They really need to get back to winning ways! After a humiliating 5-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders, FC Dallas will want to do what they do best, beating their rivals, when they come up against Chicago Fire on July 16 at 9pm EST. Will Dallas get the win? Click here for the live stream to watch!
Now, Dallas have been flying in the MLS this year and sit top of the West Conference, with only 6 losses from their 21 games played. But that thrashing at lowly Seattle must’ve really knocked the confidence out of them. The last thing they want to do is play another struggling team, this time the Fire, who are propping up the Eastern Conference in joint last position. This should be a walk in the park, right?
NO! WRONG! There’s no such thing as an easy game in the MLS, and Chicago Fire, even on away turf will provide their own threat. In fact, if history is to be trusted, Chicago has won 4 straight games against their more successful rivals Dallas since 2012. However, in the complete head-t0-head, since 1998 Dallas edges the previous encounters with 20 wins to Chicago’s 15.
The game will be bittersweet for Arturo Alvarez, who returns to his old stomping ground to face a team he once starred for. Arturo made 86 appearances for Dallas, scoring 11 goals and making 11 assists during that time. He was a firm fan’s favorite, so we’re sure he will get a warm reception from the home fans at the Toyota Stadium.
With a lot at stake for Dallas, and that humiliating loss on their minds, they could easily slip up again and concede ground to teams chasing them at the top of the Western. However, our heads say they should get the win!
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