MLS Preview and Prediction: FC Dallas vs New England Revolution

Competition: Major League Soccer – FC Dallas vs. New England Revolution

Venue: Toyota Stadium –Saturday, July 4 – 21:00 ET (Sunday, July 5 – 02:00 BST) 

Match Odds: Dallas 1/1 – Draw 13/5 – New England Revolution 5/2

Match Preview

FC Dallas host New England Revolution on Saturday night as they look to pick themselves up after their midweek trouncing at the hands of Sporting Kansas City.

Dallas were thumped 6-2 by SKC in the US Open Cup – a result they will want to quickly forget and have a great chance of doing so against a below-par New England Revolution side.

Oscar Pareja’s team won their last regular season game 2-0 against Houston Dynamo. They are sitting in sixth place in the Western Conference.

Fabian Castillo has been in good form and the Dallas faithful will be hoping he can push the side to another home victory. Dallas have lost just once at Toyota Stadium so far this campaign and it is becoming a fortress.

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New England Revolution are sitting sitting second in the Eastern Conference despite their poor run of form but they must turn things around.

The Revs have lost their last three games on the bounce and have just one win in their last ten Major League Soccer outings.

They come into this one off the back of their 2-1 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps which saw Andrew Farrell dismissed.

Jay Heaps will be disappointed that his side have lost their last three games by the same scoreline, 2-1, and the chasing pack are edging closer to the Revs, who are ahead of three sides by just one point.

New England are now eleven points behind leaders DC United and closing that gap already looks like an impossible task.

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Team News

FC Dallas could possibly be without Rolando Escobar. Victor Ulloa and Atiba Harris are both one yellow card away from a suspension.

New England Revolution will be missing Jermaine Jones and Darrius Barnes. Andrew Farrell is suspended, while London Woodberry and Teal Bunbury are both one yellow away from suspension.

Key Points

FC Dallas’ last five: L/D/L/D/W

New England Revolution’s last five: L/W/L/L/L

Key Stat: FC Dallas are unbeaten in nine of their last ten home Major League Soccer outings.

Key Player: Fabian Castillo – The easy choice but for obvious reasons, the forward has netted six times so far this campaign and possesses the ability to unlock any defence.

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Score Prediction

FC Dallas 2-1 New England Revolution – Another loss for New England which they cannot afford against a Dallas side who will see this as a chance to build on their last regular season win.


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