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August 3, 2013 10:30 PM EDT
CenturyLink Field — Seattle, Washington
Referee:‬ E. Jurisevic‎
Attendance:‬ 39360‎
90+3′ (PG) Brad Evans

MLS Preview: Seattle Sounders - FC Dallas

Faltering FC Dallas hopes to pick things up again when it heads to Seattle to face the Sounders.

By Alex Labidou

Eddie Johnson, Seattle Sounders FC, MLS
Otto Greule Jr
Seattle Sounders FC (4-2-2-2): Weber; Yedlin, Hurtado, Traore, Gonzalez; Alonso, Evans;  Rosales, Neagle; Johnson, Martins


OUT: Josh Ford (R patella fracture), Steve Zakuani (athletic pubalgia), Michael Gspurning (left forearm injury), Marcus Hahnemann (hamstring strain), Shalrie Joseph (hamstring strain), Alex Caskey (ankle) and Philip Lund (foot)
QUESTIONABLE:  Djimi Traore (hamstring), Andrew Duran (knee), and Adam Johansson (knee), Shalrie Joseph (hamstring strain),

FC Dallas (4-4-2): Fernandez; Loyd, John, Hedges, Benitez; Jackson, Michel, Jacobson, Watson; Hassli, Cooper.


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

Walker Zimmerman (R hamstring strain)

  • Once on top of Major League Soccer, FC Dallas has struggled mightily, falling out of the top five Western conference playoff seeds.
  • Part of the team's struggles have come off the form of Kenny Cooper, who hasn't scored in seven matches.
  • FC Dallas concedes only 0.77 goals per game when George John is on the field for FC Dallas compared to 2.13 when he is not. John returns to the starting XI this weekend.
  • Seattle will be buoyed by the return of U.S. international Eddie Johnson and playing at home for this fixture. The Sounders are on an eight-match unbeaten run at Century Link field.
  • Seattle has had its issues with discipline this year, with an MLS-leading six red cards issued to the team.

  • Seattle has played the fewest games in MLS this year with only 19 matches. That's two games behind FC Dallas and three games behind the Los Angeles Galaxy.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 19, 2013 FC Dallas 2 - Seattle Sounders FC 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Aug 3, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 3 - FC Dallas 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ May 18, 2013 Seattle Sounders FC 4 - FC Dallas 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Oct 21, 2012 Seattle Sounders FC 3 - FC Dallas 1
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
24Marcus HahnemannGoalkeeper
17DeAndre YedlinDefender
6Patrick IanniDefender
12Leonardo GonzálezDefender
18Djimi TraoreDefender
3Brad EvansMidfielder
6Osvaldo AlonsoMidfielder
7Eddie JohnsonStriker
7Mauro RosalesStriker
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
9Obafemi MartinsStriker
33Andrew WeberGoalkeeper
4Marc BurchDefender
20Zach ScottDefender
22Eriq ZavaletaDefender
34Jhon Kennedy HurtadoDefender
17Servando CarrascoMidfielder
5Andy RoseMidfielder
1R. FernándezGoalkeeper
5Jair BenítezDefender
14George JohnDefender
17Zach LoydDefender
24Matt HedgesDefender
4Andrew JacobsonMidfielder
-D. FerreiraMidfielder
27Jevaughn WatsonMidfielder
7B. PérezStriker
11Fabian Andrés CastilloStriker
18Chris SeitzGoalkeeper
22Stephen KeelDefender
-Ramón NuñezMidfielder
23Kellyn AcostaMidfielder
10M. DiazMidfielder
33Kenny CooperStriker
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2