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#RSLvFCD: Five Facts You Need to Know

October 23, 2020 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

Sixth-place FC Dallas (6-4-6, 24 points) visits ninth-place Real Salt Lake SC (5-7-6, 21 points) on Saturday, Oct. 24 at 8:30PM CT. It's the first and only meeting between the teams this season.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #RSLvFCD

TV: 8:30PM on TXA 21 and the FCDTV Network

Streaming: 8:30PM CT on, ESPN+ (outside of the DFW market)

Radio: 8PM CT on (English) and1270AM (Spanish),

Next Home Match: FC Dallas hosts Inter Miami CF on Oct. 28 at 7:30PM CT at Toyota Stadium in a match presented by Pepsi.

5 Things to Know about #RSLvFCD

Roster Returns

Saturday's match will see the return of two important players to FCD's 20-man match day squad. Defender Matt Hedges is on the road to recovery from a muscle strain but could be deemed fit enough to travel with the team to Utah. Also, winger Michael Barrios will return from a one-game suspension due to yellow card accumulation. While Hedges may not have the fitness to be in the starting lineup just yet, you'd expect Barrios to return to his familiar right-wing spot after a week-and-a-half of rest. The duo's return could be a huge lift to the team following their defeat away in Nashville.

Squad Rotation

The match in Salt Lake will be Dallas' second game over four days, meaning we could potentially see a number of lineup changes to deal with the heavy workload. Homegrowns Brandon Servania, Ricardo Pepi and Dante Sealy were all used as substitutes in FCD's match against Nashville, but we could see them from the start against RSL to give the likes of Bryan Acosta, Fafa Picault and Franco Jara a short rest in preparation for the games ahead.

Goals in Salt Lake City

After a goal-filled September, FCD has hit a bit of a dry spell in front of goal registering three goals over six games. However, in its previous trip to Rio Tinto Stadium in 2019, FCD scored four goals over 90 minutes in a 4-2 victory- its highest scoring away outing of the year. If history is anything to go by, Salt Lake City could be the place where Dallas' attack bounces back.

Against Salt Lake

FC Dallas all-time regular season record against Real Salt Lake is 20-12-8 (60 GF, 46 GA). The team's all-time away record in Salt Lake stands at 7-11-4 (26 GF, 33 GA). Last season, Dallas won 4-2 at Rio Tinto Stadium before drawing 0-0 at Toyota Stadium.

About Salt Lake

Real Salt Lake have had a stop-start 2020. While the team hasn't won two games in a row, it also hasn't gone more than four games without registering a victory. Last time out, it just snapped a three-game losing streak with 2-1 upset of the Portland Timbers at Rio Tinto Stadium on Wednesday.

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