MLS Preview: Philadelphia Union - FC Dallas
Philadelphia's newfound form will be put to the test against a Dallas side desperate to recapture the top spot in MLS.
By Keith Hickey
Philadelphia Union (4-4-2): MacMath; Williams, Okugo, Parke, Gaddis; Le Toux, Carroll, Farfan, Cruz; Casey, McInerney.
OUT: Michael Lahoud (sports hernia surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: Kleberson (R quad strain)
FC Dallas (4-2-3-1): Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Michel; Jacobson, Watson; Jackson, Ferreira, Castillo, Perez.
OUT: Ugo Ihemelu (concussion) - IR, Peter Luccin (torn R ACL) - IR
QUESTIONABLE: Walker Zimmerman (L hamstring strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Philadelphia is second in the Eastern Conference, with 25 points and a conference-best 25 goals scored in 16 games.
Dallas is third in the crowded West. The Hoops have 29 points and 25 goals scored in 17 matches. They have not won an MLS game, however, in over a month.
Philadelphia's 3-0 win over New York last week was the Union's first victory over the Red Bulls since 2011 and its first under John Hackworth.
- Union striker Jack McInerney, tied for the MLS lead in goals with 10, will take part in his first U.S. camp after being included on the roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
- Dallas was eliminated from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in midweek, losing 2-3 at home to the Portland Timbers.
Top 3 Predictions
Philadelphia Union 2-1 FC Dallas
- 33.33 %
Philadelphia Union 1-1 FC Dallas
- 13.33 %
Philadelphia Union 3-1 FC Dallas
- 13.33 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 29, 2013||Philadelphia Union 2 - FC Dallas 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2012||FC Dallas 1 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 13, 2011||Philadelphia Union 2 - FC Dallas 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 14, 2011||FC Dallas 2 - Philadelphia Union 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 8, 2010||FC Dallas 3 - Philadelphia Union 1|
|Oct 26, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Sporting Kansas City 2||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 12, 2013||D.C. United 1 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||Philadelphia Union 1 - Toronto FC 0||MLS|
|Sep 27, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|11||Sebastien Le Toux||Midfielder|
|11||Fabian Andrés Castillo||Striker|