The Seattle Sounders conclude a three-game road trip with a mid-week game against FC Dallas, a team that has found success with speed and set-piece goals. Seattle comes to this match with the best road record in MLS: 7-5-2. FCD's home record is not too shabby either: 10-3-1.
This will be the third match-up between these teams this season. Who will come out on top? Lets take a look at players to watch and team stats in the latest match-up graphic.
Injury / Player Updates
Gonzalo Pineda took a knock Saturday against New York and did not train on Monday. All other key players appear to be available for action.
Dallas has won its last 6 games at home. The team has also scored the most set-piece goals this season.
The Sounders have won 5 of their last 6 matches against FC Dallas, including two come-from-behind victories this season.
Seattle averages 352 successful passes per game, while Dallas successfully connects 282 passes per game. That's a difference of 70 passes! The Sounders also have FCD beat in possession, pass accuracy, and aerial duels. In our 2-1 home victory against Dallas, the Sounders had 450 successful passes.
You know the coma-like feeling you get after lunch at work each day, where you look at the same sentence over and over and cannot seem to concentrate? The Sounders appear to be stuck in a post-half-time coma. The team has given up 5 goals in the past 3 games between minutes 45-60. Dallas, meanwhile, likes to give up goals in the last 30 minutes of the match.
With just 6 games left in the season, every point matters. Can we get 3 on the road? What are your predictions?