MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - FC Dallas
Two of the top clubs in the west get together.
By Seth Vertelney
Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Olave, Schuler, Beltran; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Warner, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola
OUT: MF Javier Morales (L ankle fracture dislocation), FW Paulo Jr. (L hamstring strain);
QUESTIONABLE: FW Arturo Alvarez (R hamstring strain);
PROBABLE: FW Fabian Espíndola (L hamstring strain); FW Álvaro Saborío (R knee swelling)
FC Dallas (4-4-2): Hartman; Loyd, Ihemelu, John, Benitez; Hernandez, Jacobson, Alexander, Jackson; Shea, Chavez.
OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); FW Maykel Galindo (R hamstring strain)
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FC Dallas currently sits two points behind LA Galaxy for the best record in MLS, and has won nine of its past 13 matches
- RSL defender Nat Borchers will miss this match after receiving a controversial red card in the third minute of his team's 3-3 home draw against New England on July 4.
- Brek Shea has scored in four straight matches, while Jackson has scored in three straight matches for FC Dallas
- Despite only playing in 11 of RSL’s 16 matches this season due to injuries, Fabian Espindol has still managed five goals, which leads the team.
- FC Dallas midfielder Eric Avila saw his six-month loan deal with Mexican side CF Atlas fall through for unspecified reasons.
- Despite allowing three goals against New England, RSL has still only allowed 12 goals this season, the fewest allowed in Major League Soccer.
- FC Dallas will have seven matches in July, with five MLS games, a U.S. Open Cup match and a CONCACAF Champions League game.
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Top 3 Predictions
Real Salt Lake 1-1 FC Dallas
- 28.57 %
Real Salt Lake 2-1 FC Dallas
- 14.29 %
Real Salt Lake 0-1 FC Dallas
- 14.29 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 23, 2013||FC Dallas 2 - Real Salt Lake 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Aug 18, 2012||Real Salt Lake 1 - FC Dallas 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 26, 2012||Real Salt Lake 3 - FC Dallas 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 25, 2012||FC Dallas 1 - Real Salt Lake 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 9, 2011||Real Salt Lake 2 - FC Dallas 0|
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