FC Dallas at San Jose lineup prediction and game info

FC Dallas (0-0-1, 1 point) travels to face the San Jose Earthquakes (0-1-0, 0 points) today at 2:30 pm CT at PayPal Park. It’s the first of three meetings between the teams this season.

Gameday Social: #SJvDAL

TV: 2:30PM on Univision and TUDN in Spanish

Streaming: 2:30PM on MLS Twitter (English)

Radio: 2:30PM CT on FCDallas.com/Radio (English) and 1270AM (Spanish),

Lineup Prediction

This one feels pretty easy to me as it’s early in the season and Coach Luchi Gonzalez is still team building and there was a solid start against the Rapids – who are a good team in their own right.

So I’m predicting Luchi sticks with the same 3-4-3.

FCD prediction at SJ week 2
3rd Degree’s FCD starting XI prediction at San Jose, week 2 of 2021.

Tanner Tessmann is the closest to supplanting a starter in midfield. So let’s keep an eye on that.

Bench Prediction

Nkosi Tafari
Edwin Cerrillo
Kalil ElMedkhar
Eddie Munjoma
Tanner Tessmann
Paxton Pomykal
Dante Sealy
Ricardo Pepi

Injury Report

FC Dallas

  • OUT: Jesus Ferreira (shoulder)

San Jose Earthquakes

  • OUT: Marcos Lopez (lower leg)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Luciano Abecasis (thigh)
  • QUESTIONABLE: Tommy Thompson (shoulder)

Kit Matchup

Week 2 kit matchups
Week 2 kit matchups: FC Dallas at San Jose. As far as we can recall, this is the first appearance of white shorts and socks with the 2020 red jersey.

More Game Info

FC Dallas’ all-time regular season record against San Jose stands at 20-28-17 with 77 goals scored and 100 conceded.

FCD’s total away record against the Earthquakes is 8-16-9 with 38 goals for and 56 against. Since the ‘Quakes moved into their new stadium PayPal Park in 2015, FCD has a 1-1-4 record at the venue.

San Jose finished in 8th place in the Western Conference in 2020 and advanced to the first round of the playoffs where the team fell to Sporting KC 3-0 on penalty kicks after a 3-3 draw.

In the 2021 season-opener, the Earthquakes were defeated 2-1 by Houston Dynamo FC at BBVA Stadium in Houston.

Earthquakes 28 wins (4 shootout), 100 goals
FC Dallas 20 wins (3 shootout), 77 goals
Ties 17

Earthquakes 16 wins (4 shootout), 56 goals
FC Dallas 8 wins (2 shootout), 38 goals
Ties 9


REFEREE: Timothy Ford.
AR1 (bench): Jason White;
AR2 (opposite): Art Arustamyan;
4th: Elijio Arreguin;
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.;
AVAR: Mike Kampmeinert

Ford MLS Career:
26 games;
FC/gm: 20.4;
Y/gm: 3.2;
R: 5;
pens: 3

The teams did not meet in 2020. When they last met in 2019, they played to a pair of draws, a goalless result on April 27 at Toyota Stadium, and a 2-2 tie June 8 in San Jose.

The Quakes now have a six-game undefeated streak alive in the series, since 2017, with three wins and three draws over that span. They have come away with points on their last four trips to Frisco, FCD’s last home win in the series coming in 2015.

The Quakes have gained results in their last three home meetings in the series; their 4-3 win Aug. 29, 2018, was their first at home vs. FC Dallas since 2014 and their first-ever vs. FCD at PayPal Park. FCD had come away with points on their previous five trips to northern California, with two wins and three

San Jose has won four of their six home openers since PayPal Park was opened in 2015.


  1. Chris Wondolowski – 166 in 382 games
  2. Landon Donovan – 145 in 340 games
  3. Jeff Cunningham – 134 in 365 games
  4. Jaime Moreno – 133 in 340 games
  5. Kei Kamara – 128 in 348 games
  6. Ante Razov – 114 in 262 games
  7. Bradley Wright–Phillips – 111 in 198 games
  8. Jason Kreis – 108 in 305 games
  9. Dwayne De Rosario – 104 in 343 games
  10. Taylor Twellman – 101 in 174 games

Since 2015, FCD is 72-5-17 when scoring first.

Since 2015, FC Dallas has a 0.898 winning percentage and 73-3-12 when scoring at least two goals.

FC Dallas has kept a clean sheet in each of its first two matches of an MLS season only twice, in 1996 and 1999, when it kept three straight to start the season.

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