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#SEAvDAL: Five Facts You Need to Know

August 4, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release


Tenth-place FC Dallas (4-7-5, 17 points) visits first-place Seattle Sounders (9-3-5, 32 points) on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 9PM CT. It's the first of two meetings between the teams this season.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #SEAvDAL

TV: 9PM on TXA 21 and FCDTV Network (English)

Streaming: 9PM on FCDallas.com/Stream

Radio: 8:30PM CT on FCDallas.com/Radio (English) and 1270AM (Spanish)

Next Home Match: FC Dallas hosts Austin FC on Saturday, August 7 at 7:30PM at Toyota Stadium

5 Things to Know about #SEAvDAL

Momentum

FC Dallas is in the midst of its first win streak of 2021. FCD earned back-to-back wins over third-place LA Galaxy (4-0) and second-place Sporting KC (2-1) in the space of a week. Now, Dallas will try to complete the trifecta and defeat the West's top ranked team in the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field.

Lumen Field

Wednesday's game sees FCD return to Seattle and Lumen Field for the first time since the 2020 playoffs where Dallas fell 1-0. Historically, the stadium has been a difficult venue for Dallas, with the club registering a 1-9-2 record there. Still, FCD hasn't lost by more than one goal in Seattle (including two playoff matchups) under Luchi Gonzalez.

Front Four

Dallas looks to have found an attacking combination that clicks. The front four of Ricardo Pepi, Paxton Pomykal, Szabolcs Schön and Jesús Ferreira have all started the previous two games together and combined for five of FCD's last six goals. It's also a young core to build around with an average age of 19.75 years old.

Against Seattle

FC Dallas' all-time regular season record against Seattle is 7-12-7 (28 GF, 42 GA). Dallas' all-time away record against the Sounders is 1-9-2 (8 GF, 29 GA). FCD's last two seasons have ended in Seattle with a 4-3 loss in the first round of the 2019 playoffs and a 1-0 defeat in the 2020 quarterfinals.

About Seattle

Seattle is currently in first place in the Western Conference with a 9-3-5 record (32 points). Brian Schmetzer's team also holds the best defensive record with just 13 goals conceded. However, the Sounders have lost their last two games (1-0 to San Jose and 3-1 to Kansas City) with both defeats coming at home at Lumen Field.


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