Our forecast for this MLS game:
Player in the spotlight (Nicolas Lodeiro):
Nicolas Lodeiro is a seasoned midfielder, who competed for Barrio Obrero and Nacional in his early career. In 2007, he made his debut on the senior team and it should be mentioned that he scored nine goals in 43 games in the league for Nacional.
In January 2010, the Uruguayan soccer player joined Ajax, but only appeared in 21 games in the Eredivisie during his time with the team. He returned to South America in 2012 and signed a four-year contract with Botafogo. While playing for O Glorioso, Nicolas Lodeiro represented Uruguay in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2014 FIFA World Cup.
The soccer player, who predominantly uses his left foot, played for Corinthians and Boca Juniors before signing with Seattle Sounders in 2016. Lodeiro’s first appearance for the Uruguayan national team was in the 2010 World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica. He was born on March 21, 1989 in Paysandu, Uruguay and currently wears the No. 10 jersey for MLS team Seattle Sounders. Lodeiro achieved a victory in the MLS Cup with Seattle Sounders in 2016.
The featured team is FC Dallas.
In 2010, Dallas reached the finals of the MLS Cup, but ultimately did not win the championship. The team, nicknamed the Toros (Bulls), was defeated by Colorado in the final match held at BMO Field in Toronto. It is important to note that the Rapids scored the winning goal in extra time.
In 2016, Dallas won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, marking their only appearance in the MLS Cup final thus far. They host their home games at Toyota Stadium, which was established in August 2005. Initially known as Pizza Hut Park, the venue was later renamed Toyota Stadium in September 2013 after Pizza Hut Park’s sponsorship ended.
FC Dallas don red jerseys with white stripes for home games, and their alternate colors are white and blue. Mauro Rosales, a former player for Ajax and River Plate, joined the team at Toyota Stadium in 2016 and is considered one of their most important players.