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It's Saturday Night Lights: 5 Things You Need to Know About #FCDvPOR

April 12, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FC Dallas (3-2-1, 10 points) hosts the Portland Timbers (0-4-1, 1 point) at Toyota Stadium in a match presented by WinStar World Casino and Resort on Saturday, April 13 at 7PM CT. This is the first of two meetings between these teams in 2019. Dallas visits Portland on Sunday, June 30.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #FCDvPOR

TV: 7PM CT on Texas 21 and FCDTV Network,

Pregame coverage begins at 6:30PM CT

Radio: 7PM CT on FCDallas.com/Radio (English) and 99.1FM (Spanish)

Pregame Scarfer: Dallas Cowboys Offensive Lineman Travis Frederick

Giveaway: The first 5,000 ticketed fans who enter Toyota Stadium will receive a free scarf courtesy of WinStar World Casino and Resort.

Doubleheader: Shortly after the conclusion of #FCDvPOR, North Texas Soccer Club plays its second match in team history when it hosts Forward Madison FC. Click HERE for a match preview.

5 Things to Know about #FCDvPOR

Saturday Night Lights

Saturday's match marks FC Dallas' first evening match at Toyota Stadium in 2019 and the only one in the first three months of the season. Dallas was 8-1-3 during night matches at home in 2018.

Iron Mikey

Michael Barrios has appeared in 92 straight league matches for FC Dallas, the longest active streak by an outfield player and the sixth-longest overall in MLS history. The all-time record for a field player is held by Chris Klein (141; 2005-09). Barrios was previously tied with New York Red Bulls midfielder Joel Lindpere and San Jose Earthquakes striker Chris Wondolowski, but Wondolowski missed the Quakes' win vs. Portland.

Set Piece Scoring

FC Dallas scored its first set piece goal of the 2019 season on April 6 against the Union. The goal came in the 10th minute by defender Reto Ziegler. Dallas scored nine set piece goals last season, with the first coming in the 13th match of the 2018 season. The Philadelphia match was FCD's sixth in 2019.

Against the Portland Timbers

Saturday's match will be FC Dallas' 21st meeting with Portland. Dallas is 7-6-7 overall against the Timbers. FCD played to a draw in both regular season meetings against Portland in 2018, 1-1 on March 24 at Toyota Stadium and 0-0 on September 29 at Providence Park. The Timbers are undefeated in the past four regular season meetings between the two teams (with three draws). Portland's last visit to Frisco was on Halloween in the 2018 MLS Playoffs. The Timbers beat Dallas 2-1 in a Knockout Round match.

About the Portland Timbers

The Timbers are still searching for their first win in 2019. After playing to a 3-3 draw in the season opener against Colorado, Portland has lost four straight matches. The Timbers winless streak is now at six regular season matches, dating back to the final regular season match of the 2018 season. Portland began the 2019 season with a 12-game road trip as Providence Park is currently undergoing renovations.


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