SET THE STAGE: FC Dallas vs. Inter Miami CF | 10.28.20

FC DALLAS v INTER MIAMI CF.

MLS regular season
October 28th – 7.30pm
Toyota Stadium – Frisco, Texas
FOX Sports Southwest | FCDTV network | FCDallas.com/Radio | 1270 p.m.
#FCDvMIA

HEAD TO HEAD

  • FCD recording: 6-5-7 (25 points, 6th in West)
  • MIA recording: 6-11-3 (21 points, 10th in the east)
  • FCD versus MIA all the time: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)
  • FCD against MIA home: 0-0-0 (0 GF, 0 GA)

CURRENT FORM

  • FC Dallas drew a goalless draw with Real Salt Lake on Saturday and have recorded a win, a loss and a draw in their last three games. The away point ensured that Dallas remains two places above the playoff line in sixth place in the Western Conference. Inter Miami had a difficult start to the MLS, recording only three wins in their first 15 games. Since then, however, the shape of the expansion side has improved significantly, taking three wins in the last five.

FAMILIAR FACES

  • Two familiar faces will return to the Toyota Stadium on Wednesday. Brek Shea and Victor Ulloa played a total of 242 regular season games for FC Dallas before looking for new pastures and eventually reuniting in Miami for his debut season. Ulloa, in particular, was one of the first FC Dallas Academy graduates to establish himself on the club’s first team and paved the way for the numerous local players we now see on the FCD starting line-up week after week.

NEW OPPONENT

  • This week’s matchup marks the first time FC Dallas have played against Inter Miami CF in the MLS game. The teams met in Florida earlier this year during the preseason, but Wednesday’s game will be their first duel with points on the line. Dallas has a 9-6-4 record in their first few games against expansion teams and a 14-2-3 record against them when playing at Toyota Stadium.

DEFENSE FIRST

  • FC Dallas’s defensive record has been a major contributor to its success so far this season. The team has conceded 20 goals in 18 games, which is good for the second best in the Western Conference. After a slip in Nashville last week in which Dallas conceded three goals, the FCD defense returned against Real Salt Lake and scored the third shutout in their last six games. Plus, defensively unwavering Matt Hedges returned and played 20 minutes after missing the last two games with a muscle strain. Still, Dallas’ defensive record will be put to the test this Wednesday when Argentina international Gonzalo Higuaín and Inter Miami visit Toyota Stadium for the first time.

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