Tonight, it begins again... In a little over 12 hours, FC Dallas will take to the field at Toyota Stadium. They're facing Minnesota United tonight, who was also their last opponent in MLS at home last season. They defeated them in penalties to advance to the conference semifinals in Austin last year. Now, how do I think Dallas will do? Let's see!
This the same starting lineup that I posted on my preview piece. For the full season preview: 2023 Season Preview: FC Dallas (mlsnowpodcast.com)
Like I mentioned in that article, right back and one of the center back spots could still change. Ema Twumasi could be swapped out for Geovane Jesus and Nkosi Tafari could start over Sebastian Ibeagha (or he could even beat Jose Martinez out for the starting spot).
I'm going to go with 3-1 FC Dallas. FC Dallas scores first and heads into the second half with the lead, Minnesota ties it up in the middle of the second half and Dallas will respond with their second goals about ten minutes after and then score again towards the end of the match. Dallas' goal scores are Jesus Ferreira, Paul Arriola, and Alan Velasco.