Our prediction for this MLS match:
Q2 Stadium will host Sunday’s football game between Austin and Dallas, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Western Conference. Austin proved their worth in a 1-0 win over Montreal, with the team melting Los Angeles FC’s advantage to only three points. Josh Wolff’s troops are eyeing their fifth home win of the season, but this game will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side.
The Toros, on the other hand, suffered back-to-back defeats to Minnesota United and Vancouver Whitecaps in the previous two league fixtures. Since Dallas are eager to return to winning ways as well, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on both teams to score. You should bear in mind that Dallas defeated Austin 5-3 in their first and only meeting at Q2 Stadium. Daniel Pereira serves a one-game ban, while Freddy Kleemann remains in the recovery room. As for the visiting team, there are no fresh injury worries ahead of the Texas derby.
Highlighted Player (Matt Hedges):
Matthew Hedges is a 193-cm tall centre back who was born in Rochester, New York on April 1, 1990. At the age of 18 he started his college career at Butler Bulldogs and in 2011 he moved to North Carolina Tar Heels. After scoring 18 goals in total in college football, Matt played for Reading United before joining MLS club FC Dallas.
The American footballer has been playing for FC Dallas since 2012 and in 2016 he won both US Open Cup and Supporters’ Shield with the Toros. Matthew Hedges made his debut for USA national soccer team on February 8, 2015, coming as a substittute in the 72nd minute in a friendly against Panama.
2017 was the most successful year of his career as he won the CONCACAF Gold Cup with the Yenks. USA defeated Jamaica 2-1 in the title game, but Matt Hedges was not given an opportunity to play in the final. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (FC Dallas):
Despite making it to the 2010 MLS Cup final, Dallas eventually failed to win the domestic trophy. The Toros (Bulls) were beaten by Colorado in the final played at BMO Field in Toronto and you should bear in mind that the Rapids scored the winner in the extra time.
That was the first and only time Dallas participated in the MLS Cup final, but in 2016 the club won the Supporters’ Shield and the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Toros play their home games at Toyota Stadium, the venue that was opened in August, 2005. The stadium’s original name was Pizza Hut Park, but in September 2013 it was renamed as Toyota Stadium after Pizza Hut Park left as a main sponsor.
FC Dallas wear red shits with white stripes when playing at home, while their secondary colors are white and blue. Former Ajax and River Plate ace Mauro Rosales, who joined the Toyota Stadium outfit in 2016, is regarded as one of the club most significant stars.