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#DirkDayFCD & More 5 Things You Need to Know About #FCDvRBNY

May 10, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FC Dallas (5-3-2, 17 points) faces the New York Red Bulls (3-5-2, 11 points) on Saturday, May 11 in Toyota Stadium in a match presented by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. This is the only meeting between the two clubs this season.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #FCDvRBNY

TV: 1 PM CT on Univision

Radio: 1 PM CT on FCDallas.com/Radio (English) and 1270AM (Spanish)

Scarfer: Former Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki

Scarfing will take place on the north concourse at 12:30PM CT.

Nowitzki will also take a penalty kick at halftime.

Doubleheader: North Texas Soccer Club hosts Orlando City B following the conclusion of FC Dallas' match against the New York Red Bulls

Next Home Match: FC Dallas hosts Los Angeles FC on Sunday, May 19 at 4PM CT.

5 Things to Know About #FCDvRBNY

Dirk Day

Fresh off his recent retirement, Dallas Mavericks and NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki will return to Toyota Stadium on Saturday to perform the ceremonial scarfing of the Lamar Hunt statue prior to kickoff. This will be Dirk's second time honoring Lamar Hunt, having previously scarfed the statue on June 23, 2012. Five dollars from every ticket to Saturday's match purchased through this link will go to the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation. Nowitzki will also take a penalty kick at halftime of Saturday's match. If he makes it...let's be honest...when he makes it, FC Dallas will match the donation amount of money raised through ticket sales to the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation.

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On This Date

Dallas has the omens on its side for Saturday's match. FCD has an all-time record of 4-1-0 in games played on May 11. The Dallas Burn won 3-2 over Kansas City Wizards in 1996, lost 2-0 against New England Revolution in 2002, defeated Toronto FC 1-0 in 2011, won 2-1 against D.C. United in 2013 and won against the Portland Timbers 2-1 in 2016.

New York's Road Woes

The Red Bulls have struggled on the road having yet to register their first away win of 2019. With two losses and two draws on their travels, Saturday's match will be an opportunity for them to turn their road-form around in Dallas. However, New York will first need to address its goal-scoring issues away from Red Bull Arena; Chris Armas and co. have only scored three goals in their four road games- second lowest in MLS.

Against New York

Historically, New York has been a tricky opponent for Dallas. FCD has a 17-22-6 record all-time against the Red Bulls/MetroStars. Dallas has fared slightly better when facing RBNY at home, posting a home record of 9-9-4 all-time.

About New York

The Red Bulls have undergone a rough start to their season. Chris Armas' team only managed one win in their opening seven games but have recently turned their fortunes around with back-to-back wins over FC Cincinnati and the LA Galaxy. However, New York's turnaround was short lived as it dropped all three points at home to Montreal Impact on Wednesday.


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