Competition: Major League Soccer – DC United vs. FC Dallas
Venue: RFK Stadium – Saturday, March 26 – 21:30 GMT (17:30 ET)
Match Odds: DC United 13/8 – Draw 23/10 – FC Dallas 17/10
DC’s struggles up top are ongoing and they have only scored twice in their three outings so far this season. Ben Olsen is going to need to ensure his side are as tight as possible at the back to make sure the goals they are scoring are having an impact in their fixtures.
The Black and Red are yet to win this season and come into this tie off the back of their draw against Colorado last time out.
The boost for DC will be that they have won the last two meetings between these sides at RFK 4-1, so they’ll be hoping history repeats itself once again to give them their much needed first win of the 2016 regular season.Embed from Getty Images
FC Dallas are sitting 4th in the Western Conference after their solid start to the season. They have won two of their three ties so far but there is still room for improvement.
Oscar Pareja will be delighted with how his side bounced back from their 5-0 drubbing at the hands of Houston Dynamo two weeks ago, after his side won 2-0 over Montreal Impact last time out.
Dallas havent won at RFK since 2010 and will be hoping to capitalise on DC’s slow start to the new campaign this weekend.
The international break has left the Dallas side depleted heading into this tie so it will be real a test of Pareja’s squad depth.Embed from Getty Images
DC United’s form: L/D/D
FC Dallas’ form: W/L/W
Key Stat: Leaky – FC Dallas have conceded at least two goals in their last three away Major League Soccer outings.
Key Player: Fabian Espindola – The DC forward netted his sides late equaliser last weekend.
DC United 1-1 FC Dallas – These two are tough to split for different reasons this weekend. DC United have had a difficult start to the 2016 season and Dallas have a lightweight squad due to the amount of players who have been called up for international duty. Both sides will be happy with a tie in this one.