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  • July 9, 2011
  • • 9:07 PM
  • • Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
  • Referee: R. Salazar
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MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - FC Dallas

MLS Preview: Real Salt Lake - FC Dallas

Chris Nicoll

Two of the top clubs in the west get together.


PROBABLE LINEUPS

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Russell, Olave, Schuler, Beltran; Grabavoy, Beckerman, Warner, Johnson; Saborio, Espindola


INJURY REPORT


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.


INJURY REPORT


OUT: DF Edson Edward (R knee ACL tear); MF David Ferreira (R ankle); FW Maykel Galindo (R hamstring strain)


DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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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Players to watch

Á. Saborío

Position: Attacker

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B. Shea

Position: Midfielder

Games: 0

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Editor's Prediction

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Real Salt Lake

Dallas

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
Real Salt Lake Real Salt Lake
Draw
FC Dallas DAL
FC Dallas Dallas
43%
39%
18%

Top 3 Predictions

Real Salt Lake RSL
1 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Real Salt Lake RSL
2 - 1
FC Dallas DAL
Real Salt Lake RSL
0 - 1
FC Dallas DAL

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