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MLS Preview: Austin FC (9-10-5) at FC Dallas (8-9-6)

Austin FC has won two of its last three matches against FC Dallas, including a 2-1 win in last season’s playoffs and a 3-0 victory on June 21 this year. Austin FC has never won in Dallas, however, collecting just one point in three visits to Toyota Stadium (D1 L2).

FC Dallas has lost only three of its last 23 home matches in all competitions (W13 D&, including one penalty shoot-out win and two penalty shoot-out losses). FC Dallas has scored multiple goals in six of its last seven matches at Toyota Stadium, including the last four in a row.

Austin FC conceded a club-record six goals in its defeat to St. Louis City SC on Sunday. Austin FC has now conceded at least three goals in three straight games (all losses) after allowing three or more goals just twice in its previous 24 games in all competitions dating back March.

FC Dallas has won seven of the eight MLS matches in which Jesus Ferreira scored this season (L1). FC Dallas has just one win in 15 league matches when Ferreira doesn’t score or doesn’t play (D6 L8) this year.

Sebastian Driussi has contributed to eight goals in 12 career Texas derbies in MLS play (3 goals, 5 assists). Driussi has contributed to at least one goal in three of his five career starts against FC Dallas (1 goal, 3 assists).

Mikey Balhan Sports

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