After a pretty rough regular season that saw lots of ups and downs for FC Dallas, today is a new day as the MLS Cup Playoffs begin. Either this will be the club’s last game of 2020, or it will be the first of a run that could lead to the ultimate prize.
FC Dallas notes:
FC Dallas against Portland in the playoffs – This is the third time the Timbers and FC Dallas have met in the postseason. In the last matchup, Diego Valeri struck for a brace for the 10-man Timbers in a 2-1 win in the Western Conference Knockout Round en route to an MLS Cup appearance in 2018.
All-Time against Portland – Dallas has struggled in Portland to get results. In ten games, Dallas has gone 1-6-3, with ten goals to Portland’s 16.
Key player for FC Dallas – Michael Barrios – You could pick out any number of players and be right here but let’s zero in on Barrios, a guy that has had some bright moments this year and plenty of low ones. If he can come up with some magic moments on the wings in this one, that will give Dallas a fighting chance against a Timbers defense that can leak goals at times.
OUT: Paxton Pomykal (hip)
On Loan: Pablo Aranguiz (La U)
SUSPENDED: Dairon Asprilla
- OUT: Sebastian Blanco (M) – right ACL injury, Julio Cascante (D) – left ankle injury, Jaroslaw Niezgoda (F) – left ACL tear
- QUESTIONABLE: Jeremy Ebobisse (F) – concussion
Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Jason White, Cory Richardson
4th Official: Drew Fischer
VAR: Chris Penso
How to watch
Kickoff: 9:00 PM
Venue: Providence Park
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Available Streaming: ESPN App
Weather: 42 degrees, rain
Highlights will be posted as they happen.
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