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Strategy key as FC Dallas, St. Louis City resume abandoned game

Field Level Media
07 Jun 2023, 08:55 GMT+10

FC Dallas and St. Louis City had a game suspended early in the second half back on May 6 due to inclement weather. The teams will resume that game on Wednesday in Frisco, Texas.

Play was halted with the match still scoreless, so Wednesday will feel like a 40-minute game. Only the 20-man rosters named for the initial meeting will be able to participate.

For Dallas (6-5-5, 23 points), that means a choice from its remaining seven bench players to replace midfielders Paxton Pomykal and Sebastian Lletget, who are currently injured but started the contest in May. Per MLS rules, those switches will not count toward the team's allotment of five subs for the match.

For St. Louis (9-4-1, 28 points), team co-leading scorer Joao Klauss and midfielder Rasmus Alm won't be eligible, even though they have been working back from injuries and had been upgraded to questionable for last weekend's 3-0 win against the Houston Dynamo.

Dallas will be looking to respond to a disappointing 2-1 home defeat to Nashville SC on Saturday night, decided by Hany Mukhtar's MLS lead-tying 10th goal of the season.

Jader Obrian scored a first-half equalizer for the hosts, who saw a six-match home unbeaten run snapped and allowed multiple goals at Toyota Stadium for the first time all season.

"The result was not fair," FCD coach Nico Estevez said after his team outshot Nashville 14-7. "We produced a game that should have resulted in a win. ... We need to focus on capitalizing the chances we have."

St. Louis has scored only once in its last three MLS road matches but is on a three-match win streak, with all of those victories coming at home.

Most recently, they romped to a 3-0 win over the Dynamo, in which Eduard Lowen and Nicholas Gioacchini each scored from the penalty spot to equal Klauss' total of five goals this season.

In the process, they continued to be one of the most frustrating MLS teams to play against, inducing Houston into four yellow cards.

"It's the style of play," St. Louis coach Bradley Carnell said. "It's the edginess, it's the chippiness. We always play on that knife's edge of what's allowed."

--Field Level Media

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