Full time: FC Dallas 2, LAFC 1. Wasn’t meant to be, but LAFC showed signs of life in the second half.
89th minute: Red card - Jordan Harvey is sent off for a second yellow card. Can’t really argue with either yellow card, honestly.
61st minute: GOAL! Adama Diomande comes off the bench and records his first MLS goal to give LAFC life.
51st minute: Roland Lamah doubles the lead for FC Dallas. Dang.
Halftime: LAFC are down a goal. Time to regroup and hopefully come out with a comeback in mind for the second half.
25th minute: Goal Dallas. Reto Ziegler with a short-range header to put the home side ahead.
LAFC are starting Lee Nguyen for the first time, and either Joao Moutinho or Tristan Blackmon will line up with Walker Zimmerman in the center of defense:
FC Dallas bring back Matt Hedges and Roland Lamah to the starting XI. This is pretty much a full-strength lineup for the home side:
.@ChickfilA Starting XI and Lineup Notes: For the third straight match, Dallas will dress is a 4-4-3 formation, but with some rotation from the last two matches. #FCDvLAFC #ChallengeAll— FC Dallas (@FCDallas) June 2, 2018
Los Angeles Football Club are headed down to Texas for the first time in their short history, as they will take on a repeat opponent, FC Dallas, in Frisco in the evening. The last time these teams played, LAFC complained about how hot it was in Los Angeles that day — here’s hoping they’re ready for the Texas climate.
LAFC have been in decent, not great, form lately, and their last road game was their first loss in over two months. FC Dallas, meanwhile, are on a five-game unbeaten run, with two wins in their last two. It’s safe to say they’re feeling good these days.
Two factors that could prove to be a disadvantage for each side: LAFC are missing their World Cup-eligible contingent (Laurent Ciman, Omar Gaber, Marco Ureña, Carlos Vela), with Ciman and Vela essentially their two most important players. And then Dallas are playing on short rest, after defeating the LA Galaxy in Carson on Wednesday. Which disadvantage is bigger? On paper it’s LAFC missing key players, but it’s why we play the games, after all.
How to Watch FC Dallas vs. LAFC:
The match broadcast is scheduled start at 5 pm PT. Kickoff will come around 5:07 pm. You can watch the game on YouTubeTV or UniMás 46 in the Los Angeles blackout zone, or on ESPN+ in the rest of the United States.
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