06/26/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/26/2019 18:16
FRISCO, Texas - FC Dallas will look to continue to improve its current form in MLS play, taking on the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday at Toyota Stadium. The Whitecaps got the best of the last matchup, winning 2-1 in front of its home crowd. FCD hasn't lost in three straight matches, and it has an opportunity to get a win against the current 10th-placed team in the Western Conference.
Ahead of the match, here are today's Lineup Notes.
BRESSAN STARTS AT RIGHT BACK AGAIN
For the second-straight match, Bressan will start at the right back position in the absence of Reggie Cannon, who is off at the Gold Cup with the US Men's National Team. Bressan held his own Saturday night against Toronto, a match that FCD dominated in every facet, and he even scored his first career MLS goal over the weekend. The real question will be what to do with the back line once Cannon returns from international duty.
FC Dallas midfielder Jacori Hayes returns to the 18 after a three-match departure due to injury. Hayes was playing some of the best soccer of his career prior to being injured, and he'll look to make his first appearance since the San Jose match. As a holding midfielder, Hayes was stringing together passes with ease and helping the back line immensely. His return makes the midfield even stronger along with Pablo Aranguiz's return.
IF IT AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT
Today's Starting XI is identical to the one that came out against Toronto on Saturday, and it was a match that couldn't have gone better for FC Dallas. FCD Head Coach Luchi Gonzalez elected to go with continuity for the Vancouver match, featuring a full homegrown midfield and in-form players Dominique Badji and Jesus Ferreira. Badji netted his first brace as an FC Dallas player vs. Toronto, and Jesus had the most chances created out of anyone in the lineup. Wednesday's lineup isn't the same one that fell to Vancouver last month, and it will look to avenge that loss in an effort to continue to climb up the Western Conference standings.