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FC Dallas Visits LAFC Tonight: 5 Things You Need to Know

May 16, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

Dallas (5-4-2, 17 points) faces Los Angeles (8-1-3, 27 points) on Thursday, May 16 at 9 PM CT at Banc of California Stadium. This is the first of two back-to-back meetings between the teams with LA traveling to play at Toyota Stadium on Sunday in a match presented by Toyota.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #LAvD

TV: 9PM CT on ESPN2

Radio: 9PM CT on Dallas.com/Radio (English) and 1270AM (Spanish)

Next Home Match: Dallas hosts Los Angeles on Sunday, May 19 at 6:30PM CT.

5 Things to Know About #LAvD

Back to Back

This will be the 22nd time in Dallas history that it plays the same team in back-to-back games at different venues. In away matches of this kind, D has a 3-11-7 record whereas it has a 13-5-3 record in the home games. With the games taking place on Thursday and Sunday, this will be only the 7th time in D's history that it plays back-to-back home and away games against the same opposition within a three-day span.

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With Qualification Secure, North Texas Soccer Club's Ricardo Pepi Sees Bright Future for US U-17 Team (American Soccer Now)

Ryan Hollingshead

May 14 was the two-year anniversary of the return of utility man Ryan Hollingshead from a life-threatening accident. Early in 2017, Hollingshead was struck by a vehicle while he provided assistance to another driver. The injury and recommended surgery nearly ended his career, but he made a miraculous recovery and returned to the field against New York City on May 14, 2017. You can read more about Hollingshead's injury and recovery HERE.

U-23 World Cup Representation

Dallas will be well represented at the 2019 U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland with Edwin Cerrillo, Paxton Pomykal and Brandon Servania all having been called up by U-20 head coach Tab Ramos. The US men open group play against the Ukraine on Friday, May 24 and take on Nigeria on Monday, May 27.

Against LA

LA's first season in MLS was 2018. Dallas has gotten the better of LA in the two games they've played against each other. D took home a point in its only trip to Banc of California Stadium in a 1-1 draw last May and took all three points when LA visited Frisco in June in a 2-1 win.

About LA

Los Angeles started the season in red-hot form earning six wins and one draw in its first seven games. LA has recorded two draws and one win in its last three games- including a 0-0 tie with Chicago Fire.


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