FC Dallas will goal to maneuver again above the playoff line and preserve their dwelling unbeaten streak alive in opposition to Austin FC when the rivals sq. off within the newest rendition of the Texas Derby on Saturday in Frisco, Texas.
Dallas (8-9-6, 30 factors) returns to league play for the primary time since July 15 and hasn’t performed a match since shedding to Inter Miami within the Leagues Cup Spherical of 16 on Aug. 6. The Toros dropped 4 of six MLS contests heading into the Leagues Cup, however their solely win in that span was in opposition to defending champion LAFC.
“We used (the previous three weeks) as a time to refresh our minds after a extremely condensed and tight schedule within the first a part of the season and in addition with the Leagues Cup, the warmth and every part,” Dallas coach Nico Estevez mentioned this week. “Get away and are available again with a thoughts centered on MLS.”
Jesus Ferreira leads FC Dallas with 10 objectives this season, greater than the Toros’ subsequent 4 goal-scorers mixed. Dallas has received seven of the eight matches wherein Ferreira has scored and has only one win within the 15 matches wherein he did not rating or play.
Austin (9-10-5, 32 factors) heads to the Dallas-Fort Value Metroplex after a disheartening 6-3 loss at St. Louis Metropolis on Aug. 20 in its MLS reboot from the Leagues Cup. Sebastian Driussi, Will Bruin and Emiliano Rigoni recorded the Verde’s objectives, all within the second half when the match was all however determined.
The six objectives conceded within the loss was probably the most ever for Austin in its three years of MLS play; the membership has allowed at the very least three objectives in its previous three matches (all losses).
The Verde has by no means received on the highway in opposition to FC Dallas and has earned only one level in its three all-time visits to its neighbor to the north. Austin has captured the previous two conferences between the groups, together with a victory in its 2022 postseason run to the Western Convention ultimate and a 3-0 win at dwelling in June.
“It will be a aggressive match,” Austin FC coach Josh Wolff mentioned. “They seem to be a good workforce, as are we, so we have got to go there understanding what they’re, who they’re, but additionally with the thought of what we have to do to harm them.”
—Subject Degree Media