- Seattle has won 12 and drawn three home games against FC Dallas since 2011
- The Sounders have won just one of their last five games with eight goals allowed.
- FC Dallas has scored in seven of their last eight games with two wins and three draws.
With the MLS season two-thirds of the way over, the MLS standings are tightening up. FC Dallas can move into third place with a win or draw at Seattle on Tuesday night, while the Sounders need a win to get above the playoff line.
Both teams feature goal scorers hoping to help the USMNT in the FIFA World Cup this winter, with Jordan Morris and Cristian Roldan on Seattle and Jesus Ferreira and Paul Arriola on FC Dallas.
Seattle vs. Dallas Previous Matchups Recap
The Seattle trio has combined for 13 goals and nine assists on the season, while the Dallas duo has 21 goals and seven assists.
The last time FC Dallas won in Seattle was May 25, 2011, as the Sounders have outscored them 39-10 in 15 games.
Overall, Seattle leads the all-time series 17-10 with 10 draws. Dallas won the most recent meeting in Texas 2-0 in May.
Sounders vs. Dallas Odds
Looking at the Seattle Sounders v. FC Dallas odds, the hosts favored at -125. FC Dallas is +300 to win all three points, while a draw is +275. On the MLS odds, taking Seattle on the two-way line is -250 while FC Dallas is +205 as a draw-no-bet.
If you are looking at how to bet soccer, Seattle is -170 to score the first goal, and FC Dallas is +140 to net the opener.
The total goals line is set at 2.5, with the over at -125 and the under at +100. Both teams to score is -140 Yes and +110 No.
If Seattle is to move up the MLS standings, they need their stars to score. Morris is +180 for an anytime goal, while Nicolas Lodeiro is +210. On the flip side, Ferreira is +200 to score, and Arriola is +250.
Seattle Sounders v. FC Dallas Information
- Competition: Seattle Sounders v. FC Dallas match week 23
- Location: Lumen Field – Seattle, Washington
- Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 10:00 p.m. EDT
- How to Watch: ESPN+
FC Dallas Back on Track
The team ended July back in the win column with 2-0 wins over Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy. The win over RSL on July 23 ended a seven-match winless streak and Dallas is back in fourth place in the Western Conference with 35 points. They haven’t won three straight MLS games since November 2020.
Dallas will spend the week in the Pacific Northwest with a Saturday game at defending Western Conference champions Portland Timbers. They have 14 points on the road this season but have just one win away from home since May 28.
Manager Nico Estevez typically uses a 4-3-3 formation for FC Dallas though he switched to a 4-2-3-1 to beat the Galaxy.
Seattle Sounders Performance Recap
Franco Jara started up top and scored the game’s only goal in the ninth minute.
- Alan Velasco
Started as the other attackers, playing behind Jara.
Edwin Cerrillo and Paxton Pomykal started as defensive midfielders and did their part in limiting the Galaxy to two shots on goal.
The back four consisted of Emmanuel Twumasi and Marco Farfan on the outside and Jose Martinez with Matt Hedges at the two center-back positions. Maarten Pes started again as the goalkeeper.
Dallas Lineup Breakdown
Jara has started just four times, though he has scored three goals in 21 games overall. Ferreira is among the goal-scoring leaders in MLS with 12, and he scored against RSL two games ago. Arriola has nine goals, while Velasco has three goals and three assists.
Paes, on loan from Utrecht in his native Netherlands, has started 21 of the 23 MLS games for Dallas. He has allowed 22 goals while making 55 saves and posting six clean sheets. He enters the Seattle game with a 191-minute shutout streak.
Seattle Sounders Battling for Playoffs
The Sounders return home needing to pick up another win as they sit in ninth place, two points out of the last playoff spot.
Seattle lost 2-1 at LAFC last Friday after rallying to beat Colorado Rapids at home on July 23. Jordan Morris and Nicolas Lodeiro scored in the win over Colorado, while an own goal got Seattle on the board in LA.
If the Sounders are going to make a run to get into the playoffs, the next two weeks are crucial. Outside of a Saturday game in Atlanta, they face:
- Real Salt Lake
- LA Galaxy
- Portland Timbers
In the next five games. Those three teams, along with FC Dallas, are all ahead of Seattle in the playoff race as August begins.
Sounders Performance Recap
Seattle lines up in a 4-2-3-1 under manager Brian Schmetzer. They have been without former MVP Raul Ruidiaz for most of the season, and Will Bruin has been the lone striker the last few games.
Morris, Lodeiro, and Jimmy Mendrana started in an attack against LAFC though Jackson Ragen and Fredy Montero finished the game.
Seattle didn’t put a shot on goal against LAFC, and they allowed 19 shots, eight on goal. Cristian Roldan and Albert Rusnak started in defensive midfield.
Nouhou and Alex Roldan started on the outside defensive backs, with Xavier Arreaga and Yeimar at center back.
MLS Games in Goal
Stefan Frei has started 16 of the 22 MLS games in goal. He allowed two goals at LAFC on Friday and has given up 21 on the season. The veteran has 48 saves and three clean sheets, while backup Stefan Cleveland lost four of his six starts.
Schmetzer can make a change with Kelyn Rowe eligible to return from red-card suspension. He has played in 19 games this season with 11 starts in defense. If Rowe is in the lineup, look for Medranda to come off the bench.
Seattle Sounders v. FC Dallas Pick and Prediction
Playing in Seattle has been a nightmare for Dallas though most of the current players haven’t been on hand for those losses.
Frei, Ruidiaz, Morris, and Lodeiro missed the May game in Texas as Dallas outshot Seattle 22-4 and won with goals from Ferreira and Jader Obrian.
Look for Seattle to feed off the crowd as they are 6-1-4 at home this season in league play.
Soccer Pick: Sounders (-250)