Will FC Dallas cling onto third place in the Western Conference, thereby securing a home tie in the first round of the play-offs?
Last weekend, the Burn missed the opportunity to do just that, beaten 2-1 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park by Colorado Rapids.
At home though, Nico Estévez’s team have lost just thrice in 2022, most recently beaten in Frisco by NYCFC in mid-July.
Thus, as Dallas target their first MLS Cup appearance for 12 years, they’ll be desperate to play as many post-season games at home as possible.
A draw in this one would see them finish third, but defeat would open the door for LA Galaxy and Nashville to usurp them.
Sporting Kansas City meanwhile have not been invited to the post-season party, just the second time this fate has been bestowed upon them since 2010.
Since the start of August, Peter Vermes’ men have been in terrific form, accumulating 20 points from nine games, only losing to Austin FC.
This includes last weekend’s 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders; William Agada the scorer at Children’s Mercy Park.
However, having yielded just 20 points from their first 24 outings, this is the dictionary definition of too little too late.
Will Dallas get the point they need at Toyota Stadium?