FC Dallas (9-4-7, 34 points) plays the Philadelphia Union (7-10-5, 26 points) on Saturday, August 5 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA. This is the only meeting the season between these teams. FC Dallas went 3-1-0 in July.
BROADCAST DETAILS: Television: 6PM on TXA21 | Online: FCDallas.com/Live (in DFW) | Radio: 100.7 FM (English) • 1270 AM (Spanish)
Video Review Launches on August 5
Video review launches this weekend in MLS. The term “VAR” refers to the actual Video Assistant Referee in the booth. There are four instances which can be reviewed during MLS games: goals, penalty kicks, red cards and mistaken identity. For video tutorials, glossaries and additional information on video review, please click HERE. There is also a video review fact sheet attached to this email.
Dominant against the Union
FC Dallas is undefeated against Philadelphia, with a 5-0-4 record versus the Union. Dallas has scored in each of those nine games and has scored multiple goals in seven of those nine, netting 17 goals and only allowing eight. Dallas beat the Union 2-0 in the last meeting on March 6, 2016 at Toyota Stadium.
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FC Dallas has only lost two games on the road this season, the fewest in MLS. Dallas has also only given up nine goals on the road, which is also the fewest in the league.
Resilience Is Good
FC Dallas is 3-4-2 when conceding the first goal in a match. That’s a .444% win percentage which ranks first in MLS. Dallas is also 2-3-2 when trailing at halftime, also number one in the league.
It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint
FC Dallas is built for the long haul. Dallas has outscored opponents 6-1 in the final 15 minutes of the first half of matches and has outscored teams 7-3 in the final 15 minutes of the second half. Through 20 games, FCD has outscored opposing teams 13-4 when both teams’ legs are heavy.
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