2019-08-31-DAL-CIN

FC Dallas vs. FC Cincinnati | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 26
FC Dallas vs. FC Cincinnati
Toyota Stadium – Frisco
August 31 – 7:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

After an emotional rout in the Texas Derby, FC Dallas look to move up the Western Conference standings when they host FC Cincinnati Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.

Thanks to a Zdenek Ondrasek second-half brace, FC Dallas (11-10-7) blasted the Houston Dynamo, 5-1, Sunday and captured El Capitan yet again. Reto Ziegler and Jesus Ferreira scored five minute s apart midway through the first half and Michael Barrios added a goal deep into second-half stoppage time after Memo Rodriguez put the Dynamo on the scoreboard. 

FC Cincinnati (5-19-3) also had a Heineken Rivalry Week tilt, but it didn't go as swimmingly for them, losing to Columbus Crew SC in the Hell is Real derby at a sold out Nippert Stadium Sunday. Gyasi Zardes struck for a first-half brace and Luis Diaz struck in first-half stoppage time to give the visitors a commanding 3-0 halftime lead. Kekuta Manneh finally found the back of the net for FC Cincy, but it came in the 89th minute with the result already determined. 

FC Dallas
FC Dallas vs. FC Cincinnati

Saturday, August 31 at 8:00 PM ET
Toyota Stadium

FC Cincinnati

FC Dallas

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Santiago Mosquera (F) - hamstring strain
    • QUESTIONABLE: Dominique Badji (F) - calf tightness
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jesse Gonzalez (GK) - SI pain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Bryan Acosta (M), Jesus Ferreira (M)
  • International duty:  None

FC Cincinnati

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy McLaughlin (M) - right ACL surgery
    • OUT: Fanendo Adi (F) - calf injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Frankie Amaya (M) - groin injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Spencer Richey (GK) - back injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  Kendall Waston (D), Allan Cruz (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at FC Dallas

  • This is the first all-time meeting between FC Dallas and FC Cincinnati

Officials

  • Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.
  • Assistant Referees: Frank Anderson, Logan Brown
  • 4th Official: Kevin Broadley
  • VAR: Kevin Stott

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