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March 2, 2013 8:40 PM EST
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 18075‎
 
11′ Jackson
 

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Colorado Rapids

These two sides underachieved last season, and will look to start off the 2013 campaign on the right foot.

By Keith Hickey

Andrew Jacobson, FC Dallas; Omar Cummings, Colorado Rapids; MLS (Getty)
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Seitz; Loyd, John, Hedges, Michel; Jacobson, Warshaw; Jackson, Ferreira, Castillo; Cooper


Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Pickens; Wynne, Moore, Calderon, Mullan; Mastroeni, Powers, Thomas; Cascio, Harris, Harbottle


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This game will be a rematch of the 2010 MLS Cup final. Colorado won that game 2-1 after a George John own goal in extra time.
  • Neither of these teams made the playoffs last season, just two years after meeting in that final. Dallas finished sixth and Colorado ended seventh in the Western Conference.
  • Dallas had the edge between these teams last season, notching 2-1 and 3-2 victories after Colorado won the first meeting 2-0.
  • Colorado head coach Oscar Pareja played seven seasons with FC Dallas, and served on the coaching staff for another another six.
  • FC Dallas brought back club legend Kenny Cooper in the offseason, trading allocation money to prise him from New York. Cooper scored 40 goals in 90 games for the Hoops between 2006 and 2009.


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Head to Head
USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 14, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - FC Dallas 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 1, 2013 Colorado Rapids 2 - FC Dallas 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 2, 2013 FC Dallas 1 - Colorado Rapids 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 11, 2012 FC Dallas 3 - Colorado Rapids 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 14, 2012 Colorado Rapids 1 - FC Dallas 2
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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
11JacksonDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
21London WoodberryDefender
16MichelDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
16Bobby WarshawDefender
-Bradlee BaladezStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
14D. CalderónDefender
22Marvell WynneDefender
11Brian MullanMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
25Pablo MastroeniMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
-Kevin Andrew Harbottle CarrascoStriker
26Deshorn BrownStriker
-Matt PickensGoalkeeper
15Chris KluteDefender
28Tony CascioMidfielder
24Nathan SturgisDefender
20Jamie SmithMidfielder
13Kamani HillStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
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Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
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Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
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Sporting KC
4 1