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It's the 2nd week of MLS and this time FC Dallas will be on the road against the San Jose Eathquakes. After a disappointing 0-0 draw against Colorado Rapids in the home opener, Dallas will look for both their first win and goal of 2021. Here is my predicated lineup for the game:
Image: Melanie Isbell, app to make lineup, Lineup11
Since Dallas didn't lose last week and did pretty well defensively, it's unlikely that Luchi will change the lineup. So far in his tenure, Luchi hasn't done particularly well in away games or against San Jose for that matter, hopefully in year three he can find a way to change that narrative.
San Jose lost to the Houston Dynamo in their first game of the season. Their game against Dallas will be first one at home however, giving them a chance to redeem themselves.
Unfortunately, I do not see Dallas winning this game. The offense is still trying to get used to each other and play in a formation that doesn't suit them. I think the game will end 0-1 in the Earthquake's favor. Dallas will end up out of position trying to get that first goal, leading to SJ starting a counter attack that Jimmy will be unable to save.
FC Dallas has listed the ways to watch the game on their website. https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/04/20/how-watch-fc-dallas-vs-san-jose-earthquakes-424)
They will be streaming the game for those without cable.
The Dallas injury list now only has one player listed, Jesus Ferreira. Thomas Roberts, who was injured during the home opener, is no longer on the list. (https://www.fcdallas.com/post/2021/04/23/injury-report-pres-texas-health-sports-medicine-fc-dallas-vs-san-jose-earthquakes)
Also out for the game is Brandon Servania and Justin Che as both players are currently on loan in Europe.
By Melanie G. Isbell