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July 4, 2013 9:00 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
Attendance:‬ 22035‎

MLS Preview: FC Dallas - Chivas USA

Until a clash earlier this season, FC Dallas hadn't lost to Western rival Chivas USA in seven meetings.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Kenny Cooper - FC Dallas

FC Dallas (4-4-2): Fernandez; Loyd, Zimmerman, Hedges, Benitez; Michel, Jacobson; Jackson, Ferreira, Castillo; Cooper.

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

QUESTIONABLE: Eric Hassli (lower back strain), George John (L hamstring strain), Zach Loyd (groin pull)

Chivas USA (4-2-3-1): Kennedy; Borja, de Luna, Vilchez, Soto; Avila, Farfan, Alvarez, Mejia, Villafaña; Rivera.


OUT: Daniel Atunez (L ACL reconstruction), Tim Melia (lumbar distectomy), Oswaldo Minda (L Adductor Strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Edgar Mejia (L ankle sprain), Aaron Ponce (L Hamstring Tightness)
  • In the second matchday of the season, on March 10, Chivas USA came back from a goal down to beat Dallas 3-1.

  • The Goats stopped a seven-game losing streak with a draw over the weekend, but still haven't won a league matches in the last 11.
  • Dallas is second in the West with 30 points. The Goats have 12 points and prop up the conference.
  • Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra joined Chivas USA on free this week after leaving Rangers in Scotland. Eric Avila recently returned from a training spell with Chivas Guadalajara and will remain in MLS until the end of the season.
  • Je-Vaughn Watson and Tristan Bowen are suspended for this match.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 4, 2013 FC Dallas 0 - Chivas USA 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 10, 2013 Chivas USA 3 - FC Dallas 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 28, 2012 FC Dallas 2 - Chivas USA 2
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
22Stephen KeelDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
33Kenny CooperStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
21London WoodberryDefender
-Ramón NuñezMidfielder
16Bobby WarshawDefender
23Kellyn AcostaMidfielder
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
29Eric HassliStriker
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
33M. de LunaDefender
4W. VílchezDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
-E. MejíaMidfielder
12Marco DelgadoMidfielder
18Josue SotoMidfielder
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
20Carlos AlvarezMidfielder
7Tristan BowenStriker
-J. CorreaStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
5Carlos BorjaDefender
30O. MindaMidfielder
-Marvin IrahetaMidfielder
-J. RiveraStriker
-J. MoralesStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Bradley Wright-Phillips Bradley Wright-Phillips
NY Red Bulls
4 1