First Touches | #FCDvMIN
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First Touches | #FCDvMIN

MATCHUP QUICK FACTS

  • Dayne St. Clair kept his third consecutive clean sheet on Tuesday against Nashville SC. He is the first MNUFC goalkeeper to reach that mark.
  • St. Clair has not allowed a goal in 290 minutes, the longest goalless run in the club’s MLS tenure. He surpassed Vito Mannone’s previous record of 259 minutes.
  • With a goals against average of 0.88, St. Clair sits fifth in the league.
  • This will be the third meeting between Dallas and Minnesota this year, the first time these teams have met more than twice in the regular season.
  • The home team has scored three goals in both of the previous meetings this season.
  • Chase Gasper returns to the squad after serving a one-game suspension for yellow card accumulation.
  • Michael Boxall is one of seven players in MLS who have played every minute this season.
  • The Loons have been caught offside 16 times, the second-fewest in the league.
  • Hassani Dotson made his 40th MLS appearance on Tuesday in Nashville.
  • Ethan Finlay returned from injury against Nashville, his first appearance since September 2 at Houston.
  • Finlay’s start was his 150th in MLS regular season play.
  • Kevin Molino will make his 100th MLS appearance the next time he takes the field.
  • Molino scored twice in the last meeting with FC Dallas.
  • Bakaye Dibassy led the Loons with four shots against Nashville. He is tied for the fourth-highest single-game total this year for the Loons.
  • Dallas and Minnesota will meet one more time on the final day of the regular season.
  • Kei Kamara has seven career goals against FC Dallas.
  • St. Clair earned his second MLS career win against FC Dallas.

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.
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