastures new and eventually reuniting in Miami for its debut season. Ulloa, in particular, was among the first FC Dallas Academy graduates to establish themselves in the club's first team, paving the way for the slew of Homegrown players we now see in FCD's starting lineup week in and week out. 

NEW OPPONENT

  • This week's matchup will be the first time FC Dallas faces off against Inter Miami CF in MLS play. The teams met earlier this year in Florida during preseason but Wednesday's game will be their first face-off with points on the line. Dallas has a 9-6-4 all-time record in first games against expansion sides, and a 14-2-3 record against them when playing at Toyota Stadium. 

DEFENSE FIRST

  • FC Dallas' defensive record has greatly contributed to its success so far this season. The team has conceded 20 goals in 18 games, good for second-best in the Western Conference. After a blip in Nashville last week that saw Dallas concede three, FCD's backline returned to form against Real Salt Lake and earned its third shutout in its last six games. Plus, defensive stalwart Matt Hedges returned and played 20 minutes after missing the previous two outings with a muscle strain. Still, Dallas' defensive record will be put to the test this Wednesday as Argentine international Gonzalo Higuaín and Inter Miami visit Toyota Stadium for the first time. 

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