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MLS Preview: Toronto FC - FC Dallas

Toronto is faring better than last year, but the extent of the Reds' improvement will be tested by white-hot FC Dallas

By Keith Hickey

Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas; Jeremy Hall, Toronto FC; MLS
Layne Murdoch
Toronto FC (4-4-1-1): Bendik; Russell, Califf, O'Dea, Eckersley; Bostock, Dunfield, Hall, Lambe; Ephraim; Earnshaw.

Injury Report:

OUT: Danny Koevermans (L ACL repair), D. Henry (R Hamstring strain)

FC Dallas (4-2-3-1)
: Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Michel, Jocobson; Jackson, Ferreira, Castillo; Cooper.

Injury Report:

OUT: Walker Zimmerman (groin injury), Stephen Keel (L quad strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion), Peter Luccin (torn ACL), Victor Ulloa (R ankle), Andrew Jacobson (R ankle sprain)
  • FC Dallas is currently the top team in MLS. The Hoops stand at 4-1-0 with 12 points from five games. They have a +3 goal difference, better than the +2 of Montreal, which has an identical record.
  • Toronto FC sits in seventh place in the East, with four points from its 1-1-2 record.
  • FC Dallas players have taken 31 shots on goal so far this season, a higher total than any other MLS club.
  • TFC striker Rovert Earnshaw is the second-highest goalscorer in MLS so far this year. The Welshman has found the net four times in as many games.
  • These sides met just once last season, splitting the spoils in a 1-1 draw in Dallas on July 4.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 19, 2014 FC Dallas 2 - Toronto FC 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 6, 2013 Toronto FC 2 - FC Dallas 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 4, 2012 FC Dallas 1 - Toronto FC 1
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Oct 18, 2011 FC Dallas 0 - Toronto FC 3
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CCL ‎(CCL)‎ Aug 25, 2011 Toronto FC 0 - FC Dallas 1
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12Joe BendikGoalkeeper
25Jeremy HallMidfielder
6Gale AgbossoumondeDefender
48Darren O'DeaDefender
2Richard EckersleyDefender
-John BostockMidfielder
19Reginald LambeStriker
22Hogan EphraimMidfielder
20Darel RussellMidfielder
21Jonathan OsorioMidfielder
10Robert EarnshawStriker
26Ashton BennettStriker
24Stefan FreiGoalkeeper
15Doneil HenryDefender
5Ashtone MorganDefender
8Kyle BekkerMidfielder
12Luis SilvaMidfielder
17Justin BraunStriker
32Andrew WiedemanStriker
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
21London WoodberryDefender
16Bobby WarshawDefender
23Kellyn AcostaMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
-Bradlee BaladezStriker
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