The Seattle Sounders are hosting FC Dallas on Tuesday (7:08 p.m. PT; FOX 13+, Prime Video, 93.3 KJR FM, El Rey 1360AM | TICKETS) in a huge match with Western Conference playoff implications. Here are three matchups to watch:

Nicolás Lodeiro vs. Paxton Pomykal

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The Sounders should have an advantage in central midfield, and they’ll need their captain to have a strong showing at home. Lodeiro has four goals and six assists his 17 MLS matches this season, and he’ll look for space against FC Dallas Homegrown Pomykal. The 22-year-old has started all but one of Dallas’ 23 matches this season and has contributed four assists while being a steadying presence in the middle of the park.

Nouhou vs. Paul Arriola

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Nouhou will need to keep Arriola in front of him and not let the United States international pick up a head of steam. One of the best intra-league signings of the season after heading to Dallas for a record $2M in General Allocation Money from D.C. United, Arriola has delivered. The 27-year-old winger has nine goals and three assists so far this year.

Xavier Arreaga vs. Jesús Ferreira

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Despite the loss in Los Angeles on Friday, Arreaga had a strong showing defensively. His main priority will be keeping United States forward Ferreira off the score sheet, something many teams have been unable to do this season. The 21-year-old is tied for fourth in the Golden Boot race with 12 and has chipped in an additional five assists. He loves to be on the ball in a nominal False 9 role, and where he succeeds is on late runs into the box with sublime finishing. Arreaga & Co. will need to monitor his movements at all times.

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