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#FCDvSKC: Five Facts You Need to Know

October 4, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FC Dallas (12-12-9, 45 points) hosts Sporting KC (10-15-8, 38 points) on Sunday, October 6 at 3PM CT at Toyota Stadium in a match presented by Papa John's. This is the second and final meeting between the two teams this season, with FC Dallas having defeated Sporting 2-0 in July.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #FCDvSKC

TV: 3PM CT on Texas 21 and the FCDTV Network

Radio: 3PM CT on (English) and 1270 AM (Spanish)

Fan Appreciation Week: Sunday's match is part of FC Dallas' Fan Appreciation Week presented by Papa John's. Fans are invited to participate in numerous activities and contests, and can also claim a complimentary ticket to the National Soccer Hall of Fame Experience on Saturday, Oct. 5. All the details about Fan Appreciation Week can be found HERE.

5 Things You Need to Know About #FCDvSKC

Win And We're In

The situation on Decision Day presented by AT&T is simple - win and FC Dallas is in the playoffs. Here are the following scenarios by which Dallas can clinch a playoff spot in Luchi Gonzalez's first season as an MLS head coach:

FC Dallas will clinch a playoff spot IF

FC Dallas win vs. Sporting Kansas City

-- OR --

FC Dallas tie vs. Sporting Kansas City AND

San Jose Earthquakes lose or tie vs. Portland Timbers

-- OR --

San Jose Earthquakes lose vs. Portland Timbers AND

Colorado Rapids lose or tie vs. Los Angeles Football Club

First Goal

Scoring the first goal of the game has been crucial for FC Dallas this season. Dallas is 11-1-4 (.813 winning percentage) when scoring first, compared to a 1-11-2 (.143) when conceding the opening goal. The first goal has been less crucial to Sporting KC however, who has a 9-6-4 (.574) record after scoring first this year.

Final Day

FC Dallas has a 6-11-6 record in games taking place on the final day. Its record in Decision Day games at home is 4-3-3 compared to 2-8-3 when playing away.

About Sporting KC

Sporting KC is in 10th place in MLS' Western Conference and has been eliminated from playoff contention. Kansas City started the season with three wins from its first 15 games. The team is currently on a five-game winless streak which included four straight losses. Sporting Kansas City most recently played to a 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers on September 29.

Against Sporting KC

Dallas and Kansas City have a remarkably even record against each other. FCD has accumulated a 24-25-12 (94 goals scored, 91 conceded) all-time record against its Western Conference rivals. Dallas has typically performed better at home, posting a 14-10-5 (54 goals scored, 31 conceded) all-time record against SKC when playing in Dallas.

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