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#COLvDAL: Five Facts You Need to Know

July 21, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release


Thirteenth-place FC Dallas (2-6-5, 11 points) visits fourth-place Colorado Rapids (6-3-3, 21 points) on Wednesday, July 21 at 8:00PM CT. It's the third and final meeting between the teams this season.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #COLvDAL

TV: 8:00PM on TXA 21 and FCDTV Network (English)

Streaming: 8:00PM on FCDallas.com/Stream

Radio: 8:00PM CT on FCDallas.com/Radio (English) and 1270AM (Spanish)

5 Things to Know about #COLvDAL

Familiar Foe

Dallas returns to Dick's Sporting Goods Park to face the Colorado Rapids for the third and final time this season. Dallas opened its 2021 campaign with a scoreless home draw against the Rapids before falling 3-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park a little over a month later. Now, FCD has a chance to return the favor and get its first victory on the road against what's becoming a familiar opponent in Colorado.

Paxton Pomykal

Midfielder Paxton Pomykal started FCD's previous game and played 82 minutes, his longest runout since September 29, 2019. The Homegrown playmaker looked close to his best and was Dallas' most creative player on the night, nearly setting up Ricardo Pepi for the opener, but the teenager's shot struck the post. While he's still gaining match fitness after offseason surgery, Pomykal seems to be recapturing his 2019 form that saw him named an MLS All-Star.

Gold Cup

The ongoing Concacaf Gold Cup tournament will affect both teams for Wednesday's game. FC Dallas will be without midfielder Bryan Acosta who's away with Honduras for its Gold Cup campaign. Colorado will be missing the trio of midfielder Kellyn Acosta, forward Jonathan Lewis and defender Sam Vines who are all away with the U.S. Men's National Team.

Against Colorado

FC Dallas' all-time regular season record against Colorado is 34-25-18 (117 GF, 96 GA). Dallas' all-time away record against the Rapids is 9-17-11 (46 GF, 55 GA). Dallas hasn't won at Colorado's Dick's Sporting Goods Park in its last seven games dating back to April 2015.

About Colorado

The Rapids currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference with a 6-3-3 record (21 points). Former FCD winger Michael Barrios is Colorado's joint-leading goal scorer with three goals from 12 games (tied with Diego Rubio and Cole Basset). Barrios is also the Rapids' join-leading assister with four (tied with Jack Price).


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