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MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Minnesota suffered its first regular season loss of the year last week against Sporting Kansas City, falling 2-1 at Allianz Field.
  • The meeting with SKC was the first time multiple own goals were scored in a single game in the league this season.
  • The result was the first time in a regular season game this year that the Loons got on the board and failed to score multiple goals.
  • FC Dallas has not scored a goal in 270 minutes of play. It is the sixth-longest goal drought this year, and the second-longest currently active streak behind Vancouver’s 289 minutes.
  • The Loons split the series with FC Dallas in 2019, claiming a 1-0 win at Allianz Field and suffering a 5-3 loss at Toyota Stadium.
  • Ethan Finlay leads MNUFC with three goals against FC Dallas in the all-time series between the teams.
  • Finlay scored two of those goals in the August 10, 2019 road loss to Dallas.
  • FC Dallas did not participate in the MLS is Back Tournament.
  • Jan Gregus is tied for second in the league with four assists this season.
  • Gregus leads the league with 30 corner kicks.
  • Kevin Molino has been fouled 17 times, tied for the seventh-most in the league.
  • Molino has scored on 50% of his shots this season.
  • Gregory Ranjitsingh made his first start for Minnesota last week against Sporting Kansas City. It was the third MLS appearance of his career.
  • The Loons have been among the highest scoring teams in the league, and are currently tied for third in goals with 13.
  • FC Dallas sits at the bottom of the league with just 17 shots on target.
  • Dallas has scored seven of its 11 goals against Minnesota between the 31st and 60th minute.
  • Aaron Schoenfeld has appeared in each of the Loons regular season games.
  • Paxton Pomykal and Romain Metanire were both on the MLS All-Star team in 2019.

MINNESOTA CONNECTIONS

  • Jacori Hayes played for FC Dallas from 2017 to 2019. He also played for the club’s USL League One squad, North Texas FC.
  • Hayes, Ike Opara and Brandon Servania all played for Wake Forest in college.
  • Franco Jara played for CF Pachuca in 2019, facing Minnesota in a friendly at Allianz Field. Jara scored the second goal for Los Tuzos in an eventual 2-2 draw.