After ending a five-game losing streak, New York City FC will meet Dallas at the Toyota Stadium on Wednesday.
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A tenacious Houston Dynamo team held Dallas to a thrilling 2-2 tie to divide the spoils during the clubs’ Sunday matchup at the PNC Stadium.
Jesus Ferreira appeared to have given the Burn the victory in the 93rd minute after Thorleifur Ulfarsson’s goal in the 69th minute had cancelled out Matt Hedges’ first-half goal, but 26-year-old defender Teenage Hadebe scored an exciting equalizer in the 11th minute of extra time.
Dallas has lost points from a winning position three times in their past four games after a 2-2 draw with Austin FC on June 26 and a 1-1 draw with Inter Miami on July 5. Only three out of a possible fifteen points have been earned by Nico Estevez’s team in five straight losses. Since mid-May, they have only had one win in their most recent games. Despite their recent struggles, Dallas now holds down fourth place in the Western Conference standings with 28 points after 19 games, 11 points behind first-place Los Angeles FC.
On the other hand, New York City FC returned to winning last Saturday when they defeated the New England Revolution 4-2 in their own stadium.
In a six-goal thriller at Yankee Stadium, Talles Mango, Gabriel Pereira, and a brace from Valentin Castellanos helped the Pigeons claim all three points. Gustavo Bou scored twice as well to halve the deficit. Prior to it, Nick Cushing’s club suffered a five-game losing streak in all competitions, picking up two losses, three draws, and a 3-0 defeat at the New York Red Bull on June 23 that put an end to their US Open Cup participation.
With 32 points after 11 games, New York City FC are now third in the Eastern Conference table, one point behind local rivals New York Red Bulls at the top of the standings despite having two games left to play.
After a dominating win against the Revs, New York City FC will go into this match with renewed vigor as they aim to claim first place in the east log. We are betting on the Pigeons to win all three points on Wednesday even though we predict a tough game against a Dallas squad that has been challenging to defeat in this matchup.