Dallas is tied for top spot in MLS, while the Earthquakes are a ways off last season's Supporters' Shield-winning form.
|FC Dallas (4-4-3): Fernandez; Loyd, Woodbury, Hedges, Benitez; Jackson, Ferreira, Michel, Watson; Hassli, Cooper.||
OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR
QUESTIONABLE: Andrew Jacobson (R hamstring strain), George John (L knee strain)
|San Jose Earthquakes (4-3-3): Busch, Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow, Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Wondolowski, Gordon, Lenhart.||
OUT: Nana Attakora (concussion), Brad Ring (R knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Ty Harden (Osteitis pubis), Tommy Muller (Lower back spasms), Abu Tommy (L hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Dallas is at the top of the Western Conference and tied with New York for the league lead. Both teams have the same points total, goal difference and goals scored. Dallas has two games in hand.
- San Jose has taken 83 corner kicks this season, the most in MLS.
- Dallas's Michel is one of the six players tied for the MLS lead in assists with four.
- San Jose striker Chris Wondolowski has taken more shots than any other player in MLS (52), and is tied for the league lead in shots on goal.
- Dallas striker Blas Perez will be suspended for this match.