FC Dallas at Colorado 9/29/19 - MLS Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/27/2019 at 12:59 PM ET

FC Dallas at Colorado 9/29/19 - MLS Picks & Predictions

On Sunday, the FC Dallas Toros visit the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Denver, Colorado. The Toros sit in seventh place in the MLS at 12-9-11 on 45 points. FC Dallas drew with NYC in its last outing 1-1. Zdenek Ondrasek hit an equalizer for FC Dallas during the 66th minute to earn the Toros a crucial point. Jesse Gonzalez made three saves in net for Dallas.

Colorado sits in ninth place in the MLS at 11-6-15 on 39 points or six points adrift of the seventh and final playoff spot. The Rapids defeated Sporting Kansas City 3-2 in their most recent outing with goals by Kei Kamara in the 42nd minute, Diego Rubio in the 76th minute and the game winner by Tommy Smith in the 85th minutes. The Rapids could possible qualify with two wins in their final two matches if FC Dallas were to lose both of their remaining matches including Sunday’s head-to-head.  

Jesue Ferreira leads Dallas in scoring with 7 goals, while Ryan Hollingshead and Dominque Badji each have scored 6 goals. The leader in assists is Michael Barrios with 13, while Paxton Pomykal and Jesus Ferreira each have five. Jesse Gonzalez has made 30 starts in goal for FC Dallas and is 12-8-10, with a save percentage of .658 and goals against for 90 minutes of 1.30.

The leading scorer for Colorado is Kei Kamara with 12 goals, while Diego Rubio has scored 10. The leader in assists for the Rapids is Jack Price with 11, while Nicolas Mezquida has 5 and Sam Nicholson has 4. Tim Howard has made 23 starts in net for the Rapids and is 7-4-12 with a save percentage of .613 and goals against for 90 minutes of 1.95.

Head-to-head the Dallas has won 2 of the last 5 while 2 have ended in draws and Colorado has won 1. The most recent outing was on March 23 with FC Dallas winning 2-1 at home. Dallas will be on the road, which means earning all three points could be difficult but will attempt to move up at least one or two spots to protect their playoff seed. At the same time, the Rapids have an outside chance of qualifying by winning their final two matches and Dallas losing each of their final two. Final Score Prediction, FC Dallas wins 2-1.

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