MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Sporting Kansas City
Dallas will look to reclaim the lead in the Supporters' Shield race against a KC side that has stumbled in recent weeks.
By Keith Hickey
|FC Dallas (4-4-2): Fernandez; Loyd, Woodbury, Hedges, Benitez; Jackson, Ferreira, Michel, Watson; Hassli, Cooper.||
OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR
QUESTIONABLE: Walker Zimmerman (L hamstring strain)
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Ellis, Collin, Besler, Sinovic; Nagamura, Rosell, Joseph; Zusi, Bieler, Kamara.||
OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain)
QUESTIONABLE: Chance Myers (R groin strain), Jacob Peterson (L hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- The Hoops were knocked out of the top spot in MLS by Montreal, but the Hoops are still at the apex of the West, albeit narrowly. They are ahead of Salt Lake and Portland by a single point, although they retain a vital game in hand.
- Despite lofty expectations at the start of the year, Kansas City finds itself fifth in the East and battling for a playoff spot. Sporting KC has won just one of its last five matches. In its most recent game, the reigning Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup holder was dumped out of the competition by Orlando City.
- Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez has made 53 this season, more than any other MLS keeper.
- Sporting Kansas City has committed 224 fouls this season, the most of any team in MLS.
- Dallas will be without Jair Benitez, who is suspended for this match.
Top 3 Predictions
FC Dallas 1-0 Sporting Kansas City
- 28.57 %
FC Dallas 2-1 Sporting Kansas City
- 14.29 %
FC Dallas 2-0 Sporting Kansas City
- 14.29 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 22, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Sporting Kansas City 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 25, 2012||Sporting Kansas City 2 - FC Dallas 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 27, 2011||Sporting Kansas City 2 - FC Dallas 3|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 12, 2011||FC Dallas 1 - Sporting Kansas City 4|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 25, 2010||Sporting Kansas City 1 - FC Dallas 3|
|Oct 26, 2013||San Jose Earthquakes 2 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 0||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Chicago Fire 3||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Real Salt Lake 1 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|Sep 29, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Columbus Crew 4||MLS|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Dec 7, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 23, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Nov 9, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 3 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|10||David Arturo Ferreira||Midfielder|
|9||Fabian Andrés Castillo||Striker|
Times In EDT
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