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May 11, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 14322‎

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - D.C. United

Top meets bottom of the MLS standings when Dallas hosts D.C. United in Texas on Saturday night.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Ben Olsen, D.C. United, MLS
Mike Stobe
FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Loyd, Woodberry, Hedges, Benitez; Michel, Watson; Cooper, Ferreira, Castillo; Perez.


OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR

QUESTIONABLE: Stephen Keel (L quad strain), Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), George John (L knee strain)
D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Hamid; Korb, McDonald, Jakovic, Woolard; Kitchen, Saragosa; Porter, De Rosario, Sanchez; Rafael.


OUT: Lewis Neal (pubic stress reaction), John Thorrington (L medial collateral ligament)

QUESTIONABLE: Nick DeLeon (R hamstring strain), Chris Pontius (L groin strain)
  • Dallas has the most points in the league, 21. D.C. United has the fewest with four.
  • Of the seven teams with four points of fewer after eight games to begin an MLS season, three made the playoffs.
  • D.C. won the only meeting with FCD last season, but hasn't won in Frisco, Texas since 2007 (two draws and two losses).
  • United has lost six games in a row, including a 4-0 embarrassing at the hands of the Houston Dynamo in RFK Stadium. D.C. has lost four straight at home.
  • Dallas leads the Western Conference with 16 goals. David Ferreira is tied for third in the league with three assists.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 11, 2013 FC Dallas 2 - D.C. United 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 30, 2012 D.C. United 4 - FC Dallas 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 16, 2011 FC Dallas 0 - D.C. United 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 7, 2011 D.C. United 0 - FC Dallas 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 14, 2010 D.C. United 1 - FC Dallas 3
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18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
21London WoodberryDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
22Stephen KeelDefender
25Walker ZimmermanDefender
16Bobby WarshawDefender
23Kellyn AcostaMidfielder
-Ramón NuñezMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
31Joe WillisGoalkeeper
26James RileyDefender
-Dejan JakovicDefender
15Ethan WhiteDefender
22Chris KorbDefender
14Dwayne De RosarioMidfielder
-Raphael AugustoMidfielder
14Nick DeLeonMidfielder
23Perry KitchenMidfielder
-Casey TownsendStriker
19Kyle PorterStriker
28Bill HamidGoalkeeper
14Brandon McDonaldDefender
24Daniel WoolardDefender
33Taylor KempDefender
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