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#SEAvFCD: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Match

September 17, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - FC Dallas News Release

FC Dallas (12-11-7, 43 points) visits the Seattle Sounders (14-9-7, 49 points) on Wednesday, September 18 at 9:30PM CT at CenturyLink Field.This is the second meeting between the clubs this season, with FC Dallas winning 2-1 on June 1 at Toyota Stadium.

Details You Need to Know:

Gameday Social: #SEAvFCD

TV: 9:30PM CT on Texas 21 and the FCDTV network

Radio: 9:30PM CT on (English) and 99.1 FM (Spanish)

Next Home Match: FC Dallas hosts New York City FC on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5 PM in a match presented by AdvoCare

This game is part of FC Dallas' annual Hall of Fame Weekend which includes a concert at Toyota Stadium featuring OneRepublic, the Fray and Maelyn Jarmon. The performance begins shortly after the National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 21.

5 Things You Need to Know About #SEAvFCD

Short Turnaround

FC Dallas enters the matchup with the Seattle Sounders just four days after its 4-0 loss away to the Chicago Fire. Although a short turnaround, it's an opportunity for Luchi Gonzalez's men to bounce back from what was their biggest loss of the season. The schedule congestion only gets worse as FC Dallas returns home Sunday to face New York City FC- its third game in an eight-day span.

Paxton Returns

Paxton Pomykal returned to FC Dallas' starting lineup after becoming a senior U.S. Men's National Team player with a debut against Uruguay on Sept. 10. Pomykal was also joined by defender Reggie Cannon and goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez who were also called up by head coach Greg Berhalter for the September friendlies.

Goal-Scoring Defenders

FC Dallas boasts the two highest scoring defenders in MLS with left-back Ryan Hollingshead and center-back Reto Ziegler. Hollingshead leads the way with six goals and three assists this year, making it the most prolific season of his career. Captain Ziegler stands at five goals- four penalties and one free-kick.

About Seattle

Seattle occupies second place in the Western Conference. The team began in the 2019 season as one of the hottest teams in the league, losing just once in its opening 13 games. The Sounders have also been in good form lately, registering wins over Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy and NY Red Bulls over their last four outings.

Against Seattle

FC Dallas has had a tough time against Seattle over the years. Dallas is 7-12-6 with 28 goals scored and 42 conceded all-time. FCD has struggled even more win playing in Seattle, having just one victory in 11 attempts at CenturyLink Field.

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