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It all comes down to Decision Day
FC Dallas clinched their spot in the 2018 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs on September 29, but missed out on their chance to secure a top two seed with a 3-0 loss at home to SKC this past Sunday. The loss saw Dallas fall two spots in the standings and eliminated their chance of winning the Western Conference. With just one more game remaining in the regular season, Dallas will have a lot to fight for come Decision Day. With a win, Dallas would secure the number two spot and a first-round bye.
"This team has done a great job so far and I believe in these guys," said FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja. "We have the qualification to get the second spot at least in Colorado, and we’ll fight for it."
Dallas will be keen to avoid the Knockout Round of the playoffs but could drop as low as fifth in the table with a loss.
Player to Watch: Santiago Mosquera
Despite getting off to a slow seven-game start, FC Dallas newcomer Santiago Mosquera's recent run of form has seen the Young Designated Player score five goals in his past eight appearances, putting him just two goals behind club leader Roland Lamah.
The 23-year-old midfielder is in his first MLS season, joining FC Dallas from Millonarios of the Categoría Primera A, the top league in Colombia. Mosquera is able to play on either wing or centrally in the No. 10 role and has added versatility to the FC Dallas attack as of late. He's also contributed five assists since joining the club on February 12.
If you're watching at home or at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park on Sunday, keep an eye on Mosquera who will most likely start alongside Maximiliano Urruti in the FC Dallas midfield.
Colorado Rapids vs FC Dallas - Head-to-Head
The Rapids have met FC Dallas 71 times in the regular season resulting in a 22-32-17 overall record. FC Dallas currently sit in third place in the Western Conference with a 16-8-9 overall record. The Rapids are coming off a scoreless draw on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes. The Rapids' season record currently sits at 7-19-7 overall.
- Head-to-Head Overall: Colorado Rapids 22 wins, 86 goals | FC Dallas 32 wins, 110 goals | 17 ties
- Head-to-Head in Colorado: Colorado Rapids 14 wins, 47 goals | FC Dallas 9 wins, 45 goals | 11 ties
- Previous Meeting: FC Dallas 1, Colorado Rapids 1 (April 7, 2018)