Teams:  Los Angeles Football Club vs FC Dallas

Kick-off: 2:00AM on Sunday, Banc of California Stadium – Los Angeles

Where to Watch: Catch live action on DSport, this Sunday

Season Goal Leaders: LAFC – Carlos Vela 5, FC Dallas – Roland Lamah 3

After christening the sparkling Banc of California Stadium with a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC, LAFC are seeking a fourth straight victory — and second in a row at home — when they face an FC Dallas squad coming off their first defeat of 2018, losing to New York City, 3-1.

After securing four wins in six games on the road, LAFC (5-2-0) finally played their first home game in franchise history, and Banc of California Stadium was rocking on Sunday, as the hosts beat the Seattle Sounders by a 1-0 scoreline for the second time this season.

Laurent Ciman was a hero on both sides of the ball, helping to secure the clean sheet and beating Stefan Frei with a long-distance free kick deep into second-half stoppage time. He was named to the MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi for Week 9.

It was bound to come to an end, and it did Sunday night at Yankee Stadium as FCD (3-1-3) dropped their first game of 2018, losing to NYCFC, 3-1.

Oscar Pareja made two changes to his 4-4-2 formation from the side that defeated the Philadelphia Union, 2-0, the previous week, with Maxi Urruti partnering with Cristian Colman up top and Roland Lamah replacing Michael Barrios on the wing.

Dallas conceded the game’s opening goal early, but responded nearly immediately to level in the 10th minute on Santiago Mosquera’s first MLS goal. But David Villa struck for a brace, including a penalty kick awarded following Video Review, to pull away.

LAFC

Suspended: None

Suspended after next caution: None

International duty: None

Injury Report: OUT: OUT: GK – Luis Lopez (right tibial stress fracture), F – Marco Urena (facial surgery)

Projected Starting XI

(4-2-3-1, right to left)

GK: Tyler Miller — Steven Beitashour, Walker Zimmerman, Laurent Ciman, Jordan Harvey — Marc-Anthony Kaye, Benny Feilhaber — Omar Gaber, Carlos Vela, Latif Blessing — Diego Rossi

Notes: Ciman is now one of six MLS players with multiple goals scored on direct free kicks. He and Kevin Kratz of Atlanta United are the only players this season with multiple such goals. … After earning a 1-0 win in their first-ever MLS home game, LAFC are now on a three-game winning streak in which they’ve outscored opponents 8-3.

FC Dallas

Suspended: None

Suspended after next caution: None

International duty: None

Injury Report: OUT: OUT: M – Brandon Servania (compartment syndrome), F – Jesus Ferreira (core muscle repair surgery), M – Paxton Pomykal (right meniscus surgery), D – Maynor Figueroa (right knee strain); QUESTIONABLE: M – Kellyn Acosta (sports hernia surgery recovery), GK – Jesse Gonzalez (finger strain)

Projected Starting XI

(4-4-2, right to left)

GK: Jimmy Maurer — Reggie Cannon, Matt Hedges, Reto Ziegler, Anton Nedyalkov — Santiago Mosquera, Jacori Hayes, Victor Ulloa, Roland Lamah — Cristian Colman, Maxi Urruti

Notes: In his last two appearances, Mosquera has tallied 11 shots (six on target), one goals and three chances created. He had four shots (one on target), zero goals and two chances created in his first five games with FC Dallas. … FC Dallas saw their seven-game unbeaten run to start the season snapped in New York last weekend. They have not lost consecutive league games since July 29-August 5, 2017 (20 games since).

All-Time Series

This is the first all-time meeting between LAFC and FC Dallas

Source: MLS

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