Matchday Central: vs FC Dallas

Sounders FC vs. FC Dallas

MLS Regular Season
Wednesday, May 7; 7 pm PT; CenturyLink Field
TV/Radio: JOEtv (Locally, KZJO channel 22/cable 10); ROOT Sports (Regionally); KIRO Radio 97.3 FM; ESPN Deportes Radio, 1490 AM (Spanish)

Dallas' Record: FC Dallas was unbeaten at 4-0-1 through five matches, but now sits third in the Western Conference at 5-3-1 (16 points).

Head-To-Head: Sounders FC won 3-2 at Toyota Stadium on April 12, getting two goals from Clint Dempsey for the comeback victory. The third and final meeting between the two clubs will come on September 24 at Toyota Stadium.

All-Time Series: Sounders FC is 7-2-4 all-time against Dallas and 4-1-1 at CenturyLink Field, outscoring Dallas 13-6 in Seattle, including victories of 4-2 and 3-0 scores last year.

Injury Report: Sounders FC – OUT: D Damion Lowe (Hip Surgery); F Kevin Parsemain (ACL Tear). QUESTIONABLE: D Leo Gonzalez (R Hamstring Strain); D Dylan Remick (L Ankle Sprain). FC Dallas – OUT: D Kellyn Acosta (Patella Avulsion Fracture). QUESTIONABLE: D George John (R Knee); M Andres Escobar (Lower Back Sprain); M Mauro Diaz (Right Knee).

Key Player: Forward Blas Perez has three goals and two assists on the season and with play-making midfielder Mauro Diaz likely missing the game with a knee injury, the onus becomes even greater on the Panama national teamer. He has one goal and one assist in five matches against Seattle, playing 388 minutes against Sounders FC.

Notes: This is the final home match for Sounders FC before it loses at least one player to international duty as the U.S. National Team prepares for the World Cup. Clint Dempsey will undoubtedly be called in when the U.S. opens camp on May 14, while Brad Evans is expected to join him and DeAndre Yedlin is also a possible invitee...This is also the final game in a stretch of three straight home matches. Seattle previously topped the Colorado Rapids 4-1 and the Philadelphia Union 2-1 in the home stand...Both Seattle and Dallas have scored half of their goals in the final 30 minutes of their matches. Sounders FC has 10 of its 20 goals from the 61st minute on while Dallas has netted nine of its 18 goals in that time. Dallas has also allowed nine of the 15 goals it has let in during the final 30 minutes, compared to two of the 13 goals allowed for Seattle...FC Dallas already has five red cards this season, the most in MLS...Sounders FC has won four straight matches and is unbeaten at 4-0-1 in the last five...Dallas will be without midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson, who will be serving a one-game suspension for a red card drawn in a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Sunday...Goalkeeper Raul Fernandez got his first start of the year for Dallas on Sunday against New York. Chris Seitz started the first eight matches of the season, going 5-2-1 with a 1.75 goals against average.

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