MLS – FC Dallas – Vancouver Whitecaps on Match-day 21

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Next Sunday at 4:00am GMT, on matchday 21 of the MLS, we will see Dallas play Caps at Toyota Stadium.

This clash sees second placed Dallas, welcome eleventh placed Caps to Toyota Stadium.

FC Dallas have 25 points to their name, going into this tie

Nico Estévez will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Minnesota United and then Orlando City, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, Dallas keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 12 games is astonishing this season. With 25 points (0W, 0L and 0D), they are established in second position in the League.

If odds are anything to go by, Caps cannot expect to get a good result of their trip to Dallas. This is particularly true, given both team’s form. Dallas have won five fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game at home this season.

A win in this fixture, would take FC Dallas’s points from 25 to 28, so far this season.

Vancouver Whitecaps’ MLS season, has so far seen them gain 17 points, going into this game

Caps will be buoyant, following a 2-1 home win against Real Salt Lake in their last fixture.

Also, Caps have now lost eight of their last 15 meetings, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Vanni Sartini. With an eleventh position in the league and 0 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws, they currently have 17 points in the League.

It must be a worrying prospect for Caps to go back on the road, with a bud run of away performances under their belt this season. So far they have only secured one win and seven losses to the home team.

A victory for Vancouver Whitecaps would put them on 20 points.

FC Dallas v Vancouver Whitecaps – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Dallas and Caps have faced each other 25 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Dallas’s favour (10 – 9). In addition, Dallas recent form against Caps has been outstanding, winning on five out of the last six games. Their most recent encounter in this competition FC Dallas secured a 2-1 home win.

Performance Report

For Dallas, Antonio Juan is one of the top performing players after having scored in 14 League fixtures this campaign, while Cody Joseph scored in 15 League matches this MLS Season for Caps.

Other standout players for Dallas are James and Collin with respectively and for Caps are Isaac and Max with respectively.